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Far Harbor runs like rubbish on the PS4 , but a fix is coming

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Last week, Fallout 4’s second DLC, Far Harbor, was released on all of the platforms that are currently home to Bethesda’s latest post-apocalyptic RPG. Unfortunately, it runs like complete garbage on the PlayStation 4 – spawning reddit threads and forum posts where people have gathered to complain about the game’s horrible performance.

According to reports, frame rates can dip to the single digits – making the experience nigh unplayable for many. It’s a little like the Corvega plant, before that performance was patched up. It all seems to have to do with the fog that permeates the atmosphere around Far Harbor; the thick and pervasive radioactive mist seems to be eating all of the PlayStation 4’s CPU cycles.

Says one affected player:

“I played Far Harbor on my PS4 and after an hour I had to come off due to it being simply unplayable. You won’t believe me when I say that my FPS must have dropped to as low as 3 or 5, but it’s true. The first mission where Longfellow takes you to Acadia was impossible to fight anything, I’m assuming this is due to the way they render the fog and the lighting because places such as Acadia are fine. Annoyed me as this shouldn’t happen on a console to this degree.”

The problem doesn’t seem to exhibit on the Xbox One, probably for two reasons; the Xbox One is running at a lower resolution, and the Xbox One’s CPU has a tiny bit more juice.

Bethesda has acknowledged the issue and has said it’s working hard to fix the DLC.

“We made optimizations based on the Far Harbor beta feedback, but understand some people are experiencing issues. We are actively working on more improvements.  As we have news and information, we’ll update this post. Thank you for playing Fallout 4.”

Bethesda’s games have a history of not performing all that well on Sony’s platforms, but we’d not have expected this sort of thing given the relative similarity between the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and even PC this generation.

Last Updated: May 23, 2016

47 Comments

  1. Alien Emperor Trevor

    May 23, 2016 at 15:03

    Its performance is all smoke & mirrors. huehuehue

    Reply

  2. Kromas GG

    May 23, 2016 at 15:06

    Bethesda and bugs … I mean ….

    Reply

    • Ottokie dancing on rainbows

      May 23, 2016 at 15:09

      They go hand in hand. But the games are awesome so they are forgiven for the most part.

      Reply

      • Ottokie dancing on rainbows

        May 23, 2016 at 15:10

        *fixed

        Reply

        • Kromas GG

          May 23, 2016 at 15:12

          True. But I mean there are still people who expect Bethesda games to not be buggy. Blizzard games to have a stable launch and EA games to not be littered with DLC and payed for content.

          Reply

          • Ottokie dancing on rainbows

            May 23, 2016 at 15:13

            They are probably new to this whole “gaming” thing

          • Kromas GG

            May 23, 2016 at 15:14

            Most likely console players.

          • Ottokie dancing on rainbows

            May 23, 2016 at 15:15

          • Ottokie dancing on rainbows

            May 23, 2016 at 15:15

            …wait

            I have a PS4

          • Kromas GG

            May 23, 2016 at 15:16

            Refer to your previous post. 😛

          • VampyreSquirrel

            May 23, 2016 at 15:23

          • Ottokie dancing on rainbows

            May 23, 2016 at 15:24

            GG

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            May 23, 2016 at 15:32

            Hopefully Uncharted 4 as well? Way better graphics than Witcher

          • Greylingad[He Charges!]

            May 23, 2016 at 15:34

            Well U4 has better graphics than anything on console right now…

          • Ottokie dancing on rainbows

            May 23, 2016 at 15:35

            I am still working on the HD remakes of the previous game to catch up on the story 😛

          • Greylingad[He Charges!]

            May 23, 2016 at 15:36

            They’re quite good, I enjoyed the story bits but the gun play was atrocious…

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            May 23, 2016 at 15:38

            Wanted to do the same, decided screw it.

          • Greylingad[He Charges!]

            May 23, 2016 at 15:40

            Yep, R600 for a remaster is staunch….(got mine in the traded games bin sssshhhh)

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            May 23, 2016 at 15:41

            Got the three remasters for R200 at Rage last year

          • Ottokie dancing on rainbows

            May 23, 2016 at 15:42

            I got mine in the PS4 box

          • Greylingad[He Charges!]

            May 23, 2016 at 15:42

            Man, pre played games are the best…

          • Darren Peach

            May 23, 2016 at 15:43

            Unless you want to play it now……..like Doom and Uncharted ( I hope my Kidney goes to someone deserving…..).

    • Greylingad[He Charges!]

      May 23, 2016 at 15:26

      *Bugthesda and Begs…

      Reply

  3. Darren Peach

    May 23, 2016 at 15:12

    Dis lekker by die see. Or sea. How the crap do you say sea in Afrikaans ?

    Reply

    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      May 23, 2016 at 15:32

      see

      Reply

      • Darren Peach

        May 23, 2016 at 15:39

        Thanks Bru. I was panicking.

        Reply

  4. Pariah

    May 23, 2016 at 15:12

    I have a question. How is it exactly that rubbish can run? Unless of course said rubbish is liquefied before-hand, I don’t see it as a possibility.

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  5. Viking Of Science

    May 23, 2016 at 15:13

    It’s not just PS4, On my PC i’ve seen it dip as low as 50fps in the fog. I mean, really? It is a bit shittily optimised.

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  6. Greylingad[He Charges!]

    May 23, 2016 at 15:27

    So glad I passed on the Season Pass…

    Reply

  7. Admiral Chief Protector

    May 23, 2016 at 15:29

    YET GAME OF THE YEAR????????

    Reply

    • Greylingad[He Charges!]

      May 23, 2016 at 15:29

      HAHAHAHA!!!!!

      Reply

    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      May 23, 2016 at 15:32

      The game not the DLC

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief Protector

        May 23, 2016 at 15:34

        Don’t care, still pissed

        Reply

        • Greylingad[He Charges!]

          May 23, 2016 at 15:35

          Yeap! Same here…

          Reply

  8. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    May 23, 2016 at 15:35

    As long as they fix it it’s cool.
    Skyrim
    Wolfenstein
    Fallout 4
    Doom
    Dishonored
    I love these guys

    Reply

    • Greylingad[He Charges!]

      May 23, 2016 at 15:39

      Ok, Wolfenstein, Dishonoured, I’m omitting Doom for obvious reasons, but their bug littered hall of traps that they call open worlds, need a lot of polish, Skyrim was fun, so was Fallout, but they’re definitely not close to what I’ve seen in other games, especially not with regards to polish, not the country though…

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        May 23, 2016 at 15:41

        DOOM is like a car put together by Germans

        Reply

        • Greylingad[He Charges!]

          May 23, 2016 at 15:41

          HOLY CRAAAA…… THAT good?

          Reply

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            May 23, 2016 at 15:42

            Has to be a very close contender for FPS of the year

          • Greylingad[He Charges!]

            May 23, 2016 at 15:44

            Shoh, ok, well that’s insane!! Funny you mention Germans though….As far as I remember they have some of the Crysis guys on the team, which, you know… Ya Voll and all that…

          • Darren Peach

            May 23, 2016 at 15:46

            Dude, Doom is insanely good. I am loving it. Best game in yonks.

          • miaau

            May 23, 2016 at 16:11

            So I hear, the SP is awesome

          • Darren Peach

            May 23, 2016 at 15:43

            Not to be crass, But it’s like wiping your ass with silk…..

          • Greylingad[He Charges!]

            May 23, 2016 at 15:46

            Well, I’ll definitely give it a go, friend of mine has it, maybe I should pay him a visit…

          • Darren Peach

            May 23, 2016 at 15:48

            Yeah, I have my FPS blinders on. So you may be a touch more objective.

          • Greylingad[He Charges!]

            May 23, 2016 at 15:49

            Not to worry, I’m quite the fan of an FPS, so it’s kewl…

  9. Strawman Jim

    May 23, 2016 at 19:03

    Bethesda being Bugthesda again – just when I think, “hey I can lift my boycott of Bethesda”, they pull shit like this.

    Reply

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