America Rising 2

America Rising 2 – Legacy of the Enclave out now!

America Rising 2 – Legacy of the Enclave out now!

America Rising 2 – Legacy of the Enclave release trailer

After 5 years of blood, sweat and tears – I’m overjoyed to announce that America Rising 2 – Legacy of the Enclave is out now on PC and Xbox!

I’m so proud of what I’ve been able to achieve, and so thankful to everyone who helped make it possible. Here’s the headline features:

  • A main questline made up of 24 quests, matching the length of Fallout 4’s own main quest
  • Over 8000 lines of fully voice acted dialogue performed by a cast of close to 40 voice actors
  • Three new followers
  • An evolving base that restores as you progress through the game
  • Dozens of new locations
  • Hundreds of new assets
  • A way to destroy the Enclave with three of Fallout 4’s factions

I really hope you all enjoy. As with anything this big, there’s bound to be bugs here and there. I’ll be releasing patches to resolve issues as I become aware of them. You can also get lots of technical information on the mod at my wiki here:

Download America Rising 2 – Legacy of the Enclave at the following locations:

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Casting Call for America Rising 2 – Legacy of the Enclave

Casting Call for America Rising 2 – Legacy of the Enclave

Hi everyone!

Big moment today – as I’ve put out a voice acting casting call for America Rising 2 – Legacy of the Enclave! If you’re a voice actor (or an aspiring one) please do take a look at the available roles and submit an audition! There’s 25 roles available, plenty to pick from:

And to accompany the casting call, I’ve put out a location show case for the mod. Not long now till release – enjoy!

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America Rising 2 enters Closed Testing

Hey everyone!

I just wanted to share a very exciting update with you all. As of last month, America Rising 2 entered its closed testing period!

I’ve been hard at work with my amazing volunteer testers catching and fixing all sorts of quirks. Over the past month, the mod has really come along nicely. Having other people play it for the first time after so many years has been amazing, and really helpful.

In another exciting update, voice acting work has begun! I’ve been writing up scripts for all the characters, and have reached out to all the original voice cast. Many of them will be returning which is very exciting – and some have already turned in their work! I’m immensely greatful to all of them for being willing to donate their time to this, as most of them are now professional voice actors!

Not long now until release. My heartfelt thanks to each and every one of you for the support and patience.

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America Rising 2 delayed to next year

Hey everyone,

I have some bad news to share today. Despite my best efforts, America Rising 2 will not be releasing this year.

Despite my best efforts, I still need a lot more time to get the mod into the polished, stable and feature-complete state it deserves to be in. I’ve been working on America Rising 2 almost every day after work the entire year. I’ve made an enormous amount of progress, but there’s still some big tasks left and with the holiday period coming up; I owe it to myself to take a break and recharge. I hope you can understand.

I’m targeting early next year, and I am fairly hopeful about it.

Progress Report

To try and balance out the bad news, I thought I’d share just how far America Rising 2 has come:

  • The Enclave main quest is completed and fully playable
  • The Enclave main quest’s integration with the Fallout 4 main quest is completed
  • There is a way to destroy the Enclave should you get kicked out/leave/install the mod on a save where you would not be able to join them
  • Most Enclave NPCs are fully implemented
  • All locations are fully implemented
  • All weapons are fully implemented
  • All armor is fully implemented
  • Most clothing is fully implemented

There’s still a couple more things to do – a few lingering art assets, random encounters, generic dialogue, voice acting and last but not least; polish and bugfixes.

I know this will be disappointing to a lot of you – none more than me – but I’m sure you’ll all understand me putting family and wellbeing first.

I look forward to putting this mod out there next year, and I’m sure once it’s in your hands you’ll see why it has taken as long as it has. Thanks again for your patience, and I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas and New Year!

Posted by Thomas in America Rising 2
Announcing America Rising 2

Announcing America Rising 2

Hi, everyone!

On this day in 2017, America Rising – A Tale of the Enclave launched on and NexusMods and was received better than I could have dreamt of. At the time of writing, it has reached 952,640 downloads across all platforms! I’m forever grateful for the support.

As many of you know, I have been working on additional content for the mod ever since. New quests, new locations, new equipment and new characters. I had labelled this the “2.0” update.

However, I came to a realization. Not only was I adding a lot of new content – I was making significant changes to existing content in the mod, too. I was re-writing dialogue, I was overhauling locations, progression, and more.

With so much changing, I made a decision – the “2.0” update for America Rising – A Tale of the Enclave is cancelled.

Instead, I’d like to present America Rising 2.

Why America Rising 2?

At its core, there’s a fundamental difference between how the stories in America Rising – A Tale of the Enclave, and America Rising 2 work. Those of you that have played it will know that America Rising – A Tale of the Enclave‘s story is a side adventure to Fallout 4. You can play it at any time, and it ultimately does not make a difference to the game world of Fallout 4, aside from a few new locations and encounters.

However, America Rising 2‘s story approach is vastly different. It’s split into a 3 act structure, and follows along with the Fallout 4 main quest. You’ll help them with their goals, and they’ll help you – to progress in the Enclave’s questline, you’ll need to progress in Fallout 4’s questline. And yes – the Enclave will help you get into the Institute, too.

Because this is so different, I wanted to make sure players that don’t like this shift are still able to play the original America Rising.

What are the story implications? Are all the quests and characters different?

All the main quests from America Rising – A Tale of the Enclave are in America Rising 2 – some of them have been changed extensively, some are exactly the same. There’s also a huge amount of new quests. America Rising – A Tale of the Enclave had 7 quests make up its story. America Rising 2 currently has 18 and counting.

All the characters are still here – General Ward’s still the star of the show, as is Doctor Kane. Some have had rank adjustments; such as Captain Peterson and Lieutenant Fitzpatrick – but everyone will make a comeback.

On top of that, we have new characters to support the extended story. Colonel Whitehill and Chief Engineer Myers, as well as an unannounced new companion.

Will I be able to destroy the Enclave?

Yes, yes you will. They are the bad guys, after all! What good’s a bad guy if you can’t get rid of ’em? If you make them hostile (be it by completing the game with another faction, disagreeing a little too much with the leadership, or simply shooting them in the face) you’ll be locked out of the Enclave, and they’ll fire at you on sight.

You’ll need the help of your allies to eliminate them once and for all, but I won’t go into too much detail about that yet.

Will I be able to run America Rising – A Tale of the Enclave alongside America Rising 2?

Please don’t do that. I beg you. Untold misery will befall your game.

Seriously though – no. I’m most likely going to implement a warning message if America Rising 2 detects you’ve also installed America Rising – A Tale of the Enclave. The two mods are completely different structure-wise, but they use a lot of the same locations. Not only are they narratively incompatible, they will be from a technical standpoint, too.

What does this mean for America Rising – A Tale of the Enclave?

There’ll be no more new content coming to it. After I release America Rising 2, I will probably go back and patch some of the larger and more common bugs people run into in America Rising – A Tale of the Enclave, but otherwise you should consider it as finished.

Is there a release date yet?

I know you’ve all been waiting a very long time. Implementing what is essentially a fifth AAA-quality main-story path as a mostly one-man team while working a full time job is, perhaps, a little too ambitious – but that sums up my modding career, doesn’t it?

I don’t have a concrete release date for you yet, but I am feeling confident about Q4 2022. I really can’t wait for you to get your hands on this – I’m so proud of how this is shaping up.

How much of America Rising 2 is done?

Right now, all but one location is implemented. Site Gamma is being re-implemented with an (I believe) improved flow. A few locations need some minor clutter passes, but for all intents and purposes about 95% of the level design is completed.

Most characters are implemented, most main dialogue is implemented – of the Enclave main quest, 18 of the 19 quests are implemented.

Ambient dialogue needs to be re-implemented but is mostly already written. The “destroy the Enclave” questline is concepted but not yet implemented.

No voice acting has been done yet – I’m leaving that to the very end, when all dialogue is locked in and final. Our incredible voice cast does what they do for free, and I don’t want to keep pestering them with new lines over time. All America Rising – A Tale of the Enclave voice actors will be offered the chance to reprise their roles, and I hope all of them accept.

To give a rough percentage, I’d say maybe 75% of America Rising 2 is completed. Maybe that doesn’t seem right after 5 years of development – but a big bout of burnout circa 2019-2020 as well as having to start fresh at one point certainly slowed things down. Thankfully that’s all in the past!

Can we have some screenshots!?

I thought you’d never ask.

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