One Fallout 4 fan creates a helpful mod that allows players keep track of the action-RPG’s covey of companions throughout the entirety of the Wasteland.
Thanks to the Fallout 4 modder known as “drdanzel”, fans of Bethesda’s post-apocalyptic title will now be able to keep tabs on where to find each and every companion no matter if they’re currently in players’ parties or not. Of course, this means that whenever fans dismiss the characters from taking part in any further quests, but then decide to later reenlist an inactive companion for their services, it will be a lot easier tracking them down.
Known as “Where Are You Now”, drdanzel’s Fallout 4 mod adds miscellaneous quests that provide map and compass markers assigned to individual companions. Fans can toggle the “missions” on and off to see the characters come up on their Pip-Boys.
Currently, the Fallout 4 mod uses batch files to add the quest to players’ quest logs, which only has to be done once, after which can be toggled at will. Once Bethesda releases the official Garden of Eden Creation Kit mod tools (AKA GECK), drdanzel promises to modify it so that the quest will be added automatically.
Obviously, this is far from the first Fallout 4 mod in existence, but it may very well be one of the most helpful creations from fans since the game’s release, especially since it’s incredibly easy to lose track of a desired companion once they’re not currently in use. A close second would be the mod allowing each weapon parts on all guns, with the script that stops Preston Garvey’s settlement requests coming in at solid third place.
Should fans be content with Fallout 4‘s base gameplay settings, but wish for an even wackier Wasteland, there are plenty of other fan-made changes that can provide hours of entertainment. For starters, there’s the Macho Man Randy Savage mod that turns all of the open world title’s Deathclaws into a frighteningly mutated version of the famous professional wrestler. Naturally, there are also much zanier creations, such as the Thomas the Tank Engine mod, which injects the children’s show character into a variety of bizarre and inappropriate scenarios.
With so many mods being available for Fallout 4, there’s no question that players are going to have their favorites. However, it’s hard to argue against the practicality and universal appeal of drdanzel’s “Where Are You Now” mod. With nearly 15,000 downloads since its inception on January 8 of this year, it’s undeniable that it is a much sought-after feature. Truthfully, considering the overall quality of Fallout 4, it’s strange that Bethesda didn’t incorporate such a worthwhile gameplay attribute to begin with.
Fallout 4 is out now and is available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.