As if Fallout 4 coming wasn’t exciting enough at the end of last year, it was coming with a very intriguing promise attached to it: not only would there be the mods PC players add to their games created by users to do everything from enhance the game aesthetically, offer entirely new DLC-like locations and quests, or just turn your game into a completely bonkers experience, but there would also be mods available for console players on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
The game has been out for a while now, and we’ve already seen two DLC releases arrive, but now it’s time for the mods to take over. Bethesda has released a video and details for the Fallout 4 mods and Creation Kit, which is now in open beta for PC gamers (and, as you can see in the image above, apparently includes its own version of the infamous Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion horse armor). They’ve also revealed release windows for Xbox One and PS4 mods. You can find all below.
Here’s all the info, including when we’ll finally get to see how well this will work on consoles:
Mods and the players who create them have always been an important part of our games, going all the way back to Morrowind and The Elder Scrolls Construction Set. We believe that our games become something much more special, when we put the power of creation in your hands. New quests, environments, characters, dialogue, outfits, weapons and more – with Mods, the possibilities of what you can do are endless. You are creating new experiences that enhance and take our games into amazing and surprising new directions.
For Fallout 4, our goal was to make Mods easier and more accessible than ever before – for both the creators and the players. By building an all-new system with Bethesda.net we’ve made a huge leap forward in achieving that.
You can now browse and search for the latest and greatest Mods, choose your favorites, post feedback, and install them – all within the game. Simply select Mods from the main menu, and start browsing.
If you want to try making Mods (and we think everybody should), the Creation Kit – the same tool that we used to create Fallout 4 – is a free download via the Bethesda.net launcher. You can check out the Creation Kit Wiki, our online documentation and help file, for more details and tips on how to make them.
We plan to update and evolve Mods and the Creation Kit based on your experiences so be sure to leave feedback in our forums.
How to access the 1.5 Update in Steam Beta:
Log into Steam
Right Click on Fallout 4 in your Library
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
For console players, Mods will be coming to Xbox One in May and PlayStation 4 in June. We have a lot to do yet, but we hope it changes console gaming the way it has changed PC.