Fallout 4 is arguably the greatest post-apocalyptic franchise in history, offering up vast open-world environments and untold opportunities to explore a harsh and unforgiving wasteland. One of the most exciting aspects of Fallout 4 is the ability to customise and enhance your gameplay through mods. Mods are modifications created by the community that can range from visual enhancements to gameplay changes. If you’re looking to install Fallout 4 mods, follow this step-by-step guide.
Mods Are Keeping Fallout 4 Alive
Despite launching way back in 2015, Fallout 4 still enjoys a relatively strong and consistent player count, and that’s almost entirely because of the potential presented by modding the game. With mods, players can do almost anything, from the most mundane of things to the most bizarre.
Here’s how you can install Fallout 4 mods on PC, which is the platform where modding is strongest:
Install a Mod Manager. Nexus Mod Manager (NMM) and Mod Organiser 2 (MO2) are two popular choices.
Create an Account. Visit the Nexus Mods website (www.nexusmods.com) and create an account. This step is necessary to access and download mods from the site.
Browse and Download Mods. Once you have a mod manager and an account, browse the Nexus Mods website for Fallout 4 mods. Choose mods that appeal to you and click on the “Download” button.
Launch the Mod Manager. After installing the mod manager, launch it and log in using your Nexus Mods account credentials. This step is necessary to link your mod manager to your Nexus Mods account.
Install Mods. Return to your mod manager and click on the “Mods” tab. You should see a list of downloaded mods. Check the box next to the mods you want to install and click on the “Apply” button. The mod manager will handle the installation process.
Arrange the Load Order. Mods can conflict with each other, so it’s important to manage the load order. In the mod manager, navigate to the “Plugins” tab and arrange the mods in the desired order. Generally, mods that affect similar aspects of the game should be loaded in a specific order to avoid conflicts.
Launch Fallout 4. Close the mod manager and launch Fallout 4. The mods you installed should now be active in your game. Enjoy the enhanced gameplay experience!
What About Installing Fallout 4 Mods on Console?
If you’re on console, it’s a much easier – but a much less satisfying – experience. On platforms like the PlayStation 4 and Xbox Series X|S, mods are available through a curated repository that skips over several thousand mods that can be found on the PC platform.
On the main menu for Fallout 4 on either of these platforms, simply navigate to the Mod Menu, select what you want, and install it – simple!
Remember, modding can sometimes lead to compatibility issues or conflicts. It’s a good practice to read the mod descriptions and comments on Nexus Mods to ensure compatibility with other mods and the current version of Fallout 4. Happy modding!