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Far Harbour’s PS4 frame rate fixed, but you’ll need to download the DLC again

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We told you before that Fallout 4’s Far Harbour DLC (though apparently really, really good) ran like hot garbage on the PlayStation 4. Thanks to the pervasive mist that blankets the area, the game often crawls down to single digit framerates, making the latest post-apocalyptic adventure more of a chore to play than it should be.

That’s now been fixed – but if you want to benefit from the increased framerate, you’ll have to delete the DLC and download it anew. It’s worth it though. According to Eurogamer’s Digital Foundry, the updated DLC now chugs along at a mostly solid 30fps. There is a bit of trade-off though; as the foggy mist was the main culprit, it’s been toned down quite a bit to get performance up to scratch.

Says Eurogamer:

“The good news is PS4 now runs at a practically locked 30fps line, at some points doubling the frame-rate seen in Far Harbor’s 15fps stretches at launch. It represents a huge leap over what we had in its original state, and the game is vastly smoother to play with this updated build in place. However, such a radical boost does come at a price, and while the island’s distinctive volumetric fog is still in play, the effect is also now visibly dialed back on PS4.”

The update was released last week, but requires that you delete the DLC you already have. To download the 6.5GB update afresh, here’s what you’ll need to do, according to Bethesda:

  1. Confirm Fallout 4 is not running. Highlight Fallout 4 in your PS4 dashboard, press OPTIONS, and select CLOSE APPLICATION to ensure Fallout 4 is not running minimized.
  2. Select RELATED ITEMS. You’ll find this under the Fallout 4 icon in the PS4 dashboard.
  3. Select MY ADD-ONS.
  4. Navigate to the DOWNLOAD ARROW next to Far Harbor and select it.
  5. You should see a notice that Far Harbor has been Added to Downloads.
  6. Wait for the downloadable content to finish downloading and installing before starting Fallout 4.

There’s no word on if or when a similar patch will be released for the Xbox One version, which still dips to 20fps on occasion.

Last Updated: June 6, 2016

32 Comments

  1. HairyEwok

    June 6, 2016 at 11:05

    So much trouble to fix a problem that shouldn’t have even existed in the first place. They had people testing the DLC so either they haven’t seen it or didn’t bother to tell Bethesda about the frame drops… OR Bethesda did get the report about the frames and didn’t give a crap because working on it would’ve influenced release date.

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  2. Greylingad[He Charges!]

    June 6, 2016 at 11:09

    7. uninstall Fallout 4, because you are now tired of playing broken games…

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    • Strawman Jim

      June 6, 2016 at 11:13

      a) Check disc cover
      b) Check if Bethesda is listed on the cover
      c) If answer is yes: Set disc alight!
      d) If answer is No: Drink beer!

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      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        June 6, 2016 at 11:25

        But, but they gave us Doom! DOOOOOOOOOOOM!

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        • Strawman Jim

          June 6, 2016 at 11:28

          Yes, but even as a broken clock might be right twice a day, so too will Bethesda occasionally distribute something that’s not bug-filled.

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          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            June 6, 2016 at 11:31

            GG

        • Greylingad[He Charges!]

          June 6, 2016 at 11:31

          DOOM was brilliant, Fallout 4 was not, unfortunately I don’t understand how the two games come from the same publisher… I really am at a loss of words…

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          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            June 6, 2016 at 11:32

            Because they’re the publisher and not the developer?

          • Greylingad[He Charges!]

            June 6, 2016 at 11:33

            But the publisher should surely have some common means of Quality control, or is their attention span the total length of a…what was that again?

          • Admiral Chief Protector

            June 6, 2016 at 11:34

            Squirrel

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            June 6, 2016 at 11:36

            LOL okay so Doom was developed by ID but Fallout 4 was developed by Bethesda
            http://www.reactiongifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/laughing.gif

          • Greylingad[He Charges!]

            June 6, 2016 at 11:37

            HAHAHA!! Ok, to be fair, it was more like ID with some ex Crytek employees and lots of luck, made DOOM…

          • Admiral Chief Protector

            June 6, 2016 at 11:42

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            June 6, 2016 at 11:53

            He’s trying to drown out the old fans?

          • Greylingad[He Charges!]

            June 6, 2016 at 11:55

            Possibly?

      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        June 6, 2016 at 11:26

        So I’ll skip c) thanks 😛

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        • Strawman Jim

          June 6, 2016 at 11:30

          You can always set it alight… after beer?

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    • HairyEwok

      June 6, 2016 at 11:13

      Step 7… or better known as the Raptor step.

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    • Pariah

      June 6, 2016 at 11:32

      Bethesda only release broken games. The fact that they’re so amazing despite that is testament to how good their games are. And could be if they were bug free.

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      • Greylingad[He Charges!]

        June 6, 2016 at 11:34

        “if” – also “as” which in afrikaans translates to burnt wood….

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        • Pariah

          June 6, 2016 at 11:36

          Something you don’t need to do in Fallout because it’s not a survival game. 😛

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  3. Strawman Jim

    June 6, 2016 at 11:10

    but Eurogamer sucks donkey wang; I don’t trust them as far as I can spit on them. I will delete the DLC though, and reinstall it but that’s only because you were nice to inform us about it. Thank you senpai Tim!

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  4. Admiral Chief Protector

    June 6, 2016 at 11:30

    HAHAHAHAHAHA
    HAVE YOU TRIED TURNING THE DLC OFF AND ON AGAIN????

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  5. Admiral Chief Protector

    June 6, 2016 at 11:30

    BWHAHAHAHA

    Reply

  6. Admiral Chief Protector

    June 6, 2016 at 11:32

    Oh man, and the guys on caps, I feel for them.

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    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      June 6, 2016 at 11:33

      Obviously a PC guy explaining to peasants

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    • Pariah

      June 6, 2016 at 11:33

      You’re the one who was on caps…

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      • Admiral Chief Protector

        June 6, 2016 at 11:33

        whoooooooooooooosh
        [watches comment fly right over Pariah]

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        • Pariah

          June 6, 2016 at 11:35

          Uh, no I got it. You seem to have missed the point though. Mr Caps Lock.

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          • Admiral Chief Protector

            June 6, 2016 at 11:35

            Bloody capitalist

  7. Admiral Chief Protector

    June 6, 2016 at 11:35

    “There’s no word on if or when a similar patch will be released for the Xbox One version, which still dips to 20fps on occasion.”
    XboxTwo?

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  8. VampyreSquirrel

    June 6, 2016 at 12:03

    It’s just 6.5GB… again.

    Reply

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