Fallout 4 next-gen update release date and new content PC, PS5, Xbox

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The Fallout series is one of the most popular video game franchises of all time, but it has become hot once more without the release of a new video game thanks to the hit Amazon Prime TV show. This TV show has got lots of players returning to the open-world wasteland, but you may want to wait until the Fallout 4 next-gen update release date as it brings new content for PC, PS5, and Xbox.

We’ve been waiting a while for the Fallout 4 next-gen update to come out as it was previously delayed. However, the timing couldn’t be better thanks to the Amazon Prime series. This television adaptation currently boasts 93% on Rotten Tomatoes from critics with an average score of 85% from audiences which is just underneath The Last of Us TV show from HBO that has 96% from critics and 89% from the general public.

This Amazon Prime series has resulted in the Fallout player base growing, but we advise returning to the series’ numerically fourth installment once the next-gen update is out. Thankfully, you don’t have too long to wait.

Fallout 4 next-gen update release date

The release date for the Fallout 4 next-gen update is April 25th. This is officially confirmed by Bethesda in their overview of the free updates coming to the game.

Bethesda’s next-gen patch will be a free download for PS5 and Xbox Series X/S. For these next-gen consoles, the patch will deliver the following:

  • Native applications
  • Performance and Quality mode settings
  • Stability improvements and fixes
  • 60 FPS and increased resolutions

If you are still stuck on last-gen and own Fallout 4 on either PS4 or Xbox One, a free patch will be released delivering stability improvements, login and quest fixes.

As for PC, the game will become Steam Deck verified, and the next-gen update will deliver the following improvements for PC players across Steam, Microsoft store, and GOG:

  • Widescreen and ultra-widescreen support
  • Fixes to Creation Kit
  • Variety of quest updates
  • Stability, mods and bug fixes

Lastly, Fallout 4 will become available to buy from the Epic Games store.

Fallout 4 next-gen update new content

In addition to all of the improvements and fixes listed above, the Fallout 4 next-gen update will deliver more content including free Creation Club items.

There will be a new quest called Echoes of the Past. Bethesda says players will need to ‘stop The Enclave from spreading their dangerous ideology and gaining a foothold in the Commonwealth’.

Workshop items and the Enclave Colonel uniforms will be included along with the following previously released Creation Club content:

  • Enclave Weapon Skins
  • Enclave Armor Skins
  • Tesla Cannon
  • Hellfire Power Armor
  • X-02 Power Armor
  • Heavy Incinerator

Lastly, there will be a Makeshift Weapon Pack and Halloween workshop. Below are what’s included in each bundle:

Makeshift weapon pack:

  • Baseball launcher
  • Nail gun
  • Piggy bank

Halloween workshop:

  • 38 new Halloween decorations

You can watch Fallout Season 1 by subscribing to Amazon Prime. For more Fallout 4 content, you can find our guide to all of the cheats and console commands, along with a guide for how to install mods on console.