Some people can devote their entire night to roaming the wasteland. Some people can only devote a few hours or, in some cases, much less. If you’re on a time crunch, you’ll want to take a look at these Fallout 4 tips for busy people.
Fallout 4 is a massive game and it’s even bigger now thanks to mods and DLC. There are hundreds of unique characters to meet, thousands of enemies to kill, tons of places to explore, and a mind-boggling number of things to craft. It can and will eat up a lot your time.
Some people are able to devote entire days (in some cases, entire weeks) to all of these things. Some people, like me, are only able to put in a few hours of time (if that) each day. You shouldn’t let that make the game any less enjoyable though.
There’s no wrong way to play Fallout 4 but there are some ways you can maximize your time when you’re able to pick up a controller and enter the wasteland.
Here, I want to outline a few tips for those of you that only have a few hours per night, or per week, to play Fallout 4 on Xbox One, PS4 or PC.
These are the strategies I’ve employed during my 200+ hours playing the game and I think they’re going to come in handy if you’re feeling anxious about starting the game or if you’re looking for a way to get the most out of your Fallout 4 sessions.
Game & Console Maintenance
Before you play, make sure that you've already downloaded all of your software updates.
System updates can be large so make sure you have everything squared away before you try and jump in. Instant On mode for Xbox One is a great way to ensure that your console, and your games, are updated in the background.
You'll also want to make sure that Fallout 4 is ready to go. Bethesda has been releasing regular Fallout 4 updates (the latest is the 1.5 update) and they are usually pretty sizable.
The last thing you want to do is spend your entire hour of free time dealing with the download and installation so make sure automatic updates are turned on. That way, when you jump on, you aren't wasting time.
You'll also want to make sure that your controller and headset (if you use one) are charged and that you have batteries handy. I've already experienced this let down (not having batteries or a substantial charge) first hand and it's not fun when you're trying to cram in a few quests before your presence is needed elsewhere.