Content of the article: "I reduced my stashbox from 750/800 to 470/800, dropped 90% of my notes/holotapes, tweaked a few settings… and mostly all lag/latency and my frustration with the game went away!"
Seems I reached my breaking point with all of that this morning. The reports from new console users and how most of these issues went away made me jealous. I started thinking about updating my rig. But would that even help? Was there nothing I could do until the next patch?
Turns out, there was a solution! And I’ve listed all of what I did below. I can’t say for certain what changes mattered most. However, I am certain a less filled stashbox/inventory makes a significant difference.
It took me maybe an hour. But the payoff was so worth it! I immediately noticed a significant difference with my Handmade. Bullets just… came out faster. I guess there was a latency issue I hadn’t noticed? But… wow. I can’t really stress how much better it feels to kill things now. It’s like over time, I had become this old man, not realized I became old, then suddenly I was young again! That’s the best way to describe the overall change.
Generally, the pip boy, map, stash – everything became more responsive. Unfortunately, The fav wheel lag still occurs, but it is much, much better. I did find myself stuck to the workbench for a brief second or two after using it. So like I said above, there are definitely issues caused directly from the last patch. Still, whatever issue still persisting is less annoying.
Ok, here’s what I did.
Note: this was much faster and easier for me given fallout 1st, but it’s all still doable without it.
On my main, I reduced my stash from 750/800 to 470/800, and I dropped 90% of the notes/holotapes in my inventory. Some items I dropped, some I scrapped, some I transferred to other characters.
The most heavy items (somewhat valuable rifles) I put on an alt character. I took the risk and used the suitcase method with fallout first. I got realistic with what weapons I really use. The heavier it is, the more I considered moving it.
Note: it’s unclear to me what is more stressful for the stashbox/game: weight vs the number of items. For now, just assume both are an issue.
I kept one of every Fasnacht mask and dropped the rest. Why would I ever need 10 sun masks?? How big of a deal is it that each mask is listed as a separate item in my stash? (All clothing is like this, but maybe our recent influx of masks caused some universally felt lag..?)
I scrapped maybe 200 common clothing/outfits. Even though all of these items are weigh very little, the number of items reduced in my stash dropped by maybe 1/2 or maybe 3/4, which is important! Also, I got 20 atoms in the process from scrapping 76 outfits (:
One other thing I did:
- I switched my display from borderless windowed to full screen. I kept the default “High” settings (rather than my custom settings which is probably too much for my PC)
Anyway, I hope trying out some of what I listed above helps improve your game experience, makes you feel “young again” etc. Good luck!
TLDR: Reduce both the weight (try going to 500 or less) and number of items in your stashbox. Drop all unnecessary notes/holotapes. Consider tweaking your display settings. Feel young again!
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