Fallout 76 Locks at 63fps to Prevent Speed Hacks

A new update also locks FOV.

News by Matt Kim, .

Bethesda's latest updates for Fallout 76 on PC locks the framerate in a move that will eliminate certain speedhacks in the game.

Players trying out the Fallout 76 beta on PC discovered that altering the .ini file for Fallout 76 could allow players to travel faster than what is allowed by messing with Fallout 76's physics. That's because like other Bethesda games the physics and framerate values were related leaving a vulnerable speed hack in Fallout 76. While it's fine for single-player games, a speed hack is a little more troubling in a multiplayer title.

Bethesda promised a patch for the issue as something like a speedhack could give hacking players an advantage in a multiplayer game like Fallout 76. Rather than decouple framerate from the physics, which might not be technically possible, Bethesda opted to lock the framerate at 63fps on PC. This eliminates the .ini hack and prevents players from moving above the maximum speed.

Bethesda also locked Fallout 76's FOV slider which was previously customizable. The FOV is now defaulted at around 80-90 but will adjust to user's monitor resolution.

Bethesda is pulling out the stops before Fallout 76 officially launches on PC, PS4, and Xbox One on November 14. For the final beta time, check out our Fallout 76 beta time schedule.

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  • Avatar for BulkSlash #1 BulkSlash 5 days ago
    63fps??? I can't wait to hear what John Linneman thinks about that when Digital Foundry get their hands on it!
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