After a couple of weeks of hype, the official high-resolution texture pack is now available to download at no cost for Fallout 4 owners.
If your computer is beefy, you’ll be happy to hear that you can make that beef worth it. A few games have been given remasters and rescales, and after one year, two months and twenty-eight days, now it’s Fallout 4’s turn.
‘Experience the wasteland like you’ve never seen it before with the Fallout 4 High-Resolution Texture Pack,’ the DLC’s Steam page states. ‘From the blasted buildings of Lexington to the shores of Boston Harbor and beyond, every location is enhanced with ultra-deluxe detail.’
Unfortunately, many of the add-on’s Steam Store page images are taken from the original game’s page so I’m not sure which ones are actually pictures of the game with the pack installed, but I’m sure you get the idea — it has basically been visually upgraded.
Here are the minimum specifications required to be able to use the texture pack without your rig running slower than a tortoise with no legs:
OS: Windows 7/8/10 (64-bit OS required)
Processor: Intel Core i7-5820K or better
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: GTX 1080 8GB
Storage: 58 GB available space (almost double the original game’s size)
YouTube commentator VinylicPumaGaming uploaded a video showing off the texture pack and comparing it to the original game’s graphics:
Some of the pack’s reviewers are disappointed with it, stating that they would have rathered new locations to explore on the already-great map instead, and others claiming they can just install mods for the game which wouldn’t require a beefy computer and make it look a lot nicer.
What’s your opinion on the new texture pack? Do you think it’s worth it? Be sure to comment your thoughts below.