Mods can completely change a game, a fact that console players are now learning thanks to the recent arrival of user-created mods for Fallout 4 on Xbox One. Finally, players can experience many of the mods PC players have enjoyed for months.
There are lots of them. Already, there are more than 1,000 mods available to Xbox One users. However, which ones have proven to be the most popular so far?
Perhaps unsurprisingly, two of the most popular mods currently available make life in the wasteland of the Commonwealth far, far easier. The "Spawn Items" mod uploaded by Edgard_Aguilar allows players to spawn all types of items, and even characters, with the press of a button.
Another mod, "Cheat Menu," serves a similar purpose. Uploaded by NexusAU, the "Cheat Menu" mod takes the form of a holotape that players can find shortly after leaving Vault 111 that can be used to give them all sorts of advantages. Players can obtain new perks with the press of a button, a near-limitless supply of caps, change the weather on command and much more. Another mod gives players an infinite supply of crafting supplies, for players who absolutely hate hunting for components to create gear and weapon modifications.
Since official cheat codes have long been absent from modern video games, it makes sense that, with the arrival of mods on the console, players would first rush to enable these sorts of mods. Having infinite money and supplies makes roaming the wasteland a far less stressful experience, letting players enjoy other aspects of what Fallout 4 has to offer.
Cheat-focused mods are far from the only ones available, however. Proving equally popular so far are mods that add brand new items to Fallout 4. In most cases, these new items come in the form of weapons. The MK14 rifle mod from user dazzerfong adds a powerful, modern military rifle to Bethesda's open-world RPG. Another popular mod from user PREATOM1C adds laser sabers (aka Star Wars lightsabers) for players to wield.
Outside of new weapons and cheat codes, one other category of mods has proven to be popular so far: body appearance mods. Whether it's increasing the bust size of female player characters or adding more female hairstyles, it seems Xbox gamers are mighty interested in having their female avatars look a certain way. There are also a number of popular mods that "beautify" the faces of various companions, both male and female, in an effort to make them more attractive.
No doubt, many of the most popular mods available will change in the days and weeks to come as new mods are added and players experiment with mods currently available. Players looking to download Fallout 4 mods on Xbox One can check out this guide on how to get started.