I’m sure if you asked a PC gamer what the best thing about being a PC gamer is, they’d talk for a very, very, very (very, very) long time.
Personally, I’ve always been envious of the fact they can use mods to do pretty much whatever the fuck they want to a game.
Thankfully, Bethesda are doing their part to level the playing field a little. Official mod support has finally come to Xbox One, and the fans are embracing the mad possibilities with open arms.
The Bethesda.net mods hub is now available inside Fallout 4 on Xbox One. You simply search for whatever mod you want, see some images and a description to make sure you’ve got the right one, and then download and install it.
There’s a 2GB cap, unfortunately, but you can delete mods to free up space whenever you want. It’s so simple, even a console gamer can do it.
Of course, any time you have a mod installed, you won’t be able to earn achievements. You’ll also need to own DLC if you’re trying to use a mod that makes use of any specific DLC (Far Harbor, for instance).
Because Bethesda are such thoughtful guys, just in case something goes horribly wrong with any mods you install, you will always have to ability to revert back to a regular, non modded save file.
If you want a peek at exactly how the console mods work, take a look at the below video.
Kotaku reports that there are already a whopping 885 available mods, and the servers at Bethesda seem to be struggling to keep up.
The most popular mod so far seems to be a cheat menu that lets you add stimpaks, extra caps, and the like. How are you gonna show off those mad Fallout skills if you’re cheating though, dawg? Come on guys, we’re better than this.
Or maybe we aren’t, because a close second is the Busty Enhanced Vanilla Body replacer. If you can’t guess what that one does, I’ll leave a picture below. It was inevitable I guess.
Oh, and then there’s this badboy, which I’m just gonna let speak for itself…
Meanwhile, PlayStation 4 gamers shouldn’t have too long to wait before they can get in on the fun. Bethesda has said they’re still on track to release PS4 mod support sometime in June.
Ewan Moore is a journalist at UNILAD Gaming who still quite hasn’t gotten out of his mid 00’s emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), he went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis, before landing a full time gig at UNILAD in 2016.