Bethesda Releases Fallout 4 VR Launch Details

Fallout 4 Fan Made Pip-Boy

Bethesda has announced that the long-awaited Fallout 4 VR release will take place next Monday, December the 11th. Fallout 4 VR is slated to be released at 7PM EST on Steam and will support the HTC Vive headset.

Fallout 4 VR System Requirements

Alongside the release date and time, gamers now know what kind of hardware requirements Fallout 4 VR will bring. Just in time for the holiday season sales, in case you need to upgrade something!

Minimum Requirements:

  • OS: Windows 7/8.1/10 (64-bit versions)
  • Processor: CPU: Intel Core i5-4590 or AMD FX 8350 or better
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 / AMD RX Vega 56 or better
  • Storage: 30 GB available space

Recommended Requirements:

  • OS: Windows 7/8.1/10 (64-bit versions)
  • Processor: CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K or AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 / AMD RX Vega 64
  • Storage: 30 GB available space

Those aren’t for the faint of heart, but if you want to experience the world of Fallout 4 at its finest in your VR headset, then a bit of horsepower just comes with the territory.

Fallout 4 VR Features

Bethesda also includes some details on just exactly how Fallout 4 VR will feel for gamers. The following mechanics and controls will be available:

  • Movement and Comfort Options: You can choose your preferred movement in Fallout 4 VR. The game will default to teleportation mode, but you can switch over Direct Movement mode. Fallout 4 VR also includes other player options like left-handed mode, and vignette settings to make smooth locomotion even more comfortable. For players who choose to play in a smaller room scale, you can use World Rotation options to snap turn left and right without needing to turn all the way around.
  • Favorites Menu: To quickly access your favorite weapons and items, you can rotate and select them by rotating your thumb on the touchpad.
  • V.A.T.S.: V.A.T.S. is completely redone so you can aim and move around your targets in real time, while the world and enemies around you slows down. The camera is always in the player’s control for optimum comfort.
  • Pip-Boy: Your Pip-Boy is now a realistic extension of your arm and wrist. Simply raise your arm and turn your wrist to see your Pip-Boy appear in game. If you’re going for maximum comfort, you can display the Pip-Boy as a projected menu for even easier access.
  • Weapons: For melee weapons or tactics like gun bashing, simply swing the primary controller to knock out your enemies. Realistically aim and shoot using ranged weapons or be even more precise with Iron Sights.
  • Settlements: Scroll through the building pieces with one controller while the other controller can be used to move around items around.

Some of those options seem very likely to lead to broken objects in your gaming room, so be sure you’ve carefully set your boundaries!

For further details and tips and tricks for Fallout 4 VR, head over to Bethesda’s full announcement. Fallout 4 VR is now available for pre-order on Steam.