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Fallout 76 is still getting mod support, so be patient

Published: 10:55, 10 August 2020
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There are numerous reasons why Fallout 76 fans are anxiously expecting mod support, one of them being that Bethesda promised it, but the dev assured everyone it's on the way.

Mind you, this is not just some vanity feature that spoiled are calling for anything. Bethesda's games have traditionally relied on as much support from modders as from the company, occasionally, dare we say it, even more. 

While discussing mod support in a QuakeCon panel, Fallout 76 lead Jeff Gardiner stressed that the team considered mod support the heaviest lifting so far, which is why they left it pretty much for last. 

"We are definitely still working on mod support, it's coming", Gardiner said. "We've had to put a lot of resources into that.Iit's not just drag-and-drop from the previous games because of the way our client-server architecture works. But it is coming, we're working on it, just stay tuned.

Which is not to say there aren't any Fallout 76 mods - there are, and even Bethesda are monitoring the most popular ones. Unfortunately, they're limited to private servers and can't be taken online, or in other words - they're not official. 

Nevertheless, the community traditionally fixed many of the issues they've had with Fallout 76, as they have for many games before. In fact, if you hop on over to Nexus Mods, you'll find pages and pages of various community interventions.

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We were hoping to see more info on Doom Eternal's upcoming expansion on this year's QuakeCon, but unfortunately, we'll have to wait for Gamescom. As for Fallout 76, we'll have to wait a bit more on Bethesda, but at least we know they didn't backpedal on the promise.

Bethesda's Fallout 76 releasing on 14 November 2018

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During the E3 this year we had a chance to see Todd Howard present the new Fallout 76 where he talked about the location, map size and more. Beta was announced for early summer while the official release will be happening 14 November 2018.

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