Fallout: New Vegas Patch – Xbox 360 Gamers Report Problems

By Posted 29 Apr 2011, 12:19

When a developer releases a new patch for its video games, it’s meant to sort out issues and not create them, but that doesn’t appear to be the case with the recently released Fallout: New Vegas patch. In fact, many Xbox 360 gamers have reported problems since downloading it.

According to Fred Dutton over on the eurogamer.net website, many players have posted on the Fallout: New Vegas game’s official forum, stating that they have either been experiencing regular system crashes or have been unable to load saved games since installing the new patch.

One poster said that they had settled down in front of their Xbox 360 to play Fallout: New Vegas, only to have the game freeze on them. Another forum poster said that the latest update had wrecked their game, and that it wouldn’t load up their past saves.

However, a post on Bethesda’s Twitter page acknowledged the problem that Xbox 360 owners had been having, and insisted that a fix was being worked on. The publisher said that they are currently working with Microsoft, and that they should have more information on a fix soon.

Have you been experiencing any problems with the Fallout: New Vegas game since installing the new patch?

  • Brookert

    I love how when Obsidian makes patches, it makes the game WORSE! FNV is a very fun game, with a great story and Dead Money was brilliant, and I can't wait for Honest Hearts, I just wish I could load my stupid save!

  • Sam

    Wow, and we have to wait for several weeks of certification, so they can make sure the patch will run smoothly. Now we can see people at microsoft AND Bethesda are both incompetent

  • nadrojs not fussed

    i am just gonna create a new save to use for a while, do the story a bit different, but yeh it is gonna take the mess, i should play fallout 3 for a bit until it is resolved

  • scarton

    Happened to me this morning: installed the patch and now I can't load any saved games! I get a weird error saying that my saved game contains downloadable content that's not available any more. When I continue the game hangs during the load. I had previous problems with the game freezing (requiring a hard reboot of my Xbox360) but they seemed to go away after I installed the game on my unit's HD. Uggghhh!

  • Foo

    Bethesda, Obsidian and Microsoft – Xbox Live all idiots… Why would you release an update (3) to Fallout New Vegas without thoroughly testing it! Microsoft – Xbox Live is mostly to blame for this boondoggle. It Xbox Live that allowed Bethesda and Obsidian to slip this untested update through the filter. It’s Xbox Live that you as a gamer pay every month to keep companies like Bethesda and Obsidian in line. Is it time to cut the strings between our wallets and these three idiots? I say yes….

  • Darkness

    The game crashed and froze my 360 plenty of times before the patch, and the save game issue was also a bug I suffered through pre-patch.

  • Foo

    Bethesda, Obsidian and Microsoft – Xbox Live are all idiots… Why would you release an update to Fallout New Vegas without thoroughly testing it! Microsoft – Xbox Live is mostly to blame for this boondoggle. It Xbox Live that allowed Bethesda and Obsidian to slip this untested update through the filter. It’s Xbox Live that you as a gamer pay every month to keep companies like Bethesda and Obsidian in line. Is it time to cut the strings between our wallets and these three idiots? I say yes….

  • Qwertmaster123

    Did they even try the update out before releasing it? It's an utter joke!

  • Illusive.of.AH

    I cant even get into the abandoned BoS bunker, and yes, i have Dead Money. Also, I have the vilified reputation for pretty much every group, yet they dont attack me, or send groups to kill me.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1463801569 Danny Foster

    One Massive Fail for Bethesda, One pissed off teen who cant play his save games. Woop dee doo! I guess by the time they fix this, Skyrim will be out. Cant wait for Elder Scrolls but i want to play Fallout until then or il have to go back to Olivion even though ive done everything on that awesome game. Fix please!