The latest Fallout 76 update is absolutely enormous

If you thought the day one Fallout 76 update was bad, you ain’t seen nothing yet. Fallout 76 update 1.02 was released today and it is a huge 42GB on PS4. 

On disc, Fallout 76 was only 44GB, however, the day one Fallout 76 update was 51GB. Now, to continue exploring Appalachia, you’ll need to download another 42GB. This means that so far, players have had to download 93GB to play Fallout 76.

For a game that’s only been out for a week, that’s some hefty data usage.

Fallout 76 Update

According to the patch notes, the following has been addressed with this Fallout 76 update;

  •  Art and Graphics
    • Ambient Occlusion: Placed items no longer leave behind shadow outlines after being picked up.
    • Camera: The game camera now pans more smoothly when the player enters furniture.
    • Graphics: The cover of Tesla Science magazine Issue 9 no longer appears solid red on pickup, or when inspected.
  • Enemies
    • General: Fixed an issue in which some enemies could chase the player farther than intended.
    • Loot:Ghoul and Scorched Officers now correctly drop nuke code pieces upon being killed by a player.
  • C.A.M.P., Workshops, and Crafting
    • Blueprints: Fixed an issue that could cause Blueprints to break into smaller parts after logging out and back in to Fallout 76.
    • Plans: Paints applied to Power Armor during the Fallout 76 B.E.T.A. will now appear correctly on the items that were painted, and those paints can now correctly be applied to additional sets of Power Armor.
    • Repair: Fixed an issue that could cause an item to return to a broken state after being repaired.
  • Quests
    • Bureau of Tourism: The Prickett’s Fort Token Dispenser can now be repaired, and players can no longer walk through it.
  • PVP
    • Pacifist Mode: Players with Pacifist Mode enabled who engage in PVP by contesting a Workshop owned by another player will now correctly deal full damage to that player as long as they remain hostile.
    • Respawn: Choosing the “Respawn” option after dying during PVP combat will now correctly clear any active hostile status toward other players.
    • Seek Revenge: Cap rewards will now display correctly when choosing the “Seek Revenge” respawn option after being killed by another player.
    • Seek Revenge: When targeted by another player who is seeking revenge, the reward amount will now display the correct number of Caps that can be earned by killing that player.
  • User Interface
    • Languages: Korean fonts will now be displayed correctly in game menus.
    • Hotkeys: The “Take Photo” hotkey can no longer be rebound and is now tied to the space bar on PC and the A button on controllers.
    • Hotkeys: Fixed an issue that could cause the “Take Snapshot” button in Photomode to display an incorrect hotkey.
    • Social: Fixed an issue that could cause players to disappear from each other’s social menus if two players each sent a friend invite to one another.
    • Social: Fixed an issue that prevented newly equipped Player Icons from displaying to other players in the Social Menu. 

As reported by Eurogamer, after update 1.01, Fallout 76 took up 53.04GB of space. After update 1.02, it takes up 53.23GB of space, meaning that update 1.02 replaces much of what existed before. 

As mentioned, this is an absolutely huge update for a game released so recently. Hopefully, it addresses some of the issues we’ve found while playing. You can read parts one and two of our review in progress for more.

Fallout 76 is available now. 

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Leo Stevenson
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