Fallout 4 Digital Pre-Load Glitch Potentially Affecting Users On The Xbox One

Fallout 4 is going to be released soon and as the digital pre-load has already been available for the Xbox One users, it needs to be downloaded again in case the game was digitally pre-ordered before or on October 27th and the Xbox One was not utilizing the Instant Power-On mode. In that case, there might be an incorrect “stub file” downloaded for the game that renders the whole pre-load useless forcing the users to download it again. Bethesda recommends to delete the install and re-install it again.


If you meet the criteria for this glitch, which is similar to what 343i Industries shared regarding Halo 5: Guardians on the Xbox One, then you might need to follow the steps listed below in order to ensure you have the correct pre-load installed on your Xbox One.

  • 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.

Fallout 4 is set to launch on the PC, PS4 and Xbox One on November 10th, 2015.

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Khurram Imtiaz

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