Should You Start a New Game for the Fallout Next Gen Update?

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Whenever we receive a significant update, especially in games the size of Bethesda’s titles, it’s usually vital to start a new game. It’s a great way to experience the latest content from a fresh perspective. But also to avoid running into errors. But should you start a new game for the Fallout next gen update?

Should You Start a New Save for Fallout Next-Gen Update?

You are not required to start a new game for the Fallout next-gen update. However, it’s recommended whenever numerous bug fixes, stability improvements, and additional content become available. By adding new features to an existing save, you run the risk of errors and clashing gameplay features, which leads to nothing but headaches.

I feel for you, however, if you have a save file with many tens or hundreds of hours on a single character. I have one of those, and I’m sad to sunset that build altogether. However, it’s a fresh start with new enhancements. Here’s hoping they resolved the frame drop issues and crashing typically occurring when exploring Downtown Boston!

When Does the Fallout Next-Gen Update Come Out?

The next-gen update for Fallout 4, similar to the one we saw for Skyrim with its Anniversary Edition, becomes available to everyone on April 25. It will launch for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S, with the current-gen systems (PS5 and Xbox Series X|S) receiving the most benefits from the update. PC is next in line, with countless bug fixes, improvements, and a handful of additional content.

Bethesda didn’t leave the last-gen systems behind, though. They’ll receive numerous tweaks and fixes, too!

If you intend to start a new game in Fallout 4, don’t forget to brush up on your hacking skills. Trust Insider Gaming to bring in-depth guides for Fallout 4 and more!

  1. Or better yet, forget about the new update all together and not have to worry about it breaking any mods that I’m currently using. My game plays just fine with about 400 mods. I’ve done all the editing I’m going to do.

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