With a little less than a month and a half to go before Fallout 4 becomes available, fans of Bethesda‘s post-apocalyptic RPG are undoubtedly looking for anything related to the series to tide them over until the forthcoming sequel’s release. Some folks have opted to bide their time by crafting replicas of in-game items, such as the fan who built a homemade Pip-Boy using 3D printer, while others have decided to revisit older titles in the franchise like Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas.
Should gamers have exhausted all that the previous releases have to offer with the base game and DLC, the modding community is a great outlet for fresh material, especially when it comes to Fallout: New Vegas. A couple of months ago, it was announced that the Obsidian Entertainment-developed title was set to receive a massive bounty of 16 new main quests and several side missions with a mod called Project Brazil. Not long after, New Vegas fans gave the Mojave Wasteland a nuclear winter makeover in an update known as The Frontier.
Now, a free mod going by the name Autumn Leaves will offer Fallout: New Vegas‘ PC players a relatively hefty dose of content for the game tomorrow on October 1. Autumn Leaves has been in development for over four years, and it is set to deliver eight quests spanning seven to ten hours altogether, multiple endings, 29 new perks for the S.P.E.C.I.A.L. system, more than 2,000 lines of voiced dialogue, as well as an original soundtrack from Pablo Coma (composer of Healer’s Quest) that takes after the retro-futuristic spirit of the series.
According to Autumn Leaves‘ description on its Tumblr page, the mod is set in “a derelict library inhabited by six sentient machines, each with their own back-story and agency”, and the story should pose some “excruciating dilemmas” and “philosophical themes” to players. Due to the fact that the narrative seems to be conversation-heavy and no actual weapons are shown in screenshots, fans might not encounter any combat or gunplay, as the mod might cater to players who prefer non-violent playthroughs instead.
At any rate, considering the sheer quantity of subject matter, Autumn Leaves‘ creator – ostensibly known as Baron von Chateau – is basically giving Fallout: New Vegas fans what amounts to a brand new expansion, and it won’t cost them a dime. Should PC gamers who currently own the title wish to obtain the mod, check the NexusMods link at the bottom of the article and download it tomorrow.
Should Autumn Leaves not tickle Fallout: New Vegas fans’ fancies, there are a ton of other mods available, such as the one that changes the title’s gameplay to that of Five Nights at Freddy‘s. Plus, there’s a complete re-imagining of the RPG that was done a while back called the Dust mod, and it turns New Vegas into more of survival simulator with food, water, and supplies even harder to come by. But since Autumn Leaves is completely free, there’s no reason for PC players who own New Vegas to not check it out.
As previously mentioned, the Fallout: New Vegas mod Autumn Leaves is set to release tomorrow on October 1, 2015 for PC.