Fallout 4 Purple Characters, Skins and Objects Error

Fixing Bugged DLCs Causing Purple Characters and Objects in Fallout 4

Some DLCs in Fallout 4 are currently causing errors, including crashes that may lead to textures, characters, and objects appearing purple. This can significantly impact your gaming experience. While a permanent fix is pending, a patch is expected to address these issues in the near future. In the meantime, here’s a workaround to help you continue playing the game.

What to Do if You See Purple Characters and Objects in Fallout 4?

How To Fix Fallout 4 Characters And Objects Are Purple
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To resolve the issue of purple characters and objects in Fallout 4, consider removing the problematic DLC packs. Currently, the Wasteland Workshop DLC, Automatron DLC, and Nuka World are known to be causing these issues. Removing these DLCs may allow you to continue playing the game without interruptions. While it may be frustrating to remove paid expansions, it’s a temporary solution to enjoy the game.

Additionally, certain mods may also be contributing to the problem. It’s recommended to remove all mods while troubleshooting the purple character and object issue, as pinpointing the exact mod causing the problem can be challenging.

How to Remove DLCs on PS5

Follow these steps to delete a DLC in Fallout 4:

  • Hover over the Fallout 4 game on your home screen and press the Options button.
  • Select Manage Game Content.
  • Choose the DLC you want to delete and hit the Delete option.
  • Exit the menu and relaunch the game.

If you’re unable to delete a DLC using the above method, you can try the following:

  • Delete the game, then visit the PlayStation store to redownload it.
  • During the download, you’ll see a window listing all available DLCs. Manually deselect the ones you don’t want and proceed with the download.
  • Disable auto updates in Settings to prevent unwanted DLC downloads in the future.

How to Delete DLC on Steam

To remove problematic DLCs via Steam:

  • Right-click on Fallout 4 in Steam.
  • Select Properties, then navigate to the DLC section.
  • Untick and remove the problematic DLCs, allowing Steam to update the game accordingly.

While awaiting the patch release, this method should help eliminate the issue of purple characters and objects in Fallout 4. If problems persist, consider reaching out to Bethesda Support for further assistance.

Once your game is running smoothly, explore guides on getting purified water, retrieving companions from power armor, and optimizing supply lines in Fallout 4.