Fallout 4’s Crafting System Looks Awesome

Fallout 4’s Crafting System Looks Awesome

We saw a lot of new Fallout 4 footage overnight, but the most impressive bit has to be a new robust system that lets you craft the environment around you, essentially letting you play house, dress-up and handyman.

Almost anything you see, you can rebuild and retool. You can scrap items in the world for materials and use that material to build whatever you’d like. It looks bonkers! Take a look at all of it in action in the video above.

You’ll be able to customise your living quarters, along with that of your dog, too. The more you build, the bigger your settlement becomes, and the more people will come. Including traders! Anything you build will be usable by the people living nearby, too. The demo showed, for example, the Vault-Dweller placing resources such as food on the ground, so others could grow/water that food.

You’ll be able to build complicated stuff too. Wires attach to generators, which hook up to power grids, which can then power up consoles. You’ll have a lot of freedom when it comes to building your defensive measures, but you’ll have to take care to build something usable as well. Otherwise, raiders might be able to tear your creations down. Seems like there might be a little bit of tower defence in Fallout now.

In the video above, you can also get a glimpse of the new crafting system, which lets you modify 50 different base weapons with all sorts of attachments. Attachments are made up of components, which you can collect all over the world. Maybe your long scope is made out of duct tape and a globe. Maybe you’ll use an alarm clock and a fork. Maybe you’ll add nails to your baseball bat. The point is that all the junk that existed in the world of Fallout before? It’s ALL useful now, and you can combine it in a lot of ways to make new stuff! Fantastic.

Best of all? You can totally customise your power armour too. I can’t wait to be the freshest vault dweller in all of New England.


  • As long as it isn’t vital to getting a great experience. Looks fun, but I’ll probably get bored/frustrated with it quickly.

  • Dam… waving goodbye to my life right now lol that is AMAZING! That is exactly what I was hoping for in this game, but just did not think that level of customisation was possible!

  • OMG this is like bringing The Sims to FO. All we need is MMO or even an online coop like in Far Cry or the Dead Island games.

  • This is not fallout. I’m sorry, but give me a break. Also, that’s the same stupid Gamebryo Engine again that was in Fallout 3, with some prettier paint and the same glitchy look about about it. Not a fan.

  • I like the idea of building a settlement… but tower defense just turns me right off.

    Also, if they’re going to make this effective they’ll need to turn off encumbrance.

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