Mar 242009

The Pitt DLC is available for download right now. A word of advice: don’t.

The DLC is broken out of the box, nearly 100% of Xbox 360 users are having freezing issues, and PC users are having similar issues at nearly the same rates. Clearing the cache on the Xbox does not work, nor does deleting the file and redownloading.

It’s still early, and only has been out for 4 1/2 hours, so there’s no announcement from Bethesda just yet. So for now, stay away until it’s fixed.


UPDATE! Bethesda has released an official statement:

We are continuing to look into the issues people are experiencing with The Pitt for Xbox 360. As of now it looks like the file for the English version on Xbox Live was somehow corrupted. We are currently working with Microsoft to remove the existing file off of Live to prevent any further downloads. Our plan is to replace it with a new file as soon as possible. We hope to have another update for you shortly.
Bethesda is also claiming that the PC version is unaffected, but there are numerous reports on their forums which state otherwise.

Links to the the official Bethesda complaint box, the first and second links are closed threads, the third link is active.

Update: The DLC was fixed as of March 25, 2009. It works fine now. A one day turnover from Bethesda and Microsoft, which has to be some sort of record.

[tags]Video Games, Fallout 3, The Pitt, Xbox 360, Xbox live[/tags]

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  10 Responses to “Fallout 3: The Pitt: Pittsburgh? More Like Glitchburgh”

  1. Ouch. Glad I’ve got this on my PC.

  2. It’s broken on PC as well according to reports on the Bethesda forums.

  3. Ahhh – another case of software shipping before it is fully cooked.

  4. no its not another case of software shipping before its done… You should look into things more instead of reading 1 insert and coming to your conclusions based on that. dummy lol. floating objects, red diamond location markers that show up randomly on screen, textures dropping in and out, FREEZE UP at the opening gate. Your telling me they rushed this out with all those problems addressed? NO.

    most likely the issue is some dummy at bethesda shipped the wrong version to MS. Look at all the problems, and you’ll understand that THIS VERSION WAS NEVER MEANT TO BE SHIPPED.

  5. I’d love to believe that there is some sort of Jerry Lewis style mix up with the whole thing but honestly, so much software in the world of gaming ships incomplete or at best in a late beta phase that I think it’s just business as usual.

    Although I agree with your battle cry of “THIS VERSION WAS NEVER MEANT TO BE SHIPPED”.

  6. Speaking of mistakes, I think you guys meant the word “Fellow” instead of “Follow”…..

  7. A ARedditFollow – you got us on that one! Took me a little time to figure out what you were talking about but it’s all fixed now.


  8. I’m playing it on the 360 and i didn’t experience any glitches whatsoever. it was a great.

  9. It was fixed the next day, it’s fine now, as you can attest.

  10. The Pitt excellent addition to the game Fallout 3, I liked better than Broken Steel!

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