Bethesda has announced that the next Fallout 4 patch will hit the console versions of the game before the end of the week. The update will bring the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One releases up to 1.4, adding several pieces of new functionality along with the standard selection of bug fixes.
Crucially, the 1.4 patch will lay the groundwork for add-on content set to be released in the coming months. The first piece of DLC for Fallout 4 — titled Automatron — introduces a robot customization mechanic into the game, so there are plenty of preparations to be made before the expansion itself is released.
There’s also a ton of new Workshop content being introduced to enhance the array of options available to Vault Dwellers looking to customize their settlements. New paintings, doors, and signage are all set to be included – as well as some faction-specific fare.
Any fans of the way Super Mutants furnish their homes are in luck as well, as some of their signature decorations will soon be freely available. From meat totems to a meat cart, there’s all manner of horrifying clutter to spread around your base of operations — perfect for making the likes of Strong feel at home. Alternatively, you can take a page from the Raider style guide with decorations like cages and tents, familiar to anyone who’s stepped into their territory. These extra options will be warmly received by the many players who’ve taken settlement building to the extreme with mind-blowing structures.
As well as its base building content and add-on legwork, the patch tends to a number of bugs and glitches that the community has reported. There are also fixes to some specific quest lines: Getting a Clue, Kremvh’s Tooth and Rocket’s Red Glare.
While Fallout 4 players will accept this patch with open arms — even if it’s hitting a few weeks after it was distributed to PC users — most will likely be waiting for DLC to be released before returning to the wasteland. New customization options are great, but it’s obvious that more interesting stuff is being reserved for the add-ons.
Automatron is scheduled to release in March, but Bethesda hasn’t offered a more specific date at this time. More DLC is scheduled to arrive in the following months, as well as the enticing prospect of mod support in the Xbox One version of the game.
Fallout 4 is available now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.