Fallout Modders Bring the Rockstar Lifestyle to Post-Apocalyptic America

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A screenshot of a Fallout rockstar.
Credit: neeher on Nexus Mods.

Ever dreamed of your Fallout character playing a gig in the ruins of New Vegas or the Commonwealth, complete with a mosh pit full of angry super mutants

Probably not, but if you fancy a taste of the rockstar lifestyle next time you jump into the ruins of America, a few new mods might help you achieve something close to the experience seen in documentaries about bands like Spinal Tap and Metallica.

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That’s right, get ready to dump the Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra and blare something a little more hardcore through the speakers of your pip-boy, as you adopt a bit more of a rebellious attitude.

Rock n Roll Ain’t Nuclear Noise Pollution

The first of the mods that’ll have your parents considering disowning you is for Fallout 4 and is the work of modder neeher, whose previous work includes adding hair clippers and revolver dual wielding to the game.

This time they’ve produced a mod, called “Select Guitars”, which will allow you to rock out in acoustic style by playing a series of chords on a craftable guitar, as you can see in the video below:

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In order to land your first killer axe, seek out a man named Scott in Bunker Hill, after which point they’ll be craftable at the chemistry bench. Appearing in the aid category of your pip-boy, you can pick up and put down your guitar from there, so you’re not stuck holding onto it while you try to hit the bar post-gig.

Sadly, there are a couple of minor drawbacks, with first-person strumming resulting in your character’s legs disappearing and NPCs being unable to grasp how to play the guitars, making your dreams of starting a band with Paladin Danse, Codsworth and Piper still out of reach for now.

If that isn’t rebellious enough for you, maybe a trick back into Fallout New Vegas is in order, with that game offering a fresh bounty hunting experience, in addition to a new mod that’ll really make you feel like a cool cat.

This mod is called “Simple Smoking”, is the work of modder ashjay101 and is definitely only being recommended by us because it’s in a video game rather than real life.

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That said, it isn’t without its risks, as your character can become addicted to the nicotine hits accessible via the aid section of your pip-boy.

So, tell your parents it’s not just a phase, get ready to rock out and make sure you follow us for coverage of some Skyrim and Elden Ring mods you might like.