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Fallout 4 keyboard not working: Quick Fix

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Fallout 4 is a role-playing action game developed by Bethesda Game Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks in 2015. Many players are encountering issues with the keyboard while playing Fallout 4, the issue with the keyboard is that it stops working while the player is in the game.

In this article, we have discussed the causes of the Fallout 4 keyboard not working issue and a few ways to help you fix the issue.

What are the causes of the Fallout 4 keyboard not working issue?

Below we have mentioned some of the most common reasons that might be causing the Fallout 4 keyboard not working issue.

  • Wrong or outdated keyboard driver.
  • Conflicting with the controller.
  • Conflicting with other software.

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How to fix the error?

If your keyboard suddenly stops working in Fallout 4 then we have explained below a few ways that might help you resolve the issue.

Restart the game and reconnect your keyboard

When this issue comes the first thing you wanna do is disconnect the keyboard and then reconnect it and if it doesn’t work then the second thing you wanna try is restarting the game. These two are very simple and easy methods for resolving any temporary issues with the keyboard.

Update keyboard driver

It is possible that you are using an outdated version of your keyboard driver and that is causing this keyboard not working issue in Fallout 4. To know how to update the keyboard driver follow the steps below.

Step 1: Right-click on the Start icon and then click on the Device Manager from the drop-down menu.

Step 2: Under the Keyboards option find and right-click on your keyboard and then in the drop-down menu click on the Update driver option.

Step 3: In the Update river window, click on the Search automatically for drivers option and then windows will automatically start looking for and will download the latest keyboard drivers.

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Disconnect the controller from the PC

If you are using a controller then it is possible that it might be interrupting the keyboard input, to check that simply disconnect the controller from your PC and then try again to use the keyboard in the game.

Disable Steam overlay

If you are playing Fallout 4 through Steam then it is possible that it is the reason for the keyboard not working issue as it might be interfering with the keyboard program. If you want to disable the Steam overlay then follow the steps.

Step 1: Open Steam then click on the Library tab.

Step 2: In the Library, right-click on Fallout 4 and then in the drop-down menu click on the Properties option.

We have used screenshots with a different game but the steps to disable the Steam overlay are the same.

Step 3: In the General tab, make sure to uncheck the Enable the Steam Overlay while in-game option.

Save the changes on Steam and then restart the Fallout 4 game again.

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