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​Fallout 76 Welcomes Patch 1.02, And It's A Big One

​Fallout 76 Welcomes Patch 1.02, And It's A Big One

Bethesda has released a huge post-launch update for Fallout 76, which released to mixed reviews just last week.

From bugs and glitches to freezing and stuttering problems, Fallout's first multiplayer adventure experienced a rough opening few days, with player and critic reactions to match.


Although the patch won't be enough for everything to simply blow over, it certainly puts 76 on the right track. Almost every issue within the game is ready to be improved with one easy download, aside from the introduction of NPCs, that is.

According to Bethesda, the new 76 patch "brings additional performance and stability improvements and many bug fixes to the game," but it comes in at a massive 47GB on PS4.

That's like grabbing a whole new game, so don't give up on 76 just yet. You never know, this update might be your saving grace if you're currently sat on the post-apocalyptic fence.

Anyway, as announced by the official Fallout Twitter account, here's everything you can expect to see in patch 1.02:



Performance: Several issues have been addressed to resolve hitches during gameplay and other performance issues.

Stability: The Fallout 76 game client and servers have received additional stability improvements.

Xbox: Fixed an issue that could lead to instability on certain menus.

Bug Fixes

Art and Graphics

Ambient Occlusion: Placed items no longer leave behind shadow outlines after being picked up.

Camera: The game camera now pans more smoothly when the player enters furniture.

Graphics: The cover of Tesla Science magazine Issue 9 no longer appears solid red on pickup, or when inspected.


General: Fixed an issue in which some enemies could chase the player farther than intended.

Loot: Ghoul and Scorched Officers now correctly drop nuke code pieces upon being killed by a player.

C.A.M.P., Workshops, and Crafting

Blueprints: Fixed an issue that could cause Blueprints to break into smaller parts after logging out and back in to Fallout 76.

Plans: Paints applied to Power Armor during the Fallout 76 B.E.T.A. will now appear correctly on the items that were painted, and those paints can now correctly be applied to additional sets of Power Armor.

Repair: Fixed an issue that could cause an item to return to a broken state after being repaired.


Bureau of Tourism: The Prickett's Fort Token Dispenser can now be repaired, and players can no longer walk through it.


Pacifist Mode: Players with Pacifist Mode enabled who engage in PVP by contesting a Workshop owned by another player will now correctly deal full damage to that player as long as they remain hostile.

Respawn: Choosing the "Respawn" option after dying during PVP combat will now correctly clear any active hostile status toward other players.

Seek Revenge: Cap rewards will now display correctly when choosing the "Seek Revenge" respawn option after being killed by another player.

Seek Revenge: When targeted by another player who is seeking revenge, the reward amount will now display the correct number of Caps that can be earned by killing that player.

User Interface

Languages: Korean fonts will now be displayed correctly in game menus.


Hotkeys: The "Take Photo" hotkey can no longer be rebound and is now tied to the space bar on PC and the A button on controllers.

Hotkeys: Fixed an issue that could cause the "Take Snapshot" button in Photomode to display an incorrect hotkey.

Social: Fixed an issue that could cause players to disappear from each other's social menus if two players each sent a friend invite to one another.

Social: Fixed an issue that prevented newly equipped Player Icons from displaying to other players in the Social Menu.

So that's about it for today's patch. And don't worry, not every update is expected to be this size. Perhaps this huge update - and Fallout 76's slow start - is a result of Bethesda's peculiar BETA schedule; it only opened for a handful of play sessions rather than being 24/7, so players didn't have the opportunity to find problems around the clock.

Hopefully gameplay will assume to how it 'should be' once this patch is over, but that doesn't mean 76 won't be improved regularly if more problems arise.

We reckon updates will come through thick and fast, especially while 76 goes through its teething stage, so stay tuned to found out when the next patch will be and what it'll bring.

Fallout 76 gets a huge update. Credit: Bethesda
Fallout 76 gets a huge update. Credit: Bethesda

In the meantime, let us know what you think about this update and Fallout 76 in general.

Featured Image Credit: Bethesda

Topics: online, Patch, Entertainment, Fallout 76, Multiplayer, Bethesda, Update, Technology

Matthew McGladdery

Matthew McGladdery graduated with a BA in Broadcast Journalism from Salford University, where he worked at Revolution 96.2, Global Radio, and Fleetwood F.C. When he left university, he took on the role of co-editor for the Salfordian and worked as freelancer for the likes of BBC Sport. He continues to work in sport but loves talking all things Xbox, PS4, and PC just as much.


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