When it comes to the world of video games, it doesn’t get much bigger than Fallout 4 right now. And when it comes to the world of movies, it’s hard to top Star Wars. So what better way to capitalize on the popularity of both than with a mashup?
As we’ve seen before, Fallout 4 players are a creativity bunch. Through the use of mods and the game’s new settlement crafting systems, players have been able to create numerous homages to George Lucas’ sci-fi series, from working lightsabers to this most recent creation, an AT-AT settlement. The AT-AT has everything that a post-apocalyptic survivor could want, from cozy beds to working electricity, but most importantly it serves as an imposing fortress from which survivors can keep away from invading baddies.
While it would have been amazing to see a Fallout 4 player create a working AT-AT – a hulking metal death settlement – this stationary creation is no less impressive. Is it a little crude in its design? Yeah, but the tools Bethesda provides for its settlement crafting system aren’t that customizable…yet. Eventually, mods will make almost anything possible, including a working version of an AT-AT, we hope.
If nothing else, mods have allowed Fallout players to live out their fantasy battle royales, like pitting 3,000 Deathclaw against 30,000 Brotherhood of Steel soldiers, or watching every Legendary creature duke it out in a battle to the death. Mods make the little things possible and they also improve the gameplay experience, and for the first time in the Fallout series, mods will be making their way to consoles.
For the time being, though, let’s marvel at another Fallout 4 player’s creativity at work (and share in a little Star Wars fandom before the release of the first feature film in over a decade). The game may only have released a month ago, but already players are showing that Bethesda’s sandbox experience can support imaginations far and wide.
And even if players don’t want to expand on the Fallout 4 experience, there’s still plenty to explore within the game. Granted, there are fewer quests in Fallout 4 than in Bethesda’s prior work, Skyrim, but the amount of content packed into the game is still staggering. So much so, in fact, that one player took several days to craft a map of the game’s underwater treasures.
What do you think of this AT-AT created in Fallout 4? What Fallout fan creations have impressed you the most?
Fallout 4 is available now for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.