Fallout 4 looks great in Vanilla Fallout 4, but there’s always room for improvement. There’s quite a few texture mods available, which can change things such as lighting, weather, shadows and more.
Unfortunately, PS4 players have it the worst when it comes to modding Fallout 4. Due to heavy restrictions by Sony, no external assets are allowed to be used, meaning no new models, textures, sounds etc. This means it’s hard to find a lot of great mods that we usually see on Xbox and PC.
The mods in this list are in no particular order, and all the buttons below link back to Bethesda.net where you can download them on your PS4. Here at PwrDown, we’ve covered many more lists like this for Fallout 4 PS4 Mods!
Better Graphics & Weather
First up is Better Graphics & Weather. The link below is specifically for the no DLC version. Although if you have all the DLC, then you can find a link for that too in the mod description. Overall, this mod will make some small but noticeable changes to the appearance of the Commonwealth. It mostly does this by changing the lighting and colors.
The Water Redux makes some slight changes to Water textures in Fallout 4 on PS4. Some of the changes it makes is clarity, allowing you to see deeper into the water. It primarily does this where the water appears to be cleaner. You can also expect to see changes when it comes to dirty water, as well as visibility when your character is under water.
Improved Lighting & Ballistics
This next mod makes some huge changes when it comes to lighting in Fallout 4. Specifically lighting that’s associated with weapons. Currently, the mod will change the lighting when it comes to Bullets, Lasers, Gauss, Plasma, Missiles, Flares and Explosives. The biggest change is that lights will be much brighter, and more colorful.
Clean Road Sanctuary Hills
If you keep Sanctuary as a main settlement in Fallout 4, then you might want to take a look at this mod. It will replace the textures for the roads in Sanctuary, making them look cleaner and newer. The developer states that they aren’t finished updating this mod, and more changes are to come including removing some extra plants and debris.
Next is the Vanilla Moon mod. It doesn’t replace the texture of the moon, but allows you to change the size. You can resize the moon to appear 5x as large as normal, or even half the normal size if you wish. Although it might look a little unrealistic at some values.
Commonwealth Visual Overhaul
Just like it sounds, this next mod will massively overhaul the Commonwealth in Fallout 4. It makes quite a few changes, such as removing god rays and fog, color adjustments which make textures more vibrant and some minor lighting changes. Overall, it should make Fallout 4 feel more vibrant and clear on your PS4.
If you want to make the Commonwealth feel new and cozy, take a look at Nuclear Autumn. It’s a greenery mod, and will make the forests feel more dense and alive. Surprisingly, the mod takes it a step further by adding new audio such as bird and animal sounds, allowing you to get lost in nature.
Weather Redux is an immersive weather mod, which adds a few new storms and changes existing ones. Now, storms will last a lot longer than they do in Vanilla Fallout 4. The mod also includes darker nights, which should make exploring at night much more frightening, but immersive. There’s plenty of other changes which you can read in the mod description.
Enhanced Lights & FX
Enhanced Lights and FX aims to make a more realistic looking game when it comes to lighting and environments. It changes a lot when it comes to light textures, with all sources now emitting light, more GodRays, more shadows, darker interior lights and an interior day and night cycle.
Finally, we have Candy Eye. It gives Fallout 4 a more vintage look when it comes to environments and weather. In total, there’s new Imagespace settings, GodRays and HDR / Saturation Settings. The developer states that the mod is inspired by Vivid Weathers & Surreal Lighting for Skyrim.