Fallout 4 Update: Patch 1.02: Thumbs Up Or Thumbs Down?

Fallout 4 Update: Patch 1.02: Thumbs Up Or Thumbs Down?
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The Fallout 4 update has done good to gaming consoles, no doubt about that. But is Fallout 4 patch 1.02 standing true to expectations? Many people believe that the update has not done justice to Xbox consoles. Let us shed some light on the issue.


As mentioned on Eurogamer, “Fallout 4’s new patch has a surprising impact on the console experience – restoring a good chunk of its 30fps performance in places, while other spots still don’t flatter.” The improvements made by the Fallout 4 update to PS4 gaming consoles are thankfully not limited to one particular section. The game is now optimized for Sony’s PS4. How does it help? The 30fps frame rate introduced in the patch 1.02 now gives you a better performing, almost faultless scenes (which earlier didn’t work well).

Having said that, even though some scenes have improved, Fallout 4 Patch 1.02 has not made the overall game perfect. No improvement can be seen in the drops. Again, as the site tested the game, here is what it had to say: “Equally, complex spots like Diamond City shows zero performance gains on PS4 or Xbox One, and a timed run round its centre once again puts Sony’s console ahead for the long haul.” When we compare the game on both consoles, it has been observed that Xbox One has not been positively affected by the Fallout 4 update. The dropping rates have been improved after the patch 1.02 update (the ones with 25fps work better with 30fps), but only on PS4. Xbox One shows no visible changes.

Fallout 4 patch 1.02 has also removed the shadows from the interiors of the Corvega factory. This applies to the game on Xbox One as well. If this is due to some bug, it is not clear yet. But this has been noticed only for one particular room, not for the whole game. Here is the video analysis by DigitalFoundry for you:

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