Fallout 4's High-Res Texture Pack Wants An 8GB Video Card and 58 GB of Additional Space

If you want those sweet, sweet high-resolution textures, be prepared.

News by Mike Williams, .

Today, Bethesda outlined the details of a high-resolution texture pack for desktop PC and PlayStation 4 Pro support, both coming to their respective versions of Fallout 4. Let's start with the high-res texture pack. If you want to play Fallout 4 with these textures, you need to ensure your PC is up to snuff. First, you need an additional 58 GB of hard drive space on top of the basic game install.

Then here are the PC specs required for the texture pack:

  • Windows 7/8/10 (64-bit OS required)
  • Intel Core i7-5820K or better
  • GTX 1080 8GB/AMD Radeon RX 490 8GB
  • 8GB+ Ram

While 8GB of RAM is rather common for enthusiast players, not everyone is sporting the latest video cards with 8GB of VRAM. That video card requirement is pretty hefty. You can't even buy the AMD Radeon RX 490 yet and the GTX 1080 is $589 at minimum. This pack is only for the best of the best, folks. At least the update is free!

"If your system can handle it, the Commonwealth will look better than ever. Give it a shot and if you need to return to the original textures, you can disable them within the game's launcher menu," says Bethesda.

For owners of the PlayStation 4 Pro, patch 1.9 will add support for the upgraded console. The update will include native 1440p resolution, enhanced godray effects, and enhanced draw distance for trees, grass, objects and NPCs.

Both of these updates will be launching next week.

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  • Avatar for cldmstrsn #1 cldmstrsn A year ago
    No thanks. Ive been done with the game since Far Harbor and probably wont ever pick it back up. Thats just a lot of requirements for a high res texture pack.Edited January 2017 by cldmstrsn
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  • Avatar for not_themilkybarkid #2 not_themilkybarkid A year ago
    It's the CPU that got me- a $400 6 core CPU? Just for higher resolution brown? No thanks!
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