Fallout 4 mods on Xbox One drew '50x' initial traffic of mod launch on PC

Bethesda promises new features for mods coming soon.

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For decades, user-created mods have represented a dividing line between PC and console versions of games. Earlier this week, Bethesda knocked the wall down by integrating support for mods to the Xbox One version of Fallout 4.

Less than 72 hours removed, and the results justifiably have the publisher crowing. "Xbox traffic was 50x the initial #Fallout4 PC mod launch," per Bethesda's official Twitter account. "It's a new world & just the beginning."

In the same tweet, Bethesda reminded users that mods will be coming to the PS4 edition of the game in June, though a specific date has not been announced.

Fallout 4's mod tools for Xbox One appear to be nearly as flexible as the game's PC counterpart. Users can pack in up to 2GB of content, and mods can be installed without altering the player's progress in the official game.

But, as Bethesda said, this is just the beginning for Fallout 4's mod scene. The publisher has more features coming down the line, likely to be announced once the toolset makes its way to PS4 users.

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    June 2, 2016 1:05 PM

    David Craddock posted a new article, Fallout 4 mods on Xbox One drew '50x' initial traffic of mod launch on PC

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      June 2, 2016 1:17 PM

      yes because everyone uses the Nexus Mod Manager platform on the PC...

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        June 2, 2016 1:22 PM

        It is such a worthless metric to claim, when everyone is already using what was established months ago for PC mods instead of Bethesda's very late to the game hosting setup.

        It's still cool that mods are being used at all on console, they should be saying how many are actually being downloaded or something instead of a meaningless comparison like this. Makes no sense.

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          June 2, 2016 1:29 PM

          Seems strange that they'd put in a comparison like that instead of just saying that it's being used really widely.

          I mean, it's hard to compare. If you're just looking at the total number of users installing things from the Steam Workshop, that leaves out the folks who use NMM, or other mod managers, or just install it manually. Not that I know if you can do things, I haven't messed around with modding Fallout 4 at all yet.

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            June 2, 2016 1:30 PM

            Still, it's pretty awesome that modding can happen on consoles now. I wonder if other companies will keep up and make this a trend.

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              June 3, 2016 5:28 AM

              There's not really any other developer who supports modding in the way Bethesda does, so I don't expect much.

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              June 4, 2016 3:46 AM

              To be fair, modding can't happen on consoles. You can run the mods on a console, however.

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          June 2, 2016 2:09 PM

          They should compare the number of downloads to the length of football fields.

          Fallout 4 mods drew more traffic than 50 football fields long.

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            June 2, 2016 2:22 PM

            - We're 20,000 leagues deep right now!
            - No no! we're not that deep! We're traveling that FAR while under the sea!
            - Right! 20,000 leagues under!

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            June 2, 2016 3:53 PM

            Fallout 4 mod traffic nearly stopped rush hour traffic.

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        June 2, 2016 1:38 PM

        Yeah, they were beat to market with a superior solution.

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        June 3, 2016 5:06 AM

        Yeah, that or ModOrganizer

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      June 2, 2016 1:24 PM

      because they were starved for mods at all. first time for anything means a boom

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      June 2, 2016 1:45 PM

      how are these console mods created? are there tools to do so on consoles?

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        June 2, 2016 2:07 PM

        Mod tools are still PC only, but the mods themselves are cross compatible if they meet the requirements.

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        June 2, 2016 2:07 PM

        they are ported from the PC... all the tools and mods are created on the PC version.

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      June 2, 2016 1:45 PM

      Is there a way to browse the mods without having an xbox? I'd like to see if there are any graphical enhancement mods and bug fix mods

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      June 2, 2016 2:11 PM

      So only mods that don't require scripting or bash scripts etc to work are available right?

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      June 2, 2016 2:18 PM

      This proves their point that they the consoles are who they need to cater to. See how many more mods they use than ... wait, than the PC? Are you shitting me Bethsoft?

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        June 2, 2016 2:20 PM

        "Fallout 4's mod tools for Xbox One appear to be nearly as flexible as the game's PC counterpart."

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      June 2, 2016 3:51 PM

      What traffic are they counting? Are they using stuff from Nexus? I'd imagine that's where most people get their Bethesda mod fix.

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        June 4, 2016 7:18 PM

        I'm pretty sure they're just talking about the official Beth mod store, which is pretty pointless because everybody who uses mods on PC gets them from Nexus Mods. It's kinda like claiming that there are 50 times more iPhone users on the App Store than Android users.

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      June 2, 2016 3:54 PM

      because pc gamers have already moved on