Bethesda sure does know how to give modders their dream games to craft. For those diving back into the wasteland, here are some of our top Fallout mod projects you need to check out!
My name is Liana and I'm a modding addict. If I'm not creating mods, I'm using them, and usually, the point where the game breaks. I just love everything about it. From cosplay, to mods - I'm in love with anything that gives fans a chance to show off their ambitious love for some of the best franchises out there.
I've covered quite a few mod features here on Prima but I'm jonesing to get back into the Wasteland after my Outer Worlds adventure! To get you back into those survivor boots, here are some Fallout projects you shouldn't sleep on!
Fallout Miami is one of my favorites, and not just because living in Chicago I miss the warmth. This project started off as a simple idea and quickly spiraled into a hub of amazing creative energy!
"A lot of you have been wondering where exactly Fallout: Miami takes place and what the in-game map will include," says the team behind this very ambitious mod. "We’re going to answer that question today. Here are the borders of the Fallout: Miami game world, a loving recreation of a lovely part of southern Miami Beach. In order to fit all of the interesting locations we have planned, we’ve taken a few creative liberties, but our map remains mostly accurate to the real world area we want to represent."
You can scope out even more videos, concept art, and screenshots about this "rad" experience here on the project's official website. Their site is also an amazing way to stay up to date on the mod's developmental status!
Fallout New Vegas
Fallout 4: New Vegas is a recently released fan project that brings New Vegas into the world of Fallout 4. It's so impressive, in fact, that Bethesda themselves have given this team their seal of approval. While this team of dedicated fans continue to make progress update this experience, I will continue sitting here and drooling over such an incredible experience.
According to this project's official website:
"Fallout 4 New Vegas is an upcoming Fallout 4 expansion mod looking to recreate Fallout New Vegas in its entirety. You will be able to battle your way across the heat-blasted Mojave Wasteland once again all way to the neon drenched New Vegas Strip. Along the way, you'll be reintroduced to a colorful cast of characters, factions, mutated creatures and much more in Fallout 4.
All of this is being painstakingly recreated in the Creation Engine 2.0 which powers Fallout 4 & The Skyrim Special Edition. With this newly added power provided by Bethesda's Game Studios, latest in-house Engine the Mojave Wasteland will feel more alive than ever before. Such as the New Vegas Strip being opened up to allow you the player to experience the New Vegas Strip like never before."
Fallout New York
Fallout: New York is a long-awaited project, but the team definitely keeps chugging along. All that hard work is paying off though, it looks absolutely stunning. For those survivors, already comfy with the lore behind Bethesda's RPG franchise, the Great War of 2077 left the world in shambles and we've heard of the utter destruction that New York City faced in the aftermath. Fallout New York aims to explore that in thorough detail.
Fallout: New York does require Fallout 4 - which makes sense given that it is a total conversion mod - but doesn't have a set release date at this time. There are a few files available for players, though it is still very much in the development stage at this time. Still, you can learn more about the mod itself right here over on Nexus Mods, as well as check out how you can help out this incredible fan project!
According to a Reddit post, for those that might be unaware, here's more about the lore regarding New York according to Bethesda:
"New Ghoul City-after 200 years rebuilding, the suburbs of New York are revitalized. Then, they were attacked. Deep beneath Manhattan was a Vault designed to test willingness to accept computer overlords. When the project went south, the Computer Overseer ghoulified it’s charges, and planted mind control devices in them, and has decided to do the same to everyone on Earth. 20 years of a brutal, bloody siege follow, as humanity fights a losing battle to prevent invasion from the fortified ruins of Manhattan, and it won’t stop until the Computer Overseer is destroyed."
Fallout Cascadia promises the most immersive Fallout experience short of VR. According to the Fallout: Cascadia's official website, this team "is planning to deliver nearly eighty square kilometers of land centered around Seattle proper. It will contain several large settlements such as the capital of the Republic of Cascadia, Cascade. Cascadia takes places hundreds of years after the previous Fallout games, in the year 2329. To capture this time period we are making use of texture artists and asset creators to show the slow progress of the wasteland to a post-post-apocalyptic society. But make no mistake, conflict and turmoil still grips this wasteland."
The Fallout Cascadia crew's aim is to take a system we love and renovate it into a fresher experience. "We are taking great pains here at the team to ensure that the shortcomings of Fallout 4 are addressed with Fallout Cascadia," alludes to the passionate team the changes they are making upon the dialogue system and the lack of S.P.E.C.I.L checks within the latest entry into the franchise. They also crucially picked apart the criticisms Fallout 4 received and used that to create this mold for Cascadia.
Since its a fan-made project, just like those of a similar vein, this will be entirely free for fans to enjoy when it becomes ready, "Fallout Cascadia is developed entirely by a volunteer force of many individuals, each with their own strengths and abilities. Some of our volunteers have never worked on a project this size before, some come from other large modding projects out there; Beyond Skyrim for example. Anyone is free to apply to a position in the team, as we are always looking for more creative and skilled developers. Fallout Cascadia will be forever free."
To check out more about what the latest venture brings, as well as how to support the team themselves, check out their official website right here! And if you're ever looking for any recommendations for other titles, don't hesitate to reach out to me on Twitter @DirtyEffinHippy! This is SO my jam!