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Patch notes for today's Fallout 76 Hotfix

by: Dan -
More On: Fallout 76


It has been on the schedule for a few weeks now as part of the roadmap for updating Fallout 76, but after a one-day delay we finally have the latest update.  Bethesda posted the Hotfix notes a little bit ago, and as expected, it was primarily an under-the-hood update and very minor one at that.

With the Korean language support going on Consoles yesterday, it was added to PC today along with two bug fixes for PC, a duplicate item exploit being shut down and correcting an issue with high-damage weapons not doing any...damage.  So with the Holidays approaching, this was a small targeted patch and will be the last until 2019 unless something become completely broken over the next few weeks.  Check out the patch details after the jump or on the official site.

[UPDATE: DAN]  Maintenance is completed and servers back online.

Fallout 76 Hotfix Notes – December 19, 2018

We just released a new hotfix for Fallout 76 in order to apply a few bug fixes.

Patch Version:

PC players will receive a small download once today’s update is available, but players on consoles shouldn’t need to download anything.

  • PC:
  • PS4: (unchanged)
  • Xbox: (unchanged)


  • Localization: Korean language support has been added to Fallout 76.
    • This was added to console versions of the game on December 18.
    • PC players who have their language set to Korean will see an increased download size of a few hundred megabytes today.

Bug Fixes

Stability and Performance
  • PC: Addressed an issue that could cause the game client to crash after selecting Exit to Desktop.
  • PC: Fixed a setting that was left in a debug state. This could allow out of date clients to connect, breaking gameplay.
  • Exploit: Addressed an exploit that could allow items to be duplicated.
  • Weapons: Addressed an issue that could prevent high-damage and explosive weapons from dealing damage to enemies, or cause enemies to heal immediately after taking damage.