Bethesda have said from the start that they won't be supporting mods for Fallout 76 until private servers are made available, and that isn't expected until the back end of 2019. That hasn't stopped the modding community, of course, and despite being just a couple of BETA sessions's into the PC version, there's already some pretty fun cosmetic mods available for the game.
One such mod, named Hairspray, allows you to change the hair color of characters to more than just the general browns and blondes, with blue, purple, orange, and green to name a few. Others include a mod to remove the Bethesda logo, new menu music, and even a black version of the Vault Suit.
In addition, it was also discovered this past week that the game can be modded to support ultrawide screen resolutions by editing the game INI files, the first Fallout game to seemingly support the feature, even if it is a hidden configuration.
While Bethesda's Todd Howard has stated previously that the team are 100% committed to modding, they've also made it clear that this isn't supported on public servers, and to also add some other pause for thought, the method used to mod the game currently isn't one Bethesda is likely to approve of, so it remains to be seen how long these mods work for, or weather Bethesda will actively try to stop them being distributed / used.
It's relatively harmless, though, given the mods are only seen by the player who installed them, and so far offer no tactical advantage in-game seemingly, but this could quickly change, and no doubt Bethesda will be keeping an eye on this as in-game cheating is likely to become a big issue that Bethesda want to avoid.
There's also potential to step on Bethesda's toes when it comes to their microtransactions, if players can mod-in other costumes and assets, it will devalue that particular marketplace.
So while it's cool to see mods starting to appear, we'll keep an eye on the situation here at GameFront for any further developments.
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