Fallout 4 mods are not available on consoles yet, but as we previously discussed, Bethesda has plans to bring mod support to consoles. The first step is a closed beta on the Xbox One to test mods.

We knew this beta would occur sometime this month, but no one knew exactly when. Well, if you signed up to be a part of the beta, you can start to get excited now. The Fallout 4 mod beta test begins next week. And if you started up the game today on your Xbox One and were surprised by a tiny update that didn’t seem to change anything, that’s what it was about.

Earlier today, Bethesda Tweeted about an update currently in progress. Update 1.5.205 to the Xbox version of Fallout 4 will prepare the game for mod support.

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In the same Tweet, Bethesda said the beta access for mods is planned for sometime next week. They did not give a specific day or time frame, but we should hear more as the time approaches. It’s also unclear when players selected for the beta will receive confirmation, so if you signed up for the Xbox mod beta test and hear anything, let us know.

PlayStation 4 players, don’t be too disappointed. After the Xbox One beta test, mod support will extend to the PS4 version of Fallout 4 next month.

Console mods are rare, especially compared to PC mods, so it’s exciting to see Bethesda extending official support for mods on the Xbox One and PS4 versions of Fallout 4. This is a great time for Fallout 4 fans, with yesterday’s release of the new Far Harbor DLC and now the next step toward mods on consoles.

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Do you use mods in games like Fallout 4? If you play the game on consoles, are you looking forward to the upcoming mods? Finally, if you have the game on the Xbox One, did you sign up to be a part of next week’s closed beta test? Let us know in the comments.

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