In about a week after the highly anticipated "Fallout 4" came out, gamers have already discovered a bug in that game that causes it to crash entirely.
According to those experienced the issue, the bug affects the PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of the game.
As detailed by several gamers, the bug seems to appear during one of the game's settlement quests where players have to travel to Mosignor Plaza. But, as most players make their way to this area, the game suddenly crashes, IGN reported.
"Been playing for around 10 hours now with no problems and now doing a settlement quest where I have to go to Monsignor but every time I go there it crashes straight to the desktop without any error message, there isn't one in the Event Viewer either," gamer JoeBBBB posted in the Bethesda forum.
"I've searched for a while before posting but only found some other people who have had this crash on Reddit (They were doing the BoS questline), I've tried the Beta patch but it's the same," the user added.
So far, development studio Bethesda has not yet released an official statement regarding this issue nor offered a solution on how to avoid this game-crashing bug. Hopefully, the company will release a patch to solve this problem.
But as noted by JoeBBBB, not all gamers are experiencing the same problem and some have already finished the game without encountering any problems. The gamer, however advised affected players to avoid using certain techniques to work around the bug.
"Don't start a new game," JoeBBBB posted. "Heard many people do this to have it come back and returning to an earlier save might make the bug come back too as it could be related to the location or something else."
"Some people have even upgraded their OS to have the crash return," the gamer added. "The crash seems to happen because the area changes, there is a console command that resets the area (I don't recommend using it though as it could change the game) and a quest that changes the area that stops the crash."
Gamestop pointed out that this is the latest bug discovered by gamers in "Fallout 4." The others, however, are not as serious as this game-crashing bug and only involve suspending characters in mid-air and other amusing physics and graphics-related glitches.
"Fallout 4" officially came out on November 10 and within three days after its release, the game had already sold over 1.87 million copies.