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You might need to redownload your Fallout 4 Xbox One digital pre-order

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Bethesda has warned gamers that you might need to redownload your Fallout 4 Xbox One digital pre-order.

Those who have digitally pre-ordered Fallout 4 on Xbox One may need to redownload the game before you're able to play it on November 10.

According to a new Bethesda forum post, any digital pre-orders made on or before October 27 will be associated with the wrong "stub file".

"We know you’re ready for Fallout 4 on November 10th, and for those that digitally pre-ordered on Xbox One, we want to make sure you’re ready to jump in right away. If you’ve digitally pre-ordered the game on Xbox One on or before 27/10 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. Players that have this particular version of the stub file will be required to delete it, and reinstall the title," reads the post.

"If you’ve pre-ordered on or after 27/10, 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 play Fallout 4."

Anyone affected will need to delete and then redownload the game's file currently registered to their console's hard drive.

Related: Everything you need to know about Fallout 4

Here's the instructions for what you need to do to redownload:

  1. Navigate to My Games & Apps.
  2. Find the title's tile in Games.
  3. With the tile highlighted, press the [Menu] button on your controller.
  4. Select Manage Game.
  5. In the Manage Game screen, select the storage device the game is currently installed to.
  6. Select Uninstall.
  7. Once the game has uninstalled, return to My Games & Apps.
  8. Scroll right to the "Ready to Install" section under Games.
  9. Highlight the title's tile.
  10. Press [A] to select.
  11. Choose Install.

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

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