Concerning The Pitt

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Since The Pitt went back up on Xbox LIVE last Wednesday, we’ve received feedback that some folks were experiencing freezing issues while trying to access The Pitt. We’re working with Microsoft to get a version of The Pitt up that corrects the aforementioned freezing issue. Once the content is up and available, we’ll let you know.

We’d like to thank all our fans who generously and methodically reported what they were seeing on our official forums, via email and on this blog. This data was immensely helpful in tracking down these issues.

Thanks again to everyone for their support, patience and feedback.

Reader Comments

  1. We support all the hard work you guys put into every game and DLC, thanks for another awesome package of content. I know you guys will be able to solve any issues users are currently having. It was flawless for me and I’m looking forward to my 2nd play through of The Pitt.

  2. I personally never had a single issue with my playthrough, but it’s awesome to see you guys on top of it, you guys are great. Can’t wait for Broken Steel!

  3. Personally, before you attempt to fix the dlc, it would have been nice to fix the regular game. Lots of people, myself included, are having rampant freezing issues with just the regular game and there hasn’t been a single word from the dev team about it. It’s a glorious game, but if I can’t play it for more than 2 minutes, what is the point of playing it at all, let alone downloading new content?

    Plus, I can’t even get GFWL to work, but I am pretty sure that is MY problem.

  4. Still nothing on the VATS bugs that many in the PC forum have been reporting and have meticulously documented… I wouldn’t know of any Pitt problems because I still haven’t bought it because of the VATS bugs.

  5. You ROCK!! Appreciate all the time and effort you all have put into this DLC for us, I am sure it has been stressful and frustrating for you. You have all our support and understanding, and as much patience as we can. If you didn’t make such great games, we wouldn’t be so impatient, so don’t take it too hard when some are griping. We know how hard you are working to fix the problems.

  6. “Still nothing on the VATS bugs that many in the PC forum have been reporting and have meticulously documented… I wouldn’t know of any Pitt problems because I still haven’t bought it because of the VATS bugs.”

    I would also like to see this addressed. It completely ruins the experience for many PC users and it’s been present since the game’s release. Bethesda really needs to focus on fixing existing broken elements of Fallout before introducing new ones.

  7. is there any time line on a patch to fix this problem i love the game i have ben the best of the outlands to the worst and now i ant to do the same in the pitt but it freezes up every time i get close to the new dlc zone it freezes up faster then my old lady after eight hours of game play so plz let us know an eta on the time to get this problem fixed i hate to waste money cuz it is hard to come buy now aday u guys still rock and do awsome work so please keep up the great work

  8. Fallout 3 is easily one of my all-time faves. Hopefully the latest patched version of the DLC will run without any hiccups. I’m eager to venture into The Pitt. (Just need my Slaver outfit. :/)

  9. hope you fix this soon as i am really looking forward to this fallout 3 has been one of my favourite games keep up the good work

  10. Thank You Bethesda for listening to our problems. Fallout 3 is a great game and is very deserving of GOTY. Can’t wait to finally get some slaver clothes…

  11. “I would also like to see this addressed. It completely ruins the experience for many PC users and it’s been present since the game’s release. Bethesda really needs to focus on fixing existing broken elements of Fallout before introducing new ones.”

    The VATS bugs in question haven’t been present since release, they’ve been present since patch v1.1.035. There’s now a process for getting some semblance of function out of DLC using the old v1.0.15 executable in order to restore VATS to its full functionality.

  12. i have had no issues with this excellent dlc except for one quirk. i only played through once so far so i cant remember the name of the leader of the pitt. but i got his power armor (looks like the tribal armor) and i eventually gave it to charon. now after playing a couple hrs i noticed when i accessed charons inventory, the armor wasnt listed but he is wearing it. i took it from him before to repair it but now its gone from his inventory, but yet i see it. kinda like his original armor. not a big deal i like the tribal one better. :)

  13. thanks for addressing it so the forum ppl will have one less thing to throw a childish fit about! can’t wait to play the pitt!!!!!

  14. Still one of the best RPGs I’ve played in spite of the minor hiccups. The only problem I’ve had with the Pitt was that I can’t get the achievement for finding all 100 ingots. I gave 10 to Everett and now that I have the other 90 I can’t talk to him. AS bit frustrating as I have every other achievement unlocked. Great game though.

  15. Really enjoyed THE PITT on PC, although I would have loved to see a little bit more real estate dedicated to the slaves (maybe some pens) and more abandoned appartments to explore.

    Also please can we get a general bug fix and engine clean up patch before the next release? Lots of people are experiensing issues with VATS and several in game creatures have strange bugs that launch them into space.

  16. I was hoping for a patch(since only one of my characters can’t enter The Pitt) but hell, I thought they wouldn’t do anything at all. Thanks.

    Still, a patch for other issues please?

  17. I love fallout 3,but this is gettin old. The Pitt DLC is junk. it lags out and the save files are corrupt. 3 times iv tryd to play it and all 3 times it froze and i had to shut down my X-Box. I love fallout3 but i wont be playin it anymore. i would like my money back but i dont see that happening. IF YOU THINK IT HAS BUGS DONT RELEASE IT!!!!

  18. Good on you Bethesda! Many of us who WERE griping, were frustrated by a seeming lack of acknowledgment, but this response is exactly what I was looking for. I’m waiting to play what I am sure will be a worth while add on, but take the time to do it right. As long as I’m here though, how bout 20 more levels? lol
    Thanks a ton for addressing this!

  19. I concur with the demands to patch the VATS bug. I think Fallout 3 is the last Bethesda release I will buy in a long time, at least until I am convinced they improved their release quality. This is simply unacceptable, and all the more disappointing considering how entertaining the games are when they work correctly.

  20. Bethesda, you are welcome.

    Now, will you please fix VATS for me? Pretty please? I DID pay 30 pounds for your game,didn’t I? So how about you fix what you messed up in your “patch” so that I can play your otherwise great game again? Thanks!

  21. I’ve deleted and re-downloaded about 10 times and it still doesn’t work. Everytime I get close to the marker to retrieve the disguise, the game console locks up. Maybe you guys have fixed the problem for some, but not all of us! Nice try though!

  22. I look forward to finally entering The Pitt. Hopefully a patch will be available soon.

    Great game. Keep up the good work.

    Lewis

  23. Fallout 3 really is one of the best games available. However, I have a motorcycle in my Megaton house that does not seem to work. Could you fix that? I can’t outrun the Deathclaws. Thanks.

  24. I hope you will look into issues on the PC side as well. Since the 1.4 patch and The Pitt DLC, Fallout 3 is randomly crashing. Sometimes it goes for an hour and crashes, and sometimes it lasts for 60 seconds. I can verify that it is the v1.4 patch, because if I cancel the update and manually update to the previous patch, Fallout 3 is stable. Please help Bethesda.

  25. “Fallout 3 really is one of the best games available. However, I have a motorcycle in my Megaton house that does not seem to work. Could you fix that? I can’t outrun the Deathclaws. Thanks.”

    Is it April 1st where you are currently?

  26. I love Fallout 3. It’s easily the most fun I’ve had playing a video game in a long time. You guys need to have all the DLC’s available for PS3. I’m a big fan and want to continue supporting your games, however, when you lock out a portion of your fan-base it makes it difficult to consider your future products. Please make every effort to expand all Fallout 3 projects to both xbox and PS3. Thank you.

  27. hey are you guys ever going to fix the freezes of tenpenny tower becus its not letting me in there. i need to get in there for the nuka cola quest plz fix that at the same time as this fix then the game would be great

    thanks from your greatest fan justin

  28. Hey guys, we’re waiting, albeit patiently. Maybe the new version is out, and I’m just ignorant, but can it really take this long to put something on XBL?

  29. Have played fallout to death and both OA and the pitt and every bit of the whole lot was just amazing for me. Keep up the good work guys. And thanks for the continued support.
    PS. Once the pitt was deleted (once) then redownloaded (once) it worked perfectly all the way through. Not one single crash.
    It’s the 360 version just to be clear!

    Oh yeah, I love the dog in fallout and found him easily, but I can’t seem to find the V8 interceptor anywhere in the wastes?

  30. Thanks for The Pitt! After Anchorage I was a little disappointed couse of the lack of RPG elements, but now…. just awesome! It was thrilling to notice that you don’t just have one or two solutions even in DLC’s main quest, but you have also added the “gray” area. Best quest in the game! And to all that have errors, my Xbox froze only once during three Pitt visits. Thumbs up!

  31. Not good enough. Fans are being treated like scum, no updates, apologies, nothing. You’ve just taken our money and run. I expect and demand better, all paying customers do. Never buying any of your games again, never.

  32. Okay, so i downloaded the Pitt yesterday evening on Xbox Live, went into the game, spoke to a slaver that told me to meet him and get my slave gear at some tunnel to the west of where i was. I headed in that direction and the game froze, so i shut off the Xbox and reloaded thinking it would work the second time. After five tries i gave up.

    Now i know that Bethesda is working on the problem and when it’s fixed i could download The Pitt free of charge.

    My question is, do i just delete the file for The Pitt and download it again or do i have to do something else?

  33. Would also really like to see the VATS and HDR+SLI issues addressed. These are making me hesitant in purchasing the DLC because the issues will be experienced while playing that content too.

  34. Fallout 3 is yet another great game from Bethesda, and is one of my favorites (along with Morrowwind and Oblivion). But hearing that The Pitt dlc is having serious issues has prevented me from purchasing yet. This is the first time I have not bought dlc on Day 1 (horse armour being the only other exception, but for different reasons), for the last two Bethesda titles. I was really looking forward to playing in Pittsburgh, but I really don’t want to take a chance that getting the dlc will cause problems. I’ve been very lucky so far with regards to issues some gamers have had; other than a handful of freezes, Fallout 3 runs fine after 100+ hours. I plan of buying The Pitt, as well as other dlc, but not until a better version is offered.