Fallout 4 is getting a next-gen update in 2023

Fallout 4

The Commonwealth, on new hardware

Bethesda is working on a next-gen update for Fallout 4, bringing the open-world post-apocalyptic RPG to newer console hardware.

Announced today as part of the Fallout 25th series anniversary celebration, Fallout 4 will get a next-gen upgrade. This will be for PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and Windows PC too.

The upgrade for newer generation hardware will include a performance mode for high frame rate options, extra quality features for 4K resolution, some bug fixes, and Creation Club content.

No exact date or more specifics on the Fallout 4 next-gen update were given. But Bethesda notes that it will be a free update, so no need to buy a second copy.

With the update currently set for 2023, we’ll likely hear more about it as we get closer and into the new year.

Irradiated future

Fallout 4 was first released in November 2015, as Bethesda’s newest entry since Fallout 3. It took an interesting approach to its story, which involved an early segment set before the bombs dropped.

Ultimately, Fallout 4 proved to be divisive. And as is the case with many other Bethesda open-world RPGs like Skyrim, the mod community set about doing a great deal of work building on what they’d been given.

The results have been pretty impressive, though. With that comparison point in mind, it will be interesting to see what kind of step-up this will be, especially on the PC side.

But considering we’ve seen a veritable legion of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim releases over the years, it’s nice to see Fallout getting some love too. Once the next-gen update for Fallout 4 rolls around, I might just check it out, and maybe see what that Far Harbor DLC is like for myself.

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