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Fallout: New Vegas – Major update now available

Just yesterday we provided our readers with a few more details regarding the upcoming Fallout: New Vegas DLC ‘Old World Blues,’ which as we mentioned is scheduled to be released for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC on July 19th. What we didn’t provide them with however was information on the latest patch. However, today we can tell you that the major Fallout: New Vegas update is now available.

What was originally thought to be a small update to the Fallout: New Vegas game turned out to be one of the biggest patches the game has ever seen. In fact, according to Harry Monogenis over at, the latest update contains more than 120 fixes and improvements. This includes massive world optimizations in major areas, in order to provide better performance and stability with multiple DLC installed.

Once players have downloaded the update, they will find that their character’s arms will no longer lift above their head when sneaking with specific weapons. The update has also made it so that a system save is now automatically created prior to endgame sequence. After the credits, players are prompted to load save game. This enables single save players to play the DLC without creating a new game.

The update has also made various tweaks to the audio system, in order to improve memory performance. Gamers will now be able to have 6 or more DLC installed without experiencing the infinite ‘loading DLC’ message upon startup. One of the issues that have been fixed with this update is the one where Minigun audio would sometimes get stuck/continue playing indefinitely when fired out of VATS.

Players will also notice that the Searchlight Troopers won’t bump into each other as often now, radio stations will now work correctly if downloadable content is uninstalled, the NPC AI packages will no longer get stuck at HD, Big Sal / Nero will no longer accept yield if the other is already dead and Veronica won’t wait for a player to speak to her before she leaves after Hidden Valley is destroyed any more.

The update has fixed a large number of problems that gamers were experiencing, including the issue where the sound cut out after extended playthroughs, a bug where upgraded ED-E could be killed in non-hardcore mode, the crashes that occurred in Ultra-Luxe, the issue where Lily’s weapon would be displayed oddly on her back and the rare case of a black screen during dialog at the REPCONN facility.

You can read the full list of changes, fixes and improvements via the website. Have you downloaded the Fallout: New Vegas patch yet?

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Written by Tina Chubb

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