Fallout 4 PS4 mods blocked by Sony, Microsoft attacks

By Alan Ng - Sep 9, 2016

We have some bombshell Fallout 4 news to bring you, but it’s not good. It’s been confirmed by Bethesda that Fallout 4 mods on PS4 are not coming, with the developer pointing the blame directly at Sony.

Fallout 4 mods have been available on console since May on Xbox, but PS4 users have endured a frustrating wait with little to no information whatsoever on what really is going on behind the scenes.

Well now we know. Just take a look at the full explanation on why PS4 users can’t enjoy a major feature of Fallout 4 like millions of Xbox gamers.


If that wasn’t bad enough, Bethesda has said that mods are not coming to Skyrim Special Edition either which is a deal breaker. Having mods for Skyrim on PS4 was the core reason for most why they would play the game again and now that it isn’t happening, well prepare for the refund floodgates to open.

Microsoft, inevitably has sensed a wounded beast and have gone in straight for the kill. Here’s the Tweet from Major Nelson and the Xbox channel moments after Bethesda’s bombshell.

Sony surely needs to come out and explain the situation as it just looks terrible on their part right now. How can they block this feature from coming out when it is available on Xbox?

Are you in a state of disbelief now that you know mods are not coming? Is this going to change your mind about buying PS4 Pro if Sony’s policies on user mods will always be the same?

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  • Juggin

    Fallout 4 mods will be added to the ps4 this whole thread needs to be deleted.And to “mods are cheats”. You do know you have to install them on your own,please use your head and know that if someone wants to add mods to an offline game,so be it.Thats like telling a stranger what they can and can’t eat because you chose not to.Complaining for no reason.

  • Mods Are Cheats

    I don’t want mods or cheats in my game. I want to play the game as it was created. Would you want to read my version of a book or the original author’s.

    Mods are basically cheats. Oooooh, look flying power armour. They are just stupid. They would also may Trophies redundant as, again, you can mod in whatever you like (eg Power Armour with infinite power).

    If you want to cheat and use mods, GET A PC – home of cheaters and pirates.

    • Admir Karalic

      You’re an idiot, all mods are not cheats, it’s like saying your family is full of morons, because you’re a moron, that wouldn’t be fair to your family. Most mods enhance the visuals of the game from Vanilla form to something way more creative and colorful or something darker. That adds immersion and gives players power over something new in the game, and that doesn’t need to be a flying power armor, it can be subtle things such as UI tweaks and or customs UI’s.

  • Nersal

    If this was during the early to mid years for the ps3 I think Sony might mave given mods a chance.

    It’s funny that some people think Sony’s doing this to keep our consoles safe, yet their network is unreliable and if you get hacked and someone uses your CC they won’t give you a refund.

    Screw Sony I really hope they go out of business so that hopefully someone competent would fix what PlayStation has become.

  • Thomas

    I’ve been an adamant Sony console owner all the way from the original Playstation. I tried X360 and didn’t like it because being in Quebec I could only get French games in my local stores where as PS3 had both on the same disk. It was an easy upgrade to PS4 for me. Now however I don’t plan on upgrading to the latest and greatest version of the Sony console, instead I’ll just focus on my PC. Thank you Sony for making more reasons to not play your console.

    • Admir Karalic

      Je serai le premier a dire que t’a tout a fait raison, c’est dommage pour la X360 du temps de son règne que les jeux étaient soit Français ou Anglais et rarement les deux sur le même disque, quoi que parfois il y’avait possibilité a télécharger des pack de langues, mais c’était rare. Maintenant, la XBOX One c’est beaucoup rattrapper et est devenu ce qu’un Gamer voudrai tant qu’à moi en terme de features. C’est sûr que ce n’est pas un PC, mais au moins ça bouge dans la direction du consommateur et non du corporatif.

  • Jurgen

    I might just get a XB next time if they ever make ps5 or somthing els they can keep it and im spredding the word greetings from belgium everyone.

  • rainedrop

    Wow, seriously Sony? So much for being innovative and improving user experience. I should have stuck with Xbox

    • Admir Karalic

      Is never too late to jump on XBone wagon 😉

      • rainedrop

        it is for me lol I’m broke xD

  • Anthony

    I just want a refund. I waited and bought this game when it was announced there would be mod support and even bought the season pass to go with it. Now that isn’t happening and I haven’t even played the add-ons since I was waiting for mod support to play the game through. Think I may sell and go to Xbox One now!

    • Mods Are Cheats

      You obviously didn’t want the game in the first place. Mods are just random users putting in random content. Like the Dog could be a Unicorn that automatically kills all enemies. I have never got why you modders/cheaters play games in the first place.

      If you really need to cheat/use mods, get a PC. You can install aim bots for your FPS games. The list of cheats is endless on PC.

      Or you could just be a better gamer and NOT CHEAT. What would you say if I said I wanted to “mod” FIFA so there was no goalie for the opposing team – you’d love it wouldn’t you? Pathetic.

      • Admir Karalic

        You don’t understand it because you’re a fool with internet. Mods are not cheats, they may have cheats, but they’re mostly enhancement to gaming and provide things that wouldn’t have been possible before. Just look at this, on PC, we got Just Cause 2, the original game doesn’t support Online Coop, some modders made a Online Mod for the game on PC and now you can play alongside with friends and strangers online. That’s what MODS are. Please stop being a troll.

  • Jason Osterhoudt

    My question is this, Is there any way we as playstation owners can contact and make a big enough fuss with Sony to get things going. I for one would love to just send them my PS4 and demand all the money i have spent on this company since they refuse to listen to what their customers what but I know that will never happen. We as Customers should be able to get something done but I for one cant spend another $300-$400 dollars on another console.

    • Mods Are Cheats

      I reckon I’ve spent more than you and I DON”T WANT CHEATS. Play the game as it was intended or go make another game. I am a PS4 owner and am getting PSVR and PS4 Pro. I sometimes get stuck. But instead of installing a mod/cheat to get through it, I just keep trying. So don’t speak for all customers. Why would you not game on PC is you are obsessed with mods/cheats? Cheats belong on PC (and now XBone).

  • FirePantz

    Sony sucks…its single player anime trash games suck. Its fuugly triple toaster dud of an upscaling “pro” console sucks. PSnow sucks, PSN sucks. No back compat sucks, no elite or customizable controller sucks, no mods suck. Trading in for XB1 S which does the same 4k upscaling with HDR except it HAS a 4k bluray player. Then Scorpio is mine.