Big Fallout: New Vegas Patch Coming Soon

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Big Fallout: New Vegas Patch Coming Soon

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Relief is on its way for the bug-addled reaches of Fallout: New Vegas, but players will need to hold out for a few more weeks.

Saying that Fallout: New Vegas has a few bugs and glitches in it is about the same level of understatement as saying the ocean is a little damp. The glitches range from fairly trivial concerns like enemies getting stuck in walls, to more severe and aggravating bugs, like the game corrupting save files. There's no immediate relief in sight, but Bethesda says that it is working on getting these issues resolved.

Writing on its official blog, Bethesda says that it is working on a "comprehensive" patch for the Xbox 360, PC, and PS3. The patch will fix a number of problems, including the issue on the Xbox 360 where would eat player's saves. The patch is apparently in the final stages of testing and certification, meaning that it should be available in the next few weeks. In the meantime, Bethesda will release a patch for the PC version of New Vegas which should solve problems with companions and save game corruption, as well as improving performance with NVIDIA users and resolving issues with the game's physics engine. This patch should be available by early next week.

Obsidian, the developer behind New Vegas, made the case that the reason the game has so many bugs is because it is so big, which makes sense, but still doesn't really excuse the sorry state the game was in when it was shoved out the door. There's a difference between missing a few bugs and missing the dozens of problems that New Vegas shipped with.

Source: via Eurogamer

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Good!

I hope they release info on what's getting patched... and at the very least fix the main quests so they can be completed!

Those NCR troopers and the King have been standing perfectly still for about 80 game days now...

It wouldnt be Obsidian if they didn't release a buggy game.

yes i went there :P

I'm very thankful that I held out on playing the game so long now.

I reached Novac, saved, haven't touched it since.

Procrastination works!

God Bless Obsidian. They're one of the few developers that manage to be incredibly hard-working and unbearably lazy at the same time.

I'm glad. I've never had any game breaking bugs (although I have had 1 quite important character missing and finding a loop hole was hard but possible) but I have had a lot of the small annoying ones. How many rad scorpians are stuck under the ground? It makes me laugh. Still, my biggest fear is that the patch will fix a few things and also break something else. We shall see I guess.

THANK GOD! Seriously, though, this game still has some major issues. It's fun, but has major issues. Here's to hoping they fix the frequency of hard crashes...

Well.. Just in time for me to either finally receive my game or file a missing shipment formulae and hopefully gameplay will be kind enough to ship me new copy..

In other news, newvegasnexus is your best friend. Ever. For all time. Until the next Bethesda game, that is.

I've been able to work around most bugs I've encountered, but I am glad that New Vegas seems to be getting the bug fixes that Fallout and Fallout 2 players could only dream of.

Hm... and on that note I find myself wondering if anyone has made or is planning to remake one of the original games in the GECK...

I love it so much but the game just keeps crashing on me :(.

I have lost nearly 8 in game hours going back to old saves to either not have my companions missing and in one case had to change how I finished a mission because a character wouldn't spawn for me to talk to him.

awesome, i might start playing again, i ran into more bugs than most people, but forgive and forget.

What fascinates me is how different the game turns out for various people in regard to bugs.

For instance, I played the game on the PC. I had zero significant bugs. No quests broke, no saves got corrupted, nothing like that. I had a few cases of enemies getting stuck in the terrain, but that was rare and not a big deal.

Also, I use an NVIDIA card, but didn't notice any performance issues, much less something that would warrant a special patch. Heck, I don't even have a good one. It's an old 9500 and it still ran smooth as silk.

Now, I'm not saying that because I had a smooth ride that everyone who says otherwise is lying, but I can't help but feel kinda bad for the game when it's constantly being bashed for bugs and called broken when I found almost no bugs in the game...

Double post. Damn you, forum!

Super Toast:
God Bless Obsidian. They're one of the few developers that manage to be incredibly hard-working and unbearably lazy at the same time.

This. Have they *ever* released a game which wasn't soaked in bugs?

I just hope this won't impact Bethesda's development of future Fallout games. Between Knights of the Old Republic 2 and Neverwinter Nights 2 I've kind of started to see Obsidian as the developer which ends up murdering my favourite series with substandard releases. :(

I'm surprised to many people are experiencing game breaking glitches. After over 40 hours of gameplay I haven't encountered a single game breaking glitch (and very few minor ones) and the game has only frozen on me twice. Although, I think it may have to do with the fact that I downloaded the game to my Xbox 360 hard drive as soon as I got it.

WOOOT, ima start saving up for it then ^^
Been wanting it for a while now, awesome.

I hope it fixes the major crashing issues at least. My game crashed 4 times in the Ultra-luxe before in the space of about 10 minutes before I made a beeline for the door.

Other than that, and a few of the sort of visual glitches that have pervaded Bethesda games since Oblivion, I guess I can't really complain myself. I hope it fixes the majority of other people's problems though.

I shall hold out on my purchase for a few more weeks as well then...

I am rather lucky in that in over 50 hours game-play I have only encountered two major bugs (excluding game crashes), and neither were "game breaking" one involved a companion refusing to move, the other involved one disappearing while still being in my party (so I couldn't switch them with a different one as they weren't technically there).

While I think most people are willing to accept that the game would be buggy, I think the issue is with the game-breaking ones as opposed to all the little ones. While I don't like them, I can't say having a RadScorpion stuck in a wall is something large enough to complain about, but having save corruption and broken quests etc. when it is released is not acceptable.

couldnt they have just not released the game for a few weeks for testing and patching? then release a game that isnt buggy?.

Jandau:
What fascinates me is how different the game turns out for various people in regard to bugs.

For instance, I played the game on the PC. I had zero significant bugs. No quests broke, no saves got corrupted, nothing like that. I had a few cases of enemies getting stuck in the terrain, but that was rare and not a big deal.

Also, I use an NVIDIA card, but didn't notice any performance issues, much less something that would warrant a special patch. Heck, I don't even have a good one. It's an old 9500 and it still ran smooth as silk.

Now, I'm not saying that because I had a smooth ride that everyone who says otherwise is lying, but I can't help but feel kinda bad for the game when it's constantly being bashed for bugs and called broken when I found almost no bugs in the game...

Same here, ive had little to no problems playing the game. Ive had issues with performance in certain locations if a fight broke out, especially in the strip or in casinos and ive got a newer Nvidia card (ZOTAC Geforce GTX 460 1GB) so I shouldnt be having this problem.

About fucking time. New Vegas is simply unplayable in my experience, and i mean that. It's messed up in so many big and small ways i have found it physically impossible to play. Even Clear Sky wasn't this bad.

Jandau:
What fascinates me is how different the game turns out for various people in regard to bugs.

For instance, I played the game on the PC. I had zero significant bugs. No quests broke, no saves got corrupted, nothing like that. I had a few cases of enemies getting stuck in the terrain, but that was rare and not a big deal.

Also, I use an NVIDIA card, but didn't notice any performance issues, much less something that would warrant a special patch. Heck, I don't even have a good one. It's an old 9500 and it still ran smooth as silk.

Now, I'm not saying that because I had a smooth ride that everyone who says otherwise is lying, but I can't help but feel kinda bad for the game when it's constantly being bashed for bugs and called broken when I found almost no bugs in the game...

that's interesting because I'm runnning an above average graphics card (ATI HD 5830) and I'm having quite severe framerate issues no matter if i have the setting up high, or low. It's not a ram problem as i have 8 gbs, and It's not a cpu problem as i have a 6 core processor.
I have tried it on both the highest settings and the lowest settings. in both of them it's so jerky it's practically impossible to aim and shoot without the VATS. It's fucking atrocious and considering the game is essentially just "more of fallout 3" with the added hardcore mode is a godsend and gives me some originality and reason to keep playing, otherwise I'd have stopped this title about 3 hours into it...

Jandau:
What fascinates me is how different the game turns out for various people in regard to bugs.

For instance, I played the game on the PC. I had zero significant bugs. No quests broke, no saves got corrupted, nothing like that. I had a few cases of enemies getting stuck in the terrain, but that was rare and not a big deal.

Also, I use an NVIDIA card, but didn't notice any performance issues, much less something that would warrant a special patch. Heck, I don't even have a good one. It's an old 9500 and it still ran smooth as silk.

Now, I'm not saying that because I had a smooth ride that everyone who says otherwise is lying, but I can't help but feel kinda bad for the game when it's constantly being bashed for bugs and called broken when I found almost no bugs in the game...

I'm exactly the same, except mine is the 360 version.

Alright, I had a few problems, like enemies levitating 50ft above my head once and a few quests where it gave me the objectives in the wrong order, but apart from that I had a glitch-free ride.

I don't feel sorry for the game though, or Obsidian for that matter. I feel sorry for the people who have experienced major game breaking bugs after putting in hours upon hours of game time

that's great and all,but i already finished the game twice!!! without touching a roulette a single time!!!! (the game crashes when i win big)

Yes, it is big and will have bugs. But having save files corrupt? How the fuck did you manage to miss that?

I'm pretty far in the game and thus far I think I've only had one bug, which was quickly resolved by reloading the game. Of course, that probably comes down to dumb luck on my part.

Bugs what bugs?

I have not had an issue with it on my laptop. Hell I have already bet the game and on my second run though.

Dear Bethesda,

Please-
Buy Obsidian Entertainment
Remove the Company
Fire Employees

Love,
FNV Fans

YOU DO NOT MESS WITH THE MONEY MAKERS IN THIS HOUSEHOLD!

OT: Huzzah!

SirBryghtside:
I hope they add a little in-joke in the patch, say, a talking radscorpion that handstands on purpose :P

That would be amazing, they should add it in as one of the random encounters with the Wild Wasteland perk.

I'm about 65 hours in, and have only just started experiencing problems, and damn, I'm getting a lot of them. I got the PS3 version (I know, I only got it on PS3 so I could replicate the experience I had with Fallout 3), and I had little to no major bugs, other than a few AI and graphical glitches, but after an hour or so of playing, it just decides to disintegrate with gamebreaking bugs and significant framerate issues and frequent freezing. I hope the patch'll help.

I don't really know why this has gotten so big? I've had barely any bugs or issues at all??? Love the game too :D

For the PC version, I wonder how many of the bugfixes will come from FalloutNewVegasNexus.com

:D

99% of the bugs are Bethesda's fault on this one, despite Obsidian's record. Because first, the Oblivion engine is outdated and trash, and second, I have no doubt that Bethesda were the ones shoving this game out the door as publisher.

That being said, I completed a 35-hour playthrough and only ever experienced minor graphics glitches.

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