As many Fallout 4 fans are well aware at this point, the world of mods for the post-apocalyptic RPG is full of kooky, strange, and occasionally useful fan-made additions, with some of the more noteworthy creations giving the game a completely new feel like the recent Pilgrim horror mod that turns the title into a nightmarish fright-fest. Now, the modder by the handle of “thelonewarrior” is set to amplify the sequel’s science fiction tendencies even more than before by making a mod that adds mutant superpowers to the game.
As seen in the trailer below for thelonewarrior’s Fallout 4 creation, the mod is simply dubbed “Mutant Powers,” and it adds a plethora of supernatural abilities for Sole Survivors to use against enemies, such as telekinesis, flight, electric bolts, and loads more. The justification for the mod is quite clever, as it’s posited that radiation levels has affected people in different ways, with some being able to burst into flames and wield fire like the Fantastic Four’s Human Torch, carve searing footpaths through the Wasteland as fast as the Flash would, and even teleport around the map like Nightcrawler from the X-Men.
In addition to the aforementioned superpowers that thelonewarrior’s mod adds, there’s time manipulation, weather control, a sonic scream ability à la Black Canary, laser blasts, radiation manipulation, cellular degeneration, ice powers, and even skin density increases for invincibility like the Hulk. Plus one can use the Fallout 4 mod to be more strategic with combat, by using the illusion ability to summon monsters like Deathclaws in a ghostly form, clairvoyance to see enemies through walls, and super senses to add thermal vision for a more advantageous view of the battlefield.
Interestingly enough, rather than Fallout 4 fans simply being able to choose which abilities they want to use, thelonewarrior has made the acquisition of these supernatural strenghts a quest of sorts, as players will need to explore the Wasteland and beat enemies to unlock them. Defeating standard enemies will yield a low chance of presenting a power, while taking out bosses creates a higher chance for players to get one of the mod’s abilities.
All things considered, while the Mutant Powers mod will definitely add another dimension to Fallout 4‘s gameplay, there’s always the chance for some to grow weary of becoming an unstoppable paranormal entity, as it could detract from the challenge of the game. With that said, though, fans can always use the mod in tandem with the title’s Survival Mode for an added wrinkle of difficulty.
Fallout 4 is available now for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.