Fallout 76 Has Some Rough Framerate Problems on the Launch Xbox One [Update]

Fallout 76 Has Some Rough Framerate Problems on the Launch Xbox One [Update]

Early signs.

Update: Bethesda says a day one patch is planned that "will address known performance, graphical, AI, and other issues you may encounter." A second Fallout 76 beta for Xbox One on October 27 from 2pm PT/5pm ET to 4pm PT/7 pm ET.

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Bethesda held its anticipated B.E.T.A. yesterday for a few short hours. While responses to the beta vary between players, there were some noticeable technical issues especially some framerate drops on older Xbox One hardware.

I played the Fallout 76 beta on an original Xbox One hardware and noticed framerate drops and noticeable lag whenever I traveled between areas, which sometimes meant my framerate would dip after walking a couple meters. I wasn't the only one having this issue as the framerate appears to be a common issue among many beta testers, but particularly players on older Xbox One models.

Xbox One X players appeared to have had a better experience with the beta, but framerate drops were still present on the more powerful hardware, though less frequently. During a preview event in West Virginia USgamer attended our colleagues from Digital Foundry also recorded framerate issues on Xbox One X. Those problems appear to have been fixed on Xbox One X, but problems on the original Xbox One seem to persist.

Bethesda warned players before the beta that there would be some bugs in the Fallout 76 beta and now we see why. Outside of the framerate and lag I also got stuck in a loading screen to the point I had to reboot the game, and there were some oddly behaving character models.

We'll have a more in-depth analysis into our time with the Fallout 76 beta later today, but it appears there's still some work left to be done in Bethesda's first online-multiplayer Fallout game.

Set in the post-apocalyptic region of Appalachia (formerly West Virginia), Fallout 76 sees one of the earliest survivors leave the Vault to discover that the country they once knew is gone. Check out our Fallout 76 preview and our Fallout 76 guide for everything we know about the upcoming Fallout.

Fallout 76 is coming out on November 14 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

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Matt Kim

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Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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