Bethesda is once again struggling to get its game running well on consoles. And while it has a fix, the company probably cannot wait for that allegedly upgraded PlayStation 4 Neo.
Far Harbor, the first big expansion for Fallout 4, does not run well on PS4, and the publisher has pushed out an update in North America to patch it up. Gamers playing the open-world adventure’s add-on pack on Sony’s console are reporting a rough framerate that produces a choppy, unsightly image. Bethesda has done the work to improve that, but you’re going to need to follow some instructions to ensure you get the update. Fallout 4 is one of the biggest games in the world, and is continually one of the most played releases in the $99.6 billion gaming industry, according to data from the Steam digital-distribution portal.
The well-regarded tech investigators at DigitalFoundry found that the foggy areas of the Far Harbor often caused dips down to 15 frames per second. You can see how ugly that looks in the clip below:
But Bethesda has unleashed the update in North America, and you can get it by overcoming the following obstacle course:
- Boot up your PlayStation 4 and ensure that Fallout 4 is closed. You can do this by hovering over the game, hitting the Options button on your controller, and selecting “Close application” if it’s available.
- Go back to the Fallout 4 icon on your PS4 dashboard, hit the Options button again, and this time select the “Related items” menu.
- Select “My Add-ons.”
- Find the Far Harbor DLC and click on the arrow right next to it to download the newest version.
- The content should download and install, and you should have the updated version the next time you boot up the game.
If you’re outside of North America and are wondering when you’ll get the patch, well Bethesda is only saying that it’ll have “more information” soon for European Union players. Everyone else will just have to keep dealing with low-framerate fog.