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Fallout 4 - beta patch to arrive on Steam next week

Bethesda has said to expect the first beta patch for Fallout 4 to arrive next week.

According to the company, it is "hard at work addressing the top issues," and the beta patch will be released first on Steam.

"The freedom in our games can lead to unintentional consequences that are sometimes bad, when the game combines too many unexpected elements at once," said Bethesda. "Given the scale and complexity of the systems at work, especially when allowing you to build your own settlements, 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.

After the beta patch is released on Steam, it will be followed by full release on PC, then release on the consoles. Test patches have been released for previous Bethesda titles, which the company said has "worked well" for it in the past as it allows it to "get more fixes out faster."

"Expect to see more updates, that are smaller and more frequent, than a few big ones," said Bethesda. "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."

Fallout 4 was released last week on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

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