“Fixing” Bethsoft’s games is a time-honored tradition among modders of all stripes, and no doubt the promise of mods in Fallout 76 had amateur tinkerers already champing at the bit to get in there and getting to work. But not so fast: Gamespot’s recent interview with the studio suggests mods are a long way away, and even when they’re ready, they’ll be allowed only on private servers, not the on main game. That part makes sense – but how long are you willing to wait? A month? Half a year?
Try at least a year. Here’s Gamespot’s money quote:
“Mods aren’t coming to Fallout 76 at launch, however. Hines cautioned that mods may not be supported in Fallout 76 until November 2019 at the soonest. ‘It’s going to be a lot of work. But mods and private servers are definitely coming,’ Hines said.”
It’s definitely a bummer; as Gamespot rightly points out, the popularity of both the Fallout and the Elder Scrolls franchises is due largely to the modding communities’ unflagging support for the games long past their due. (She says, with a nod to Morrowind, Oblivion, and Skyrim still installed and tricked out on her PC. Ahem.)
We suppose the next question is this: Will that actually affect your purchase?
In related news: my purchase of the game may not arrive for a year after launch. https://t.co/gfmEgTkLIo
— Deadly "Overwatch FanGirl" Accurate (@DeadlyAccurate) October 10, 2018