Fallout 4 - 1.5 Update Release notes just dropped by Bethesda

by: Dan -
More On: Fallout 4

So the 1.5 update that Fallout 4 is expecting to release in the coming weeks on console (it is in Beta on Steam), and with it will come a ton of updates and improvements that Bethesda just announced on their blog. Starting with the Far Harbor add-on and revamped Survival mode, there are about 15 additional fixes that will be going in. Take a gander at the list below, and expect this to hit the console within the next two weeks.

New Features
• New Survival difficulty

o Survival adds additional challenges including no fast travel, saving only when you sleep, increased lethality, diseases, fatigue, danger and more. See the in-game Help menu for more details
o Characters set to Survival difficulty appear under their own Character Selection filter

Please Note: Survival difficulty characters are not backward compatible with the 1.4 version of Fallout 4. If you opt out of the Beta, do not use Survival character saved games.

• Third person camera movement improvements when player is close up against walls and other objects

• General stability and performance improvements
• Fixed rare crash related to reloading a save that relies on Automatron
• Fixed issue with the robot workbench camera not moving properly immediately after canceling out of the menu
• Fixed issue with perks being repeatedly added when reloading a saved game while in robot workbench
• Fixed issue with Ada not properly traveling to an assigned settlementv
• Robots can now be assigned as settlement vendors
• Fixed issue with "Appropriation" where blueprints would not appear properly if the container had already been looted prior to getting the quest
• In "The Nuclear Option," entering the Institute using the targeting helmet on Power Armor no longer inadvertently causes the player to go into combat, and become stuck in the Institute
• Fixed distance check with Robotics Expert perk
• While in Workshop mode, if the Jump button is remapped, the Y or Triangle button can still be used to jump
• Ability to delete downloadable content via the Add-Ons menu (PS4)
• Fixed issue with "Defend the Castle" where speaking to Ronnie Shaw would not properly complete the quest
• During "The Nuclear Option," fast traveling away from the Institute immediately after inserting the relay targeting sequence holotape will no longer block progression
• Fixed issue where Workshop placed light bulbs would occasionally not light properly

How to access the 1.5 Beta
• Log into Steam
• Right Click on Fallout 4 in your Library
• Select Settings
• Select Betas
• A drop down menu will appear. Select XXXX
• Select OK
• Wait a few minutes and Fallout 4 should update
• When done, Fallout 4 should appear as Fallout 4 [Beta] in your Library