Disney’s marketing campaign for Star Wars: The Force Awakens has paid off with record setting box office numbers, but fans have taken it on themselves to spread the Star Wars fever. Short films, fan fiction, and even mods for PC games have poured out from the zeitgeist surrounding Episode VII.
With that in mind, one of the most popular games of the year, can now be played with the most iconic of Star Wars weapons, the lightsaber. Fallout 4 doesn’t have official mod tool support yet from developer Bethesda, but that’s not stopping the creative PC community from adding in new content, including the famed weapon of choice for Force users.
Created by invalidfate, Lightsaber Renew is a mod for Bethesda’s hit open-world RPG Fallout 4 that allows players to battle Super Mutants, robots, and other creatures of the wasteland with lightsabers from the Star Wars universe. The mod is accompanied by lightsaber sound effects, even though they aren’t too great at the moment, and the visual effect of the saber materializing from the handle. Color varieties for the blades include green, red, blue, and pink.
There are sure to be more Star Wars mods created for games like Fallout 4 with the release of Episode VII and the annualization of Star Wars movies, major triple-A games, and additional media (comics, books, etc.) that all fit officially within the new canon going forward as established by Disney and Lucasfilm. What the community needs next are character gear mods with the ability to mix and match between Vader’s helmet, the Emperor’s cloak, and Stormtrooper armor while roaming the wasteland. Maybe in Fallout 5 with playable vehicles we can get a replica of the Millennium Falcon.
You can download the mod here available only on PC for now. And for players looking for a more world-appropriate similar mod, here’s the great looking lightsaber toy mod. Console versions of the game will be getting mod support in 2016 although developer Bethesda has not given details on which mods will be available or the process of how they will be chosen. With mod support only available through Bethesda.net and not the traditional Steam Workshop, console players might be given the same access as PC players to download mods of their own choosing and not hand-picked ones by the developer.