Fallout 4’s beta patch is out now

Fallout 4 beta patch

As promised, Bethesda have released Fallout 4’s first patch, or at least a beta version, which you might want to grab if you’ve been putting up with bugs and crashes. 

Take a look at our list of Fallout 4’s crashes, bugs and fixes.

It’s not a big update, but if you’ve been only just keeping the game together with sellotape and chewing gum, then it will probably be a relief, since the focus seems to be on fixes.

Here’s what you get:

New features

  • Number pad keys can now be used for remapping
  • Remapping Activate now works on Quick Container


  • General memory and stability improvements
  • Fixed issue where equipped weapons become locked after completing Reunions
  • Fixed issue with When Freedom Calls where the quest would not complete
  • During Confidence Man, fixed issue where player’s health would continuously regenerate
  • Fixed crash related to jumping into water and reloading saved games
  • Fixed issue where Launcher would not save God Rays Quality setting properly

Since it’s a beta patch, you’ll need to opt in instead of relying on Steam downloading and installing it automatically. And you’ll probably want to backup your saves in case something goes catastrophically wrong.

To access beta updates, right click on the game in your library, select properties, then the beta tab, and finally choose beta update from the dropdown menu and hit ok. And that’s you set.