Fallout: New Vegas console patch fixes 'over 200' bugs

Bethesda has released Fallout: New Vegas patch that's so huge, the publisher didn't bother to provide a list of included fixes and changes. That's because a "full changelist" would have been a novel - according to Senior Producer Jason Bergman, the patch fixes more than 200 errors.


Since New Vegas launched, forums around the web have been lighting up with complaints about glitches. The bugs have ranged from minor typos in the text dialogue to game-freezing errors. The PC version was updated about a week ago, but now the same patch has made its way to the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions.

In a recent interview, New Vegas senior designer Chris Avellone said, "I think when you create a game as large as Fallout 3 or New Vegas you are going to run into issues that even a testing team of 300 won't spot, so we're just trying to address those as quickly as possible and so is Bethesda."

Indeed, Bethesda had to release a pretty large bug fix soon after Fallout 3 came out at the end of 2008. That patch only cleaned up a couple dozen reported errors, though. When it comes to bugs, "over 200" is quite a lot.

Just for fun, here's a look at a bug that showed up during the game intro, or as the YouTube user who posted the video writes, "THE FIRST THING THAT HAPPENS IS BROKEN."

[Source: Bethesda forums]

Oct 28, 2010

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  • igothitwithabulb - October 30, 2010 11 p.m.

    I really saw very few bugs in both games, but it seemed that the bugs in Fallout 3 were more of the humourous type than anything game-breaking. I'm saving frequently as a precaution, though. On the other hand, what's up with the 100 save limit on 360?
  • reaperman22 - October 30, 2010 7:35 a.m.

    well at least i feel confident enough to buy the thing now..... seriously 200!?
  • Dabenguin - October 30, 2010 12:52 a.m.

    @xerroz and boom goes the dynamite
  • nightmare17 - October 29, 2010 7:04 p.m.

    I just bought the game and Downloaded the patch. The game runs perfectly, I never ran into any glitchs yet. The game is really fun and humorous. hopefully the DLC is worth buying.
  • Cleanser247 - October 29, 2010 5:19 p.m.

    It is a great game, its just got lots of bugs, which is pretty normal for these kinds of games.
  • Talus - October 29, 2010 3:35 p.m.

    I haven't seen a new patch on 360 yet either
  • bigal0001 - October 29, 2010 2:44 p.m.

    I lost 14 hours of gametime to a stupid bug, then after restarting, lost another 4, yeah, it happened to me TWICE. This patch had better fix this crap. I haven't been prompted to download anything...can anyone verify whether or not this was actually released?
  • xerroz - October 29, 2010 5:57 a.m.

    i jacked off to that Cass picture, shes so hot
  • Mexicutioner - October 28, 2010 11:55 p.m.

    Fallout 3 was never this buggy. Sorry for the double post.*
  • Mexicutioner - October 28, 2010 11:54 p.m.

    No offense to Obsidian, but why was this given to Obsidian? Granted, I am having a blast with the game, but goddammit is that game buggy as hell!
  • batmanboy11 - October 28, 2010 11:31 p.m.

    Over 200 bugs? Holy shit.
  • Longnuts - October 28, 2010 10:59 p.m.

    Where is this patch? It says released for 360 but I didn't have to update the game when logging in just now.
  • Deathgod67x3 - October 28, 2010 10:56 p.m.

    I got the xbox 360 version and have yet to update the game and the only problems im having is the dam butterfly/hornet type bug that deals way too much damage. I dont know if it's supposed to do 20 damage or what but it seems to do about 20% damage with each hit no matter my health.
  • NightCrawler_358 - October 28, 2010 10:18 p.m.

    This is pretty bad. Hurry up and patch the PC version, it's literally unplayable with my graphics card, but not because its underpowered. I can play 3 at 60 fps, but New Vegas is like 10-15 no matter how high or low my settings are. Patch the game fast or I'll demand my money back.
  • JADENkOTOR - October 28, 2010 10:06 p.m.

    Terrible... I wish I would have waited to play through the story but Im impatient. It would have made life much easier. Bethesda has had glitch problems since Oblivion (and probably before). The complete lack of finish and polish they put on their games is worse than any dev I can think of.
  • D0CCON - October 28, 2010 9:39 p.m.

    Well that's sad. Why not have an open beta that limits the amount of things you can do (maybe just a quest or two and not all of the weapons) and fix all the bugs people find then. I never would have thought of giving a single player RPG a beta, but if this is what is happening to Bethesda/Obsidian games, by all means, do it. 200+ bugs is unacceptable, and I bet there will still be patches that fix even more. The main reason I didn't get this right away was to see if bDisableAllGore=1 still worked on the PC version. Luckily that also means I don't have to face so many bugs.
  • mahabat - October 28, 2010 9:27 p.m.

    woops i meant fallout 3 (my first fallout
  • mahabat - October 28, 2010 9:25 p.m.

    wow... thats fricken hillarious, i literally laughed the whole time about the guys head spinning around. 200 fixes? glad i didn't get this game sounds even more broken then the first fallout
  • TheCakeIsaPie - October 28, 2010 9:25 p.m.

    Call me paranoid, but I think the frequency of buggy releases is too high to be coincidental. Could it be developers are getting bug reports from unpaid testers: the players who buy it on day one? I know that with millions of lines of code, not every bug is going to be fixed, but I wouldn't appreciate buying a finished game to play a beta, so that the programmers have extra time to iron out "over 200" wrinkles.
  • oneshotfinch - October 28, 2010 9:25 p.m.

    The exorcist head was caused by Steam making a corrupted version of the game available for download, it's not a glitch. The rest of this shit is unacceptable though and trying to justify it rather than saying "Ok we fucked up We'll keep patching the game" is the worst part.

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