Fallout 4 is Getting a Free Next-Gen Upgrade

Fallout 4

Fallout 4 is set to get a free next-gen upgrade on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and PC.

No, we’ve not mixed it up with the online-only Fallout 76. Despite launching seven years ago, developer and publisher Bethesda is going to give Fallout 4 a next-gen console upgrade. The PC edition will also be getting one, though you’ll need a meaty PC to make the most of it.

The upgrade was announced as part of the Fallout 25th Anniversary celebrations. These celebrations have been a little little underwhelming, but we’re glad to see Bethesda hasn’t forgotten about the last offline Fallout game.

The upgrade/update will feature “performance mode features for high frame rates, quality features for 4K resolution gameplay” and more. There are already user mods that address frame-rate and so on, though this particular upgrade will come direct from Bethesda.

However, there are already mods that make Fallout 4 prettier without touching the frame rate. Some mods improve the game’s water, tweak the weather, add more foliage and so on (though we prefer Fallout 4’s non-overgrown look). We’d encourage you check out the available graphical mods, whatever platform you’re on.

So when is this upgrade arriving? That’s the bad news. Bethesda have confirmed the upgrade will be release in 2023 release though that could be any time right up to New Year’s eve. Still, if you’ve not played Fallout 4 in a while, the upgrade could be a great reason to dive back in.