Bethesda has unveiled details of upcoming patches for the recently released Fallout 76, including a performance update scheduled for November 19, and other elements in the pipeline on the PC platform, including support for ultra-wide monitors and a FOV slider.
In a post on Bethesda.net, the company acknowledged that a FOV slider – in other words, the player's ability to adjust their field of view (FOV) in the game so that it is broader – was a much sought after feature in PC, and will be coming soon.
Those who have an ultra-wide monitor will also be pleased to know that support for the 21: 9 aspect ratio screens will also be "soon" and in fact is currently under test.
PC gamers will also receive a push-to-talk feature in an update that will happen in the coming weeks.
First of all, there will be a patch delivered to ensure better performance and stability of the game, along with a lot of bug fixes for quests, the overall interface and more general settings.
And it will be a big download, as Bethesda notes: "This update will be great compared to what we expect for the patches to come in. Regular updates always vary in size, but future updates should be much smaller in comparison."
Cache and Stability
Bethesda also said it took note of the feedback on the stash limit, and that this will be increased in the coming weeks. Apparently, the current limit is in place for technical reasons, and the game developer does not want to mess with it right now, if it causes stability issues (since this is a problem area – so stability fixes come with patch today).
The company also said we can expect to see new content next year, including new Vaults, faction-based PvP and several free add-ons that are likely to sweeten the player base – as part of the initial reaction to the game. has been disappointing.
In fact, our analysis has noted that in its current state, Fallout 76 is more like an empty shell in a game compared to previous series games (although it's a very different title in terms of its focus on online multiplayer).
And as we reported earlier this month, hacker reports and easy cheating are unlikely to make PC gamers more attractive to the new offering.