Preview Fallout 4 Mods on Xbox One

A day many console owners have been waiting for is finally upon us: Bethesda is bringing user-created mods to the console versions of their latest open-world RPG Fallout 4. Previously, owners of the PC versions of Bethesda games have gotten far more out of their purchases thanks to a thriving modding community. With this latest change, console owners can finally join the fun. Mods are currently in closed beta for the Xbox One version of Fallout 4, and so far they definitely work.

For now, it looks like Xbox One owners, and eventually PS4 owners, will have access to PC mods which have been brought over to the consoles. When it’s ready to go, console users can browse Bethesda.net and pick out the mods they want to install via a user interface built into the game. A precaution is currently in place where loading up a game with mods will trigger an auto-save so the game creates a non-modded save file before launching. This is in case the mods don’t play nice, and crash the game for instance. While installed mods can be removed and deleted, there is also a mod size limit of 2GB.

Bethesda held a live-stream of the closed beta, detailing some mods that are currently working on Xbox One. Fallout 4’s Xbox One mod support will be available on May 31, with PlayStation 4 support launching sometime next month.

For more on Fallout 4, see our review of the latest DLC.