Fallout 4 1.3 Beta Update adds HBAO+ and Nvidia Weapon Debris effects

Fallout 4 1.3 Beta Update adds HBAO+ and Nvidia Weapon Debris effects

Fallout 4 1.3 Beta Update adds HBAO+ and Nvidia Weapon Debris effects

Fallout 4 1.3 Beta Update adds HBAO+ and Nvidia Weapon Debris effects


Fallout 4's new 1.3 Beta Update has been added to Steam, bringing to the game HBAO+ as an ambient occlusion option and Nvidia Weapon Debris effects. 

HBAO+ will be available on both AMD and Nvidia GPUs but weapon debris will only be available on Nvidia hardware.  


This beta update is a work in progress so before opting into the beta, back up your saved games.



To get the beta, you need to do the following:

  1. Log into Steam
  2. Right Click on Fallout 4 in your Library
  3. Select Settings
  4. Select Betas
  5. A drop down menu will appear. Select Beta Update
  6. Select OK.
  7. Wait a few minutes and Fallout 4 should update.
  8. When done, Fallout 4 should appear as Fallout 4 [beta] in your Library

If you decide you don’t want to run the Beta anymore, redo steps 1 – 4. At the drop down, select NONE – Opt out of all beta programs.


  Fallout 4 1.3 Beta Update adds HBAO+ and Nvidia Weapon Debris effects

(HBAO+ as used in World of Warcraft)


Beta Update 1.3.4

New Features

  • New ambient occlusion setting, HBAO+
  • New weapon debris effects (NVIDIA cards only)
  • Added status menu for settlers in your settlements
  • Added ability to rotate an object you are holding with left/right triggers and pressing down on left thumbstick lets you switch the rotating axis
  • Improved "ESDF" keys remapping support while in Workshop mode


Gameplay Fixes

  • General memory and stability improvements
  • Improved performance when looking through a scope
  • Fixed issue where player could warp to a different location when aiming
  • Companions can no longer get stuck with radiation poisoning
  • Fixed an issue where Vault 81 residents would not dismember correctly
  • Big Leagues perk now displays calculated damage correctly
  • Fixed issue with third person camera not displaying properly after exiting certain crafting stations
  • Fixed an issue where subtitles would occasionally not update properly
  • Effects will properly be removed on companions when items are unequipped
  • MacReady’s Killshot perk now calculates headshot percentages properly
  • Fixed an issue with NPCs getting stuck in Power Armor
  • Fixed a rare issue with companions getting stuck in down state
  • Second rank of Aquaboy now calculates properly
  • Fixed an issue with resistance not always lowering the damage correctly when added by mods
  • Enabled number of characters available when renaming an item (XB1)
  • Fixed issue with player becoming dismembered while still alive
  • Robotics expert is now usable in combat
  • Stimpaks can now be used on Curie after the transformation
  • Playing a holotape found in wilderness while switching point of view no longer causes the screen to blur or controls to be locked



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Most Recent Comments

15-01-2016, 12:37:13

So they're slowly adding more of the Gamedoesn'tWork stuff to it now?

They really need to sort out SLI/CFX while they're at it.Quote

15-01-2016, 12:44:05

I'll be retesting performance with HBAO+ on and off tonight with my fury X and GTX 980Ti.

Hopefully it will work well on both. Fingers crossed.Quote

15-01-2016, 12:52:27

Wicked I look forward to that! Quote

15-01-2016, 13:00:45

I'm so glad I didn't buy this game. Every time they release a patch it looks like a changelog for a new Early Access build. Maybe by 2017 it will be a finished product.Quote

15-01-2016, 13:40:30

It seems that way. Looks like they built it fully on Gamedoesn'tWork then ripped it all out because it ran so poorly.

Well I enabled HBAO+ and it hasn't harmed my FPS any, not that they were great to begin with, mind.Quote

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