Fallout 4 will be getting a free current-gen upgrade next year, Bethesda has announced.
According to a blog post on the official Fallout website, the free update will include ” performance mode features for high frame rates, quality features for 4K resolution gameplay, bug fixes and even bonus Creation Club content”.
Fallout 4 was enhanced for Xbox One X last generation, which enabled the game to run at 4K and 30 frames per second. The Xbox Series X/S is able to run the game with an ‘FPS boost’ setting enabled, but while this increases the frame rate to 60fps, it also reportedly drops the resolution to 1080p.
It’s hoped that the upcoming update will make it possible to play the game with both resolution and frame rate enhanced, rather than one or the other.
Also announced was a 25th Anniversary Bundle for Fallout 76, including a Vault Boy portrait, a Shooting Target Suite and Lincloln’s Repeater Lever Action Skin.
Fallout debuted in 1997 and the most recent mainline series entry, 2015’s Fallout 4, is also its best-selling one, having shipped 12 million copies worldwide for launch day alone according to its publisher.
The most recent game in the series was 2018’s online multiplayer title Fallout 76. Its Expeditions update was released in September, introducing repeatable story-based missions for groups of up to four players set in post-nuclear Pittsburgh.