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Life in the Wasteland – Fallout: New Vegas Home Mods

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As if it?s also an educational tool for showing the horrors of nuclear war, Fallout: New Vegas introduced us to a world after the nuclear weapons of our time has been unleashed. Widespread desolation and deafening silence prevails over the land, save for a few moments where the silence is broken by the sound of a gunshot. All in all, Fallout: New Vegas is a game most people who love post-apocalyptic scenarios would enjoy.

In such movies with similar themes, the protagonist is always on the move, on a mission to try and restore humanity, and in the process, try and restore himself. While this is an interesting premise, what would you do if you got stuck in an area crawling with enemies during the night? Or let?s say a nuclear winter happens during one of your quests. Would you be able to ride that winter out if you were in the open?

The seeming end of humanity does not mean that you should also forsake your own safety and well-being. That?s why these mods were made by gamers who simply disagreed with the premise of a homeless wanderer. If there are fewer humans than before, this also meant there were lots of real estate space left abandoned, waiting for a new owner to move in. Here are some Fallout: New Vegas home mods that help you survive in the nuclear wilderness:

 

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image courtesy of NexusMods.com

  1. Goodsprings Home, Daguls

– In the game, your character ends up in the town of Goodsprings during the beginning after an attack by one of the game?s many antagonists. While recovering, it is here that you will initially spend a lot of time, getting to know the people, and doing quests that help you earn bottle caps, which has become the currency in replacement of real money. So it makes sense that you should have at least an early dwelling in-game. This is a small player home with a good location, and a back story that?s riveting as well.

 

image courtesy of NexusMods.com

image courtesy of NexusMods.com

  1. Lucky 38 Suite Reloaded, KospY

– In your many travels in game, you come across New Vegas: a crude restoration of Las Vegas to its pre-war glory. This is the town where the major big boys hold office, and this also means that you get access to the Lucky 38, which serves as the town?s most luxurious hotel. However, for a luxury hotel, your vanilla in-game dwelling seems to be no different from that of your initial home back at Goodsprings. This mod changes the experience of staying in the Lucky 38 hotel and makes it possible to see the town all around from where you are.

 

image courtesy of NexusMods.com

image courtesy of NexusMods.com

  1. Underground Hideout New Vegas, Danthegeek

– In a nuclear war, it?s only natural that homes aren?t the only thing that?s abandoned. This mod creates an abandoned vault which becomes the player?s hideout, located near the Spring Mt. Ranch. The mod is companion friendly, meaning your companions can stay in the home with you. It?s got everything that you might need, such as a water purifier to sort out the radiation from your water, and an ammo sorter as well.

 

image courtesy of NexusMods.com

image courtesy of NexusMods.com

  1. Underwater Home, T4K

– Obviously, in a world ravaged by nuclear war, people had to take precautions. So it makes sense that this mod adds a player home that you access by getting wet; you need to get into the water to enter your home, and that is the only way you?re getting in. It is also actually a mod that strives for realism, as shown by the somber lighting that welcomes you once you get inside the house. The house is found after completing a radiant quest for finding the entrance.

 

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image courtesy of NexusMods.com

  1. ?Mobile Truck Base, tdx73

– This mod reminds one of the Mad Max movies, where the protagonist Max is always on the move with his car. This mod makes it easy for the player to relocate; you don?t need to find a home where you?re going, because you?re taking your home with you. The mod provides a mobile home for the player in the form of a refurbished truck. While the space for the home is small, the fact that you can fast-travel to a lot of locations while staying in your home makes it very nifty.

 

image courtesy of NexusMods.com

image courtesy of NexusMods.com

  1. Portable Tent, Fee510

– A home away from home is what you get from this mod. As a player that?s always on the move, bringing your home with you actually makes sense. If a mobile home isn?t your idea of a quick fix, then this is it. The tent also comes with options that you would normally see in a player home, such as an auto-sorter and a water purifier.

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