Fallout 4’s new high resolution texture patch is free but will cost you in download size

fallout4aIf you’re like me and still playing a lot of Fallout 4, you’ll be happy to hear that Bethesda has just released a new PC patch for the game, wich is set to make those lovely browns and…browns of Fallout 4 all the more spiffier, but there is a catch.

Whilst the patch won’t cost you any bottlecaps as its free, it will cost you in download size, because the patch itself is 58GB. Yes, you read that correctly – 58GB.

It’ll provide you with glorious high resolution textures for all your wasteland adventures, but it’ll likely cost you a bunch of time waiting for it to download and install (depending on your internet speed, of course). And there’s another issue to be aware of – you’ll need to have a more powerful PC than what the base version of Fallout 4 required in order to run the patch. According to Bethesda, if you want to enjoy the new 58GB patch in all its high resolution goodness, these are the specs you’ll need:

  • Windows 7/8/10 (64-bit OS required)
  • Intel Core i7-5820K or better
  • GTX 1080 8GB/AMD Radeon RX 490 8GB
  • 8GB+ Ram

For those who have a console, there’s good news and bad news: Playstation 4 Pro owners will soon be receiving a patch that adds enhanced lighting and graphics. Xbox One and Playstation 4 owners – there’s no word on whether there will be patches for these versions of the game.


Guess I’ll just have to continue enjoying the base, un-spiffy version of Fallout 4’s graphics. Oh Super Mutant Meat Sacks, let me count your unpolished pixels.

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Tash is a self-diagnosed gaming fanatic with a doctorate in Psychology. She's also a self-confessed Mass Effect fangirl and will likely talk your ears off if you ever get her started on the subject. A lover of all things RPG and adventure, she has more gamer related action figures and memorabilia than any 30 something year old professional has a right to own, and has spent more time than she’d like to admit to daydreaming about exactly what she would do should the Zombie Apocalypse actually happen.

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