I’ll go ahead and say this post is a work in progress.
Not only because there will be lot of mods coming available and to try in the future but, as usual, launches of updates like this never go smoothly.
But here’s what we’re working with-
“You can now browse and search for the latest and greatest Mods, choose your favorites, post feedback, and install them – all within the game. Simply select Mods from the main menu, and start browsing. You can also browse through mods online on Bethesda.net.”
First official post about the update being up was at 3ish on Tuesday, two hours later and things still were not loading.
How it works is you go to Bethesda.net on the internets and make an account, then sign into that account on your Xbox One.
And that’s where the issues were starting. After logging into the account, then viewing the mods, most of the time it would quickly kick you back to the first screen and you would have to start again.
Or it would just stop working entirely…stupid servers.
But we (my husband and I) did get a few things to work. Him more than I. He’s more persistent. I just played Pokemon instead while watching him.
My favorites at first glance are the ones that I feel should have been part of the game anyway. Dialogue options showing the exact thing you will say. More hair styles, building types, and radio banter. Nights being darker and lights being brighter.
I mean, I have to hand it to the mod creators. I give them massive credit and respect.
There have been some issues reported-
- Saves deleted
- Infinite load screens
- “Mod no longer available”
- Not being able to run
- I turned invisible
But anyone who had modded anything before knows that things can be wonky.
New stuff is being added all the time but so far here’s some really great ones to look into. Most here are self explanatory.
- Darker nights
- Waving flag poles
- Reneers close that door (settlers close doors!)
- Track your companions
- Better settlement crafting (crafting requirements make more sense)
- WET water enhancement
- Full dialogue interface
- Companion infinite ammo
- Unified clothing overhaul (wear things and different things at the same time)
- Locksmith lock your doors (lock those pesky settlers out of your house)
- Better item names
- Bunker 13
- Atomic radio
- Everyone’s best friend (carry Dogmeat +1)
- Enhanced blood texture
- Snap’n build
- Unofficial fallout 4 patch
- Cheat menu portable holotape
- Lowpolys-Settlement Furniture (prewar stuff)
- Non Euclidian Paintings of the Horrorwealth (awesome artwork)
Check them out here
Want synth eyes? Want to be a ghoul? Want Maccready (or any other follower) to be 70% hotter? All possible!
Slides of some of what I’ve done so far-
Bunk 13 is pretty great. I’m guessing the maker has a slight case of OCD because everything is very organized and separated.
Best thing to do is to go read comments of the ones you are interested and check out the forums.
I’ll be posting updates as I try out more things. PS4 mods are coming next month but I will only have Xbox One info as it’s all I have.
Only other thing I will say right now, is to make sure you check the notes and instructions for the mods and pay attention to what other mods or dlc it may require and what load order to put them in.