Bethesda Adds High Resolution Pack To PC, PS4 Pro Support For 'Fallout 4' (Updated)

Update, 2/7/2017, 9:40 a.m. PST: The texture pack is now available as a free download. Just make sure you have enough free space for it.

Those still playing Fallout 4 on PC are getting a visual upgrade for the game in the form of a high resolution texture pack. PlayStation 4 Pro owners will also receive an update that will allow the game to utilize the console’s additional power.

Bethesda didn’t point out any specific differences between the PC version's normal textures and those coming in the high-res update. It did reveal the hardware required to work with the upgrade, however, and it’s quite demanding. On top of 58 GB of additional space, Bethesda recommends a GPU with 8GB of memory, specifically Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1080. You can take a look at the full specs below.

Fallout 4 High Resolution Texture PackRecommended
CPUIntel Core i7-5820K (Haswell-E, 3.3 GHz)
GPUNvidia GeForce GTX 1080 (8 GB VRAM)
RAM8 GB
Storage58 GB
OSWindows 7, 8.1, 10 (64-bit)

If you own a PlayStation 4 Pro, the company provided some details on what you can expect with the update. For instance, the game will now run at a native resolution of 1440p. There will also be “enhanced Godray effects” as well as an increase in draw distance for NPCs, foliage, and other objects.

The PC and PlayStation 4 Pro upgrades are coming next week. Bethesda also said the update will bring “new features to Mod content” for both Fallout 4 and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition, but it didn’t provide any further details on the subject.

NameFallout 4
TypeOpen-World, Action/Adventure, Role-Playing Game
DeveloperBethesda Game Studios
PublisherBethesda Softworks
Release DateNovember 10, 2015
PlatformsPC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
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  • FunSurfer
    They forgot the SSD requirement, my HDD can barely keep up with the normal resolution loadings...
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  • araczynski
    lol, they're really fighting to milk it as much as they can before the 'complete' edition shows up.
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  • rantoc
    Most fan's bought the game+dlc's anyway and a free gfx update is really thx! I suspect however that some with weak gpu's will cry about that their weak gpu's won't be able to run it and somehow think its the developers fought they have a poor gpu....
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