SnowRunner will have mod support, and mods, at launch

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One of the great things about gaming on PC is the availability of niche games like SnowRunner (opens in new tab), a sim about earning a living driving the meanest trucks in the world across the worst landscapes on the planet. Another great thing is mod support, which enables players to customize their games in all sorts of strange and interesting ways. Nearly 5,000 mods are currently available for MudRunner, the predecessor to SnowRunner, that add new vehicles, maps, materials, sounds, and more to the game.

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Saber Interactive confirmed today that SnowRunner will also support mods, and that it's actually working with a selection of MudRunner modders to ensure the new game will have some vehicle mods ready to go on Mod.io (opens in new tab) when it launches. A handful of test vehicles, including the Kraz 255, the Tesla Cybertruck, and a Harley Fat Boy—because who doesn't want to ride across the Taymyr Peninsula on a hog, am I right? Full map and mission modding will be rolled out "shortly after launch," and mods for customizable interior locations will also be supported.

Snowrunner is set to come out on April 28 on the Epic Games Store (opens in new tab). If you haven't already seen it yet, you really need to watch this trailer (opens in new tab).

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.