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Fallout 4 modding heads into open beta on PC

Remember when Bethesda said that Fallout 4 modding was coming to PC and that those mods would be playable on consoles? Well we’re almost there.

All hail the Creation Kit, and the wonders (and probably, horrors) that it’ll usher into the glorious world that Bethesda has created.

I think you probably get the gist from the video, but just in case you don’t; mods are super-important to Bethesda, and giving players the ability to alter the base games that they make goes way back. Bethesda points out that even The Elder Scrolls: Morrowind, from back in 2002 had The Elder Scrolls Construction Set, so this is a tradition that they’d very much like to continue, and now expand to console gamers.

Not that you actually craft mods on the Xbox One and PS4 of course, but you can import and play them for the first time ever, which is pretty great. “New quests, environments, characters, dialogue, outfits, weapons and more” will all be game here too according to Bethesda, so the sky’s the limit, and there’s basically an infinite amount of possible alteration that you’ll be able to make to your copy of Fallout 4.

All in all, it’s pretty fantastic.

Creation Kit is a free download, and you can get it on the PC right now via the Bethesda Launcher. There’s also this Wiki, that should fill you in on what you need to know to get started, whether this is your first attempt at modding, or you’re an old hand who needs a refresh.

Bethesda will also be updating things as they progress here, and that includes the Creation Kit’s functionality. So they want as much feedback as you’re willing to give them, which you can do here on the forums.

Even more news today, as those looking to get in on the game’s new 1.5 update on Steam can do so via the following method:

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

Now, if you’re on a console and re looking forward to plugging a bunch of new stuff into Fallout 4, you’ve got a little while to wait yet. Bethesda says that, while you can craft mods right now on the PC, you won’t be able to play them on the PS4 or Xbox One till June, so hang in there.

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