If statistics have anything to do with it, chances are you’ve probably been playing Fallout 4 recently. Good job, great choice! Hopefully your journey hasn’t been too badly impacted by the various bugs that are hiding between the lines of the game’s code. If you are, hold on just a little longer: a patch is incoming.
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“It’s true that the freedom our games offer you can lead to unintentional consequences that are sometimes bad, when the game combines too many unexpected elements at once,” Bethesda wrote in a post thanking its fans. “Given the scale and complexity of the systems at work, especially when allowing you to build your own settlements, we’re happy that Fallout 4 is our most robust and solid release ever, and we’d like to thank our amazing QA staff who worked as hard as anyone to break the game so we could fix it during development. But a hundred testers will never replicate the many millions playing the game now, and we’re hard at work addressing the top issues.”
The patch will be released in beta first, and is expected to land within the next week. Following that, a full release will be made available. From then on “expect to see more updates, that are smaller and more frequent, than a few big ones. This allows us to make sure each fix is working right, as any change can have unintentional side effects in a game this huge.”
When I reviewed Fallout 4 I found my experience notably less buggy than previous Bethesda launches, although there were still a few oddities and weird glitches to see out in the wastes, the most amusing of which we’ve seen is this tale of a missing head.