Fallout 4 1.5 Update Now Available In Beta On Steam, Patch Notes Revealed

Ahead of the release of the third DLC pack called Far Harbor, Fallout 4 has received a new update on PC. The 1.5 update not only includes support for the upcoming DLC pack, but also several changes to the Survival Mode which have been implemented thanks to beta feedback.

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While the new Fallout 4 1.5 update is now available on Steam in beta form, it has yet to be released on consoles. A precise release date has yet to be confirmed, but it's been confirmed that it will be released in the coming weeks on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, finally adding Survival Mode on consoles.

Here are the full patch notes of the Fallout 4 1.5 update.

New Features

  • 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
  • Please 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


  • General stability and performance improvements
  • Fixed rare crash related to reloading a save that relies on Automatron
  • Fixed issue with the robot workbench camera not moving properly immediately after canceling out of the menu
  • Fixed issue with perks being repeatedly added when reloading a saved game while in robot workbench
  • Fixed issue with Ada not properly traveling to an assigned settlement
  • Robots can now be assigned as settlement vendors
  • Fixed issue with "Appropriation" where blueprints would not appear properly if the container had already been looted prior to getting the quest
  • In "The Nuclear Option," entering the Institute using the targeting helmet on Power Armor no longer inadvertently causes the player to go into combat, and become stuck in the Institute
  • Fixed distance check with Robotics Expert perk
  • While in Workshop mode, if the Jump button is remapped, the Y or Triangle button can still be used to jump
  • Ability to delete downloadable content via the Add-Ons menu (PS4)
  • Fixed issue with "Defend the Castle" where speaking to Ronnie Shaw would not properly complete the quest
  • During "The Nuclear Option," fast traveling away from the Institute immediately after inserting the relay targeting sequence holotape will no longer block progression
  • Fixed issue where Workshop placed light bulbs would occasionally not light properly

Fallout 4 is now available on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The new 1.5 update is now available in beta form on Steam, and it will be released on consoles in the coming weeks.

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