Here's your first look at Fallout 4's in-game modding tools. Soon, everyone will be able to enjoy the wonders of a wasteland full of Thomas The Tank Engines and naked vault dwellers. Hooray. According to Bethesda, console players will be able to enjoy mods on Xbox One in May and PlayStation 4 in June — which is pretty soon!
Players on PC can actually download a beta for the modding tools now. Here's how:
- 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.
With these tools, players will be able to create all sorts of things, including quests, environments, dialogue and outfits. Better yet, Fallout 4 will have an in-game interface that will allow you to sort through all the offerings, bookmarking and favouriting as you please:
Last year, Bethesda claimed that console mods won't have much of an approval process. It remains to be seen whether or not this means consoles will turn into a wild west in the same way PC mods have, though.
If you'd like, you can get started creating stuff for Fallout 4 right now. Provided you have a PC, of course:
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.