Fallout 4 1.3 beta update improves performance, stability, adds HBAO+

NVIDIA's HBAO+ technology and new weapon debris effects added to Fallout 4 beta, alongside other changes.

@seanridgeley
Published Fri, Jan 15 2016 5:02 PM CST   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

The latest beta patch for Fallout 4 has hit Steam, and it's a juicy one.

Fallout 4 1.3 beta update improves performance, stability, adds HBAO+ | TweakTown.com

Apart from memory optimizations, improved stability, and a long list of fixes to gameplay, quests, and the workshop, you get the addition of HBAO+. HBAO+ is an NVIDIA technology said to improve the look of shadows even more than what you see with standard HBAO while being more performance friendly. It's not NVIDIA exclusive. However, the added weapon debris effects are. Lastly, there's now a status menu for settlers in your settlements.

If you want the full details, hit the source, where you can also find beta download instructions if you've never done this before.

Sean has a background in journalism, and has been using that to write about gaming and tech since 2008 - first for Neoseeker, then Rage3D, and now, TweakTown. As News Editor, Sean's job is to supply regular stories on the latest happenings in the tech world. He also writes tweak guides to help you get the most out of your PC games and hardware.

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