Thanks to modder funkySwadling, your Fallout New Vegas experience has just become more multiplayer… well, kind of. The Fallout 76 Experience mod adds extra functionality to the base game to bring you all your favorite parts of online multiplayer games to the game’s single-player experience. Who among us hasn’t been playing New Vegas and wished that there was more mic spam, zerg rushes and, most importantly, the sound of a 13-year-old boy screaming “rheeee!“ at the top of his lungs. This mod should certainly scratch that itch.
Now, don’t let the hyper-realistic gamertags confuse you, this mod is still 100% offline. Every interaction has been scripted by the mods creator to make these newly added NPCs feel as if they are an average player in an online game.
funkySwadling has be quoted as saying, “Honestly I didn’t really expect anyone to download this. Just made it for the meme, and so I could make a video.”
While the mod was created more as a joke, on it’s Nexus mod page funkySwadling does claim that the mod is fairly well balanced in terms of level scaling of the newly added NPCs.
The mod itself has been made in light of the recent fear and criticism of Fallout 76 and what an online Fallout game may devolve into. One major criticism that players have feared may be abused into the realm of annoying gameplay is 76’s nuke launch system. In this new system players must gather nuclear launch codes from in-world events in order to launch a nuclear bomb into multiple locations within the game. Bethesda’s senior VP Pete Hines has curbed this fear in announcing that while these bombs are dangerous in nature, players cannot be targeted with them and any within the blast-zone will be notified with ample time to respond.
Fallout 76 releases on November 14th, 2018 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.