We don’t know exactly how it’s going to work just yet, but mods are heading to Fallout 76, Bethesda’s new online game for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC. With that in mind, we want to highlight a few mods that we’d love to use with friends (and against enemies) in Fallout 76’s vast new world.
It’s not Fallout 5, but Fallout 76 will take gamers back to the wasteland this November.
Fallout 76 is set in the mountains of West Virginia and it centers around the inhabitants of Vault 76. It’s a prequel to the previous entries in the long-running Fallout series.
As we push toward the game’s release date, we’re starting to learn more about Bethesda’s plans. We already know it’ll be much different than Fallout 4, it’s been described as a “softcore” online survival game, but there are a few things it’ll share in common with previous Fallout games.
There’s a settlement building component. The V.A.T.S. combat system from Fallout 3 and Fallout 4 is in the game, though it’s done in real time. There are quests to complete and enemies to kill. And according to Bethesda’s Todd Howard, players will be able to mod Fallout 76.
Mods have played a huge role in the Fallout series and they’re one reason why Fallout 4 is still humming along as it approaches its next birthday.
Bethesda hasn’t outlined how it plans to approach mods in Fallout 76. It’s an online game and that could make things a bit (or a whole lot) trickier than the system Bethesda cooked up for Fallout 4 and Skyrim Special Edition.
According to Howard, mods won’t be available when Fallout 76 launches on November 14th. He says the company’s goal is to “have a well-running, robust service, and then some period later, we’re currently still designing what that service looks like, you’ll be able to have your own private world and be able to mod it and do all of that.”
Indeed, Bethesda plans on launching private Fallout 76 servers where you can traverse the world with friends and avoid getting griefed by groups of strangers.
Again, we don’t know how any of this is going to work, but the prospect of using Fallout mods in an online environment has left us thinking about the assets we’d love to use with our friends and against our enemies.
There’s a vast library of Fallout mods out there and today we want to highlight a few we’d love to use while playing Fallout 76.
Fallout 76 will allow you to shoot off nuclear warheads, but what if you don't want to completely decimate an area? What if you simply want to rain some lesser ordinance down on your enemies?
If you get into a difficult fight with creatures or human players, the Stingray Support mod could come in handy.
If you're unfamiliar with Stingray Support, it allows you to call in air support from a Stingray Military jet. You simply craft a few flares and throw a flare down on the spot you want to barrage.
In addition to calling in bombing runs, you can also call in supplies if you're in need of aid.
Flares can't be used indoors, but that wouldn't be an issue in Fallout 76. The map is apparently four times larger than Fallout 4's so you'll be spending a lot of time outside.