Mod lets you find your friend in Dark Souls



This week on the Mod Roundup, there’s now a way to play Dark Souls with a friend instead of a random stranger. We’ve also got a mod that adds a backpack for your faithful pal Dogmeat in Fallout 4. Also, an XCOM 2 mod lets you know if your flanking maneuver will work before you’ve executed it, and a GTA 5 mod overhauls police behavior.

Here are the most promising mods we’ve seen this week.

Dark Souls Connect

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Matchmaking in Dark Souls is random, so you’ll typically wind up playing with a stranger. This mod allows you to access a number of specific multiplayer channels. If you and your friend both choose the same channel, there’s a good chance you’ll wind up playing together instead of with randoms. 
Thanks to Patrick at Kotaku for the story!

Flank Preview, for XCOM 2

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Take some of the guesswork out of a flanking maneuver in XCOM 2 with this mod, which lets you preview the move before you make it. Using it will display a yellow line-of-sight icon if your flanking route will work. Note: there is a bit of UI lag in densely populated areas.

Dogmeat’s Backpack, for Fallout 4 

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Fallout 4’s Dogmeat, in addition to being a faithful companion, is also something of a pack mule. It’s a little weird, however, stuffing his inventory full of your junk. Where does he put it all? This mod adds a backpack so at least there’s some explanation. There are three sizes to choose from, it looks great, and its craftable. Good dog!

Better Chases and Arrest Warrant, for GTA 5

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