In this article, where going to run you through the Top 10 mods for Settlements and Building on the PS4. Modding is possible on the PS4 by downloading them through Bethesda’s website (which might need to be done through your console).
All the links in this article link back to the Bethesda website where you can read a longer description on each mod and see some more screenshots.
What are Settlements in Fallout 4?
The building mechanic is completely new to Fallout 4, not being seen in any previous Fallout games. You can take over settlements (whether already built up or abandoned), acquire some residents who you’ll encounter in the wasteland and give them a place to live and work.
It’s by far one of my favourite new features to the Fallout game series, as I love building and thinking about defences. We saw it expanded on lightly in Fallout 76 where you carry around a personal home, but I do hope we see the system back again in a future single-player game.
PS4 Restrictions on Fallout 4
Unfortunately, the PS4 has some pretty tight restrictions when it comes to modding. Sony don’t allow any external assets. They only allow files in their .esp or .esm format. This means that new models, new textures, new scripts and many more modding types simply aren’t available.
So if you see any unique mods for Fallout 4, there’s a good chance they won’t be available on the PS4. There’s no way around this, other than playing the game on an Xbox or PC.
Sanctuary Bridge Fix
Sanctuary Bridge Fix mod download
This small mod makes a small cosmetic change to your Sanctuary settlement. It simply fixes the bridge so it is no longer damaged, by replacing the wooden slats and textures so it looks good as new. Sanctuary Bridge fix mod goes great with a pre-war Sanctuary mod.
Pre-Walled Settlements mod download
The Pre-Walled settlement mods means that most of your settlements, including Abernathy Farm, Greygarden, Greentop Nursery, Outpost Zimonja, Sunshine Tidings Co-Op, The Slog, Kingsport Lighthouse, Oberland Station, Taffington Boathouse, Tenplines Bluff, Red Rocket, Jamaica Plains, Starlight Drive-in, Finch Farm and Nordhagen Beach are within concrete walls, helping to keep them safe!
Scrap that Settlement
Scrap That Settlement mod download
The ‘Scrap that settlement’ mod allows you to scrap most things which you normally can’t. If you’re quite OCD about making your settlements look clean, this mod will definitely help.
Sanctuary Hot Springs
Sanctuary Hot Springs mod download
The Hot Springs mod adds a new area just on the edge of Sanctuary. A lore friendly hot springs, which has both an interior and exterior which is fully customizable. To start your journey into the Hot Springs, find the note on the entrance.
All Settlements Extended
All Settlements Extended mod download
What All Settlements Extended does is increase the radius/size of settlements. Which in turn increases the size of the area you can build in, as well as scrap objects in. It’s a great mod if you’re looking to possibly build better security around your settlement or just want them to be larger in general.
Sanctuary Hills SP Rebuild
Sanctuary Hills SP Rebuild mod download
This mod spruces up Sanctuary a bit, making it look much cleaner like it does when you first start the game. It fixes the roads, removes rubble and bushes and rebuilds some of the houses, including your main home. There is a lot inside this mod, so you’ll have to read the entire description on the mod page.
No Build Limit
No Build Limit mod download
A lot of players never actually hit the build limit, but it’s still there. After reaching the build limit in your settlement, you can’t build anymore and it’s a bit of a nightmare. It’s possibly done to reduce lag and resources used to run Fallout 4. However you can bypass the limit with this mod available for PS4.
OCDecorator mod download
The OCDecorator mod allows you to take your settlement building and design to another level. It turns items from your inventory into static objects. For example, you can place Nuka Cola bottles on a dining room table, and it will stay there indefinitely. Objects that you place won’t be knocked over randomly, or by your settlers.
Unlocked Settlement Objects
Unlocked Settlement Objects mod download
This mod aims to add most assets to the Workshop menu inside your settlement, massively improving the variation of objects that can be built. It’s also available on PC & Xbox One, although it was primarily designed to combat Sony’s tight restrictions on external assets. It’s one of the most popular mods on Bethesda.net, and is the best mod for settlements!
Settlement Supplies Expanded
Settlement Supplies Expanded mod download
The Settlement Supplies Expanded mod is similar to the previous mod in this list, as it adds lots of new items and objects to your crafting menu. It’s very popular on PC, and it’s now been ported to the PS4.