Fallout 4 PS5 patch should provide some stability in the wasteland

The Fallout 4 PS5 patch of May 2024 sees a wide array of fixes that will improve your overall experience as you explore the hazardous wasteland.

Fallout 4 PS5 patch should provide some stability in the wasteland
Sean Lawson

Sean Lawson


While we have had a blast revisiting the wastelands and earning those Fallout 4 trophies all over again, quite a lot of players have had some serious stability issues that have hindered their playthrough. Thankfully, the latest Fallout 4 PS5 patch for May 2024 should address most of these issues so players can get back to enjoying one of the best PS5 games around.

Fallout 4 PS5 and PS4 patch is now available to download

The latest Fallout 4 PS5 and PS4 patch was released on Monday, May 13, 2024, and is available to install, right now. The patch covers a wide range of issues, but most importantly looks to fix the stability issues that have been present since the game came to PS5. You can check out all of the fixes that Bethesda has implemented below.

Fallout 4 patch notes

Fallout 4 has received a new update that adds the ability to manage your control over the game’s graphic fidelity or performance. There have also been additional fixes and improvements to address some of the feedback you provided us with on the previous update.

Update Versions

  • Xbox Series S|X:1.10.765
  • PlayStation 5: 1.10.985
  • PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One: 1.10.984

Patch Highlights

Xbox Series S|X and PlayStation 5 Display Settings
Thanks to your feedback, we’ve been able to implement the ability to control your graphic fidelity and performance. We highly recommend you run with the default settings but now you can change your options to better fit your playstyle and display.

Frame Rate Target
Frame Rate Target allows you to choose between 30, 40, and 60 (default). It is important to note that to select 40, your display must be able to support 120hz.

Visual and Performance Prioritization
You can now choose between Visuals and Performance (default) while trying to maintain frame rate target. If you choose Frame Rate Target of 60, we recommend selecting Performance. Both modes may adjust internal resolution dynamically when scenes or action get heavier.
Please note both modes can only be changed from the main menu.

Bug Fixes

  • General stability improvements
  • Fixed visual issue with certain image spaces
  • Auto HDR is re-enabled (Xbox Series S|X)
  • Fixed issue where reserved space was not displayed correctly in load order menu (Xbox Series S|X)
  • Fixed issue with character name field when in widescreen mode. (PC)
  • Fixed an issue that occasionally caused bundles to not fully download and could cause a crash
  • Fixed an issue with material swaps
  • Fixed an issue with load order that would break DLC until a restart after downloading mods (PlayStation 5)
  • Fixed an issue that would occasionally cause a crash if you returned to the Main Menu with queued mods still downloading (PlayStation 5)
  • Fixed an issue that could cause the Creation Club menu to not appear (Microsoft Store)
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when connecting to the network after a suspend/resume with the network disabled (Xbox One)

Creations Fixes

  • Fixed missing art issue with certain Creations
You can jump on X and simply look up "Fallout 4 PS5" and see a whole host of players who are having an absolute nightmare trying to play the next-gen version of Fallout 4 due to poor stability and a variety of other bugs. Hopefully, this patch should make the experience far more enjoyable for these players and they can get back to shooting up raiders, nuking Mirelurks, and, most importantly, earning trophies.

Personally, I never had any issues while playing Fallout 4 on PS5. Well, nothing that stands out as glaringly obvious. The game ran smoothly for me, the framerate felt solid, there was no freezing or crashing, and trophies unlocked as intended. So, I am more than happy with Fallout 4 and I'm enjoying my revisit to the radioactive wasteland.

Having checked out this latest Fallout 4 patch on my PS5, I can't say it has made all that much difference to me. Maybe the graphics look a little nicer, but to be honest, that could just be confirmation bias.
While I may not be seeing the benefits myself, I am happy that others will be able to reap the rewards and have a better experience all around in Fallout 4. The game is a lot of fun and if these stability issues were as awful as many seem to say they are, I am glad that Bethesda has done something about them.

What are your thoughts on Fallout 4 so far? Enjoying your time with the game? Were you hit with these stability issues that many others have been? Are there any titles in our list of the best PS4 games that you would like to see receive the Fallout 4 treatment? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
Written by Sean Lawson
Sean is a Staff Writer who focuses on the geekiest Sony news. He specializes in PlayStation trophies, the best PS Plus games, RPGs, and fighting games. Sean is using this experience to cover Stellar Blade, Dragon Age Dreadwolf, Baldur's Gate 3, and Dragon's Dogma 2 for PS5, all while he still dives into favorite games like Mass Effect, Tomb Raider, and Persona.
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