Fallout 4 had been out for a week and although there are plenty of bugs to be found, according to Bethesda it’s been their ” most robust and solid release ever”.
Regarding bugs, Bethesda plan on pushing out future patches on to Steam first as beta patches before issuing a full release on Steam and then consoles. They mention that this should help them get more fixes out faster and it’s at least good news for PC gamers who will be able to test the changes before any other platform. The update states:
“It’s true that the freedom our games offer you can lead to unintentional consequences that are sometimes bad, when the game combines too many unexpected elements at once. Given the scale and complexity of the systems at work, especially when allowing you to build your own settlements, we’re happy that Fallout 4 is our most robust and solid release ever, and we’d like to thank our amazing QA staff who worked as hard as anyone to break the game so we could fix it during development. But a hundred testers will never replicate the many millions playing the game now, and we’re hard at work addressing the top issues.
“Expect to see more updates, that are smaller and more frequent, than a few big ones. This allows us to make sure each fix is working right, as any change can have unintentional side effects in a game this huge. We expect the first beta patch to be up next week.”
There’s no further details on what this first patch will include so keep your eyes glued to the Steam page for updates.