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Mods and Bethesda games go hand in hand like peanut butter and jelly or… peanut butter and chocolate. Really if you think about it, much like peanut butter, mods make everything better and Bethesda’s handing out free spoons. Except the spoons, in this case, would be the new Fallout 4 Creation Kit, making the game even more accessible to modders and mod enthusiasts the world over. Food-related metaphors notwithstanding, this is exciting news; while there’s already a ton of Fallout 4 mods floating around, the Creation Kit’s debut signals many more are on the way.
I’ve always believed Bethesda to be less of a game developer and more of a sandbox builder. That isn’t to say their titles aren’t fun (they most definitely are), but if it’s one thing this developer knows how to do, it’s build rich and immersive worlds and let their players run wild. But what sets them apart from others is that they’re not afraid to hand over the keys to their fans. Don’t take it from me though. Bethesda did a good job outlining their own stance yesterday:
“Mods and the players who create them have always been an important part of our games…We believe that our games become something much more special when we put the power of creation in your hands. […] You are creating new experiences that enhance and take our games into amazing and surprising new directions. For Fallout 4, our goal was to make mods easier and more accessible than ever before — for both the creators and the players.”
So, if you’re looking to join the Fallout 4 modding revolution, now’s the time to arm yourself with the Creation Kit. And even if you’re more like me and prefer just playing the mods, there’s no harming in learning how to make them. Besides, what better way than to make the game truly yours by building it in your own image? And who knows… maybe you’ll find that there are tons of others that thought your ideas were great. Or if you’re having a hard time coming up with something to do, I’ve got a good one to toss your way.
Whatever your reasons, those interested can download the Fallout 4 Creation Kit directly from Bethesda for free. Happy modding, friends. And don’t be shy either and tell us about some of your favorite mods, your own creations or not. Unlike peanut butter, they’re better shared.