When Does Fallout 4 VR Come Out – In-Depth Guide with FAQs

People often ask, when does Fallout 4 VR come out?

Let’s find out!

When Does Fallout 4 VR Come Out?

The Fallout 4 VR was released on December 12, 2017, and it is a virtual reality game developed by Bethesda Game Studios for the PlayStation VR (PSVR) and HTC Vive. The game takes place in Vault 111 which is located in Boston, Massachusetts. It is set after the events of Fallout 3.

Unofficial Fallout 4 Patch

Must-Have Fallout 4 VR Mods

Fallout 4 is an excellent virtual reality title. Whilst it largely sticks to the series’ roots thematically and mechanically, it manages to deliver a memorable experience in an interesting setting.

Like Skyrim before it – and unlike Fallout 3 – Fallout 4 is a title that was crying out for VR treatment, and back in December 2017, Bethesda delivered.

Sadly, as is often the fate of any title released by Bethesda Softworks, the actual gameplay experience was far from perfect.

At the very least, it didn’t feature any of the virtual reality (VR) features one would expect at that particular moment in history.

Five years later, however, the lack of proper VR support remains even more apparent. Fortunately, modders have stepped forward to help make Fallout 4 VR into something worthy of being played.

Fallout Script Extender

It’s probably the most technically important mod, but it doesn’t really add anything new. Hence why we’re getting it out of the door first.

That’s because it’s a mod that makes everything work. It’s a mod for modders. It’s an addition that you add onto to make a better experience.

It doesn’t get any fancier than that, so you should definitely include it in your game right after installing the base game. Heck, most modders just won’t work without it, so it really is in your best interests to install this one ASAP.

Fall UI HUD VR

Fall UI isn’t just one mod; it’s a collection of mods that change the user interface (or “user experience”) of Fallout 4. The developer of FallUI has gone on to create a VR edition of this amazing collection of mods, and as you might expect, it’s just as good – if not better. We’d even say it’s essential.

Fall UI just makes Fallout 4 VR more enjoyable. The default UI hasn’t been optimized for VR at all by Bethesda, so it’s difficult to understand what’s happening when you’re playing. This new UI has now been tailored to make things much clearer.

Unofficial Fallout 4 Patch

At launch, Fallout 4 was a mess. It wasn’t surprising because Bethesda struggled to release finished products. However, the unofficial patch fixes hundreds of bugs. This allows players to play Fallout 4.

Despite having “Unofficial” in the title, this modification was made by the authors of the unofficial Oblivion and Skyrim patch modifications. They have as much expertise in fixing Bethesda games as Bethesda does in creating them. If you’re looking for an official fix, this isn’t it.

Unofficial Fallout 4 VR Fix

It’s not perfect, but it’s better than nothing. And if you want to play Fallout 4 without any issues, then you need to install this patch.

Of course, we’re talking about the unofficial Fallout 4 VR fix. It restores some script that was overwritten by an unofficial patch, and that’s it. A simple mod that makes Fallout 4 VR stable – why wouldn’t you want that?

Fallout 4 VR Optimization Project

It’s not surprising that Fallout 4 VR runs poorly. Even though it has been patched, it still stutters like no tomorrow. Fortunately, there is a solution to it.

The Fallout 4 VR optimization project makes it so Fallout 4VR works smoothly. How does it work? We have no idea! Do we like the results? Absolutely. The game doesn’t look any worse – it just works better.

FRIK

It’s the first mod for Skyrim that improves the game mechanically, and it’s one of the best mods out there. With FRIK, you’re no longer just a floating controller in the world; you have an actual character with arms, a skeletal structure, and a full set of clothing.

This adds so much immersion to Fallout 4! Especially when combined with other mods like Show Your Pipboy On Your Arms. It’s still in Alpha, so there may be bugs, but this is one of the best mods out there right now.

Virtual Chems

One of the coolest things about any VR game is being able to holster guns and other objects on your body so they’re easily accessible when needed.

This is something that has become commonplace in games like Resident Evil 4, The Walking Dead, and now Fallout 4 VR.

Chems lets you slot various chemicals into different parts of your character. This allows you to access potions from your inventory without needing to open up your Pipboy interface.

Virtual Holsters

After Chems, Virtual Holsters works just like Chems did – only for guns. There is nothing quite as cool as having a gun on your hip, a rifle strapped to one side, a shotgun on the other, and a big blade on your chest.

Not only does it feels awesome to do, but using them also makes gameplay much smoother. They allow you to easily switch between your weapon and armor on the go, which makes for an even more immersive experience. We cannot go back to Fallout 4 without these features.

Start Me Up & Start Me Up Redux

The beginning of Fallout 4 is really cool. However, if you play it again after having played it for the first time, you won’t get the same kick out of it.

As if by magic (and a lot of hard work), modders once again came to the rescue. StartMeUp and StartMeUpRedux are two modifications that let you play the game without having to deal with the intro.

There are hundreds of new dialogues along with a bunch of initial settings. You’ll never have to fake caring about your demon child ever again!

Grasslands

Grasslands are one mod that really improves the overall quality of the game. It completely changes the way the world looks.

The mod adds new locations, options, and features to the game, and lets us explore radroach-infested meadowlands in VR.

Whispering Hills

We’ll finish off our list with an extensive overhaul for good reason. Whispering Hills is an ambitious overhaul that drapes the wastelands in Silent Hill-themed horrors. On a basic layer, this means there is lots of mist.

If you dig deep enough, this modification has legs. It changes the ambient sounds and music, introduces new enemies and quests, and even takes you into a nightmare world from time to time.

You wouldn’t use this for playing Fallout 4 VR – but rather, you’d use it to play Fallout 4 VR in a different way.

Conclusion

Fallout 4 VR is a fantastic game. We love it. Unfortunately, it isn’t perfect; it’s riddled with problems and issues. Fortunately, these modders have come along to fix them. They’ve made our experience better, and we think you should install them too.

We hope that this was helpful. If you have any queries feel free to reach out in the comments section below.

Author

  • Victor Marquez

    Victor is the Editor in Chief at Techtyche. He tests the performance and quality of new VR boxes, headsets, pedals, etc. He got promoted to the Senior Game Tester position in 2021. His past experience makes him very qualified to review gadgets, speakers, VR, games, Xbox, laptops, and more. Feel free to check out his posts.

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