Crafting is an integral part to any Bethesda game. Even more so in Fallout 4 with the introduction of Settlements, where you can now build multiple bases to defend and have settlers work at.
In this list, we’re going to look through some of the best Crafting mods currently available for Fallout 4 on the Xbox One. These mods don’t look at armor and weapons, instead they look at the whole crafting process.
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How do I craft in Fallout 4?
You can do your crafting at any workstation in-game. There are multiple workstations available, depending on what you want to do. If you want to upgrade weapons, then you need a weapons bench, armor at an armor bench etc. A lot of mod items will usually fall under the chemistry workstation.
Whilst they can be found hanging around settlements and random locations in the game world, workstations can also be built in the settlement crafting menu. So make sure to drop some down in every settlement you own.
Crafting Mods for Fallout 4 are any mods that affect how you craft in-game. So anything that changes/adds new stations, changes how you modify weapons and armor or how you go about building your settlements.
Blacksmith’s Crafting Expansion
This mod adds a new workbench which you can craft at and use in Fallout 4 called the ‘Item Creation Workbench’. Inside, you can craft Legendary modifications, all guns that are in the vanilla version of the game (as well as adding weapons which where previously removed by Bethesda). You can also craft a lot of the clothe items, as well as ammunition and armor. It’s basically an all-in-one crafting mod!
Next up is Armorsmith Extended, and this mod is a must-have for Fallout 4. It has a lot of features, but the main one is that is allows you to wear multiple types of armor at once, meaning you can wear glasses under a helmet, clothes under armor etc. It allows you to really design your character and make them more interesting. There’s a lot more to it such as crafting armor and clothes at stations, new materials, new mods and so much more, I recommend you read the description and don’t skip out on this one.
Armor & Weapons Community Resource Kit (AWKCR)
AWKCR is another must have crafting mod for Fallout 4. This mod standardises a lot of Fallout 4 to prevent conflicts for armor, weapons and more. There are also new workbenches, and new categories inside crafting stations to make everything just a little bit easier and more user friendly. A lot of other armor and weapon mods will require this to work.
Vanilla Crafting Expansion
Vanilla Crafting Expansion allows you to change the weight of any armor items you own at a workbench. For example, you can take a legendary piece of armor that you own and convert it to be heavy, or sturdy instead. There is also a ballistic weave extension, where you can remove it from some armor, and then place it elsewhere.
Whilst not necessarily focused around crafting, this Fallout 4 mod does allow you to do some crafting on the fly. The Campsites mod allows you to camp anywhere you want in-game, setting up a tent, sleeping bag, cloth walls and even a separate bed for dog-meat. It’s a must-have mod for anyone playing survival mode, and with the cooking pot, you can craft food items.
No Build Limit
Finally, we have No Build Limit for Fallout 4. This mod removes the building limit that you have at any settlements, meaning you can craft as many furniture and structural items as you want. However be careful not to go too crazy, the limit was there for a reason, and that was to prevent bugs or lag when there’s too much stuff at a settlement.