Bethesda Details Forthcoming Xbox One X Updates, Patches


With the Xbox One X set to hit retail tomorrow, a lot of companies are already hard at work preparing patches to make their first and third-party games look better than they ever have. With that, Bethesda has gotten a jump on the competition, with a new blog that breaks down all the changes that will be coming to some of its bigger titles for the holiday season, including The Evil Within 2 and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus.

Although dates for the updates haven't been given as of yet, they are expected soon, and will push the games to their technical limits, so they look absolutely fantastic on Xbox One X. They're detailed below:

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

  • Supports 4K Resolution
  • Enhanced features include:
    • Dynamic Resolution

Fallout 4

  • Supports 4K Resolution
  • Enhanced features include:
    • Dynamic Resolution
    • Enhanced draw distance for trees, grass, objects and NPCs
    • Enhanced God Ray effects

Skyrim Special Edition

Dishonored 2 & Dishonored: Death of the Outsider

  • Supports 4K Resolution
  • Enhanced features include:
    • Dynamic Resolution
    • Improved framerate stability
    • 4K textures
    • Improved geometry/draw distances
    • Improved anti-aliasing
    • Improved shadows quality

The Evil Within 2

  • Enhanced Features include:
    • Upgraded resolution
    • Higher framerate
    • 30 fps lock removal

The Elder Scrolls Online

  • Supports Native 4K Resolution and HDR
  • Enhanced features include:
    • Increased view distance
    • Upgraded shadows with Screen Space Ambient Occlusion
    • Upgraded water reflections

The company did note that both Fallout 3 and The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion would also be getting touch-ups for the Xbox One X, with those updates expected to arrive soon as well. Details weren't given on those.

There's no word if other Bethesda games like Doom and Prey would be seeing any sort of updates, but the games already look great in their own right, so they should look just as good on Microsoft's new system. We'll let you know if anything changes.

Wolfenstein II in 4K, though. We're drooling at the thought.

The Xbox One X arrives at retail tomorrow for $499.