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Bethesda's First Patch For 'Fallout 4' Arrives As Beta

Last week, Bethesda's post-launch Fallout 4 plans included more frequent and smaller updates, starting with a beta patch this week. The update came earlier than expected, four days after the company's initial announcement.

As promised, this first update (version 1.2.33) is small, including only two new features and six fixes. As the patch is still in its beta stages, Bethesda advised players to back up their hard-earned saves before updating the game.

FeaturesNumber pad keys can now be used for remappingRemapping Activate now works on Quick ContainerFixesGeneral memory and stability improvementsFixed issue where equipped weapons become locked after completing ReunionsFixed issue with When Freedom Calls where the quest would not completeDuring Confidence Man, fixed issue where player's health would continuously regenerateFixed crash related to jumping into water and reloading saved gamesFixed issue where Launcher would not save God Rays Quality setting properly

To get the update, you must first right-click on the game in your Steam Library, go to Settings, select the Betas section, and click on the beta patch to update it. With Bethesda releasing more frequent updates, the final version of this patch should come soon.

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  • falchard
    I wish they fixed this issue. Some guy wants me to give him 2000 caps for killing all his drug dealers and stealing all his chems. This other guy wants me to kill him. So I do. But I still have a quest to give a dead guy 2000 caps.
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  • Murissokah
    Can we get an update to allow remapping the action key? As of right now we can, but there are lots of actions that are hardcoded to 'E', such as picking up stuff from containers and opening the workshop. Should be pretty easy.
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  • cats_Paw
    A Beta Patch? What will we get next? Beta Engines? Beta sold games? Early access?
    Oh wait, those we already have.
    Well, as long as there are those who pay for it, it will be sold.
    Good I have the magical, mystical gift of patience and I can just wait till the game is 20 buck on steam with all DLCs, patches and mods for it.

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  • urishima
    Good I have the magical, mystical gift of patience
    That and adult responsibilities that take up large chunks of one's time anyway.
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  • Murissokah
    17003508 said:
    That and adult responsibilities that take up large chunks of one's time anyway.

    Very true. I only wish that would stop me from purchasing games I will never get to play.
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  • Invisafehz
    A Beta Patch? What will we get next? Beta Engines? Beta sold games? Early access?
    Oh wait, those we already have.
    Well, as long as there are those who pay for it, it will be sold.
    Good I have the magical, mystical gift of patience and I can just wait till the game is 20 buck on steam with all DLCs, patches and mods for it.
    God forbid they put out a patch early for people to try. Shame on them for trying to fix things quickly. Anyone who thinks that a game of this magnitude should be released without any bugs whatsoever has no clue the amount of work that goes into a project like this. A beta patch just means they are still testing it internally and it may not be 100% stable, so install it at your own risk. That's why it's not available as full patch yet and not being pushed automatically.
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  • jimmysmitty
    17002903 said:
    A Beta Patch? What will we get next? Beta Engines? Beta sold games? Early access?
    Oh wait, those we already have.
    Well, as long as there are those who pay for it, it will be sold.
    Good I have the magical, mystical gift of patience and I can just wait till the game is 20 buck on steam with all DLCs, patches and mods for it.

    All software is in a beta state when released, no software is ever 100% bug free.

    This is just a beta patch for people to try and they are probably also hoping for feedback because internal testing is one thing, it is a controlled environment, but the real world is where issues pop up and having people with random system configurations helping them find the big bugs helps everyone in the end and helps them faster.
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  • alidan
    A Beta Patch? What will we get next? Beta Engines? Beta sold games? Early access?
    Oh wait, those we already have.
    Well, as long as there are those who pay for it, it will be sold.
    Good I have the magical, mystical gift of patience and I can just wait till the game is 20 buck on steam with all DLCs, patches and mods for it.

    beta batch is for the beta branch of the game, more or less its just to make sure things dont break, or things break acceptably before pushing a patch (think for an acceptable break something that increased fps 20 across everything, but a few textures would no longer pop in)
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  • Emanuel Elmo
    A Beta Patch? What will we get next? Beta Engines? Beta sold games? Early access?
    Oh wait, those we already have.
    Well, as long as there are those who pay for it, it will be sold.
    Good I have the magical, mystical gift of patience and I can just wait till the game is 20 buck on steam with all DLCs, patches and mods for it.
    God forbid they put out a patch early for people to try. Shame on them for trying to fix things quickly. Anyone who thinks that a game of this magnitude should be released without any bugs whatsoever has no clue the amount of work that goes into a project like this. A beta patch just means they are still testing it internally and it may not be 100% stable, so install it at your own risk. That's why it's not available as full patch yet and not being pushed automatically.

    god forbig that any game manufacturer actually release a decent game that doesn't have memory or stability issues. God forbid that the actualy quest of the game work as the need to from the get go.

    And god forbid to go back to the idea of what a freakin patch was in the first place.

    But hey what do I know.... god forbid as consumer I can not be more demanding of a release of a product.

    The game is out..... stop using your consumer base to beta test your crap that you should be doing already on your own.

    How is assassins creed syndicate doing? right on pc with its piss poor performance.... Right I am sure you are will give them a thumbs up too right?
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  • Glysterine
    The game is out..... stop using your consumer base to beta test your crap that you should be doing already on your own.

    You need to look up the difference between Alpha and Beta testing.
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