Fallout 4 Is Getting A Free Next-Gen Upgrade

It will be available for Xbox Series X|S, PC, and PlayStation 5.

Betheda’s Fallout 4 is set to receive an update for 9th gen consoles and modern PC hardware sometime in 2023. The company announced the update in a press release celebrating 25 years of Fallout. 

The upgrade will include:

  • Performance mode for high frame rates
  • Quality features for 4k gameplay
  • Bug fixes
  • Bonus creation club content 

The next-gen update will be free for all players who own a copy of Fallout 4. The creation club content drop will most likely be similar to the one available in the Skyrim Anniversary Edition, where all creation club content was given to the player.

There will be no paid upgrade similar to Skyrim’s Anniversary Edition which cost an additional $20 for owners of the Special Edition. 

It is good that Bethesda is continuing to update and enhance its older games. Skyrim received a next-gen update last November for the Special Edition and Anniversary Editions of the game. The press release makes no mention of a next-gen update for Fallout 76, which many players have been waiting for. 

The FPS boost will be a great improvement for console players. Fallout 4 is 30 FPS on consoles, although mods on next-gen can improve framerates. 

Along with the announcement of a next gen-version of Fallout 4, Bethesda announced new events and content for Fallout 76, including:

  • Spooky Scorched event from October 25th to November 8th
  • Fallout 25th Anniversary Challenge with free content every day
  • 25th Anniversary Edition bundle for Fallout 76 for Prime Gaming subscribers 
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The Fallout series celebrates its 25th anniversary

Bethesda is currently hard at work putting the finishing touches on Starfield their first original IP in over 20 years. Many expect Starfield to release in the first half of 2023. 

A new Fallout game will still be years away. While Obsidian Entertainment has expressed interest in the Fallout series, do not expect Fallout 5 to release until 2030 at the earliest. Bethesda still has to finish Starfield and later the Elder Scrolls 6. In the meantime, a live-action Fallout series is in development at Amazon Prime Video.

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Matt Toledo


Matt is a student from the US. He is an avid gamer and is interested in the intersection of the gaming industry and finance. He is a fan of Halo, Mass Effect and Star Wars

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