Fallout New Vegas Adds 76’s Mutation System With New Mod
Fallout 76 has been for the most part hit or miss for fans of Bethesda’s post-apocalyptic RPG shooter series, though the player base has for the most part agreed that the game’s Mutations system adds some enjoyable depth to the title. Now, those that have still been enjoying the hugely popular Fallout New Vegas can enjoy the same mutation system thanks to a brand new mod.
The Fallout New Vegas mod in question is called FO76 Style Mutations, and it is now available to download over on Nexus Mods. Here’s the description of the mod from the creator:
You ever think “golly gee willikers I sure do like that mutation system from 76 but my crippling social anxiety prevents me from playing”? No? Well, neither do I but I’ve got a formula to stick to so here we are. This mod recreates 76’s mutation system as closely as possible in NV.”
According to the summary, the FO76 Style Mutations mod for the most part recreates the Mutations system from Fallout 76, excluding Carnivore, Herbivore, and Plague Walker. Here’s how the system works per the creator:
“Mutations can be gained in a few ways, either by exposing yourself to radiation, the higher the dose the more likely you are to mutate, or by injecting yourself with serums. Serums can be found being sold by certain doctors around the wasteland, however they can also be crafted at a workbench, provided that you have 100 Science. In addition to providing a mutation, serums also temporarily suppress the downsides to the given mutation.
Mutations can be removed in two ways, either via RadAway or a new chem item called Mutate-Away. RadAway has a chance to remove one random mutation each time you use one, while Mutate-Away has a guaranteed chance to remove one random mutation. Mutate-Away can be found randomly in the world as well as being able to be crafted. If you would like to keep your mutations, but need to get rid of their effects for a moment, Rad-X can be used to temporarily suppress all effects.
Should you like your current mutation setup, Dr. Usanagi sells a Gene Starcher, which lets you lock your current mutations, preventing you from either gaining or losing them. The Gene Starcher is re-usable, and will toggle whether or not you can lose/gain mutations each time you use it.”
Fallout 76 is now available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
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