If you've been experiencing framerate hiccups in the PS4 version of Far Harbor, the latest DLC expansion for Fallout 4, Bethesda's got a solution. That's the good news. The bad news is that, rather than rolling out a patch, the publisher requires you to re-download the expansion.
Actually, there's more bad news. If Bethesda's fix doesn't work, you'll have to re-install everything.
In a forum post from last night, Bethesda staff provided step-by-step instructions for how to (maybe, hopefully) cure performance issues in Far Harbor. Make sure Fallout 4 is not running, then highlight the Fallout 4 icon on your PS4's dashboard. Select RELATED ITEMS, then go to MY ADD-ONS and highlight the download arrow beside Far Harbor.
Here's the kicker: "If for any reason these steps do not work," Bethesda writes, "you can delete Fallout 4 (and all add-on content) and simply reinstall the game (and add-ons from scratch)."
In other words, you should probably decide just much framerate skips bug you before starting in on what could turn out to be a very lengthy, very tedious process.
* Bethesda's post explaining how to fix Far Harbor's performance issues on PS4
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