Let's face it: there's a lot about Fallout 76 that needs to be adjusted. That's likely why Bethesda keeps rolling out fresh patches, with the latest update 1.04 landing on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this week. The patch notes for Fallout 76 version 1.04 speak to a number of various improvements and changes, including stability enhancements for client out of date errors and tweaks to everything from the C.A.M.P. to SPECIAL re-specs and more.
Fallout 76 update version 1.04 patch notes - December 11 2018
The latest December 2018 update version 1.04 for Fallout 76 is a rather big one. The update itself clocks in at 5GB for both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and around 3GB for PC players. The full list of 1.04 patch notes was posted over on the Fallout 76 subreddit, and while the list of changes is frankly too long to post here, Bethesda has at least offered a few specific highlights.
- C.A.M.P. Construction Improvements: Small obstructions will now be automatically removed when you place objects on top of them, allowing you to more easily build when and where you want.
- C.A.M.P. Placement Improvements: You will now be notified when you log into a world and your current C.A.M.P. location is occupied by another player. If you stay in that world, you can place your C.A.M.P. back down for free. If you decide not to place your C.A.M.P. and join a new world where your space is unoccupied, it will be automatically placed in its original spot.
- SPECIAL Re-speccing: Upon reaching level 51, and every level thereafter, you’ll be able to choose whether you want to unlock a new Perk Card or reallocate one SPECIAL point.
- Push-to-Talk: We’ve implemented a push-to-talk hotkey for Voice Chat on PC so that you can decide when to speak up and when to remain silent.
- New PC Settings: We’ve added Field of View and Depth of Field sliders so that you can further customize your view in-game.
- 21:9 Resolution Support: On PC, you can catch an even wider view from those gorgeous Appalachian vistas, because Fallout 76 now supports monitors that use 21:9 aspect ratios.
These highlighted changes come alongside other general tweaks, with Bethesda claiming that "several improvements have been made to in-game performance" and that the "Fallout 76 game client and servers have received additional stability improvements." For the complete list of changes in the Fallout 76 update version 1.04, be sure to stop by the Fallout 76 subreddit.
Will the changes offered in Fallout 76 update version 1.04 be enough to bring series fans back around to Bethesda's latest release? Only time will tell, but we can at least say that the addition of ultrawide compatibility in Fallout 76 is flat-out bad. Clearly the team needs to take that fix back to the drawing board. Fortunately, for those who are still enjoying the game despite its flaws, we've got loads of additional information on quests, skills, and more featured over on Shacknews' Fallout 76 guide and walkthrough.