Fallout 4 Official Mod Support Coming in April to PC (But Consoles Have to Wait)

By Gerald Lynch on at

Bethesda games are good enough out of the box, but any true Fallout or Elder Scrolls fan knows that it's the community-made mods that really count. Huge games as they are, fan mods open up new ways of playing that even the developers couldn't think of, making these giant titles almost infinitely replayable. And now we know when Fallout 4 will be getting official mod support: April.

Yes, yes: there are already plenty of mods available for Fallout 4 on the PC. But April will see Bethesda releasing official PC mod creation tools will not only make it easier to make superior modifications for the games, but it'll also make them easier to install through Steam and the popular Nexus Mods database. Right now it's a bit of an arcane art, playing around with .ini files and messing with core game files manually.

The news comes from a GameInformer interview with Bethesda's executive director Todd Howard, who did put a bit of a downer on the announcement – though PS4 and Xbox One mod support is still promised, it'll only be PC gamers getting the initial April rollout. A console mod date remains unknown.

In the meantime however, console and PC gamers alike will be able to enjoy the first of an extensive wave of Fallout 4 DLC packs, which will begin to hit download stores from March. [Game Informer]