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Long-lost ‘Fred Durst’ Fallout: New Vegas mod returns seven years later

If only he could fly.

You can take the Fallout: New Vegas out of the silly, but you can’t take the silly out of Fallout: New Vegas. Or something like that. At any rate, someone has managed to make modding history by finding an old file that was thought to have been lost to the annals of time.

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This one is very much for you late ’90s/early 2000s nu-metal fans. As spotted by PC Gamer, Twitch streamer Micky D (via Twitter user UsagiCola) has re-uploaded a mod for NV that adds Fred Durst of Limp Bizkit fame as a companion. Whenever you interact with him, he can only reply in snippets from some of the band’s music.

Neither Micky D nor UsagiCola are the original creators of the mod. The story goes that modder lb8068 created and uploaded it around seven years ago. However, after formatting their computer, they lost the files.

It’s my way, my way or the (abandoned) highway

The person who has brought it back from the dead said they just happened to have it on their hard drive. As such, we can once again enjoy the stylings of Durst as he accompanies us across the Mojave Desert. You can download the mod from here.

Ah, I remember the nu-metal days. Spiky hair, baggy JNCOs, no deodorant. Good times. Limp Bizkit was definitely at the forefront of the genre, even if Durst himself was pretty much the embodiment of a skater douche.

Personally, I wouldn’t really want him singing and rapping at me while I play Fallout, but it’s nice to know that the mod has found a new home. We should all celebrate video game preservation. Whatever form it comes in.


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