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Fallout New Vegas: Patch Update Release ETA – Xbox 360, PS3 and PC

We have some good news to report now, as Bethesda has just confirmed that a patch update will be on the way for Fallout: New Vegas to address the horrible technical bugs that are present in the game.

If you haven’t heard already, the game is suffering from some serious problems, mainly crashes which end up freezing PCs and also the Xbox 360 and PS3 consoles.

However, you can’t fault Bethesda’s quick response to the problems, and they issued the following statement to Kotaku:

“We are currently working on releasing patches/updates as quickly as possible for Fallout: New Vegas, for all platforms. Announcements regarding the patches are forthcoming.”

This should please the hundreds of you who are currently mulling on whether to return the game or not, as we expect the patch update to go live within the next few weeks.

What are your thoughts on this? Are you pleased that an update is on the way, or are you still not happy with game after release?

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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Sirtrolley
Sirtrolley

i cant enter new vegas it says i have an unreadable disc and  ihave tried all three ways to enter and it still doesnt work so the sooner these patches geet out the bettter

Sirtrolley
Sirtrolley

i cant enter new vegas it says i have an unreadable disc and  ihave tried all three ways to enter and it still doesnt work so the sooner these patches geet out the bettter

reza
reza

hi pleaze new patch 7100usb eta

cptflint
cptflint

guess WHAT…
this update RUINED my save for the 360 and I'm pissed. keeps telling me my save relies on dlc and I have never downloaded anything for fallout new vegas. wtf?

PlasmaBomb
PlasmaBomb

I'm getting random hard crashes on the PS3 on version 1.02

anonymooose
anonymooose

Why test it when you've got a load of people out there who will not only test your game for you, but they'll also pay for that privilege!

Wonder if that's how the test team sold their testing strategy to management?

guy
guy

xbox get dead money first because where premium online players, we pay for our services and get rewarded for it, things that are FREE are normally worse, for example psn. i have both so this is and unbiased opinion.

americanjoe
americanjoe

ive done everything you can ive called sony and done the dance through the system settings deleted game data and re loaded the 1.02 version stll freezes i want a refund this is soooooo weak. DEC 26, 2010

RedChief19
RedChief19

Ever since this Update just as the new DLC was released, I have seen freezes when I walk more then 50 ft in one direction or try to enter V.A.T.S. sure I can play the game walking 49ft, saving and never using V.A.T.S., which would be rather annoying, but wtf why does an "UPDATE" freeze the game and make it to where I can not play, I even bought the DLC and it's still screwing up I did not spend 20 bucks for no reason they need to fix this crap or I will sue…ok not really but yeah wtf?!

davidred5
davidred5

My Game Crashes all the time even since i performed and update I bought the game new stick it in my PS3 downloaded the new version and I cant play the game for more than a few mins without it crashing I am not having any problems with any other games I will be asking for a refund unless it is fixed ASAP

bennyoblivion
bennyoblivion

Nope I can't restrain myself any longer, I have to say what I imagine by now hundreds of thousands of gamers are thinking., This is absolutely, intellect insultingly ,F#%KING RIDICULOUS. I cannot believe this crash pile was released. All I simply try is activating the Caravan card game, and bang, hard freeze. It doesn't even matter where I try it, I've switched characters and locations, same result, and listen, I own Fallout 3, not even the GOTY edition, and played through from start to finish and never crashed once, so one can tell me I have no right to bitch… Read more »

peter
peter

where parts of the map and mission left out before the patch because there are things that i feel are missing from the game?

elboobio
elboobio

I have had the game since release date, first week of having it no problems. The further I got into the game I started to notice a lot of bugs, not minor ones either, I couldn't finish a lot of primary quests, I managed to scrape along with constant restarts and saves and putting up with the fact that a lot of the charecters in the game are now just frozen in time unable to interact and during one of the final quests the battle of hoover dam, carnage ensues with charecters who are allies attacking me, NPC's disappearing and… Read more »

Mutter5
Mutter5

i have it on ps3 and mine only freezes when i try and enter the strip. Otherwise great game but for me no strip, no vegas

Colin
Colin

I’m so gutted! Played for hours and hours, finished one character, started another and got all the way to Primm and now every time I use my pip-boy or load it freezes and I have to reboot my 360. Any help?

Guest
Guest

this is why I download games from the net test them and if I like them I buy them I will not be buying this game after this.

jae
jae

totally feel the same way. i waited two years for this game to come out and now i've worked myself into corners because I can't enter certain rooms or entire areas (the strip, for example). it seems like the longer i play it, trying to get around the obvious faults, the more glitches i find and the more boxed in i am. i mean, i've been doing ncr shit because it didn't involve as many rooms and that finally glitched out on me this morning. and if it were just stalling, maybe i'd be less offended, but i literally walk… Read more »

Dom
Dom

I'm SO SO SO MAD!!!! Even after the latest update I've just downloaded (PS3), the game is still freezing, jumping, slowing down all the time…. WTF are these idiots doing…. I really enjoyed fallout 3 and less problems with a game that is over 2 years older than new vegas. Thinking about it, I had less problems with Oblivion. They need to be issuing us with some form of money back or compensation, over £40 for this crap…. Are we mad?… Bethseda and obsidian are laughing at us, but not for much longer if this continues, the damage is being… Read more »

David
David

well shit i cant even load my games every autosave is gone and the ones that 1 presave are constantly freezing not even loading the page nwo im on the hoover dam with 10 quests and i cant even move on very dispointed with the service so far.

Deuce_da_Deuce
Deuce_da_Deuce

Agreed anonymous. I'm still Super salty! :-<. i've been waiting for this game since i beat the last fallout. and like other people said; they had to have know about these freeze ups and crashes. Thumbs Down Bethesda. THUMBS DOWN!!!!

Doozey45
Doozey45

"What are your thoughts on this? Are you pleased that an update is on the way, or are you still not happy with game after release?" am i pleased? kind of a stupid question. And yes im still NOT happy with the game. A friend of mine experienced this problem before me. His game would not load it said DLC was no longer available.. He froze at level 26 right in the middle of Brother hood of steel missions.. i didn't think anything of it until it happened to me at the exact same part of the game!!! i was… Read more »

frustrated gamer
frustrated gamer

Bethesda is garbage, absolute garbage. Fallout new vegas is by far the buggiest and most annoying game of all time. You can't even complete one third of the game before it crashes and your screwed permanently. what a joke, a terrible one at that. when the F is the patch ready for 360 and PS3 users because this is unacceptable. Bethesda should do a total recall on their garbage product, and every single person should get there money back, not friggin store credit. — So bravo bethesda, way to cut corners and release and terribly inferior game. This business practice… Read more »

Lushion
Lushion

I love the fallout series, but this is pathetic. This seems to be becoming a trend with all game developers. It is a bold violation of consumer rights, but no one of authority cares because its just a "video game". I have every achievement for fallout 3, and was hoping to do the same with new vegas. But as stated by everyone else I can't even finish the game because of crashes. Everyone needs to make an example of Bethesda and Obsidian. Return the game and never purchase anything they make again. It will be a message the other companies… Read more »

SSS-Spencer
SSS-Spencer

what should i do to download the patches help please or have they even came out yet…

SSS-Spencer
SSS-Spencer

is there a way to download it manually? because it not asking to download any patches….

The Piper
The Piper

OK, I'm sorry, but anybody that tries to tell me to "save more often" to avoid any problems obviously has standards that are way too low. I counted down the days to get the game, as I loved the majority of the other installments of the series. But to get a product like this, after Fallout 3 did so well? So sad. And no, Fallout Freak, I don't know how to program a game this immersive. So what? I'm a jail guard. If an inmate were to get out because I slacked off doing my job and something awful happened,… Read more »

MCAT
MCAT

PS3 IS SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SO SUCK MY BALLS ASSHOLES PS3 IS SHIT HAHAHAHAHA

U2Batch
U2Batch

I LOST THE CLASSIC 10MM PISTOL BY A GLITCH…I WANT IT BACK!!!! CUZ THERES NOW WAY I CAN GET IT BACK LOOKING AROUND IN THE GAME CUZ IS A DLC!!!!

aibonitobv
aibonitobv

HEY MY 10MM PISTOL THAT COMES IN THE CLASSIC THING ITS GLITCHED…A RED SIGN LIKE(!) AND I CANT GET BACK FROM THE FLOOR HELP!!!!! DID THIS HAPPEND 2 U?

lopemon
lopemon

Oh my…, that doesn’t look good Bethesda. After the first patch the game just became unplayable (PS3): Freezes when entering VATS. Constantly restarting the console shouldn’t belong to one of the quests of that game. Fallout 3 had sort of similar bugs for me but seeing New Vegas suffering from the same issues 2 years later is just so disapointing. Last Vegas

smelly socks
smelly socks

i do not know but i think the same as you.

STEPHEN MCGOVERN
STEPHEN MCGOVERN

PLAYING ON 360, GAME CRASHES FREEZES, AND HAS TO HAVE A SYSTEM RESTART AND THAT CORRUPTS FILES, THEN WHEN DIEING AND GOING BACK TO THE LAST SAVE IT SAYS "CONTENT UNAVAILABLE" SO YOU BASICALLY HAVE TO WIPE EVERYTHING OUT AND START OVER? TO FIND THE SAME S*** KEEPS HAPPENING? THIS IS A DEVELOPERS LACK OF ATTENTION AND JUST GREED TO GET THE MONEY FOR THE GAME, ITS DISGUSTING.
I NOTICED GLITCH PROBLEMS A FEW HRS INTO THE GAME, IM VERY DISAPOINTED OBSIDIAN MUST BE A "SPECIAL OLYMPICS "TYPE PROGRAMMING COMPANY
AND I HAVE BEEN A GAMER SINCE 1978

Sam
Sam

Yee! I'll be done with the game by the time I get a freaking patch! It's the crashing I'm worrying about, just restart the game and here we go. It's the freaking bugs, slowdowns, game play issues. Sometimes my companion gets, somehow, lost and dies, or disappears and stops following me out of nowhere. Then, I have to go all the way back and try to find where he got stuck. Other times, when you fight, I couldn't bring up the V.A.T.S or would get it working delayed, other times it's the menu that just doesn't want to come up… Read more »

Fisk
Fisk

Update for PS3 in US is finally out, FYI

pissed off bloke
pissed off bloke

so well over 30 hours into the game which could have been good apart from all 16 saves have this dlc error what a load of bollox. Nearly tempted to drive up to glasgow and stick the disc up their ass in person. Is the so called patch gonna mean i can play on? Or will i need to start again? Cos i feckin wont be! And dont ya think the patch in a few weeks thing is a total joke. Why not put out a game that works out of the box?

Juiceman2G
Juiceman2G

Has anybody noticed a popup icon after you save your game, and then try to load it up again saying, this save requires downloadable content which is no longer available, would you like to continue this loading data, and when you hit yes, it prompts you that you cannot continue due to no storage device being available. has anyone recieved this save error on x360 if so let me know because its slowing my progress on completing the campaign/ thanks………

Fallout Freak
Fallout Freak

All the people who keep complaining about the crashes and glitches being the programmers fault… I havent heard the first thing about the people game design companies pay to find these glitches (for those of you who dont know they are called testers for a reason) and if these people dont report the glitches how do the programmers know to fix it. and some of the glitches happen if you do stuff in a certain order or if you decide to kill somebody to soon. I have been playing since release and yes me and my girl have both had… Read more »

scott
scott

every time i go from 1 area to the other e.g freeside to the strip north it freazes

Tyler Woida
Tyler Woida

I must say that I really do enjoy the new Fallout experience as much as the next guy, but these freezes and glitches that I'm running into are making it more a hassle than an enjoyment. I got the collector's edition and I really do enjoy the next layout, but I want the update patch to be available so we can get this silliness behind us and enjoy New Vegas how it was meant to be played. 😀 TTYL, Tyler Woida

joel
joel

i left all my weapons inside the lucky 38 casino and everytime i go in to get my guns i try to leave when leave it freezes. it also freezes in the strip alot. i got 10 freezes in 20 min

Bethany
Bethany

I was very excited about this game–pre-ordered it and everything. I would have definitely been bummed out if they pushed back the date, but I would eventually get the game when it would finally be released. With that said, Bethesda really shouldn't have rush-released the game. The bugs and glitches are so infuriating that the game is simply not enjoyable for some players. A good number of people have already returned the game whereas most of the affected are keeping theirs and waiting for the patch to fix things up. I've personally experienced a pretty bad game breaking glitch–and it… Read more »

Donvesta3
Donvesta3

I cannot get into the pip boy without it freezing up my 360. Sooooooooo goddamn frustrated.

frostedbutts
frostedbutts

So I clocked in a bunch of hours, level 12 in freeside. I have 3 seperate saves that all give me the “downloadable content not avail load anyway?” And when I hit yes I freeze up at the loading screen. I’m able to start a new game but fuck that shit, whats the solution for me? Wait two more weeks? Shit COD will be out by then I should just return this

Jmonster
Jmonster

I agree with SOL. Ive had no problems except it freezing once. Fallout 3 had the same problems on 360, but at least the patches fixed that. Just save often and on different saves. Its not that big of a deal, after all its just a game. Also, if you're using a 360, clear your caches. it helps!

that guy
that guy

hey mine did not freeze until the update this sucks every damn time i go inti VATS it freezes

zeppelin76
zeppelin76

sol and dvs ur bunch of idiots. There are more handicaping problems than the occasional crash or freeze. mine freezes whenever i press the right bumper to enter the vats. So how am i supposed to "suck it up and keep playing" ?

jackoneill
jackoneill

ok first of all SOL its pretty bloody hard to keep saving when ur whole effin computer crashes and i know its not my computer cause every other game on my comp works fine ,and secondly ive put more than 40+ in fo3 for the 360 and ive barely had probs the thing is that there using the same engine from fo3 and should of had a lot of the probs fixed ,im not trying to cry about it but when i buy a game for 50 to 70$ i at least want it to be some what playable thats… Read more »

Dochooton
Dochooton

I agree. Sounds Machiavellian to me: Who cares if consumers have to shell out 60 bucks for a subpar game. Halo Reach has no bugs, because they subjected it to rigorous testing BEFORE they released it. I refuse to spend money on this until the bugs are fixed.

Who's responsible for Quality Control at Bethesda?

Desiree
Desiree

I have had nothing but issues after getting about 4 hours into the game…it constantly crashes and the glitches are horrendous.
For example, at one point I was hitting the RT button to shoot and nothing was happening…I was getting my ass kicked because I was not able to shoot everything, once my partner killed them my character started shooting…but without me hitting the button, and then she would NOT STOP…UGH
Why weren't these fixed before they released it. As a HUGE fallout fan I'm super dissapointed my experience is being hindered by these inexcusable glitches.

Chalupa Del Diablo
Chalupa Del Diablo

I've had two hard resets so far, about 20 hours in. One was actually in the first house I walked into which wasn't a great first impression. Since then everything has been running smoothly. The freezing hasn't been a big deal, what annoys me is I have one broken quest because I happened to talk to a character out of order and now the quest won't continue. This is annoying and I hope it gets fix soon but I do give them credit for everything else in the game which has been great so far. There are so many variable… Read more »

dvsdjrs
dvsdjrs

I agree with SOL… I bought the game release date, I have put some heavy hours (due to addicting gameplay) and I too just make some serious saves… YES it can be a little hastle, but at least your not losing the work you put in… YES the hard restart sucks, but xbox and ps3 are NOT super computers… They are only 2GB Ram machines….
I have 1 solution for companion freezes when enter/exit buildings…. Dont just rush into the building or out… wait a few seconds and then enter/exit the door…. DO NOT BUTTON MASH, YOU WILL FREEZE MORE OFTEN….

SOL
SOL

What a bunch of baby's, could you guys cry some more? Please learn to read before hand, it's Bethseda fault no Obvilion, the one made it, Betheseda sued them to get the game out quicker and basically rush it……it's obvious none of you played Fallout 3 because it was way buggier and no one made this big of a fuzz..next, I have logged more than 40+ hours on 360 and have only had to "hard reset" it twice, wow, the far cryies from people not being able to play it, suck it up, save often and just restart you console… Read more »

clubseal22
clubseal22

I think we can fault them for a "quick" response, as these same problems appeared in a game they released two years. How about we don't fault them for a quick apology.

jackoneill
jackoneill

i got it for pc and this is a joke it crashes almost everytime i go and get those plants for that broad ,this is such a fuking tease ,im very disappointed in Bethesda they had lots of time to fix this ,its really annoying to pay money on a game that barely works ,i love fallout series and nothing against it ,but bethesda EPIC FAIL take the time and get ur beta tester to stop puting there thumbs up there ass and fix it before the release geez

Guy
Guy

It wouldn't kill them to spend a little capital on QA. It would make them money in the long run with a reputation for releasing polished product.

Fallout Boy
Fallout Boy

im running the pc version and im very lucky not to have experienced any crashes as of yet (fingers crossed) but i have noticed huge frame rate drops around NPC's and i have had a few other minor bugs, for example there was an enemy NPC who was meant to be attacking me, but instead was just stood there motionless, and when i was trying to attack him, it was like he wasn't there, bullets would just go right through him.. even when using the v.a.t.s system (which still let me target the enemy in question) i also found another… Read more »

Meh
Meh

……And another thing. All those gaming websites and magazines that were reviewing the game. They clearly couldn't have played it to review it properly or else they would have reported the problems ages ago!

Meh
Meh

I've said it before and I'll say it again, Bethesda are taking us for a ride. I have over 30 PS3 games on my shelf. The only ones that have trouble running on my console are Fallout 3 and Oblivion, both Bethesda games. I won't know if Fallout: New Vegas will work until the GOTY Edition is released. Even then I'll wait to buy it second-hand because I don't want to give such a shoddy excuse for a software company any of my money. Two words for you Bethesda – BETA TESTING!!!

connor
connor

PC has no problem xbox360 and ps3 dont have as good as graphix as i do PC THE BEST

Marcus Antonious
Marcus Antonious

Ive played it for about 12 hours now, no probs until the last coupla hours – now it seems to crash every time I move to a new area, or listen to the radio, or put the ambient music on. Generally I've found with earlierBethesda titles that cracked+hacked, illegally downloaded versions run flawlessly, while the standard Bethesda version catches up in 6 months or so. If a cracker can fix up these games within 24 hours of release, so that they run flawlessly, wtf is Bethesda DOING??

Anyway.. might look for a cracked version now.

ace
ace

This is a joke for months now. All everyone has been saying about new vegas is "please just fix the bugs we dont want another buggy fallout" and what happens they do a microsoft and release an old engine "updated" *cough* without fixing the original friggin flaws. i love fallout 3 i got it on ps3 AND PC both crash constantly (PS3 only since i downloaded the DLC) it was a joke they didnt patch it then!!! now its outright ridiculas they havent fixed it in the new one. patch coming soon…haha yeah for the simple bugs like errors on… Read more »

joey
joey

I am so glad someone else is having these problems, I was going to buy a new system just so I can play it. But fallout 3 was glitchy too, froze every now and again. Characters bending and shrinking. I just think they should deliver a game with no problems they had plenty of time to get it right the first time. Why they released an unfinished game both times ??? Fallout is a great game over all but they really should take it a little more serious on behalf of there customers and deliver a finished product.

Bryan
Bryan

My game only froze once all night last night but now it won't let me into the strip at all. It would earlier today with no problems but now when I try to enter the strip it brings up the loading screen, followed by an all-black screen and doesn't do anything. I hope this magic patch will fix everything wrong with the game, including this because I don't feel like spending another 12+ hours of hardcore mode to get where I am at now. it's ridiculous.

Zapp Brannigan
Zapp Brannigan

Wow, some people have been having worse luck than I have I take it. I have only crashed two times since I have had it, but the crashes are troublesome none the less.

AJC
AJC

In a few weeks? I have this for PC and it's not even playable. (Spoiler) When I get to the point to fight the gang harassing the small town of Goodsprings, the framerate take a dump from 60 down into the single digits. My PC ran Fallout 3 on Ultra settings with smooth frame rates, even Crysis for that matter, but the framerates are just choppy around NPCs. I don't want to imagine what the town of Freeside will be like let alone the Strip itself. I very much hope they release a patch sooner than a few weeks, or… Read more »

KURT
KURT

I HAVE PLAYED 4 HOURS SO FAR AND NO MAJOR FREEZ UP. BUT I GUESS IM LUCKY

mike
mike

they're really being retarded. it wasnt like it was hard to crash the game. play it for more than 10 minutes at a time and bam, crash.

EvilHellz
EvilHellz

its still a great game. im keeping it

Rob
Rob

They should of had a day one patch because they new these problems were present upon release. To be honest I won't return it, all I want to do is play it but I'm finding that difficult when it freezes every hour or so.

jonny
jonny

wil this be the case on the 22/10/10 release?

ShadowEXP
ShadowEXP

Will people change there review scores because people moaned about bugs.

Joshua Savage
Joshua Savage

exactly, new game like this should have been tested before close to let out, i guess the first buyers are the bug testers

Ninjaheman
Ninjaheman

Although I'm obviously grateful for a patch fix, they are obligated to fix it I would think. Having said that, it is disappointing that they didn't have this issue fixed before release.

clark3783
clark3783

The New Vegas DLC will come to PS3 just like Fallout 3. Why? Well, for one, lots of ticked off gamers. And two: because it would mean more money for them. It seems like they release on 360 first as sort of a beta test. See what's wrong with it, then polish it up for PS3. The creator of PS3 said that the hardware is such that it makes it harder for developers to program games for it. So crappy games can't be slapped on a disc and sold. Its worked so far: littlebigplanet, killzone 2, god of war 3,… Read more »

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