Fallout 4‘s latest performance patch, one designed to target the issues affecting Far Harbor, has been submitted to Sony for certification.
Word comes by way of Bethesda’s official Twitter account, indicating that i shouldn’t be too long before the update is made available for all PS4 users.
We’ve submitted our update to Sony to resolve performance issues affecting some within Far Harbor. We will notify everyone when it’s live.
— BethesdaGameStudios (@BethesdaStudios) May 28, 2016
Citing problems with the expansion’s atmospheric effects and fog, a report by Digital Foundry revealed that, at times, Far Harbor‘s framerate dipped as low as 15fps on PlayStation 4.
“Fallout 4 usually targets 30fps on console, but a more aggressive use of a volumetric fog effect across Far Harbor’s island triggers PS4 to cap this refresh at 20fps – with dips to 15fps at its extremes.
“It’s a thick layer of alpha transparency effects causing the issue, making any real-time targeting hugely difficult, something we noticed during an early woodland mission with ally Old Longfellow. Xbox One suffers fluctuations up and down the scale and is far from ideal, but it’s certainly Sony’s machine that struggles most right now.”
Tell us, have you experienced any of these performance issues while playing Far Harbor?