Bethesda Thanks Fans For Fallout 4 Launch, Promises Beta Patch Next Week


Fallout 4 launched less than ten days ago and proceeded to crush multiple records. Today, Bethesda published a blog post thanking fans for the reception and detailing the first patch for the game.

Thank you! We can't say it enough- thank you for the amazing support you've given us. We're incredibly blessed to have so many incredible fans. You've made Fallout 4 not just our largest game launch ever, but one of the industry’s. It's beyond anything we hoped for. Seeing and reading your stories has given our whole studio immense joy.

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. Given the scale and complexity of the systems at work, especially when allowing you to build your own settlements, 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. This process has worked well for us in the past and allows us to get more fixes out faster.

Bethesda then added that Fallout 4 gamers can expect smaller and frequent updates rather than slow and big ones, because this allows the developers to make sure that each fix works just fine and doesn't introduce "side effects". The first beta patch should hit Steam next week.

What was your experience with the Fallout 4 launch? Did you encounter many bugs? Tell us in the comments.