Fallout 4 Next Gen Update Fixes a Long-Standing Softlock

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For a long time, a quest glitch plagued Fallout 4 that softlocked players, but the new next gen update of the game removes this problem.

  • Next-gen update for Fallout 4 fixes notorious Codsworth bug, making early main quest content accessible once more.
  •  Fallout series popularity surge causes server strains on Nexus Mods, millions of new downloads due to TV show hype.
  •  Despite F4SE compatibility issues, next-gen update brings new Creation Club content and fixes Codsworth bug. Fans anticipate Fallout 5 news.

The next-gen update for Fallout 4 fixes a notorious glitch from the game. Fallout 4 was released in 2015 and remains one of Bethesda Game Studios’ most popular works. It received critical acclaim and continues to be loved by gamers, but especially recently, the Fallout series has experienced a boost in attention from fans old and new, thanks to its new TV Show.

The Fallout TV show being a big hit has led to a resurgence in the series, making the games so popular that platforms which were ill-equipped for such high player counts have had to accommodate quickly. Nexus Mods has faced server strains due to newfound Fallout 4 popularity, millions of new downloads have been made because there are plenty of players who enjoy the interesting tweaks that mods make. During this surge of popularity, Bethesda rolled out a next gen update for Fallout 4.

Fallout 4‘s Next Gen update fixes a softlock concerning the character Codsworth. When players downloaded items from the Creation Club, which is the game’s officially supported modding platform, a bug would initiate that would freeze Codsworth. As a result, it prevented many players from accessing early main quest content. If this bug was encountered, the only possible fix was to uninstall the game and any Creation Club items. Among other additions such as a performance and quality mode, the next-gen update for Fallout 4 gets rid of the Codsworth bug.

Fallout 4 Bug Fix Indicates A Promising Future

While players are thrilled to see this glaring issue resolved, some players are having issues with Fallout 4‘s next-gen update. The new update is currently incompatible with F4SE, one of the most popular fan-made mods for the PC release, and players may just have to wait a little longer before those issues are resolved. Despite these issues, there are other mods that players can access from the next-gen update in the meantime, as it introduces new Creation Club content.

Overall, fans of Fallout seem to just be excited about the new attention the series is getting, and this excitement goes beyond the fans. Fallout creator Tim Cain has plenty of praise for the TV show and the massive amounts of detail that appear to have gone into adapting elements of the video games. As excitement for the series reaches a new peak, fans continue to look forward to hearing news about Fallout 5. That game is far off from seeing a release, and it is unlikely that any news on it will be shared soon, but now that there are more fans, even more people have joined in on the anticipation.