Fallout 4 is not the oldest nor the ugliest of games. It can, however, be much improved with the use of mods. Like most Bethesda RPG’s, Fallout 4 also serves as a platform for talented modders to create their own content that we can all enjoy. This list is a bit different when compared to our usual top 10 as it brings you a whole list of Fallout 4 graphics mods across all visual categories. Installing these will make Fallout 4 seem like the game traveled back from the future in order to showcase its awesome visuals.
Since there’s plenty of mods here, our recommendation is to use any mod manager to keep the massive list well organized but keep in mind that some of the mods do need to be manually installed. Keep in mind that it’s best to use a combination of these mods since some could not be compatible with others. In case of texture mods, you can freely combine the ones you like as they just simply overwrite one another. As far as the load order goes, it’s best to use mod sorters like LOOT to do it automatically as they will also warn you of any compatibility patches you need to install.
Also, be sure to check out some of our other Fallout 4 mods across other categories:
As far as graphics go, this is an example of what can be achieved by using only a dozen mods listed below:
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But now, without further ado, here are the most amazing visual mods that will make your Fallout 4 graphics go full next-gen.
ENVIRONMENT AND WEATHER
Besides your character, the harsh environment of the Commonwealth will be what you’ll be staring at most of the time. There aren’t very many mods listed, but these ones will make the most dramatic impact on the appearance of Fallout 4. Some of them will even make it look like a completely different game. You can expect cleaner water, dynamic seasons, lush environments, atmospheric weather and more to make Fallout 4 graphics into pure eye candy. But wait, we’re just getting started.
When compared to Skyrim, Fallout 4 characters look much better. With that being said, they still sometimes look like mannequins that someone dragged through the dirt. So here is a collection of mods to make them look truly next-gen. Both males and females get new textures for everything from faces, skins, mouth, teeth, hair and more. Some even scale up to 8k so be careful not to fry your PC.
After ENB, this is probably the heaviest of hitters when it comes to performance. Nevertheless, apply some of these mods (or all of them) to make Fallout 4 graphics truly next-gen. From 2 to 8k, they cover most textures in the game to make them sharper and more detailed. Texture mods will make you get a head start on Fallout 5 and surpass most modern games in terms of graphical fidelity as well.
Although the mods above will already make your Fallout 4 look absolutely stunning – you can always take it to further extremes by applying one of many ENB’s. You are always free to experiment with different ones to get optimal performance but we found that these four produce the absolute best results when it comes to Fallout 4 next-gen graphics. Some will give you a more vibrant and saturated look, while others will produce a more cinematic and realistic feel to the game. Whichever one you choose, get ready to get your socks absolutely blown off.
While not critical, the following mods will further add to the richness of Fallout 4 graphics. Consider them accessory mods that won’t have a dramatic impact on the visuals but will contribute to the overall atmosphere, and immersion into the rich world of the Commonwealth.