Why duct tape can be the most exciting find in Fallout 4, and more tips from Bethesda

In an interview with Xbox spokesman Larry Hryb (AKA Major Nelson), Bethesda’s Pete Hines explained that he rarely gets as excited playing Fallout 4 (opens in new tab) as he does when he finds duct tape. And no, it’s not because of that satisfying rrrrrrip! noise it makes – it’s because crafting is a major component of the game, and you can’t do much crafting without an adhesive.

That’s not the only knowledge bomb Hines drops; he also shares tips for building your character, a teensy glimpse into how mods will work on Xbox One – sounds like the plan is to have a menu option with a selection of mods for you to simply download and utilize, though Hines admits details need to be ironed out – and, of course, some insight into Bethesda’s development process.

According to Hines, there are no “sacred cows” when Bethesda starts development of a game. This has led to several of Fallout 4’s biggest changes, such as time no longer freezing in V.A.T.S. mode, the addition of blue skies, and a voiced protagonist. Check out the whole interview below.

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