Fallout: New California is an enormous prequel mod to Fallout: New Vegas, out now

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Fallout 76 could also be on the horizon, with Bethesda preemptively warning players of ‘spectacular’ bugs, however followers hungry for a extra conventional, solo apocalypse are nicely served as we speak. Fallout: New California may technically be a mod for Fallout: New Vegas, nevertheless it’s nearer to a complete new game. Set out within the New California Republic twenty years earlier than The Courier acquired shot within the face, there’s a brand new map two thirds the dimensions of New Vegas, and a branching, voiced story that builders Radian-Helix Media reckon can take between six and thirty hours to complete. Below, the trailer.

Formerly often known as Project Brazil, New California has been within the works for the reason that early days of New Vegas, which coincidentally simply turned eight years previous. New California tells the story of a brand new protagonist – the Star Player – a Vault-Ball participant who (relying on selections made throughout the prologue) will comply with broadly fight or science-themed tales. Later, gamers emerge into the wasteland and have to choose sides between the NCR, a raider warlord’s military, the New Reno mob, the Enclave, the Shi and the Super Mutants, every with their personal quest-lines and distinctive endings.

While designed to be near-standalone and  playable as simply your sole New Vegas mod, New California’s devs have supplied a list of recommended mods to enhance the expertise. Among them is a private favorite; Project Nevada, a sweeping methods overhaul which refines each the FPS and RPG sides of the game. Depending on how New California ends for you, they tease the potential of persevering with your character’s story, turning into The Courier and main again into the occasions of New Vegas. Even extra ambitiously, the upcoming Fallout: The Frontier ought to be appropriate too.

The present model of New California is formally a beta. It’s feature-complete, however there’s no playtesting surroundings fairly as vigorous as placing it within the fingers of hundreds of keen Fallout followers. Save typically in numerous slots, and anticipate the identical bugs you’ll of any official Bethesda launch. There’s no phrase on when an official ‘final’ launch will occur – all of it is determined by what number of bugs are found. I’m excited to do that out for myself, having been ready virtually since its announcement, however congested obtain servers implies that might have to attend till tonight.

You can discover Fallout: New California on each Mod DB and Nexus Mods, though each websites are creaking proper now making an attempt to serve up the hefty 6.6gb obtain. You’ll want Fallout: New Vegas to play (no DLC required, however ideally the Ultimate Edition), which occurs to be 40% discounted on Steam, bringing it all the way down to £9/€12/$12 for the subsequent day. Steam customers may also want the Large Address Aware patch from the recommended mods list.



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