Fallout 4's game-breaking bug, and how to avoid it

I've been trying to take a more old school approach to playing Fallout 4. Namely, I've been avoiding looking at guides or tips online, because I want to experience the joy of exploring, and finding secrets on my own. I've also found renewed joy in sharing my experiences with friends who have chosen to take the same approach. However, when it comes to game-breaking bugs, it's worth a look at what not to do. Minor spoilers after the jump.

There is one particular location that you're going to want to avoid, if you wish to continue playing your game. Specifically, there is an area named Monsignor Plaza. At some point in the game, you'll be sent here to do some quests. You're going to want to completely avoid going here.

So far, there are some theories as to what exactly causes the game to crash. But what is known is that at some point when you enter that particular settlement, the game is going to crash. What's interesting is that it seems that depending on how far you are in the story (or perhaps depending on what side quests have been completed), you may be able to enter it safely. However, your best bet is to simply avoid going to that are entirely, until Bethesda is able to patch the game.

There are a number of quests that require you to go to that area. If you've already ran out of other things to do, and feel that you must complete those now, there are some workarounds. Some of them include console commands, so only PC gamers are going to be able to take advantage of them. For a running list of workarounds, check out this thread on the official Bethsoft forums. Be aware that you're bound to run into some bigger spoilers, should you check out that link.

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Source: Bethsoft Forums