Bethesda’s “Fallout 4 VR Launch Details” Article, Specs Required Revealed

Bethesda Softworks continue their hype for the imminent Fallout 4 VR release on Steam soon, with an article that reveals more information about the game. This title is up for pre-purchase now on Steam.

Fallout 4, the legendary post-apocalyptic adventure from Bethesda Game Studios and winner of more than 200 ‘Best Of’ awards, including the DICE and BAFTA Game of the Year, comes in its entirety to VR.

Fallout 4 VR will bring all-new combat, crafting, and building systems, with a complete suite of gameplay options designed to provide best immersion and comfort, according to Bethesda Softworks. These includes “direct movement toggle, Pip-Boy display settings, left hand mode, optional realistic sneak” and more.

The game will be releasing on Monday December 11st at 7PM EST for the HTC Vive. To get us hyped, they have created the following video from Lead Producer Andrew Scharf and Community Manager Jess Finster to walk us through the game and the controls.

Here are the system specs:

System Specs


  • 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


  • 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

The developer is also sharing the following tips and tricks on their article.

  • 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 by simply going into Main Menu -> Settings -> VR -> and toggling Direct Movement on. Fallout 4 VR also includes other player options like left-handed mode, 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. Also optional Activation Helpers help players be more precise when picking up objects or interacting with the world. You can adjust any of these options anytime by going into the game’s “Main Menu” and selecting “Settings” and then “VR.”
  • 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. 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. Even scale the size of the Pip-Boy. 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. Also don’t forget, you can throw grenades at your foes by squeezing and holding the side grips of the primary controller and then releasing when you’re ready to throw. Quickly reload by tapping the side grips.
  • Settlements: Scroll through the building pieces with one controller while the other controller can be used to move around items around. Players can scrap items the same way. You can move around in Workshop Mode by teleportation to make building structures even faster.