When Bethesda Game Studios announced the release of Fallout 4 during 2015’s E3 they also promised that one of the PC crowd’s favorite features, modding, would eventually make its way onto consoles for Fallout 4. Bethesda has been pretty quiet, despite fan fervor, as to when they would be releasing their official Creation Kit and when modders would be able to see their creations in a playable state on PS4 and Xbox One. We finally have an official answer.
In an official video and statement released April 26th Bethesda highlights and explains Fallout 4’s modding situation. They have released the official Creation Kit which should make modding much easier for PC players. In addition to this a MOD section has been added to the games main menu, so players can now load, download, and edit the mods that are currently affecting their save file from within the game.
For console players the outlook is good. According to Bethesda mods will be hitting the console version of the game this June. There is no official word on whether or not console players will be able to create mods using the Creation Kit at this time.
For PC players who want to get involved in the modding action, follow these instructions:
- Log into Steam
- Right Click on Fallout 4 in your Library
- Select Properties
- Select Betas
- A drop down menu will appear. Select beta
- Wait a few minutes and Fallout 4 should update
- When done, Fallout 4 should appear as Fallout 4 [Beta] in your Library
Do you think that the vanilla version of Fallout 4 is the best game that you have ever played and that mods are superfluous? Do you wish that Bethesda had been clearer as to whether or not console players will be able to create mods of their own? Have you never heard of video game mods before? What are you waiting for? Tell us about it by leaving us a comment in the box below.
Trent Katzenberger is a writer, youtuber, gamer, nerd, and just all around a strange sort of guy. He loves trying new stuff and creating odd things.