Fallout 4 bringing mods to consoles for the first time ever in your life

by: Randy -
More On: Fallout 4

Fallout 4 is about to change the game. We're not talking about changing just one video game here. Though that's where it'll start. Fallout 4 is bringing mods and modding to consoles. PC gamers have known modding for years and years. And years. But console gamers? Nuh-uh. We traditionally only get the game, we get the officially sanctioned DLC, and that's it. But not anymore.

But back to PC for the moment. At Bethesda.net, Fallout 4 PC gamers can now search for mods, pick favorites, post angry feedback (though if you can't say something nice, maybe you shouldn't say anything at all), and install those mods all from within the game. If you want to try your hand at mod making, download the Creation Kit. It's free, and it's the same toolset Bethesda used to make Fallout 4. They even made a Creation Kit Wiki for tips on how to make stuff. Boom. You're set. 

Bethesda has always spearheaded crazy stuff like this. They invented $2 horse armor for The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, which laid the foundation for paid DLC as it exists today. And while Valve backpedaled very quickly, Skyrim tried to usher in an era of paid mods. Well, now they're putting mods on consoles, which is basically blowing my mind as we speak.

Again, all of this—Fallout 4 mods and the Creation Kit, etc.—is up and running in Steam for PC players. Y'all have 10 Luck, obviously. But mods come to Xbox One in May and PlayStation 4 in June, though. Helloooo, nude mods and Thomas the Tank Engine mods and nude Thomas the Tank Engine mods.

Today Bethesda Game Studios announced details for Fallout 4 Modding and the Creation Kit, with the open beta now available for PC.

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
Select Settings
Select Betas
A drop down menu will appear. Select beta
Select OK
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.

Finally, we'd like to thank all the Modders who volunteered to beta test the Creation Kit and Mods during our closed beta. Your feedback has been invaluable and we couldn't have done it without you. For them and for all our players, we can't wait to see what you create.