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Fallout 4’s next patch beefs up visuals on PS4 Pro, PC

More mod support coming next week, too

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Fallout 4's next patch will add PlayStation 4 Pro support and PC users will get a beefy high-resolution texture pack that significantly ramps up the game's visuals.

Update 1.9 on PlayStation 4 will roll out next week, and for PS4 Pro users, it will add native 1440p resolution, enhanced Godray effects (those shafts of light coming through clouds or trees) and enhanced draw distance for trees, grass, objects and, perhaps helpfully, NPCs.

The high resolution texture pack takes up another 58 GB of hard drive space and carries its own set of recommended specifications. "If your system can handle it, the Commonwealth will look better than ever," Bethesda Softworks said in a blog post. "Give it a shot and if you need to return to the original textures, you can disable them within the game’s launcher menu."

Bethesda also teased an update coming for The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim Special Edition, on all platforms, that along with the update to Fallout 4 is "bringing new features to Mod content" for both games. Bethesda said more about that will be shared in the coming week.

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