The latest update for Fallout 4 is now available for certain players, as Bethesda have launched their 1.5 patch into Steam’s Beta program. The patch brings support for the upcoming new content with Far Harbor, as well as various gameplay optimizations and a revamping of the Survival mode.
The notes on the update also confirm that this 1.5 update – along with the Survival Mode – will be coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles within a few weeks. They then go on to add that the Creation Kit and Bethesda.net mods are still in Closed Beta, and that the aim is to add support for these to the 1.5 Steam Beta soon, ahead of adding support to consoles.
In summary, the new features for Fallout 4‘s 1.5 Steam Beta are:
- New Survival difficulty
- Survival adds additional challenges including no fast travel, saving only when you sleep, increased lethality, diseases, fatigue, danger and more. See the in-game Help menu for more details.
- Characters set to Survival difficulty appear under their own Character Selection filter. Note: Survival difficulty characters are not backward compatible with the 1.4 version of Fallout 4. If you opt out of the Beta, do not use Survival character saved games.
- Third person camera movement improvements when player is close up against walls and other objects
There are – of course – the usual host of gameplay enhancements and extra optimizations with the update as well, and if you’re on PC, you can get stuck in to Fallout 4‘s 1.5 update right now.