Update for Fallout 4: Far Harbor on PS4 requires players to re-download DLC

If the update doesn't work, Bethesda recommends that you 'simply reinstall the game from scratch.'


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.

Useful links:
* Bethesda's post explaining how to fix Far Harbor's performance issues on PS4

Long Reads Editor

David L. Craddock writes fiction, nonfiction, and grocery lists. He is the author of the Stay Awhile and Listen series, and the Gairden Chronicles series of fantasy novels for young adults. Outside of writing, he enjoys playing Mario, Zelda, and Dark Souls games, and will be happy to discuss at length the myriad reasons why Dark Souls 2 is the best in the series. Follow him online at davidlcraddock.com and @davidlcraddock.

From The Chatty
Hello, Meet Lola