Everyone’s favourite post-apocalyptic nuclear wasteland, Fallout! Well, Fallout 4 to be more specific. A fan favourite and an amazing game within its own right Fallout 4 is a classic at this point and is one of the most recognisable franchises within gaming. In Bethesda fashion, the game is also heavily moddable just like its predecessors and its sister franchise The Elder Scrolls. Today I will be highlighting some of the best mods for Fallout 4 that will make your playthrough just that extra bit more immersive or realistic or fun.
1. Place Anywhere/Everywhere
In the vanilla game, the editor is quite terrible. The walls don’t always line up, and building can become tedious when you have some major restrictions in terms of where you are allowed to build and where you can place things. That’s where Place Anywhere/Everywhere comes in and can you guess what it does? Well, it lets you build absolutely anywhere you want. This mod is one of the most immersive available and stops you from getting frustrated at the games clunky mechanics!
2. Lowered Weapons
This is a really subtle yet really effective mod, it does what it says on the tin. Whilst it doesn’t seem at first glance that this effects the game all too much it really does build up the immersion factor of any playthrough. Like I said immersion is a really important factor in this game and the ability to get lost in a playthrough for hours without interruption relies heavily on how immersive the game is. Well, this mod lowers your weapon when you are not actively in combat which is something that you would be doing in real life as it would be impractical to constantly have your weapon up ready to ADS.
3. Better Graphics And Weather
Are you sick of the same gritty washed out wasteland? I know that I am! With its overbearing shades of green and yellow, this game can get ugly at times and no, I’m not talking about the combat! Introducing Better Graphics And Weather. A mod that aims to lighten up the wasteland a bit. Transforming the once dull and limited colour palette to something brand new. Something that is a bit easier on the eyes. I highly recommend this mod in conjunction with any of your other personal favourite graphics mods as it really is a much-needed overhaul.
4. Stronger Dogmeat
Anyone that has played through this game at least once will no the massive issue that a lot of fans had with Dogmeat, the lovable friendly 4 legged companions that we meet at the beginning of the game. Well I mean his DPS output is 1-2. It’s really low like the lowest in the game and it means that when dog meat tries to be a bro and help you out more often than not it just ends up with him being useless and you having to waste an extra stim pack on your companion. Well, this mod aims to change that and increases the hound’s DPS from a measly 1-2 to 58. No longer will dogmeat be a nuisance but a comrade in battle.
5. No Build Limit
We’ve all been there, running out of assets to use in your base is a pain in the a*se! You’re trying to make a huge base where all of your settlers can chill and you want that base to be amazing, keep out the dirty ghouls and bandits of the wasteland. Well this mod aims to improve your experience when building a settlement! You now have unlimited amounts of assets to use in your build. This is great right? Yeah it is but you best be careful as even beefy PCs can run into issues with a high asset count within the Bethesda creation engine.