Mods are now officially supported in Fallout 4. Today developer Bethesda released an open beta for modding in the PC version of the post-apocalyptic RPG. While mods previously existed in the PC version of the game, the update opens them up to everyone. "Our goal was to make mods easier and more accessible than ever before, for both the creators and the players," the developer says.
With the update you'll be able to browse mods from within the game, while the new "creation kit" will let you create everything from new quests to new weapons using a new in-game suite of tools. The addition appears to be pretty robust; Joel Burgess, lead level designer on Fallout 4, says that the tools are largely the same as what the development team used. "It allows you to touch almost anything you can imagine," he says.
In order to access the beta you'll need to follow these steps, as per Bethesda:
- Log into Steam
- Right Click on Fallout 4 in your Library
- Select Settings
- Select Betas
- A drop down menu will appear. Select beta
- Select OK
- Wait a few minutes and Fallout 4 should update
- When done, Fallout 4 should appear as Fallout 4 [Beta] in your Library
While mods are only supported in the PC version of Fallout 4 right now, console gamers will be able to play around with them soon: the Xbox One is getting mods in May, while the PS4 will receive support in June.