Hard-at-work modders release a companion mod allowing players to wander the wasteland with a bevy of monsters, creatures, and animals as companions.
Fallout 4 released with a wide range of characters and creatures that the wasteland wanderer could befriend and turn into a companion, but for some, it wasn’t enough. Courtesy of one intrepid modder, wasteland wanderers can now calmly traverse the wasteland knowing that a Deathclaw or Super Mutant’s got their back.
While not limited to gigantic creatures, many Fallout 4 players will probably be thrilled to know that the formidable monsters that once threatened them in-game can now be used as companions with a mod entitled Creature Follower, created by BOTLANNER. Creature Follower incorporates all of the mechanics that a normal companion has, except for the ability to have conversations and romantic relationships with them. The mod allows for a large variety of characters to back up the player, including:
- Hideous monsters like deathclaws, yao guai, radscorpions, and super mutant behemoths
- Gen1synth and gen2synths
- Raider dogs, vicious dogs, and mutant hounds
Unfortunately, while cats are an available companion, they cannot enter combat. The modder doesn’t mention whether they can be harmed (though you can generate endless stimpaks for them with Fallout 4 console commands). In addition, the Creature Follower mod is compatible with another mod, called ‘Diane Female Follower ESP,’ allowing players to have up to three wasteland creatures in their posse.
Fallout 4 has been out for less than a week, and gamers have already found tons of unique ways to modify it, completely changing the nature of the game. Players who want to play the game without any mods or cheats always have that right, but mods are part of what have extended the lifespan of other Elder Scrolls and Fallout series titles, and Fallout 4 will certainly inherit this legacy. While having vicious mutant creatures following the player around will undoubtedly make the game too easy, especially if combined with the unlimited caps exploit and the maxed-out S.P.E.C.I.A.L. exploit, the ability to utterly wreck anything a player comes across in the wasteland should be an enjoyable and amusing experience.
Hopefully, BOTLANNER will continue to add new companions to this mod, or another modder will come along and expand it. Allowing players to have a squadron of elite warrior cats at their beck and call could be fun. Others, I’m sure, will just be happy to finally get their deathclaw companion.
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Fallout 4 is now available for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
Source: Nexus Mods