New Fallout 4 beta patch appears on Steam

Fallout 4 dog

I had an interesting encounter with Dogmeat in a elevator recently—“interesting” because he wasn't traveling with me at the time. His from-out-of-nowhere appearance, when he was supposed to be miles away in the relative safety of Sanctuary Hills, is one of the more egregious bugs I've run into in my time with the game. Fortunately, work on stomping them out continues, as demonstrated by the appearance of a new Fallout 4 beta patch on Steam.

The 1.4.124 update adds several new features, including:

  • Support for add-ons
  • Additional art customization added to Workshop:
  • Super Mutant clutter including meat totems, meat bags and meat cart
  • Raider clutter including raider poles, cages and tents
  • Abstract and portrait paintings
  • Variety of new signs
  • More metal and wood doors variants

It also makes the usual “general stability and performance improvements,” and a number of more specific fixes, from ensuring that Kellog's desk remains a functioning container in the “Getting a Clue” quest, to correcting issues with objects in water not floating properly under certain save/load conditions. As a beta patch, you will have to opt into “beta updates” in your Steam library settings for Fallout 4, instructions for which are included with the patch notes, if you want to give it a go ahead of full release.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.