Fallout 4 Mod Adds ‘Survival Mode’ Feature Early

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One fan has created a modification called Beds The New Bonfire which allows gamers to try out the sleep-saving system that survival mode is supposedly introducing.

Fallout 4 fans have been awaiting the game’s new survival mode feature for almost a month now, ever since Bethesda revealed it was doing a complete overhaul of the game mode when it was giving an update on the upcoming DLC. Since then, Bethesda Games Studios hasn’t stated what the new survival mode for Fallout 4 will introduce to the game, although there was a seemingly massive leak on the subject a few weeks ago.

One of survival mode’s supposedly impending changes is the introduction of a new save system, which removes the ability to manually save the game at any point. Instead, players are forced to find a suitable bed in an enemy-free area, which will then allow the Sole Survivor to save, sleep, and restore wellness. A Fallout 4 fan who goes by the online moniker of KarmaCoin got a little impatient while he waited for this feature to be implemented, and added it himself in a new mod called Beds The New Bonfire.

The curious name stems from his time playing Dark Souls, where bonfires as used as checkpoints. Since beds ultimately replace bonfires in Fallout 4 lore, the name of the modification seems like a pretty literal gesture.

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Among other things, the long-awaited survival mode update is poised to introduce new challenging game modifiers like weighted ammunition, fatigue, sickness, and more. This will make settlements more important than ever, as players will need to find a steady supply of both food and water if they are to survive in the Boston commonwealth.

A new patch is making its way to consoles by end of this week, and many expect that the next patch after this one will finally include the new survival mode content.

Since the modification has its own limits, players who wish to abide by the rules of the Beds The New Bonfire modification must still manually turn off the autosave feature from the settings menu. Otherwise, Fallout 4 will still automatically save when players both fast travel and wait, rendering the modification’s sole feature into a moot point.

In terms of other modification news, this week has seen the introduction of a pretty slick crossbow modification, and another mod which adds Dragon Ball Z scouters into the game – the latter of which can even be worn by Dogmeat!

What do you think about the sleep-saving feature, Ranters? Do you think this will be a good inclusion for survival mode?

Fallout 4 is currently available for PC, Xbox One, and PS4. Survival mode may not have a release date, but the first official downloadable content is slated to arrive later this month.

Source: Nexus Mods