Fallout 4’s Next Gen Update Couldn’t Have Gone Worse with 2 New Mods Removing All Aspects of It – and They’re Real Popular

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Fallout 4 Next Gen update


  • Despite anticipation for the next-gen update, Fallout 4's upgrade has disappointed many players who are rushing to downgrade.
  • Thanks to modder intervention, PC players can revert to pre-update states or skip the upgrade entirely.
  • The next-gen update on PC breaks numerous non-Creation Club mods, creating frustration among players and modders alike.
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After the Fallout TV show was released, tons of players thought it was the ideal time to revisit (or visit!) the games. Amazon Prime made it easier, as free copies of various titles from the franchise were being given out for free leading up to the show’s release.


We also recently got the next-gen update for Fallout 4 on consoles and PCs, and it seemed like Bethesda was going all-in to promote the post-apocalyptic franchise. Not all is well, however, as people are rushing to remove the upgrade from their system for some major reasons.

Modders Fix the Damage From Fallout 4’s Next-Gen Update

Fallout 4's next-gen update is an absolute disaster
Fallout 4‘s next-gen update is an absolute disaster

Fallout 4 is typically named as the ideal entry point for newcomers, and you’ll have seen a ton of people go back to it after the release of the TV show.


That’s why, when the next-gen update was announced to come out, it seemed like a great deal—a free update that would truly make the nearly decade-old game a modern experience through visual enhancements, new quests, weapons, and a lot more.

However, instead of enhancing the experience, the update has left many scratching their heads in frustration, wondering why Bethesda ever thought this update was a good idea.

The situation’s so bad, that a couple of modders have decided to swoop in and take matters into their own hands. Thanks to the Fallout 4 Downgrader and STEAM – Skip Next-Gen update mods on Nexus, PC players can fix their games.


The Downgrader restores the game to its pre-update state, allowing players to use mods like Script Extender and Buffout. The mod page also offers handy instructions to prevent Steam from auto-updating the game after the downgrade.

On the other hand, the STEAM update skip mod is for players who haven’t upgraded yet and don’t plan on it. The mod lets them trick the STEAM client into believing they’ve already acquired it. So, don’t delete your saves or uninstall the game yet; there’s a way to save them.

What Did the Next-Gen Update Do?

The update managed to do more harm than good
The update managed to do more harm than good

On PC, they broke a lot of non-Creation Club mods, leaving modders scrambling to find fixes and anybody using those mods breaking their heads trying to figure out what’s broken.


Even the release of the DLC-sized Fallout: London mod has been infinitely delayed, thanks to the next-gen update breaking Script Extender.

The infamous crashes related to the weapon debris graphics setting on RTX cards are still there, ultrawide support isn’t as good as it should be, and framerates are still capped at 60fps, among other issues.

If these don’t seem that big of a deal, take a look at how popular the two mods mentioned above are. They’re the top two most popular mods for Fallout 4 from the past seven days on Nexus, and they’ve been downloaded over 40,000 times.


Do you think the noise around the next-gen update is warranted or overblown? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!


Written by Vibha Hegde

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Vibha is an avid gamer that has been in the content writing space for over three years. With a Bachelors in Computer Applications, Vibha chooses to explore their passion for pop culture and gaming. When not hunkered over a controller trying to beat the Demon of Hatred in Sekiro, you can find Vibha relaxing to jazz during a digital painting session.