Fallout 4 News

There's a Fallout and Skyrim concert for War Child UK

Get tickets before they ar-gonian.

Is there anything more spine-tingling than loading up Skyrim to hear those ominous chants? Now imagine that with a live choir, in London's Hammersmith Apollo, all in the name of charity. Oh - and with some epic Fallout music thrown into the mix too.

Fallout Miami mod trailer reveals huge

If you're feeling tired of dreary post-apocalyptic Boston, not to worry, as a Fallout 4 mod plans to send you on your very own radiation vacation.

Fallout Miami is a new-world mod that has been in development for several years, but the team behind it have now released an official trailer to display their work so far. It's pretty impressive: the first zoom-out shot feels like something you'd see in an official Fallout trailer, and it's clear the mod will contain some fully-fledged questlines to keep players hooked. The neon logo also gives off serious Floridian vibes.

So what else do we know about the mod? Looking at the information given by the modders on their blog and subreddit, they want Fallout Miami to be comparable to official DLC, with "a main quest, multiple side quests, new items and a large cast of voiced characters". If you hadn't guessed from the name already, the mod is set in Miami beach, with a map size "slightly larger than Far Harbor". The core subject matter of the mod seems to be an "ideological struggle between Order and Freedom," which seems to sit nicely with themes found in previous Fallout games such as New Vegas.

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Over two years have passed since Fallout 4 was released, but for some the main game was simply not enough to satisfy their Fallout cravings, and many turned to modding to reinvent their favourite post-apocalyptic world. In the search for some Fallout 4 après-ski, one player has produced a mod known as Northern Springs DLC: a massive fan-made expansion which adds a new snowy area to the game.

ZeniMax faces lawsuit from singer Dion over Fallout 4 promo

Claims his song "The Wanderer" was used in "morally indefensible" ad.

Fallout 4 developer Bethesda Game Studios' parent company ZeniMax is being sued by 60s folk singer/songwriter Dion DiMucci (best known as simply "Dion") who wasn't happy with how his music was used to sell the post-apocalyptic RPG.

Bethesda unveils Creation Club, a kind of paid-for mods initiative for Skyrim and Fallout 4

Bethesda has announced a kind of paid-for mod initiative called Creation Club for Fallout 4 and Skyrim Special Edition.

It's coming this summer for PC, PS4 and Xbox One, and allows you to spend credits on mods made by Bethesda Game Studios and collaborating partners. The mods include new weapons, armour, outfits, accessories, crafting options, housing features and gameplay enhancements.

All mods will be fully compatible with saved games and your existing add-ons.

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Fallout Shelter adds Nuka World mascots in new update

Fallout Shelter adds Nuka World mascots in new update

Get a small taste of next week's Fallout 4 expansion.

Fallout Shelter has been given a Nuka World-themed update ahead of next week's Fallout 4 expansion of the same name.

All players will have access to the game's very first 'Special Event' Quest, which introduces Nuka World mascots Bottle and Cappy.

Once met for the first time, they'll return from time to time and hand out Caps and Nuka-Cola Quantum, which can now be spent to skip Quests as well as speed them up.

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Fallout 4 announces Nuka World expansion for August

Fallout 4 announces Nuka World expansion for August

Also, VR version for Vive next year.

Fallout 4 developer Bethesda announced a new expansion entitled Nuka World, due this August.

Bethesda Game Studios development chief Todd Howard said Nuka World is the final Fallout 4 DLC, and is a major story-based add-on.

At the publisher's press conference Bethesda also teased the Vault-Tec Workshop, allowing players to build their own vaults. That's due in July.

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Row over "stolen" Fallout 4 mods

UPDATE: Bethesda: "We take these reports seriously."

UPDATE 7th June 2016: Bethesda has told Fallout 4 mod creators who believe their work has been stolen to file a Digital Millennium Copyright Act takedown request.

Fallout 4's Far Harbor DLC is out today, but to access it you need to do a bit of this and that. Thankfully, Eurogamer's Ian Higton has worked it all out and created a cool little video guide for your viewing pleasure.

Fallout 4: Far Harbor trailer lands

Here's our best look yet at upcoming Fallout 4 expansion Far Harbor, which will arrive later this month on 19th May for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Fallout 4 developer Bethesda has boasted that Far Harbor will host the largest landmass ever added to a Fallout game via DLC. With it will come new quests, settlements, dungeons and radioactive beasties - you can glimpse several in the trailer below.

There's also a look at a secretive synth colony which you will be investigating. They're having a bit of a barney with the Children of Atom and the local Maine townsfolk.

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Fallout 4's Survival Mode is coming to Steam beta next week

Fallout 4's long-awaited extra hard Survival Mode will launch on Steam beta next week, developer Bethesda teased on Twitter.

"Once it's out of PC beta it'll go to Steam release and we can submit for consoles," tweeted Bethesda vice president of marketing and PR Pete Hines.

We previously argued that Fallout 4 could do with a proper Hardcore Mode and this update should deliver.

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Fallout 4 is packed with stuff, including cool holotape games you can play on terminals. These holotape games are based on famous retro arcade games, such as Donkey Kong and Pitfall. Now, with the arrival of the Automatron add-on, a new holotape has been added to the mix.

Fallout 4: Automatron DLC release date revealed

Fallout 4: Automatron DLC release date revealed

And here's the first trailer.

Automatron, the first add-on for Fallout 4, launches for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on 22nd March.

The DLC costs £7.99 or comes as part of the game's season pass.

Automatron sees you hunting down evil robots unleashed by the mysterious Mechanist. You can then reassemble their pieces into custom robot companions of your own.

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The next Fallout 4 patch improves settlements

UPDATE 01/03/2015 1am: Fallout 4's 1.4 update is now out of beta on Steam, though there's not telling when it's heading to consoles.

ORIGINAL STORY 23/02/2015: Fallout 4 1.4 update is now in beta on Steam, and due out proper on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One soon, Bethesda has said.

The patch paves the way for the add-on content announced last week, but now adds new features that improve the post-apocalyptic open-world role-playing game's settlements systems.

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Fallout 4 DLC revealed, season pass price hike announced

Fallout 4 DLC revealed, season pass price hike announced

Far Harbor stands out in first series of add-ons.

Bethesda has revealed the first wave of add-ons for Fallout 4 and confirmed a price hike for the season pass.

In a post on Bethesda.net, Bethesda announced add-ons Automatron, Wasteland Workshop and Far Harbor.

Automatron, out in March 2016 for £7.99, revolves around the Mechanist, who releases evil robots into the Commonwealth. The Robobrain, last seen in New Vegas, returns. Also, you can build and mod your own custom robot companion. There are hundreds of mods, Bethesda said, as well as the new lightning chain gun.

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Fallout 4 will receive a proper Survival Mode

Food! Sleep! Diseases! Danger!

Fallout 4 received a fair bit of criticism for its Survival Mode that made the game harder, but didn't factor in all the dangers that made the mode such a hit with hardcore New Vegas fans. That will be amended in a future update.

The Fallout fan made to destroy his records for a refund

UPDATE: "It is not the kind of service we want folks to experience."

UPDATE 4.00pm: "We are following up with ThinkGeek as it is not the kind of service we want folks to experience from our store," a Bethesda spokesperson told Eurogamer, referencing the company which runs the Bethesda official store.

Fallout 4's new patch fixes game-breaking glitch

Fallout 4's new patch fixes game-breaking glitch

UPDATE: Finally out on PS4, Xbox One.

UPDATE 9/2/16 4.05pm: PlayStation 4 and Xbox One owners can now finally download Fallout 4's 1.3 update.

The patch launched last week for PC and is detailed below. It was originally due to arrive before the weekend on console. Well, at least it's here now.

ORIGINAL STORY 1/2/16 6.05pm:

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Fallout 4's perk system is one of the more divisive features in the game. Some enjoy its simplicity and the sheer number of perks available. Others - typically fans of Fallout 1, 2 and New Vegas - lament the lack of traits, cool modifiers that would change your characters statistics in meaningful ways in previous Fallout games.

Fallout 4's 1.3 beta update helps you get a head in the commonwealth

Fallout 4's hilarious headless glitch has been addressed on PC in the latest 1.3 beta update.

As detailed on the Bethesda forums, this latest update has "fixed issue with player becoming dismembered while still alive."

There are some other amusing repairs as well, like repairing "an issue where Vault 81 residents would not dismember correctly."

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Fallout 4 patch 1.02 stamps out infinite caps glitch

Fallout 4 patch 1.02 stamps out infinite caps glitch

Disappointed people, clinging onto bottles.

Fallout 4's latest patch 1.02 has fixed the much celebrated infinite caps glitch.

According to a variety of players on Reddit, Gamefaqs and Steam, the glitch that allowed players to buy, sell, dupe, and sell in perpetuity no longer works on any platform.

The 1.02 patch also boosts performance on PS4, as Digital Foundry has discovered.

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Fallout 4 modder Cosmic Contrarian likes to create ridiculously epic NPC battles pitting thousands of characters against one another. The modder previously pitted 10k ghouls against 300 Super Mutants and 2k Mirelurks against 100 Minutemen. Now he's created his most gargantuan battle yet with 100 Brotherhood of Steel Soldiers facing off against a wave of 30k Deathclaws storming their homebase at the Cambridge Police Station.

Fallout 4 beta patch due next week on PC

Fallout 4 beta patch due next week on PC

Consoles updates to follow.

Fallout 4 developer Bethesda has offered a cursory overview of its plans to fix the post-apocalyptic open-world game's myriad of glitches.

"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," the developer stated on its official blog. "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."

"Our process for updating the game will include releasing a beta patch on Steam, followed by full release on PC, then release on the consoles," Bethesda explained. "This process has worked well for us in the past and allows us to get more fixes out faster."

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Fallout 4 tops UK chart, launch sales 200% up on New Vegas

Fallout 4 tops UK chart, launch sales 200% up on New Vegas

Rise of the Tomb Raider sidles to fourth.

There's no surprises as to this week's UK chart number one: Fallout 4 has claimed the crown with ease - no need to Pip-boy anyone to the post.

Fallout 4's launch sales were 213 per cent higher than 2010's Fallout: New Vegas, UK numbers company Chart-Track reported.

Bethesda has yet to reveal actual sales, but the publisher has said it shipped 12m copes of the game in readiness for launch.

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Fallout 4 mods are already changing the game in cool ways

War. War never changes. Unless you mod it, then you can change loads of stuff.

Fallout 4 has been out for less than a week but modders are already hard at work churning out add-ons that'll alter and in many cases improve your adventures in post-nuclear Boston.

Bethesda shipped 12m copies of Fallout 4 for launch

Bethesda has trumpeted the launch of Fallout 4 - but failed to specify how many copies it's sold.

What it did say is the post-apocalyptic role-playing game launched with a whopping 12m copies shipped worldwide to meet day-one demand. That represents a huge $750m in revenue.

That figure, though, doesn't represent actual sales of the game to customers. But given Bethesda was confident enough to set aside 12m units for launch, there's no doubt Fallout 4 sold extremely well.

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Fallout 4 differs from previous games in the post-apocalyptic series in that it lets you build bases. But the way the game introduces this eye-catching feature to the player can be a tad overwhelming - and confusing.

It's Fallout 4 launch day and for many GAME still hasn't delivered

It's Fallout 4 launch day and for many GAME still hasn't delivered

UPDATE: "There will be a short delay," GAME warns.

UPDATE 1.10PM: GAME has issued a statement apologising for the continued wait for some Fallout 4 Pip-Boy Edition customers, and warned of a "short delay" before all orders find their rightful owners.

There's mention, too, of the reason that orders failed - due to banks and PayPal accounts not accepting payment to be taken, despite many customers insisting that their details had not changed.

Here's the statement in full:

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Fallout 4 fans furious as GAME cancels Pip-Boy Edition pre-orders

Fallout 4 fans furious as GAME cancels Pip-Boy Edition pre-orders

UPDATE: One day from launch, some customers still to be contacted.

UPDATE 9/11/15 10.45am: Less than 24 hours from launch and some GAME customers are still waiting to hear if they will receive their £99 Fallout 4 Pip-Boy Edition, following the retailer's order errors last week.

Many GAME customers were notified via email early last Friday morning that their payment method had failed for their Pip-Boy Edition orders - but it was actually GAME's system at fault.

A second email was then sent to customers, after many had spent hours on the phone to customer service trying to find out what had happened. This new message, distributed around 6pm, explained that customers still wishing to keep their order would need to reply and provide a phone number for GAME to contact them over the weekend.

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Fallout 4's launch trailer is irradiated with story clues

Fallout 4's launch trailer is irradiated with story clues

And our first dialogue from Bethesda's female protagonist.

Just days away from Fallout 4's release, publisher Bethesda has finally revealed a little more of the game's story.

The launch trailer below may give away more than you'd care to find out - so exercise caution if you want to go in completely blind.

For those that do want their best tease yet of the game's post-apocalyptic Boston then there are mentions of the game's various factions, including one that may be the game's main antagonists. Or is everything not quite as it seems?

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What the Fallout 4 leaks tell us about perks

Increase your Awareness - and beware spoilers!

A flurry of leaked Fallout 4 gameplay videos have hit the net, giving us our first proper look at all the perks available in the game. New perks have been singled out on Reddit and added to the full list on the Fallout Wiki.

Big Fallout 4 gameplay leak a week before launch

Big Fallout 4 gameplay leak a week before launch

Four videos posted online - watch them before they decay.

Fallout 4 gameplay has hit the internet over a week before the game launches.

Links to four videos, hosted on vid.me, were published to pastebin. At the time of publication they're all online. It looks like they're captured from the Xbox One version.

The videos contain spoilers, as you'd expect. So if you plan to hit Fallout 4 fresh when it comes out officially on Tuesday, 10th November, it's probably best not to watch.

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Fallout 4's Trophy and Achievement list analysis and speculation

Ian uses his perception skills. Possible spoilers!

Achievement and Trophy tracking website Exophase has today posted the full award list for Fallout 4. There are 51 trophies in total, and while many are self-explanatory, there are a select few that invite speculation and point towards potential story arcs.

Dota 2 to receive Fallout 4's Mister Handy Announcer Pack

Dota 2 to receive Fallout 4's Mister Handy Announcer Pack

A free bonus for buying Fallout 4 on Steam.

Dota 2 will receive a Fallout 4 crossover in the form of an Announcer Pack staring three-armed floating service bot Mr. Handy.

Purchasing Fallout 4 on Steam will give players access to the upcoming Announcer Pack, due mid-November.

Publisher Bethesda noted that this bonus is a "limited time offer," but no details are given regarding when it will expire.

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Fallout 4's fancy pants live-action trailer

Fallout 4's fancy pants live-action trailer

We quite fancy a Fallout movie, now.

What would a Fallout film look like? Maybe it would look like this.

Ahead of the release of Fallout 4 on 10th November, Bethesda has released a cool live-action trailer that shows off the game's post-apocalyptic wasteland as if it were made for a movie.

The trailer begins before the bombs fall, but it's not long before the Sole Survivor emerges from Vault 111 and explores the wasteland. We see robot assistant Mr. Handy, your companion Dogmeat, as well as a nice bit of Power Armour.

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Fallout 4 28-35GB on console, PC system specs revealed

Launches 12.01am in every territory so we get it before the US.

Fallout 4 has slightly strange but achievable system requirements on PC, and occupies between 28-35GB hard-drive space on consoles. I say "slightly strange" as the recommended specs ask for a powerful processor and graphics card but are relatively easy on the RAM. Does it really need all that processing power? We'll see, I suppose!

No platform exclusive DLC deals for Fallout 4

Fallout 4 won't have platform exclusive downloadable add-ons, Bethesda has confirmed.

Responding to a question on Twitter, Bethesda marketing chief Pete Hines said the company hadn't done any DLC exclusive deals.

This marks a shift for Fallout. Fallout 3's DLC add-ons were originally exclusive to Xbox 360 and Games for Windows, and later released on PlayStation 3.

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Apparently concerned that the world is not nearly excited enough for its upcoming quirky indie game Fallout 4, Bethesda has launched a new web series based around the post-apocalyptic RPG's S.P.E.C.I.A.L. stats system.

Fallout 4's big Season Pass promise

$30 for all Fallout 4 DLC ever.

Bethesda has said the Fallout 4 Season Pass will cost $30 (around £20) and those who buy it will get all of the Fallout 4 DLC the developer ever creates.

What if Fallout 4 were an oldschool isometric RPG?

Then it would probably look like this.

Fallout is now a first-person - or third-person, if you fancy it - video game. But it wasn't always so. The post-apocalyptic role-playing series began life with an isometric viewpoint, a visual style now considered oldschool.

Fallout 4's £100 Pip-Boy Edition may be sold out everywhere and Bethesda has been clear that it can't make more, but there is another way. Gamer and 3D printing enthusiast Yvo de Haas has released a schematic for how one can print a Pip-Boy 3000 Mark IV.

Bethesda literally cannot produce any more Pip-Boys

Its manufacturer is too busy to make more.

Fallout 4's Pip-Boy accessory in its Collector's Edition has been such a sought after item, publisher Bethesda has admitted it simply cannot produce any more of them due to the manufacturer being too busy to make further stock.

Bethesda confirms Fallout 4 1080p30 on consoles, unrestricted on PC

Bethesda confirms Fallout 4 1080p30 on consoles, unrestricted on PC

Will make "every effort" to bring mod support to PS4.

UPDATE: Bethesda has clarified that, as expected, Fallout 4 will run 1080p30 on consoles but be unrestricted on PC.

ORIGINAL STORY: Fallout 4 will run at 1080p30 "on everything", game director Todd Howard has said - presumably referring to PS4 and Xbox One versions, not PC.

The resolution and frame-rate he confirmed to Digital Spy at E3.

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Fan attempts to pre-order Fallout 4 with bottle caps

UPDATE: Bethesda honours the request.

UPDATE 25/06/2015 5.49pm: Bethesda has accepted Seth's bottle caps as legal tender to pre-order Fallout 4, but only because he was the first to do this. So don't go out getting smashed and sending Bethesda your caps in hopes of attaining its highly anticipated sequel.

Fallout 4 gameplay… lots of it

Fallout 4 gameplay… lots of it

Character creation! VATS! Crafting! Building! More!

Todd Howard, game director of Bethesda Game Studios, took to the stage at E3 to show off Fallout 4 gameplay.

BGS, Howard said, started work on Fallout 4 in 2009 after wrapping up Fallout 3.

The game begins before the bombs fall in Fallout's post-apocalyptic world, on a Saturday morning.

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