This Revert Tool Lets You Play Old Fallout 4 Mods After Next-gen Update

The latest update for Fallout 4 might be receiving praise from console players, but for a lot of PC players, it has made playing their favorite mods impossible. Thankfully, the mod community is quite dedicated, and most of the mods will likely be updated to work with the update. However, there’s really no way of knowing when that will be.

Enter zerratar, a programmer who has created the fallout4-downgrader. The overview section on the page explains this tool’s purpose:

Fallout 4 Downgrader is a tool designed to revert Fallout 4 to its pre-next-gen update version. This utility is essential for players who wish to continue using their favorite mods, which may not be compatible with the latest update of the game.

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Zerratar helps his modding community, be like zerratar.

Depending on if you have .NET 8 runtime installed or not, your installation process for the tool might be different — be sure to check the installation section. Also, it mentions in the features that the tool has an easy-to-use console application and is open source, so any other programmers are free to modify it or enhance it.


It’s always amazing how proactive a dedicated community can be in working around these curveball updates. Are there any mods that you’re happy to play again now that this tool exists? Tell us about them in the comments!

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Kelson H.
Kelson H.

Kelson is a spud head from out west. He is most happy when holding a milky tea with too much honey and playing a sprawling role playing game or reading a fantasy novel. His video game tastes vary but his main genres are looter shooters, RPGs, and real time strategy games.

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