Fallout 76's new update is quite huge on PS4 and PC, but it won't stack on existing data.
Bethesda just released a big new Fallout 76 patch on all platforms that clocks in at 47GB on PS4, over 48GB on Xbox One, and a smaller 15GB on PC (although you need at least 49.5GB available). While this is frustrating for your monthly data cap, your hard drive won't be obliterated.
Eurogamer reports that the update will overwrite existing data rather than add to it (after the patch FO76's PS4 install sat at 52.23GB). So you won't have ~100GB of Fallout 76 assets crammed into your storage device.
The patch notes are quite extensive and include numerous bug fixes. Most notably the Bureau of Tourism quest has been fixed, and Bethesda has shored up various other bugs and glitches. I have no doubt Fallout 76 will end up being a big game thanks to steady patches and content drops, but for right now it's actually manageable.
We hope to see the game evolve tremendously over time and also hope Bethesda can handle juggling two spinning plates at once: fixing the content that's already there, and adding to it with a slew of fresh quests, items, events and more. It's imperative that the studio can continue both shoring up the leaking holes and also continually add to the bevy of live service content to keep players interested and engaged. Both of these will fail if Bethesda gets overwhelmed by bugs and mired in server issues.
Fallout 76 is now available for PS4, Xbox One and PC.
Check below for full the full patch notes:
Performance: Several issues have been addressed to resolve hitches during gameplay and other performance issues.
Stability: The Fallout 76 game client and servers have received additional stability improvements.
Xbox: Fixed an issue that could lead to instability on certain menus.
ART AND GRAPHICS
Ambient Occlusion: Placed items no longer leave behind shadow outlines after being picked up.
Camera: The game camera now pans more smoothly when the player enters furniture.
Graphics: The cover of Tesla Science magazine Issue 9 no longer appears solid red on pickup, or when inspected.
General: Fixed an issue in which some enemies could chase the player farther than intended.
Loot: Ghoul and Scorched Officers now correctly drop nuke code pieces upon being killed by a player.
C.A.M.P., WORKSHOPS, AND CRAFTING
Blueprints: Fixed an issue that could cause Blueprints to break into smaller parts after logging out and back in to Fallout 76.
Plans: Paints applied to Power Armor during the Fallout 76 B.E.T.A. will now appear correctly on the items that were painted, and those paints can now correctly be applied to additional sets of Power Armor.
Repair: Fixed an issue that could cause an item to return to a broken state after being repaired.
Bureau of Tourism: The Prickett's Fort Token Dispenser can now be repaired, and players can no longer walk through it.
Pacifist Mode: Players with Pacifist Mode enabled who engage in PVP by contesting a Workshop owned by another player will now correctly deal full damage to that player as long as they remain hostile.
Respawn: Choosing the "Respawn" option after dying during PVP combat will now correctly clear any active hostile status toward other players.
Seek Revenge: Cap rewards will now display correctly when choosing the "Seek Revenge" respawn option after being killed by another player.
Seek Revenge: When targeted by another player who is seeking revenge, the reward amount will now display the correct number of Caps that can be earned by killing that player.
Languages: Korean fonts will now be displayed correctly in game menus.
Hotkeys: The "Take Photo" hotkey can no longer be rebound and is now tied to the space bar on PC and the A button on controllers.
Hotkeys: Fixed an issue that could cause the "Take Snapshot" button in Photo mode to display an incorrect hotkey.
Social: Fixed an issue that could cause players to disappear from each other's social menus if two players each sent a friend invite to one another.
Social: Fixed an issue that prevented newly equipped Player Icons from displaying to other players in the Social Menu.
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