‘Fallout 4’ PS4 Mods Beta Launch Delayed

Official support for Fallout 4 mods has already reached the PC and Xbox One. That left only the PlayStation 4, which was to receive an update to add support for mods by the end of this month. Sadly, that isn’t happening, according to a Bethesda Games Studio Twitter post on Wednesday.

“We regret to say that the PS4 Mods Beta for Fallout 4 has been delayed. We will update everyone when we can,” the developer wrote.

Publisher Bethesda Softworks added, “We will update when we have more info. Thanks for your patience.”

The reasons behind the delay with no specific date have not been provided at this time. However, the issue might be related to Fallout 4 mod size limits on the PlayStation 4. Sony’s console will only support mods up to just 900 MB, whereas Xbox One owners can add mods up 2 GB in size.

Fallout 4 Mod Reilly's Rangers
[Image via Bethesda]

It’s unclear how much of the delay is caused by compatibility and performance issues with Fallout 4 on the PS4 versus ironing out details with Sony. The console notably experienced significant performance issues when the Far Harbor expansion was released in May to the point where the add-on was re-released through PlayStation Store. Bethesda included a suggestion to completely delete the game and re-install everything if problems continued.

Despite the issues with the PS4 and mod support, there are over 700 mods currently available through Bethesda’s website for the console. This compares to nearly 2,000 mods for the PC and 2,300 mods available for the Xbox One.

Bethesda planned to release the 1.5.4 patch to the PlayStation 4 to enable the mods beta. The Xbox One and PC already received the update over the past week, which includes the following.

New Features

  • Increased space for Mod text on Mod details page for improved readability
  • Load Order menu now displays text about each Mod when highlighted
  • Most Popular filter now toggles between Daily, Weekly and All Time (defaults to Daily)
  • Reporting categories added when reporting a mod
  • Load Order menu displays options to Disable or Delete All Mods
  • Count of ratings now appears on Mod details page


  • General stability and performance improvements
  • Fixed issue with weapons and armor losing mods and Legendary status when removed from armor and weapon racks (Contraptions)
  • Improved stability when reinitializing with certain mods loaded
  • Mod menu will check available space before starting mod downloads
  • Fixed issue with certain mods not downloading properly
  • Fixed issue with certain mods not appearing properly in the Load Order menu

Known Issues

The Add Ons menu is erroneously displaying Vault Tec Workshop and Nuka-World as Available. We are working with Valve to resolve the issue.

Fallout 4 Bethesda Mods Page
The list of mods on Bethesda's website is quickly growing. [Image via Bethesda]

When launched, Fallout 4 players on the PlayStation 4 can visit the Mods menu in-game to browse and search for mods, choose favorites, post feedback, and install them from within the game. This is essentially the same experience from the Bethesda website but with the added convenience of not having to visit the website to download and install the mod.

The Bethesda website also plays home to a mod section for Fallout 4 that features a growing list of mods. It is divided up between most popular, latest, highest rated, and most favorited mods. A filter is also available along with the ability to search mods or view the mods that you have downloaded. Mods can be favorited or downloaded directly from the website.

PS4 owners who wish to use Fallout 4 mods will need to make sure they have a Bethesda.net account set up. You will be required to log into the account to access and install the mods for the console.

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