Fallout 4 developer Bethesda announced that gamers who digitally pre-ordered Fallout 4 before Oct. 27th and are NOT using the Instant On power mode on the console may have the wrong file downloaded on their Xbox One.
The consoles affected have the wrong “stub file,” or placeholder file, downloaded to their hard drive. Gamers who have the wrong file will be required to delete it and then reinstall the game.
Gamers who pre-ordered the digital version of Fallout 4 after October 27th should be able to automatically download the updates.
To install the correct file:
- 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.
Bethesda referenced Microsoft’s support page about reinstalling Xbox One games here.
This isn’t the first time that an incorrect “stub file” downloading onto Xbox One’s as Microsoft had the same issue with Halo 5 only a couple weeks ago.
Fallout 4 launches November 10th on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.