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For those who’ve purchased the game on PS5 and thus can play, it’s not quite the next-gen experience they were probably imagining. Users in the game’s subreddit report missing textures on environments, weapons, and characters, including textures for some of the new Creation Club content added in the patch.

Xbox Series X/S players seem to be having fewer technical hiccups in the game, with one major caveat. One of the biggest improvements in the next-gen update is the addition of Performance and Quality modes, which are standard for games on current consoles. However, only Fallout 4’s Performance mode, which trades slightly lower graphical fidelity for a higher framerate, appears to be working. The option to switch to Quality mode still exists in the game, but it simply doesn’t activate when players try to select it.

Big updates to games already as sprawling as Fallout 4 are always going to come with some jank, but for many players, it seems that this next-gen patch is a downgrade. For all the mess it’s caused, the update offers very little in terms of new content or features, while temporarily taking away more than it adds by disabling mods. The biggest problems with the next-gen update will likely be fixed before too long, but in the meantime, what should be a celebratory moment for Fallout fans may just have turned some players off of the latest single-player game in the series altogether.

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