Pre-ordered Fallout 4 on Xbox One? Better check your installed files


Placeholder file flares up again

If you pre-ordered Fallout 4 on Xbox One before October 27, 2015, and don’t have your console set to Instant On, check your files — you may have a placeholder file downloaded instead of the actual game.

“If you’ve digitally pre-ordered the game on Xbox One on or before 10/27 and are NOT using Instant On power mode, you may still have an incorrect ‘stub file’ for the title, which is simply a placeholder file,” stated Bethesda on itsofficial forums. “Players that have this particular version of the stub file will be required to delete it, and reinstall the title.”

“If you’ve pre-ordered on or after 10/27, you should be ready to download the necessary updates as they become available. Once these updates have been installed, you’ll then be able to playFallout 4.”

To do so, follow the process below:

  • Navigate to My Games & Apps.
  • Find the title’s tile in Games.
  • With the tile highlighted, press the [Menu] button on your controller.
  • Select Manage Game.
  • In the Manage Game screen, select the storage device the game is currently installed to.
  • Select Uninstall.
  • Once the game has uninstalled, return to My Games & Apps.
  • Scroll right to the “Ready to Install” section under Games.
  • Highlight the title’s tile.
  • Press [A] to select.
  • Choose Install.

For information on reinstalling games on the Xbox One, headhere.

The same thing has also happened to pre-orders ofHalo 5: GuardiansandCall of Duty: Black Ops IIIon Xbox One, too.

Fallout 4is out November 10, 2015, on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.