If you’ve been keeping up with the Fallout 4 Mod series that Tank Muller has been writing, you’ll undoubtedly be very excited, and possibly wetting yourself, at the thought of the arrival of the Creation Kit for Fallout 4. While mods for the game have been out for months, they’re unsanctioned and very hack-ish. This brings an air of legitimacy to the mod scene for the game, and it might result in mods that are more stable, and far more involved than the ones currently available.
Well, the Creation Kit is finally here if you’re on the beta stream for Fallout 4, and there’s already a slew of them available to download and install.
To get started with mods, or to start making some yourself, you need to be on the update stream for Fallout 4. Bethesda says that players need to follow these steps to get things rolling:
- Log into Steam
- Right Click on Fallout 4 in your Library
- Select Properties
- Select Betas
- A drop down menu will appear. Select beta
- Wait a few minutes and Fallout 4 should update
- When done, Fallout 4 should appear as Fallout 4 [Beta] in your Library
Then you head over to Bethesda.net and grab their launcher. Download the Creation Kit with the launcher, and then launch Fallout 4. From within the game, you’ll be able to browse, rate, and install any mod on the service, and there are currently 255 of them! Bethesda’s even had a separate site just dedicated to the mods you can install for the game, and there’s a community-run Wiki that’s already popped up for new modders eager to get their hands dirty.
Going forward, I foresee most of Bethesda’s games supporting community-made mods in this fashion, and I’d be overjoyed if they never, ever think about charging prices for mods ever again. Mods made using the Creation Kit for PC will also be installable on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 systems, but there’s no set date for that functionality to be signed off by Bethesda.
Fallout 4 launched for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 on 10 November 2015. It’s available on Steam for R799, and the season pass will set you back another R899. Pricey for sure, but the game is ridiculous amounts of fun.