Bethesda may have concluded its post-launch DLC support for Fallout 4 with the release of last year’s Nuka-World expansion, but that’s certainly not true of technical improvements. Next week will see the developer roll out a new update for the RPG on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC that, among other things, introduces support for Sony’s PS4 Pro.
From the moment the patch goes live, owners of the upgraded PS4 will enjoy the luxuries of native 1440p resolution, improved draw distances and enhanced lighting techniques. PC players, on the other hand, will finally get their hands on an official high-resolution texture pack for the post-apocalyptic rendition of Boston which, Bethesda says, is a “love letter” to its “amazing PC fans.”
As was the case with a similar texture pack released for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Fallout 4‘s version will be a free download, although you’ll want to make sure you keep some free space on your hard drive, as it’ll require a whopping 58 GB of space. If you’re unsure of whether your PC can handle the new and improved visuals, see the recommended specs below, courtesy of Bethesda.
Recommended PC Specs
- Windows 7/8/10 (64-bit OS required)
- Intel Core i7-5820K or better
- GTX 1080 8GB/AMD Radeon RX 490 8GB
- 8GB+ Ram
So, how exactly does the Xbox One benefit from next week’s patch? It’s not entirely clear, but one can only assume owners of Microsoft’s console will see improvements in the form of more mod support. Bethesda’s blog post briefly states that the update will bring “new features to Mod content,” for all platforms, although stops short of providing any specifics, asking fans to look out for more details next week. We’ll keep you posted as and when we know more. In the meantime, if you skipped out on Fallout 4 when it originally released, see what we thought of it here.