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Fallout 76 targeting native 4K resolution on Xbox One X

Fallout 76 is expected to launch on November 14, 2018, starting at $59.99. Even though Fallout 76 is entirely online, it isn't a massively multiplayer online game. At any given time you'll be playing with dozens of people, not thousands. It's similar to titles like Anthem and Destiny 2, and focuses on emergent gameplay.

Whenever an Xbox One X Enhanced game is announced, customers always want to know about the benefits Microsoft's new console will receive. Digital Foundry was able to conduct a detailed analysis and found that Fallout 76 is targeting native 4K resolution on the machine.

While this is still an early build and more enhancements will come before launch, the game still manages to hit native 4K resolution at certain times. Dynamic scaling is employed to preserve performance because Fallout 76 is a multiplayer game. Hopefully the visual quality will reach higher resolutions once the title launches in November. Unfortunately, the title only runs at 30 FPS on consoles.

Since Microsoft has a marketing agreement with Bethesda, Xbox One players can access the B.E.T.A on October 23, 2018. The B.E.T.A. begins for PC and PlayStation 4 players a week later on October 30. Just like many games nowadays, Fallout 76 features Xbox One X enhancements and possibly runs at native 4K resolution on the system like Fallout 4. Keep in mind that the B.E.T.A. download is the essentially the full game, so you may need around 45 GB of space.

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4 Comments
  • Am I the only one that wishes devs would prioritize better geometries and textures over resolution? I have a 60" 4K TV and games honestly only look slightly better in 4k than 1080p. Hardly seems worth the extra computational power.
  • I would rather they cut back on resolution to add better particle effects and textures. 4k looks horrible if the textures and particle effects aren't there.
  • yeah that was the promise right? 4k textures because of the increased RAM and memory bandwidth. oh well...
  • any xbox one players for the beta? or just ones that preorder