Fallout 4 is the perfect game for anyone who’s wondered about what they might do in case of a nuclear apocalypse — it’s an end-of-the-world simulator, in a way. However, with its physics engine and the hoops present in its game world working in sync used to their maximum potential, it can be a basketball simulator, too.
YouTube user DefendTheHouse posted a video entitled ‘Ballout 4’ yesterday. In it, we see a host of different set-ups used to execute several successful baskets, typically ‘thrown’ by being lifted up by the player character and then shot repeatedly to propel the ball through the air.
One shot — almost certainly a three-pointer for anyone keeping score — uses both a pistol and a rifle to complete a long-range attempt. Another travels down a flight of stairs to its destination, prompting the question of whether something similar to a Rube Goldberg machine could be constructed in the game.
This unusual video clip is a testament to the interactivity on offer in the world of Fallout 4. We also see some of the more curious quirks of its physics engine, but longtime Bethesda fans will likely have come to terms with the fact that the studio’s games often ship with some rough edges.
The video is evidence that no matter how much content developers pack into an open-world game, players are always likely to find their own fun. This is something we’ve seen play out time and time again with a release like Destiny, where YouTube videos of noteworthy feats have become a trademark of its community.
Fallout 4 offers plenty of options for creators of this type of content thanks to its base-building mechanic, which gives players the ability to make their own structures in the game world. It seems that this functionality was used extensively in the making of DefendTheHouse’s video.
It will certainly be interesting to see what sort of stuff we see created once modding tools are made available for the Xbox One version of the game. We’re already seeing some interesting stuff made on the PC side of things, and opening that avenue up to console players will only broaden its reach.
As players wait patiently for details on the DLC schedule for the game, you can expect to see plenty more videos like this one exploring the limits of Fallout 4.
Fallout 4 is available now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.