[Top 15] Fallout 4 Best Mods For a New Playthrough

Fallout 4 Best Mods For a New Playthrough
Time for a whole new life.

Let's start a new game of Fallout 4; this time, without the bugs.

We are less than a month away from Fallout 4’s 6th anniversary as of the writing of this article. I still remember that day back in 2015’s Bethesda E3 showcase when Todd Howard, the man, the myth, the legend, announced the release date of Fallout 4 and how spectacular the crowd reaction was. The presentation and the way he hypes up the crowd is one of his many qualities that garners huge support from a large portion of the gaming community.

Fallout 4 was set up to be one of the best games ever made.

Fast forward a few years and the sparkles of this brand new game start to diminish. We now see it for what it truly is. A fairly decent game, nothing too special, with a whole lot of bugs and a lot less of everything. No role-play value, no end-game, no smart AI, restrictions everywhere and plain, bad game design and story-telling.

Fortunately, while Bethesda doesn’t care too much to fix Fallout 4 (since they just started development on Fallout 76), the modding community has taken it upon themselves to do it themselves. For the past six years, many mods have come out to help enhance the gameplay in every way possible.

If you’re starting a new playthrough of Fallout 4 in 2021, you might as well install these mods and get a better experience than playing the vanilla base game.

15. Unofficial Fallout 4 Patch

Unofficial patch because Bethesda can't be bothered releasing an official one.

The name of the mod says it all. It’s a patch for the game that’s unofficial because Bethesda doesn’t bother making the official one. This mod pretty much does what it claims to do, and that is to fix all (or at least most) of the bugs and tiny inconsistencies that plague the game.

The mod author, Arthmoor, and his team of modders have worked extensively to rectify the hundreds of bugs and issues that are present in every aspect of the game, including gameplay, quests, NPCs, and even in-game texts.

Despite the extensive fixes, the mod does not change any of the core elements of the game, so if you’re worried that this mod will change anything regarding the story, you can be rest assured. Just install and play; no need to think too hard about it.

Why this mod is great:

  • Fixes the little bugs and problems the game has
  • Compatible with a lot of other mods

Get the mod here

14. Load Accelerator

Accelerate the load time significantly with this simple mod.

There is a common issue when it comes to a modded Fallout 4 game in that the loading screen simply becomes way too long. There have been moments where I waited for a solid 2-3 minutes on the loading screen as I was coming out of a building to the Commonwealth. And before you ask, yes, I am using an SSD.

Thankfully, this mod by chairo_hippo managed to reduce my load time from 3 minutes to only 15 seconds. As it turns out, Fallout 4’s loading screen is tied to your FPS, so if you had limited your FPS to 60, the game would only load at that speed. 

Load Accelerator tweaks the game files so that the FPS is not limited on the loading screen, so your frames can go all the way to 300+ FPS during loading screens, significantly speeding up the loading process. If you’re gonna be playing a modded Fallout 4, then you need this mod. What an absolute godsend.

Why this mod is great:

  • Decreases load times by a mile
  • Simple and easy to activate

Get the mod here

13. Immersive HUD - iHUD

Immerse yourself in the game without the HUD


Now here’s a mod that I can no longer live without. Ever since I installed this mod, it’s been the one thing that has been consistent in my mod list. 

The clean UI it provides is just so essential to the Fallout experience. Being able to witness the ruins of Boston, the derelict wasteland of the Commonwealth, and the decrepit state of the glowing sea without a bright green HUD in the way is such a breathtaking experience.

Immersive HUD by Gopher can also be adjusted to your liking. If you want to keep everything hidden except for the sneaking indicator, you can. The modular nature of this mod is why I believe it is one of the best mods to install and play Fallout 4 with. No question.

Why this mod is great:

  • Increases immersion
  • Set up your own HUD and when it appears

Get the mod here

12. Faster Terminal Displays

They really need more RAM in this terminal.

An avid (addicted) gamer that writes to keep his cat from starving. Does he write well? He sure like to think so. You be the judge :3
Gamer Since: 2002
Favorite Genre: RPG
Currently Playing: Fallout 4
Top 3 Favorite Games:Fallout 4, Dark Souls 3 , The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

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