If you want to mod Fallout 4 but don’t want to pay for content from the new Creation Club you’ll want to check out this list of free alternatives for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC.
Bethesda won’t be making any new Fallout 4 DLC expansions but mods and content from the company’s new Creation Club will keep the game alive in the years to come.
The developer’s new 1.10 patch delivers Creation Club, a new marketplace for Fallout 4 content that Bethesda describes as mini-DLCs. The content on the Creation Club looks a lot like Fallout 4 mods but there are some key differences.
For one, Creation Club content won’t turn off achievements and trophies. And unlike mods, Creation Club content isn’t free.
Bethesda starts Fallout 4 owners out with 100 free Creation Club credits to put toward items but after that, PC, PS4 and Xbox One users will need to purchase credits from the appropriate marketplace. In the United States you can purchase 750 credits for $8.00, 1500 credits for $15, 3000 for $25, and 5,500 for $40.
Bethesda’s decision to charge for content has left some users angry and looking for alternatives. Fortunately, there are plenty of free ones on Bethesda’s other marketplace.
Today we want to highlight some of the best alternatives to the current batch of content on the Creation Club. They are some of the best mods available and they won’t cost you a cent.
Hellfire Power Armor: 500 Credits
Let's start with the most expensive (at least currently) piece of content on the Creation Club marketplace, the Hellfire Power Armor.
If you're getting tired of using the game's vanilla power armor options you might be in the hunt for a new set to put on your character.
The Hellfire Power Armor set looks nice and will provide your character with added protection but there are some excellent, free, alternatives on the mod marketplace.
None of these are identical to the Hellfire Power Armor set but these are what we consider the best of the best on the marketplace.
Before you pay for the Hellfire Power Armor, take a look at T-49 Armor Of The Storyteller, B-35C Heavy BoS Armor, Tumbajamba's Power Armors, Liberty Power Armor, Submersible Power Armor, Enclave X-02 Power Armor, Standalone Construction Power Armor, and Tribal Power Armour.
Note: Hellfire X-03 Power Armor is also available for free on the mod marketplace but there's no telling how long it'll be there.