Bethesda Softworks has issued a stern notice that it is well aware of how some entities are stealing modding content from the PC version of Fallout 4, and uploading it as their own on Xbox One. All such plagiarized and stolen content is being removed from the Xbox One version of the post-apocalyptic game and accounts of related authors are being banned.
Such practice is a common sight on PC. However, since Fallout 4 supports modding on the Xbox One console as well, some perhaps thought it wise to transition the same illegal practice over to the new platform. Content originally made for PC and uploaded on modding-haven NexusMods, was being stolen by some authors and reuploaded on Xbox One as their own.
Bethesda has taken notice of the situation and stated that it will not allow such creators to publish content on Xbox One. Interestingly, this issue of plagiarism and piracy has been rampant for Fallout 4 for a while. However, Bethesda has seemingly taken notice once many popular Fallout 4 modders refused to create any more content for the Xbox One version.
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Fallout 4 was released on November 10, 2015 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. However, support for modding on the Xbox One only arrived in May of this year.