Bethesda Releases First Major Fallout 4 Steam Beta Update

Almost two weeks after launching Fallout 4, Bethesda has released the first major Steam beta update, 1.2.33, for the game. There have been a number of odd glitches and bugs found in The Commonwealth and shared on the internet, so the developer had a good amount of work to do. Here are the changes in full:

New Features

  • Number pad keys can now be used for remapping
  • Remapping Activate now works on Quick Container


  • General memory and stability improvements
  • Fixed issue where equipped weapons become locked after completing Reunions
  • Fixed issue with When Freedom Calls where the quest would not complete
  • During Confidence Man, fixed issue where player’s health would continuously regenerate
  • Fixed crash related to jumping into water and reloading saved games
  • Fixed issue where Launcher would not save God Rays Quality setting properly

These appear to be minimal changes, given the number of issues the community has experienced. It is noted that because the beta is a work in progress, players are advised to back up their save game files before opting in. If you would like to participate in the beta, you should log into steam and right click Fallout 4 in your library. After selecting settings and betas, a dropdown menu will appear. Select beta update, then okay, and after a few minutes the game should update.

A hacker has also recently learned the scary way the game’s Pip-Boy app communicates with your PC or console. If you’re already playing the game, or plan to pick it up soon, check out one of our guides.

Fallout 4 is currently available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.