A fan-made mod for Fallout 4 brings noted pro wrestler Macho Man Randy Savage to the wasteland, following in the footsteps of a similar piece of content previously released for Skyrim.
Millions of players around the world have been enjoying Fallout 4 since it released back in November, but for many, there's been something missing. No, not the game's limited dialogue options or the as-yet-unreleased mod support on Xbox One — the presence of 'Macho Man' Randy Savage.
It might seem strange that the six-time world champion would make an appearance in post-apocalyptic Boston, but not to anyone that kept up with the productive modding community that surrounded Skyrim. A particularly memorable bit of fan-made content for that game replaced its dragons with the Macho Man.
During his time in the squared circle, a diving elbow drop from the top was typically enough from Savage to see his opponents off. However, in Fallout 4, his strategy has changed somewhat — he's now outfitted with the razor-sharp claws of the dreaded Deathclaw.
A video produced to spread the word about this absolutely essential mod casts the recently outcast Hulk Hogan as the player character, who proceeds to be comprehensively outmatched by the presumably irradiated Savage. For some context on their rivalry, here are lyrics from a track directed at Hogan on Savage's album Be a Man:
Hot diggity damn Hulk I'm glad you set it offUsed to be hard Hulk now ya done turned soft
Indeed, Hogan isn't able to much up of a fight against the Deathclaw-Savage hybrid at all, an experience that many novice Fallout 4 players will certainly be able to recognize quite easily. It seems that his wrestling tights provide very little in the way of damage resistance.
DLC for previous Fallout games has gone as far as to center around alien visitors to earth, but it's difficult to imagine the official offerings for Fallout 4 reaching a level of weirdness anywhere near this mod. Bethesda certainly has its work cut out making the game's season pass worthwhile in the face of free content such as this.
The Macho Man mod may be silly, but it's just one of many new experiences that a creative modding community can offer up. For every weird and wonderful bit of content like this, there's something incredibly deep and considered — and both can add value to a game months after its initial release.
That's why it's such a big coup for Microsoft that Bethesda plans to bring user-created mods to the Xbox One version of Fallout 4. It seems that the PlayStation fans are being left in the cold in this respect, but it wouldn't be all that surprising to see Sony make a play to amend that situation.
Fallout 4 is available now for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.