Bethesda: Fallout 4 on Xbox One will get mods after next DLC release

Once the developer clears its plate of Far Harbor, Xbox One owners can begin creating mods.

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Jealous of your PC friends creating mods for their version of Fallout 4? Your envy won't plague your sleep for much longer: Bethesda has announced via Twitter that a closed beta for mod creation on Xbox One will begin following the May 19 release of Far Harbor, the third DLC expansion for Fallout 4.

PS4 owners must wait just a little longer, however, as modding tools won't be available on Sony's platform until June.

It will be interesting to see how console players take to Fallout 4's modding tool set. In the same tweet regarding Xbox One's closed beta, Bethesda boasted that one million mods have been downloaded in the few short weeks since the tools went into open beta on PC. But, of course, that's to be expected. The PC is ripe for modification since players either create their own tools or wait for publishers to hand them over, as is the case with Fallout 4.

GameSpot raised an interesting point, however. Many of Fallout 4's mods on PC have crossed the fine line between fair use and copyright violations: characters from AAA titles like Metal Gear Solid 5 and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt have been known to pop up in Fallout 4 on PC. Those examples are benign, since they could be considered homages to other fan-favorite games.

But another mod imported the Notorious B.I.G. and many of his songs into the game, something that console manufacturers typically guard against.

We'll see what Xbox One players have in store for fellow survivors when Fallout 4's mod tools enter open beta later this month.

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David L. Craddock writes fiction, nonfiction, and grocery lists. He is the author of the Stay Awhile and Listen series, and the Gairden Chronicles series of fantasy novels for young adults. Outside of writing, he enjoys playing Mario, Zelda, and Dark Souls games, and will be happy to discuss at length the myriad reasons why Dark Souls 2 is the best in the series. Follow him online at davidlcraddock.com and @davidlcraddock.

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    May 9, 2016 4:18 PM

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      May 9, 2016 4:38 PM

      Should I buy this game?

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        May 9, 2016 4:45 PM

        noooooope

        • gmd legacy 10 years mercury mega
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          May 9, 2016 4:53 PM

          Nope to your nope, but it David A

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            May 9, 2016 4:54 PM

            so it's good? Far Haaabaa trailer looked cool

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              May 9, 2016 6:10 PM

              New Vegas was better but it's still worth it you'll get plenty of hours out of it

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        May 9, 2016 5:28 PM

        Sure?

        I mean, it feels like more Fallout and It's a decently a fun ride. But it may be the shallowest fallout game in the whole series.

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        May 9, 2016 6:01 PM

        I like it. If you like Fallout 3, you might like this. The dialogue system sucks but it is a fun game regardless.

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          May 9, 2016 6:08 PM

          I really likes Fallout 3 and the DLC but the world got a bit depressing after a while. I'm more of an Elder Scrolls duder.

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            May 9, 2016 6:09 PM

            It fills the void until next elder scrolls

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              May 9, 2016 6:12 PM

              I was hoping to finish the Witcher 3 but i kinda feel like I'm forcing myself to play it at this point.

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          May 10, 2016 7:35 AM

          there is a mod that improves the dialogue system, but yeah that side of things did take a step back. The combat took a huge step forward though.

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        May 9, 2016 6:07 PM

        does the survival mode appeal to you?

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        May 10, 2016 7:35 AM

        I really liked it, but I again really like Fallout. Many apparently disagree.

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        May 10, 2016 7:37 AM

        If you have a spare 300 hours, yes!

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