New Fallout 4 DLC: 5 Things to Know About Creation Club

New Fallout 4 DLC: 5 Things to Know About Creation Club is a post by Adam Mills from Gotta Be Mobile.

New Fallout 4 DLC is on the way to the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC but it won’t be included in the game’s Season Pass.

Fallout 4 once again took center stage at Bethesda’s annual E3 showcase as the company detailed Fallout 4 VR and its release date and a new program for Fallout 4 and Skyrim Special Edition called Creation Club.

Bethesda has repeatedly said it won’t release any more Fallout 4 DLC expansion packs but Creation Club, along with mods, should help keep the game alive with new downloadable content for Xbox, PlayStation, and PC. It’s unclear if the program will be extended to Nintendo Switch.

Fallout 4 Creation Club is exciting but it’s also a bit confusing and today we want to outline what we know, thus far, about Bethesda’s new program for gamers and developers.

Our guide goes over the most important things Fallout 4 owners, and Season Pass holders, need to know as we push toward its official release later this year.

What is Fallout 4 Creation Club?

In a nutshell, Fallout 4 Creation Club is a new program that will deliver new, downloadable content to Fallout 4. Only, Bethesda isn’t calling this content DLC. They aren’t mods either.

The content coming out of Creation Club will be developed by Bethesda Games Studios itself and outside development partners. Anyone can apply to become a content creator and those accepted will be paid for their work. Here’s how the process works according to Bethesda:

Creators are required to submit documentation pitches which go through an approval process. All content must be new and original. Once a concept is approved, a development schedule with Alpha, Beta and Release milestones is created. Creations go through our full development pipeline, which Creators participate in. Bethesda Game Studios developers work with Creators to iterate and polish their work along with full QA cycles.

So what type of downloadable content will these creators produce? Bethesda’s outlined a few examples including new weapons, material skins, new outfits, new locations, new companions, new abilities, new enemies, and new types of gameplay like Fallout 4’s survival mode.

Bethesda says Creation Club content will be compatible with the main game as well as the game’s official add-ons.

The developer also says that PS4 users will get the full experience. PS4 Fallout 4 mods are limited because Sony doesn’t allow mod developers to use external assets.

Fallout 4 Creation Club Release Date

You won’t have to wait long to get your hands on fresh Fallout 4 content.

Bethesda says it plans to launch Creation Club in Summer 2017 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The company hasn’t confirmed a specific date.

Summer in the Northern Hemisphere officially starts on June 20th and it ends on September 22nd.

How Much Does Fallout 4 Creation Club Content Cost?

When Fallout 4 content from Creation Club creators starts trickling out, you’ll be able to buy it via the in-game digital marketplaces in Fallout 4. It won’t be free.

Content from Creation Club can be purchased using credits.

Bethesda says content from Creation Club will require credits which you will be able to purchase on the PlayStation Network, Xbox Live, and Steam. Credits are transferable and can be used in both Fallout 4 and Skyrim Special Edition on the same platform.

It’s unclear how much credits will cost or how many credits the best content will require.

Fallout 4 Season Pass Holders Are Frustrated

Bethesda doesn’t consider this new content DLC which means it will fall outside of the Fallout 4 Season Pass. Season Pass holders are expressing their frustration online but we don’t expect Bethesda to change its policy ahead of the program’s release.

As a reminder, the Fallout 4 Season Pass nets you all six DLC expansion packs which include Nuka World, Far Harbor, and Automatron. Normally the Season Pass is $50 but we’ve seen retailers offer occasional deals on the content.

You can also buy Fallout 4 DLC expansions as standalone pieces of content.

Fallout 4 Mods

Fallout 4 mods will remain free and Bethesda won’t allow “existing mods to be retrofitted into Creation Club.”

The content coming out of Creation Club will be entirely original and, again, will be “approved, curated, and taken through the full internal dev cycle; including localization, polishing, and testing.”

There are a ton of incredible Fallout 4 mods out there but many of them suffer from frame rate issues and various other bugs and performance problems.

For a deep dive into the best Fallout 4 mods available right now, take a look at our roundup below.

189 PS4 & Xbox One Fallout 4 Mods You Should Try Right Now

keyNuker

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keyNuker

Let's start with one of our favorite PC Fallout 4 mods that quickly made it over to the long list of Fallout 4 mods for console.

keyNuker creates a key ring in your inventory that hides keys and passwords. With it installed, your MISC tab in on your Pip-Boy is going to be a lot more manageable, particularly if you're deep into the game with tons and tons of items listed. 

The screenshot here shows you what the vanilla MISC tab looks like compared to the MISC tab with keyNuker installed. It's night and day.

This is one of our favorite Fallout 4 mods and one that should consider if you're tired of wasting time scrolling through hundreds (many of them worthless) of items.

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New Fallout 4 DLC: 5 Things to Know About Creation Club is a post by Adam Mills from Gotta Be Mobile.