Fallout 4 mods are available for Xbox One and PC but they’ve been delayed for the PlayStation 4. With that in mind we want to take you through the most important things you need to know about the PS4 Fallout 4 mods release.
Since the Fallout 4 release last year, Bethesda’s beefed up the game’s content with free updates, DLC, and mods.
Official Fallout 4 mods are also available if you want to expand your game that way. And while they are available for Xbox One and PC, Fallout 4 mods for PS4 are still not out. They’re coming but we still don’t know when.
Mods have played a huge role in Bethesda’s games for a number of years now because they add replay value. Remember, games like Fallout 4 and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim don’t offer multiplayer.
With the PS4 Fallout 4 mods release dragging into October, we want to fill you in on the most important things to know about Fallout 4 mods if you own a PlayStation 4.
We’ll continue to update this roundup with new information as it becomes available from Bethesda and Sony so check back often.
Fallout 4 Creation Kit
If you’re looking to create Fallout 4 mods for the PlayStation 4 know that you can do that right now thanks to the Creation Kit.
The Fallout 4 Creation Kit is available to anyone looking to create mods for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One or Windows PC.
If you own a PC, you can download the Creation Kit through the Bethesda.net launcher. Remember, Bethesda’s Creation Kit is for the Windows PC only. It will never make its way over to Xbox One or PlayStation 4.
If you’re unfamiliar with the Creation Kit and you need assistance, take a look at the Creation Kit Wiki for help.
It’s a great place to start if you want to create for PS4 or another platform.
PS4 Fallout 4 Mods Release Date
Earlier this year, Bethesda confirmed plans to release Xbox One Fallout 4 mods in May and PS4 Fallout 4 mods in June.
Xbox One Fallout 4 mods arrived on schedule but the PS4 mods release date was delayed. Bethesda then delayed PS4 mods indefinitely leaving the release and release date up in the air.
The official release date is still up in the air but the situation is no longer as dire as it once was.
Bethesda says that it plans to release Fallout 4 mods for the PlayStation 4. It hasn’t provided PS4 owners with a firm date and we probably won’t get one for at least a few more weeks as Bethesda works on mods for another game. It’s not clear if there will be a beta.
Currently, there’s no way to install and use Fallout 4 mods on the PS4 though we expect a solid catalog to emerge once PS4 mods go live.
There were over 1000 PS4 Fallout 4 mod listings on Bethesda’s marketplace and we expect many of these to reappear once mods emerge.
PS4 Skyrim Mods Coming First
If you’re hoping for PS4 Fallout 4 mods in October you better temper your expectations.
The developer says that after work on Skyrim mods is complete it will be updating Fallout 4 for both mods and the PS4 Pro. It’s not clear how long that will take.
PS4 Fallout 4 Mods Size
For the moment, it looks like PS4 Fallout 4 mod space will be limited to 900MB. On the Xbox One, the limit is 2GB.
Obviously, this is concerning to developers and mod users alike though Bethesda has said that its working with Sony to increase the limit.
There’s a chance that we’ll see a change before the release to the public but for now, Bethesda says it hasn’t heard anything concrete from its partner.
No External Assets
In its announcement, Bethesda confirmed a caveat for PS4 Fallout 4 mods.
The developer says that you won’t be able to use any external assets with PS4 Fallout 4 mods. Instead, you’ll be limited to the assets that are included with the game itself.
What this means is that PS4 mods on Skyrim, and Fallout 4, will be far more limited than they are on the PC and Xbox One.
@riverplate66 I couldn't possibly know since that isn't up to us
— Pete Hines (@DCDeacon) October 6, 2016
This could change down the road but it looks like the decision will be up to Sony, not Bethesda.
Let's start with one of our favorite PC Fallout 4 mods that (fortunately) quickly made it over to the list of Fallout 4 mods for console.
keyNuker creates a key ring in your inventory that hides keys and passwords. With it installed, your MISC tab in on your Pip-Boy is going to be a lot more manageable, particularly if you're deep into the game with tons and tons of items listed.
The screenshot here shows you what the vanilla MISC tab looks like compared to the MISC tab with keyNuker installed. It's night and day.
This is one of our favorite Fallout 4 mods and one that should consider if you're tired of wasting time scrolling through hundreds (many of them worthless) of items.