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Best Fallout 76 Mods You Can’t Play Without

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Best Fallout 76 Mods You Can’t Play Without

The Best Fallout 76 Mods

While none of the Fallout 76 mods in this list give you an explicit in-game advantage –and only offer essential improvements that Bethesda has neglected to include as of yet– none have been officially approved to use in Fallout 76. Does this mean absolutely nothing? Maybe. Does this mean you might get banned for using these mods? Maybe that too. The point is we don’t know for sure– which is why Twinfinite (and the mod authors) would like you to use these mods at your own risk.

And, as with modding any game, officially or unofficially, there is always the possibility of “breaking” your game and requiring a full reinstall. But I’m sure you already knew that already. 

Without further ado, here are the best Fallout 76 mods you can’t play without so far.

Baka File Tool

Get this before anything else. Mod manager applications don’t currently support Fallout 76 mods yet, so generally, any tweaking of the game files will have to be done manually at this point. That’s where Baka File Tool comes in handy. This helpful tool is a great place to start your foray into Fallout 76 modding because it simplifies the installation of all mods. Baka does the editing of the game’s archive files so you don’t have to do it yourself. It’s so easy, an idiot can do it! (“Baka” means “idiot” in Japanese) And… it’s actually still a little complicated… but well worth it!

Check out Baka File Tool on Nexus Mods for more details and an installation guide.

Better Inventory

One of the first things modders tweaked about Fallout 4 was inventory management, and these type of modifications soon became one of the most popular for the game. Many people found the Pip-Boy’s tab system and lack of organizational filters to be cumbersome and clunky; which is understandable as the interface of the Pip-Boy in Fallout 4 is basically as it was in Fallout 3, and still is in ten years later in Fallout 76!

So it’s no surprise that when Fallout 76 launched with almost the exact same inventory features (or lack thereof) modders were going to do something about ASAP. Finding the items you need, or that mysterious weight that’s making you over-encumbered is more important than ever in Fallout 76. Scrapping and looting are integral to the game, and looking at you Pip-Boy no longer pauses the action.

The Better Inventory mod adds filters for each tab of your inventory. This allows you to break down each category into helpful sub-groups. For example, you can now separate the “AID” section into food, water, chems, etc. for quick and easy access.

With Better Inventory you can even monitor the weight of each individual tab in your items section. Now there’s no more guessing where that mysterious weight is coming from– it’s definitely somewhere in “MISC”. The mod author also plans to add filters to the Apparel tab to allow filtering by armor and outfits.

Check out Better Inventory on Nexus Mods for more details and an installation guide.

Fallout 76 Tweaker

There is still a severe lack of display control in Fallout 76. Although it’s pretty much standard in PC games these days, and we wrote about it over a week ago, and it was one of the hot topics during the BETA, I guess Bethesda didn’t get the memo. There are major customization options missing that could make Fallout 76 less of a soupy, motion sickness inducing mess for gamers who sit two feet from their monitor. Until Bethesda adds these essential PC features, you’ll have to turn mods like this one for help.

Fallout 76 Tweaker is a configuration tool that basically creates the display menu that the game should have launched with. This mod “lets you search for and edit all of the configuration settings used by the game engine,” Bilago, the mod’s author describes. This customization has been possible ever since we got our hands on Fallout 76’s game files during the BETA, but now you won’t have to manually adjust the .ini files. What’s more, Fallout 76 Tweaker also supports Fallout 4 VR and Skyrim VR!

Check out Fallout 76 Tweaker on Nexus Mods for more details and an installation guide.

ComponentParts

This type of modification was extremely popular for Fallout 4, and for good reason. ComponentParts allows you to view the components you’ll gather from items in the world before you pick them up. No longer will you have to take everything you find to a workbench to discover what it breaks down into. This is very helpful for when you’re looking for a specific component, or to avoid picking up something extremely heavy and, as it turns out, mostly useless.

The current state of this mod is definitely less than ideal, and it’s a bit complicated to install. But for how much time we spend scrapping and component hunting in Fallout 76, what ComponentParts provides is extremely useful. There’s a guided tutorial that makes it a lot easier too.

Check out ComponentParts on Nexus Mods for more details and an installation guide.

SweetHD Fallout 76 Edition

Even with the beefiest GPU on the market, Fallout 76 still looks unappealingly blurry, and ramping up the limited options in the display menu doesn’t really help much. SweetHD works to remedy this major issue impacting PC gamers by serving as an early-version ENB (mods that adjust post-processing effects). With a very limited performance hit, this mod makes the wasteland crisper and more contrasted while still staying true to the game’s original color palate. SweetHD Fallout 76 Edition makes everything in Appalachia have more of a “pop”, without obliterating the somberness you’d expect in a post-apocalyptic setting.

Check out SweetHD Fallout 76 Edition on Nexus Mods for more details and an installation guide.

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