Bethesda has been one of the companies that have been most friendly and supportive of mods, even including it for the console versions of certain games. This has led to the question of whether we can expect this from Fallout 76 as well, and the message is very Obama-ish: Yes, we can.
There is a catch though as it won't be available from day one. Todd Howard from Bethesda explains why:
"We love mods, and so we are 100 percent committed to doing that in 76 as well. We will not be able to do that at launch though. Our goal for launch—this is really new for us—is have a well-running, robust service, and then some period later, we're currently still designing what that service looks like, you'll be able to have your own private world and be able to mod it and do all of that.
"With our games, that's where the long-term life of them really is. That is trickier when you get into an online world, but we're definitely committed to that. It just won't be at launch."
So there you have it. Expect mods, just not at launch. And, hopefully, consoles will be included again this time, as PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X are better suited for it than their predecessors.
Thanks, PC Gamer.