Nvidia crafts Vault 1080 mod for Fallout 4


— 11:12 AM on August 31, 2016

You may have explored Fallout 4's wasteland and possibly found it lacking in the "dark and scary" department. Fret not, for Nvidia has just what you need. The graphics card maker has just released its own take on a Fallout 4 mod, adding a new area and an underground vault for players to explore.

Nvidia's calling its mod Vault 1080, in reference to its GTX 1080 Pascal-powered graphics card. Players should enjoy a "dark and ominous journey" deep underground, comparable in size to the other vaults in Fallout 4's wasteland. Vault 1080 is a home to a group of people who've embraced darkness in order to survive, and it's up to the player to find out what exactly is going on.

The mod is intended to showcase Nvidia's HBAO+ lighting tech and improved shadow rendering. Fallout 4 got HBAO+ support back in patch 1.3, and Nvidia is seemingly banking hard on that feature to craft Vault 1080's gloominess. The company says players will see volumetric lighting "in ways not seen in the standard game," along with new meshes and materials. Prospective vault explorers with a penchant for darkness can get their hands on the Vault 1080 mod at Bethesda.net.

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