Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Bethesda Softworks

Mods now in open beta, available in-game in Fallout 4 for PC

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New details have been released from Bethesda about Fallout 4 mods and the Creation Kit. The modding suit is currently downloadable for PC, and with the tools, players can add characters, weapons, outfits, environments, dialog, and entire quests. As part of the latest game update, players can now browse and search for user-created mods, post feedback, and install them from within the game. For those who want to try their hand at making a mod, the Creation Kit can be downloaded from the Bethesda.net launcher. Instructions on how to access the 1.5 update in Steam can be found below. Console users will get a chance to try mods in June.

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PC News

Codes being sent for Forza 6’s Fallout-inspired Chryslus Rocket ’69

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Microsoft has sent word that codes for Forza 6’s Fallout-themed Chryslus Rocket ’69 have been sent out via Live. Players who have spent time with either Fallout 4 or Forza Motorsport 6 while connected to their Xbox Live profile will receive a code. They note that codes might take up to seven days to arrive due to several million being sent out. Also, those who buy either title by the end of the month will receive a code as well, and those will be sent out in early May.

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DLC, Xbox One News

Spruce up your settlement today with Fallout 4 – Wasteland Workshop

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Bethesda has released the second downloadable add-on for Fallout 4, Wasteland Workshop. The $4.99 pack adds new settlement options, including letter kits, nixie tube lighting, and taxidermy. The drop also adds the ability to design and set cages that are capable of capturing both man and monster. Next up is Far Harbor, set to be released next month. Beyond that, Creation Kit, the tool suite that will bring PC mods to console, is planned for later in 2016.

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Doom multiplayer beta opening to all on April 15, DLC plans detailed

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id Software is opening up the Doom multiplayer beta to everyone beginning April 15. Through April 17, players will be able to jump into the beta without a code and try out two modes—Team Deathmatch and Warpath—on Heatwave and Infernal. Post-launch content was also announced, and will come in the form of updates for SnapMap and multiplayer. For SnapMap, the game’s map-making and sharing suite, there are plans to release new AI enhancements, features, modules, objects, and props. Multiplayer will receive free game modes as well as for-pay packs. The latter will add new maps, hack modules, playable demons, and weapons beginning this summer. Each drop will cost $14.99 each or $39.99 as part of the Season Pass.

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Doom live-action trailer, closed multiplayer beta go live

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Bethesda has released a new live-action trailer for Doom. With apologies to The Rock, the one minute of the lone marine battling demons is better than the entirety of the 2005 film. The video’s release coincides with the launch of the closed multiplayer beta. The beta is ongoing for all systems and runs through April 3. To get beta players up to speed on the mechanics, id has created a playlist of gameplay videos.

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Fallout 4 – Automatron DLC now available for console, PC

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Automatron, the first download pack for Fallout 4, is now available for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. The $9.99 download introduces Mechanist, a new villain who leads an army of killer robots against the Commonwealth. Players can salvage parts from said killer robots to build customized companions. These robotic pals can be modified with various mods, abilities, armor, limbs, and paint schemes. Automatron will be followed by April’s Wasteland Workshop, which will introduce new settlement options, while a large new landmass will be added in May’s Far Harbor.

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QuakeCon 2016 – Round 2 pre-registration opening later today

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Bethesda HQ has sent out word notifying QuakeCon 2016 attendees that the second round of passes is opening today for pre-registration. The package will go live for order today at 7 p.m. (CST) at registration.quakecon.org. The ‘BYOC Select-a-Seat with QuakeCon done Quick’ is $140 and limited to 300 packages. It includes express lane past-pass registration for the BYOC, all events, panels, and presentations, select and reserved seating in the BYOC area, and a lanyard. General attendance remains free.

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New trailer released for Fallout 4 DLC Automatron

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Bethesda has released the first trailer for Fallout 4’s first downloadable add-on, Automatron. The $9.99 expansion adds a new villain, Mechanist, who has created an army of robots to invade the Commonwealth. Crafty players can turn those same robots into their own customized companions, modifying them with various mods, abilities, armor, limbs, and paint schemes. New settlement options are up next in April’s Wasteland Workshop, and in May, a giant new landmass will be added in Far Harbor.

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Doom multiplayer footage released, closed beta dated

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A new gameplay trailer has gone live for Doom. The latest footage is from the multiplayer component, which will be entering closed beta shortly. The closed beta is scheduled to run from March 31 to April 1 for all platforms. Info on the upcoming event can be found here for those who redeemed the beta code from their pre-orders of Wolfenstein: The New Order.

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QuakeCon 2016 pre-registration, package details announced

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Bethesda has announced pre-registration details for this year’s QuakeCon. QuakeCon 2016 will once again take place in Dallas, TX, with the event running from Thursday, August 4 to Sunday, August 7. As before, a number of BYOC packages will be purchasable through registration.quakecon.org. The packages will be opened in three stages this year, with the final being pre-registration for general attendees. Note that general attendance will once again be free. Swag packages, previously put together beforehand, will also be customized by attendees. This year’s official shirt design will also be up for vote at quakecon.org. Full details for the various packages can be found below.

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