Fallout 4's second major update will hit consoles later this week

Fallout 4 (opens in new tab)'s second major post-release patch will roll out to consoles this week, heralding a new dawn of easily rotatable objects and Sole Survivors who always die when they get their heads blown off. Fallout 4 Update 1.3 also fixes a number of quest and companion related bugs, which should help to keep you adventuring smoothly.

You can read the full patch notes on Bethesda's official site (opens in new tab), but be forewarned: there are unmarked spoilers relating to certain quest lines and characters in the text. If you've spent all your Fallout 4 time poking through closets and obsessively collecting Nuka Cola Cherry instead of playing through the campaign (like me), you may want to give the specifics a miss.

I'm a little sad to see the living-while-headless glitch (opens in new tab) go, but I suppose it is for the best. Ideally Bethesda would add in a Fallout: New Vegas style "Wild Wasteland" perk to let you turn the fun glitches back on. Maybe that can be the first stop for Fallout 4 console mods.

A new status menu for settlers in each settlement and the aforementioned object-rotating system (hold the left or right triggers to rotate and click the left thumbstick to switch the axis) are the only new, non-bug-fix features in the update for console players. Bethesda said it plans to add more stuff to Fallout 4 (opens in new tab) both for free and as part of the Season Pass, so hopefully we hear more soon.

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