We’ve all had it happen. You’re ready for a replay of a big Bethesda RPG, and you want some mods to complete the experience. You spend the next handful of hours installing the best Skyrim mods, and by then your gaming time is done, so you’re probably going to forget about the whole endeavour by the next morning. A new tool called Wabbajack aims to make that whole process much friendlier.
Wabbajack is essentially a mod pack tool. Users can create big lists of mods, and Wabbajack will automatically download the files from various sources, create a fresh folder full of those mods, and let you copy the results directly to your game folder. Use the included Mod Organiser 2 install to launch the game, and you’ve got a massively modified experience underway in the space of a few minutes.
The tool works with both versions of Skyrim, Fallout 4, and Fallout: New Vegas, and there’s potential for more on the way. It can pull from sources like Dropbox, Google Drive, Mega, and ModDB, but will only be able to access Nexus Mods if you have a premium account there – a pretty significant caveat.
You can grab Wabbajack from its GitHub page, though you can find a lot more on the project through its official Discord – which also contains details on the most supported mod packs available for the tool. It’s a small number for now, but given the tool’s usefulness, hopefully that will soon change.
If you want a broader overview of what it all looks like in action, check out the video above.
Our list of the best Fallout 4 mods will still be there for you if you want that hands-on feeling. Mod installation brings its own sort of joy, after all.