This week on the Mod Roundup, your XCOM 2 soldiers can hook up with each other, sort of, and have babies, sort of, and then the babies will time-travel from the future as fully grown adults and join your squad. (Look, sex in the alien apocalypse is a little complicated, okay?) Also, Skyrim’s cities and towns get a massive overhaul and brand new citizens, and Fallout 4’s convenient quickloot system comes to Fallout: New Vegas.
Here are the most promising mods we’ve seen this week.
Bonding and Time Travelers, for XCOM 2
Joe recently wrote about an XCOM 2 mod that promotes relationship building for your squad members. The same modder has expanded on that premise by allowing your soldiers to hook up with each other and make babies. And, thanks to a time machine, the kids can then join your squad as fully grown adults. Why the hell not? Stranger things have happened.
Holds the City Overhaul, for Skyrim
This overhaul, years in the making, focuses on Skyrim’s cities, expanding and sometimes even rebuilding them from the ground up to make them bigger and more densely populated. There are more settlements and forts, a bunch of new named NPCs with their own stories and schedules, and even new books that expand on the lore and history of Skyrim. The video above shows some of the changes.
Fallout 4 Quickloot, New Vegas
The convenient quickloot system from Fallout 4, which we saw modded into Skyrim recently, has also been modded into Fallout: New Vegas. You no longer have to open a container to see what’s inside, and the mod is fully customizable: you resize and reposition the quickloot pane, and it will match your custom HUD color. Thanks to Owen at Polygon for the tip!