A lot of Fallout 4 mods are designed to bring beloved features and characters from previous games in the series to the Commonwealth or introduce completely new mechanics or items to the game that’ll revolutionise your adventures.
However, sometimes the best mods are those that opt for a more minimalistic approach, taking subtle steps to freshen up how certain areas you’ll probably pass through during every playthrough feel or can be approached.
A new mod aims to do exactly this for an early-game battle that you’ll likely have punched, blasted or shot your way through hundreds of times by this point, the infamous Concord raider clash.
Are you looking forward to switching up how you tackle the first major battle of most Fallout 4 playthroughs?
The mod in question is called ‘Rooftop Jumper’ and is the first publicly available work of modder L4zyWalrus, whose previous modding efforts have seemingly only been for their own personal use.
This time, they’ve decided to share their attempt to make saving Preston Garvey and company during the mission ‘When Freedom Calls’ a little less monotonous and predictable for those who could probably do it in their sleep.
The mod accomplishes this by using vanilla props and some climbable ladders created by modder neeher to provide a number of new ways to access the roofs of Concord’s buildings.
This ensures that those who aren’t fans of jumping into the suit of power armour atop the Museum of Freedom and immediately crashing to earth to hunt down and tank through the raiders are catered to more thoroughly, as you can see in the video below.
That said, being able to rain down fire from above doesn’t exactly make the battle any more challenging than it would usually be, assuming that you don’t misplace a foot and end up tumbling to the ground from three stories up.
So, if you’re a hardened veteran that isn’t prone to making these kinds of rookie errors, pairing the mod with one that increases the severity of the damage enemies can inflict on you, such as eclix’s ‘MAIM - Wounds Bleeding Pain Meds and Headshots’, might be a good idea.
If you end up liking the high-rise combat lifestyle, it might also be worth keeping tabs on L4zyWalrus’ mod going forwards, as they seem open to expanding it to cover other locations throughout the Commonwealth.