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Google Earth design brings Fallout 4's map to life

Bethesda created a fairly large map for Fallout 4 and some gamers might have experienced difficulties in navigating it, especially after discovering most of the locations the game has to offer.

However now, one gamer has found a rather smart way of making it easier to use. Instead of scrolling your way around a jam-packed 2D map with icons all over the place, why not just make it 3D! 

Reddit user KidaXV posted a few pictures of Fallout 4's map onto the r/fo4 subreddit, taking up a Google Earth-styled design. As you can see in the photo above, the map looks a lot smaller and maybe even easier to use too. 

If you would like to check out a larger version of this 3D map, click here. 

[KidaXV]

Fallout 4 Wasteland Workshop DLC coming next week, new trailer confirms

Bethesda today unveiled Fallout 4’s second DLC, Wasteland Workshop, which will launch on PS4, Xbox One and PC on Tuesday, April 12.

Wasteland Workshop is a settlement-first DLC and introduces a raft of building features such as portable gardens, in-house traps, new lighting kits, animal cages and taxidermy. Use spike pits to keep Deathclaws out of your living room, or keep a pet Deathclaw caged in the backyard and let it out to slaughter Radscorpions—whose heads you may then mount on your wall.

Wasteland Workshop will be available for $4.99, or as part of the Fallout 4 DLC season pass. The DLC arrives just one month ahead of aquatic expansion Far Harbor, “the largest landmass Bethesda Games Studios has ever created for post-release content,” which is slated to release in May.  

Additionally, Bethesda will detail Fallout 4’s long-awaited Creation Kit, which allows PC players to share mods on PS4 and Xbox One, in the coming months.

Unofficial Fallout 4 patch to fix almost every bug

The bugs in Fallout 4 can be fun and weird, but some break the game and force players to restart their enitre game. That game breaking bug is something an unofficial patch for Fallout 4 on PC promises to fix.

Fallout players with a particular set of skills got tired of Bethesda taking so long to fix all the bugs in the game so they took matters into their own hands and created an unofficial patch that fixes a lot of bugs and other issues. The creators are aiming to fix EVERY bug and issue in the game. Quite ambitious.

"The goal of the Unofficial Fallout 4 Patch (aka UFO4P) is to eventually fix every bug with Fallout 4 not officially resolved by the developers to the limits of the Creation Kit and community-developed tools, in one easy-to-install package."

This patch is being crafted by the same creators of the unofficial Skyrim and Oblivion patches, so these guys know what they are doing.

The patch fixes "hundreds of gameplay, quest, NPC, object, item, text and placement bugs" and will be compatible with as many other mods as possible. To be able to run this patch players needs to have the official Fallout 4 patch 1.5.146 downloaded as well.

Check out and download the patch for yourself.

Fallout 4 Creation Kit opens up for private beta testing, then disappears

Bethesda has reportedly opened up the chance for interested gamers to test out the Fallout 4 Creation Kit via a closed beta, however after high demand the thread has been abruptly closed by the developer. 

There is no official release date for the Fallout 4 Creation Kit so far, but it is expected to launch at some stage this month. Some reports suggest that the news of more beta testing could be a signpost for an impending release, although that might not be the case.

For those that are not aware, this Creation Kit will allow PC gamers to mix up and modify Fallout 4 in a variety of different ways – which opens up endless realms of possibility for those that are interested. 

As we mentioned earlier, Bethesda posted on their online community forum that there would be a possibility of allowing gamers to get involved with the closed beta. However, with it being as easy as replying with the word "YES" in order to be posted on the thread, over 1,000 responses were recorded rather quickly. 

Therefore, Bethesda then closed the thread "for the time being," which suggests that it might well open again soon, but nothing is confirmed on that front. 

Those that did make their interest in testing out the Creation Kit closed beta could receive a private messaging, including an invitation to test it out. So, if you were lucky enough to get your name in the hat, be sure to keep your eye out for a response from Bethesda. 

[Bethesda: Community Forum]

Sign up for The Elder Scrolls Legends closed beta

Hearthstone is about to get some competition from The Elder Scrolls. Players can now sign up for the closed beta of The Elder Scrolls: Legends.

About a month ago Bethesda's Pete Heins said that they were getting closer to talk about Legends, and now players can sign up for the closed beta.

The Elder Scrolls: Legends is a card game in the style of Hearthstone where player has to build a deck of cards and beat their opponents. The developers said that it will suit both those new to the genre and long time card brawlers, and it will also be Free 2 Play. The characters, monsters, lore, and everything else will come from The Elder Scrolls world, and there will be a few different game modes.

Click here to sign up for the closed beta.