If you’re among the many ravenous gamers looking to explore the wasteland next week on your Xbox One, you may want to take heed of Bethesda’s official warning. If you pre-ordered and pre-installed Fallout 4 on the Xbox One, you might not have the right version installed.
Bethesda had players download a placeholder file when they initially pre-ordered the game. That file is not the game itself, and it will not work on launch day. You’ll have to uninstall that file and install the new one.
There’s a caveat here. If you have Instant-On enabled on your Xbox One and your console automatically downloads updates, you should be ready to rock. If not, read on.
If you want to pre-load Fallout 4, Bethesda has issued some official intructions.
- Navigate to My Games & Apps.
- Find the title’s tile in Games.
- With the tile highlighted, press the [Menu] button on your controller.
- Select Manage Game.
- In the Manage Game screen, select the storage device the game is currently installed to.
- Select Uninstall.
- Once the game has uninstalled, return to My Games & Apps.
- Scroll right to the “Ready to Install” section under Games.
- Highlight the title’s tile.
- Press [A] to select.
- Choose Install.
Essentially, you’re uninstalling and reinstalling the game. That means you’ll remove the placeholder install and installing the real thing.
Fallout 4 launches for the PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on November 10, 2015.