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Are Xbox One gamers stealing Fallout 4 PC mods and uploading them as their own?

Fallout 4 mods

Oh, how we love a bit of drama. News that Bethesda was to break down the walls between PC and console and allow mods for Fallout 4 on Xbox One took plenty of people back when it was announced, but it appears to have been a popular move. One problem, though: some crafty Xbox One owners are nabbing PC mods and uploading them as their own.

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Well, that’s according to PC gamers on Reddit. The allegation is, PC mods that aren’t quite the finished article and may well not work properly are being mopped up by Xbox ‘modders', packaged together in little compilations and uploaded as their own.

Predictably, judging by the reaction on Reddit (and perhaps rather understandably), the PC-console divide is alive and well.

The person who reportedly stole one of the mods - someone who goes by the name of “GamerAim” - claims he only uploaded it for his own “personal use”, ignoring the fact that the unfinished mod may well have broken the save files of anyone who used it. He also claims that the user behind the original mod is a “PC elitist”.

“It is a statement against his classism and elitist mindset,” he continues. “He’s a troll and a garbage person who made good content, so in retaliation, I shared it with the console gamers he hates so much. This was always about supporting my fellow console gamers, never about taking credit for something that was mine.”

In reply, the man behind the original mod, DDproductions83, has uploaded a near 25 minute video where he lays out his thoughts on the issue and just generally has a rant. You can check out exactly what he thinks in the video below.

As for Bethesda itself, Head of PR and Marketing Pete Hines has responded to tweets on the issue by claiming gamers should report the mod, stating each one will get looked into and addressed accordingly, regardless of what platform it is for. So, no major shift in policy then.

The release of mods itself on Xbox One appears to have been a huge success, however, with Bethesda revealing Xbox traffic was 50 times the initial Fallout 4 PC mod launch. Mods are also due to hit the PS4 version, though no specific date has been announced.

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TsunamiWombat(3 days 14 hours played)
1 Year ago

"Bethesda revealing Xbox traffic was 50 times the initial Fallout 4 PC mod launch"

Because PC had been modding Fallout 4 for months already, and Bethesda's internal publishing system was vastly inferior to what Nexus was already doing and a pain in the ass for modders to convert to.

Tovias Avatar
1 Year ago

This whole thing is another can of worms, and this "PC elitism" meme is not getting any funnier, I've seen screenshots of modders being harrassed just because their complex mods don't work on consoles and get called shit like PCMR elitist and what not, this whole thing is just reeks of community killer.

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Anakhoresis(2 days 10 hours played)
1 Year ago

Really it just seems silly. While I get that it's definitely not cool to take someone's stuff and put it as your own, like Bethesda said, report it and move on. "Harassed?" It's text on the Internet, ignore it.

AnAuldWolf Avatar
1 Year ago

Normally I'm the first one to defend console owners and their choices. The thing is though is even I've seen that these Fallout 4 on console owners are actively attacking PC owners on sites like Nexus for nothing more than we chose to support an open platform.

That's an issue. It's a cognitive dissonance issue in particular, and they're not making themselves look good with it. It's making a scapegoat to blame, so they don't have to blame themselves or the hardware manufacturers for making closed systems. For the price they paid for their next gen consoles, they could've instead opted to buy a mid-range computer. They could have enjoyed everything modding has to offer.

It's just that they expected that when it came to the consoles, it would be all that we have. They didn't realise or understand what they'd be missing out on. Such as being able to make compatibility patches, merging mods, the script extender, and so many other things that really enable modding on a PC. Without that, the best you can actually achieve are a few tweaks here and there, and you need to be incredibly careful that no two mods touch the same thing.

So now they're blaming us for that. When they get over 10 mods and they see compatibility issues, it's the fault of the modder for making crap mods. And they'll attack them for it. Pointing out that it works on a computer or just by loading the mod itself just makes them more hostile, and if you dare suggest that they need to cut back on mods, they'll become rabid.

This isn't all console owners doing this, mind you. Don't even think that. Just those who bought Fallout 4 (and far too many of them, I feel). I feel very much soured to them at this point because of that.

I'll still defend console owners and their choices in the future, though, but I can't not remember this as a black mark in my experiences with them. Especially considering how highly I view modders, making stuff for people for free and not asking anything in return and all.

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It's the same toxic people on PC too. The internet just allows the worst of people to trend to the surface and it's really quite sad. Not only do people steal others work and claim it as their own but if said work doesn't work they then attack others because it couldn't possibly be their fault for stealing something that wasn't designed for a specific platform.

It's really just sad that people are that petty. I don't care how you want to play video games but you should not steal the work of others and you should not attack others because they use a different platform than you. I played for the longest time on 360 and am now on PC I used to be part of both camps and neither is right. People should just be glad we can all play video games at all.

I really will never understand this whole thing where people "hate" others for something like how they play video games or any of the other stupid petty reasons people start arguments. I really believe it's that kind of petty crap that has the world in the position it is in. Not consoles vs PC in particular but just stupid petty garbage from history has people hating each other and fighting because that is how it was in the past. Just stupid... Everyone just chill and have fun.

Belimawr Avatar
1 Year ago

see people on PC only sites complain of the console gamers calling PC gamers elitist and attacking, but go to any multiplatform site and you can't move for PC master race or console peasant comments, the fact is no side is clean and PC gamers will get called elitist because of the idiots on the PC side going round spouting PC master race at every possible chance.

the only real complaint to be made here is that people shouldn't be taking credit for other peoples work, but look at a lot of PC modding sites and you can see the exact same thing, it's not a new thing, this is just using the single format lovers to insight outrage over something that has always happened.

also being a PC only site they will take any chance they can to bash the other side as there is more money to be made from clicks due to the format wars than there is actually reporting the story that was needed that was just people were taking credit for other's work.

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Hobo Chan Deeesuuuu(17 days 16 hours played)
1 Year ago

That modder is not an elitist at all.