Microsoft fixes Broken Steel DLC for Fallout 3

Written by Joe Martin

May 8, 2009 | 11:13

Tags: #dlc #fallout-3 #games-for-windows-live #gfwl #live

Companies: #bethesda #microsoft

Fallout 3 fans will be pleased to know that Microsoft has announced that it has finally fixed the latest batch of downloadable content for the game on both the PC and Xbox 360 platform.

The third DLC release is titled Broken Steel and has been the most anticipated downloadable expansion to the original Fallout 3, mainly as it increases the level cap, provides new perks and allows players to continue playing the game after finishing the main story. There's also new monsters and a quest that extends the story of the Brotherhood of Steel.

Unfortunately though the Broken Steel expansion has been broken ever since it was released on Tuesday and PC players in particular have been having problems installing the pack - problems arising from the ever-popular Games for Windows Live program which has been built into Fallout 3.

Bethesda has certainly been quick to point the finger at the Windows Live DRM errors that have stopped PC players from playing too, mainly as the release of previous Fallout 3 expansions has been equally difficult - something both Richard and Joe can attest to from their attempts to review the expansions.

Happily though, it's all over now according to Microsoft and Bethesda and players should be able to hop in and further immerse themselves in the post-apocalyptic wasteland. Richard is planning to have a look at the expansion soon too, so stay tuned for our thoughts on the Broken Steel pack.

If you've yet to play the full game then you can check out our thoughts on it in our full Fallout 3 review. If you want to let us know what you think of the expansions or Games for Windows Live then just drop your thoughts in the forums.
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