UPDATE ONE: Bethesda has now confirmed when Fallout 76 servers will be taken offline for scheduled maintenance.
“We’re planning to bring the console versions of Fallout 76 offline for maintenance and updates around 9:00 a.m. EST on January 15. During maintenance, you will be unable to play Fallout 76 on Xbox or PS4.”
For those in the UK, it means Fallout 76 downtime will begin at around 2pm, GMT.
ORIGINAL: Bethesda has promised that the next important patch for Fallout 76 will be released today, January 15.
A slight delay was made for the launch of the Fallout 76 update on consoles, which is already available to download on PC.
The development team has decided to release patches first on the PC platform as it is much easier to launch to release hotfixes if there are any major issues.
PS4 and Xbox One Fallout 76 updates have to go through a certification process, making it harder to fix short-term issues promptly.
The new Fallout 76 update for consoles has not been given a set time for tomorrow but is expected to include scheduled maintenance and downtime for servers.
It’s expected that Fallout 76 will be offline for at least an hour as Bethesda primes their new update.
The patch itself will weigh in at around 4GB on both consoles and will be available to download following the scheduled maintenance.
Bethesda has confirmed that their next update deals with issues affecting perks, weapons and crafting, among other bugfixes.
The good news is that we already have the full list of patch notes from Bethesda for PS4 and Xbox One.
A few bugfixes might be missing from the official list if they have been added since the PC patch went live.
“We’ve been receiving great feedback from our PC players on the latest Fallout 76 patch. Console players will get it on Tuesday,” a message from Bethesda reads.
“A huge thank you to everyone playing, supporting us, & providing feedback. We can’t tell you how much it means to us. There’s much MUCH more to come!”
You can read highlights of some of the biggest changes coming to Fallout 76 on PS4 and Xbox One listed below:
- Power Armor: The Power Armor light has been made brighter.
- Performance: Several improvements have been made to in-game performance.
- Stability: The Fallout 76 game client and servers have received additional stability improvements.