Survival Mode can be a grueling experience, with no fast travel, quick saving or many more features that you take for granted in normal mode. It’s definitely harder than the normal game, requiring much more decision making.
The survival mode can be improved further though with various mods. Ones which provide immersion, or mods which simply allow you to control every aspect of the mode. That’s why below, we’ve put together a list of some of the best Survival Mods for Fallout 4 on the Xbox One that are working in 2019.
The list below is in no particular order, and all buttons link back to Bethesda.net where they can be installed. If you want to check out some more Fallout 4 content, check out our dedicated area here!
Backpacks of the Commonwealth
Adds 15 different backpacks to Fallout 4, which have a lot of customization for both mods and colors. Backpacks of the Commonwealth provide a realistic and immersive way of increasing your carry weight, especially for the Survival mode.
Everyone’s Best Friend Dogmeat
Everyone’s Best Friend Dogmeat allows you to have Dogmeat with you at all times, whilst also having a normal companion such as Codsworth. This means you’ll always have 2 companions following you through the Commonwealth. There’s a few benefits of this mod for Survival mode, including the extra carry weight and more help in fights.
Conquests – Build New Settlements & Camping
Conquest allows you to build new settlements anywhere in the game world. However, it also allows you to build campsites where you can rest, eat and recharge in survival mode where fast travel isn’t possible. Once you reach the next morning, you can pack up your campsite and carry on with your travels.
Survival Options is a bit of a cheat mod and makes survival mode much easier. It allows you to change how survival works, with allowing fast travel again, saving on wait, fast travel, thirst and hunger and much more. It’s at least reassuring to have this mod as a last resort.
Immersive Gameplay 5
The developer of this mod states that its ‘faster, more punishing, less predictable and more immersive’. It makes some changes to AI, slower leveling, base HP changes, greatly improved AI, explosions are now lethal and a few more changes. If you want to make Fallout 4 a little more difficult, this mod is a great start.
APC Home on the Move
APC Home on the Move provides an immersive way to travel around the map and rest. There are 11 locations to travel to which require fusion cores for immersion, a bed to rest in, storage containers, workbenches and manual saving. It may make your survival experience a little bit easier, but more bearable.
Adds buildable campsites to the Commonwealth, with pieces including tents, sleeping bags, cloth walls, fire, lanterns, cooking pots and a dog bed for dogmeat. These are all new textures and meshes with different camoflauges available including Nuka Cola and Vault-Tec themes. This mod provides a very immersive way to rest and cook whilst playing the survival mode.
Completely change the appearance of the Commonwealth by adding snow and a layer of frost. Whilst it’s purely a cosmetic mod, it just gives a new look and feel to Fallout 4, which helps provide a unique survival experience. Especially if you’ve already done multiple play throughs.
Calamity Weathers aims to change the atmosphere in Fallout 4 to have a more gritty and darker feel, similar to the Metro game series. Featuring a graphic overhaul, additional weathers, darker nights, radstorms and more, it works great with the survival experience.
This mod adds M.R.E’s to the game, which work great in survival mode. Not only do they restore health, but they increase your carry weight by 25 for one hour. Meaning that if you need to carry extra stuff back to base, you can just eat an M.R.E and get going. You can find your first set outside of Vault 111, with more being crafted under the chemistry station.