Massive Fallout 4 overhaul adds New Vegas to the Wasteland

Massive Fallout 4 overhaul adds New Vegas to the Wasteland
Images via Bethesda | Obsidian Entertainment

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Tom Chapman

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24th Oct 2023 14:30

When you think of the greatest RPGs of all time, all the usual suspects of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Pokemon Yellow, and Diablo II will likely spring to mind. 2023 has surely added another to the list with Baldur's Gate 3, but let's not forget a golden oldie in the form of Fallout: New Vegas.

Most of the Fallout series can be found on a list of the greatest RPGs, but when it comes to pioneering power, Obsidian Entertainment's Fallout: New Vegas is a firm favourite of many. Although it was a gamble when Bethesda rolled the dice on a Fallout standalone and handed over control to Obsidian, it was one that hit the jackpot.

Fallout: New Vegas comes to Fallout 4

Dino Dee-Lite Motel Fallout 4 mod
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Nexus Mods

It was back to Bethesda for 2015's Fallout 4, and while it's another beloved outing, most agree it falls short of what New Vegas did in terms of story and gameplay innovations. Now, these two worlds have collided as New Vegas comes to Fallout 4's Wasteland.

Over on Nexus Mods, FNV to FO4 staples the entire New Vegas map onto the edges of the Fallout 4 map. As you can see, familiar haunts like HELIOS One, The Fort, and the Dino Dee-Lite Motel have been given a bit of an upgrade. Sadly, this isn't quite the full-blown New Vegas crossover you might be hoping for.

While it's impressive to add the New Vegas map onto Fallout 4 for a dose of nostalgia, the page notes that "NPCs, creatures and other gameplay elements" aren't currently compatible - making it something of a bare-bones experience. Basically, think of this as more of an interactive New Vegas museum. 

Fallout 4 is supposed to get a full New Vegas conversion

As noted by Game Rant, it's important not to confuse FNV to FO4 with the Fallout 4: New Vegas total conversion. Just like the upcoming Skyblivion, the team is trying to effectively turn Fallout 4 into a New Vegas remaster. It's similar to the ambitious Fallout: London and has been in the works since 2017.

Unfortunately, the various teases of a New Vegas remaster or mythical Fallout: New Vegas 2 have always come up bust. Even though those at Obsidian have even thrown down their chips, remakes and sequels haven't happened. With Bethesda and Obsidian now under Microsoft's stewardship, we'll hopefully return to New Vegas one day. 

Tom Chapman
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Tom Chapman
Tom is Trending News Editor at GGRecon, with an NCTJ qualification in Broadcast Journalism and over seven years of experience writing about film, gaming, and television. With bylines at IGN, Digital Spy, Den of Geek, and more, Tom’s love of horror means he's well-versed in all things Resident Evil, with aspirations to be the next Chris Redfield.
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