War. War never changes.
But with these awesome mods, your experience with Fallout 4 can!
Sure, Fallout 4 didn’t exactly set the world on fire when it came out. Fans felt that the lack of a clear dialogue tree was a frustrating inclusion that made the game’s role-playing aspects a lot harder.
However, over time gamers have come to appreciate Fallout 4 for what it is, imperfections and all. In fact, Fallout 4 is currently the best-selling game in the franchise.
And now, thanks to the inclusions of downloadable mods, console gamers can play Fallout 4 like never before!
Want to learn more? Here’s a quick guide to everything you need to know about Fallout 4 PS4 mods.
What’s a Mod?
If you’re primarily a console gamer, there’s a chance that you may not be familiar with mods in the first place.
So, that leaves us with the question, what’s a mod, anyway?
A mod, short for modification, is an executable file you can add to your game to enhance or alter the experience in some way.
What makes these mods truly unique (aside from their game-altering effects) is that they’re almost always entirely fan-made.
Though mod creators tend to use premade assets from the game’s files, some creators may bring in other assets. For instance, you might’ve come across that classic Skyrim mod that replaced every dragon screech in the game with Randy “Macho Man” Savage’s voice.
Suffice to say, mods can get a little bit strange.
What’s notable about Fallout 4 is that it’s the first instance of a game studio allowing users to import mods onto a console game. Beforehand, the modding scene was strictly limited to PC gaming and storefronts like Steam.
When Bethesda announced the inclusion of mods, fans were more than a little surprised. With that said, Fallout 4 mods for consoles finally made their first appearance in May of 2016.
Why Use Mods?
You might be thinking to yourself, “What’s the big deal? The game is fine enough as it is. Why would I want to replace anything in it?”
And, to be fair, that’s a pretty valid stance.
But it’s important to understand that mods aren’t a requirement of Fallout 4. They’re a fun little bonus that you can use to get more out of your game or to tinker with individual aspects.
In fact, that’s the biggest reason why people use mods in the first place. They’re a fun way to add longevity to a game that you already love. It’s similar to how people are still experimenting with builds in Diablo 3.
Fallout 4’s main quest is already big enough to satiate most gamers. And the game’s DLC adds another 30 hours or so of content.
But eventually, even the most diehard of Fallout fans will run out of things to do in the game.
That’s where mods come in.
Want to explore a new location? There’s a mod for that. Do you, for some inexplicable reason, want to add a bunch of Cadbury Creme Eggs to your save file? Weird choice, but go for it.
The point is, mods give players the ability to play their favorite games in new and exciting ways. Even if you don’t want to drastically change Fallout 4, there are plenty of quality-of-life experiences that make the game prettier, more streamlined, and flat-out more fun.
The Best Fallout 4 PS4 Mods
With all of that out of the way, it’s time we look at some of the best mods for Fallout 4 PS4.
You’ll have a lot to choose from, after all. There are hundreds of mods available, with players continuing to create new mods every so often.
So what’s worth your time? Here are a few of our personal picks.
Fallout 4 may slap a fresh coat of paint on the post-apocalyptic wasteland, but it’s hard to argue that things don’t look a little bland.
While Fallout 4’s aesthetic is a vast improvement from the browns and greys of Fallout 3, and, to a lesser extent, Fallout New Vegas, after a bit of time in the wasteland you may want a change of scenery.
ReGrowth adds a touch of green to the world by adding trees, bushes, grass, leaves and more to your version of post-apocalyptic Boston.
Currently, the best version of the mod is ReGrowth Overhaul.
Remember when the talk of the gaming world was Konami’s terrifying demo P.T.? Unfortunately, the project didn’t pan out. What’s more, it’s even impossible to download the demo anymore.
Suffice to say, fans were disappointed that they’d never get to see Hideo Kojima’s take on the Silent Hill franchise.
While we’re still upset over the loss of this potential gaming classic, we do take solace in the massive number of fan recreations that spawned from P.T.
Claustrophobia is Fallout 4’s answer to these re-creations. Though it’s far from a 1:1 remake of P.T., the mod’s author did a fantastic job creating a spooky and unsettling atmosphere.
It isn’t the most polished mod in the world, but it’s a fun diversion for those looking to spend an hour or two wandering around a haunted building.
We recommend giving Claustraphobia a shot late at night and with headphones on.
A little bit of greenery is a nice touch. But it still doesn’t necessarily help Fallout 4 feel like a dynamic, living world.
Seasons aims to change that by adding weather systems to players’ games. As the mod’s name suggests, you’ll get to see seasons change over time.
The colorful beauty of spring will eventually give way to hardened, snowy conditions.
It isn’t the biggest game-changer, but it’s a really nice way to add some visual variety to the world.
One of the best weapons in the game is the Fat Man, a giant, shoulder-mounted mini-nuke launcher that obliterates anything in its path.
However, if a nuke somehow doesn’t cause enough chaos for your liking, you can always go bigger.
We mean way bigger. Like, vehicle bigger.
The wonderful mod, Car Launcher, allows you to, you guessed it, shoot full-sized vehicles out of the Fat Man. It’s fun, ridiculous, and causes a whole lot of damage.
Make sure you have a Fat Man at the ready, though, as Car Launcher loads in as an upgrade for the weapon. Just install the mod, head to any workbench, and you’re ready to hurl a giant VW bus at Preston Garvey’s smug face.
Full Dialogue Interface
Player choice has always been a big part of the Fallout universe. Players had the freedom to play their character as a hero of the wasteland, a harbinger of death, or something in between.
But Fallout 4 felt like a big step back in that respect.
There are plenty of meaningful quest lines and characters to interact with, but the game’s dialogue options were lackluster at best.
Though players had as many as four dialogue options per speech encounter, the button prompts didn’t adequately explain what each option was. As a result, players started accidentally choosing dialogue options that didn’t fit their characters’ motives.
Thank goodness for Full Dialogue Interface.
With this mod, you can see a potential dialogue option before choosing it. So where the prompt may have previously said something uninspired like “Sarcastic,” the mod shows that the full option might say something like, “Oh yeah? And you’re gonna stop me?”
Mini Liberty Prime Companion
Fan-favorite, communist-hating robot Liberty Prime was perhaps the best part of Fallout 3. And though Liberty Prime made a brief appearance in Fallout 4, players didn’t get to fight alongside the giant freedom fighter.
Ditch Nick Valentine and send Dog Meat back to your base, because it’s time to make Liberty Prime your new companion! Well, a smaller version, at least.
What he lacks in stature, he makes up for in patriotism. The mod includes all of your favorite voice lines.
It’s also worth mentioning that he isn’t as powerful as the full-blown Liberty Prime. Instead, he functions as a normal robot.
id Software’s DOOM was one of the first games to popularize modding. So it only seems right that there’s a Fallout 4 mod to pay homage to everyone’s favorite demon killer, The Doom Slayer.
DOOM Slayer adds a ton of weapons and armor to your arsenal.
For starters, you’ll get the classic DOOM armor set. Aside from looking cool, it beefs up your strength and hit points significantly, making you virtually unstoppable.
It also adds a double-barreled shotgun to your inventory so you can blast away hordes of super mutants without a problem.
Increase EXP Mod
In many ways, Fallout 4 is virtually endless. In fact, this is the first modern Fallout game to not include a level cap, meaning you can collect every perk if you’re dedicated enough.
Of course, Bethesda doesn’t want to make things too easy. The grind ramps up quite a bit once you hit level 30, to the point that most players finished the game around level 40 or 50.
To speed things up a bit, add the Increase EXP Mod. Whether you’re killing a radroach or completing a quest, you’ll get a ton of experience points from every encounter, so you can level on a constant basis.
How to Install Mods
Now that you know some of the best mods available for download, let’s talk about how you can add them to your game.
First, boot up your PS4 and start Fallout 4. If you have the latest firmware, you’ll see an option in the main menu that says “MODS.”
Select this option. If you don’t have a Bethesda.net account, you’ll need to make one before installing any mods. It should only take a second, though.
Once you’ve logged in, you’ll see two main sections: “Featured” and “My Library.”
The first tab is a collection of the most popular mods at the moment, so rest assured they’re checked for quality.
Next, click on the mod and download it. After the mod downloads and installs, you’ll need to reset your game.
What to Know When Playing With Mods
Playing Fallout 4 with mods can be a ton of fun. However, there are some things you’ll want to know before adding those Randy Savage deathclaws to your game.
For one thing, not every mod is guaranteed to work. These are fan creations, after all, and you get what you paid for. If you install two weather system mods, for instance, don’t expect both to work, as they utilize similar assets.
Another important consideration is that adding mods disables trophies. If you’re looking to platinum Fallout 4, you’ll have to do so without any fun add-ons.
Since you can enable and disable mods at will, we recommend starting two files: one with mods and one without, so you can still boost your gamer reputation without missing out.
Bethesda Creation Club 101
On your way to install your favorite new mod, you probably noticed an option in the main menu titled “CREATION CLUB.”
These, too, are technically mods. However, they come with a few major differences.
On one hand, any mod you find in the Bethesda Creation Club is Bethesda tested and approved. On the other, they require in-game currency.
Where most mods are free to download and install, you’ll have to pay up if you want most items in the Creation Club. $7.99 gets you 750 credits. For reference, most mods are about 400 credits
Is it worth it? We’ll let you decide. It’s a controversial inclusion, to be sure.
For now, don’t worry about the Creation Club at all. Pretty much every mod you’d ever need is available for free.
Take on the Wasteland with These Awesome Fallout 4 PS4 Mods
Fallout 4 is already a great game. But when you add these Fallout 4 PS4 mods, you can make your time in Boston even better!
And don’t forget to keep your mods updated. Creators add new textures and bug fixes all the time, and a buggy mod can break your game.
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What I would like even more, is what combination of mods can make for a more enjoyable game experience. Like a harder difficulty combo, a more realistic combo, the funnest time, best settlements upgrades, yadda yadda yadda. If I could get a article on that, that would be most helpful. But great read from this.