A mod years in the making introduced simply last Friday, and it was a launch so big it took Nexus Mods with it. Fallout: The Frontier is essentially a brand-new video game, built onto Fallout: New Vegas.The Frontier has actually been kicking around for several years, and its easy to see why. Its a fair bit more enthusiastic than some new quests and characters; The Frontier is set in Portland, Oregon, and is a brand-new map thats approximately the same size as New Vegass Mojave and nearly as huge as Fallout 3. According to the mods Nexus Mods page, The Frontier has 3 significant questlines– aligning with the New California Republic, the Northern Legion, or the Crusaders of Steel– and over 60 side quests, as well as new products and additions to your Couriers toolbox. There are likewise “tens of thousands” of new, voiced lines of dialogue. Oh, and you can drive tanks, vertibirds, and cars.Anecdotally, it seems like theres been a bit of a resurgence of Fallout: New Vegas in gaming at large. Seriously, the variety of people who, independent of each other, informed me they re-installed New Vegas over this last holiday break was type of staggering.All of that is to say, it makes good sense that between the anticipation for The Frontiers launch and the rekindled love for New Vegas, the mods real launch brought a fair bit of traffic. Downloaders hammered the servers of popular mod hosting website Nexus Mods when it went live last Friday. The next day, the Frontier team thanked everyone who helped “crash Nexus” and all those using support and thanks in first 24 hours of it being live.G/ O Media may get a commissionThankfully, things are back to normal, and the mod is completely downloadable right now on Nexus Mods. Theres likewise a Steam page in the works, for those who are freaked out a bit by the modding procedure for Fallout: New Vegas, though a date hasnt been set. There are likewise helpful guides for possible first-time modders to choose up The Frontier, so dont be too terrified by the process. It still includes a bit of work, however compared to the olden days of modding, its a much smoother process.