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Fallout 76 Unlocked Frame Rate Is A Built-In Speed Hack

Unlocking the frame-rate in Fallout 76 will increase your speed within the game. While this isn’t strictly a hack but, it is a bug that has been part of Fallout for as long as the same game engine has been used.

Fallout 76 is based on the same game engine as Fallout 4 and seems like Bethesda still hasn’t figured out how to eliminate this bug.

The reason for the increased speed in Fallout 76 with the unlocked frame rate is that the physics is tied to the FPS. Meaning the higher the FPS the higher is the character walking and running speed.

The increased speed in Fallout 4 was acceptable due to it being a single-player title. However, Fallout 76 is a multiplayer game and players with this built-in speed hack have an advantage over other players.

I doubt that Bethesda will be able to fix this unlocked frame rate issue for Fallout 76. The reason behind it is simple, this a game logic or game engine bug.

Chances are Bethesda will lock the game at 60 FPS to avoid increased player speed. I look forward to what solution the studio comes up for this Fallout 76 unlocked frame rate speed hack.

Speaking of the game, the PC beta for Fallout 76 is underway. The PC version of the game features plenty of graphical settings but, it is missing a few important graphics settings.

These missing graphical setting in Fallout 76 are v-sync, anti-aliasing, and FOV slider. However, these settings can be tweaked from the game’s ini file.

Also, the fact that these settings are present in the ini file, it is safe to assume that these settings will be present in the final release.

Come to think of it, the reason why the game doesn’t feature a v-sync option could be Bethesda trying to restrict players to 60 FPS. Also, the game doesn’t have any unlock FPS option. You need to tweak the Nvidia Control Panel to unlock FPS.

Bethesda has also confirmed that Fallout 76 will feature micro-transactions. However, the studio has assured it won’t force players to pay real-world money. Not only that, the micro-transactions are cosmetics only.

Fallout 76 is an open-world action adventure game in development at Bethesda. The game rolls out on November 14, 2018, for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.