updated November 5th, 2018

Let's face it, Fallout 4's gameplay sucks. Time to hopefully fix this issue.
In this section, we will discuss:
-General Fixes
-Skills and Perks
-Magic and Spells
-Items and Loot
-Crafting and Enchanting
-Miscellaneous Gameplay mods

General Fixes

Some pretty basic mods that fix or change a lot of issues that vanilla Fallout 4 had. You don't have to use them all but it is recommended.
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Fallout 4 has better gunplay and that's really one of its best selling points. However, it still suffers from the usual health sponge enemies that really hamper gameplay. Shoot a guy in the head with a .308 rifle and the guy is still charging you? How?
Imagine how I felt popping a guy with a .50 and he still smacked my cheeks. Hopefully, with this mod in your order. It can fix a lot of these issues. 
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Better Locational Damage

Most realistic damage overhaul you'll find on the whole nexus. Promised.
Features: Scripted headshots, scripted dismemberment, bleedings, stagger, stab your enemies from behind, Shotgun knockback and more! Balanced melee and range combat. Settings holotape available to tweak features to your liking or completely disable them!

Skills and Perks

Some pretty basic mods that change a lot of the perks that vanilla Fallout 4 has. You don't have to use them all but it is recommended.
Here is where the fun begins.  Since these overhaul mods are mostly modular, you can pick and choose what features to use. MCM is an amazing tool for customization and options.

Magic and Spells

Magic has been fun in every game. Casting spells on either friend or foe is exhilarating, especially during combat. For some reason, however, magic is always broken in each of the Elder Scrolls games in a way that either you or your enemies will get the upper hand. Here are a few mods to fix that balance issue and add more spells to play around with! Be sure to check out the mod Undeath under the Quests guide for necromancy.


Let's be honest here, stealth is broken.  Most of the balancing issues and AI have already been fixed in the several overhaul mods we featured in the Skills and Perks section. So if you're worried about stealth you'll be fine for now. There are not a lot of stealth mods currently, let alone good stealth mods. We'll try to dig up some interesting ones for you to use until then!

Items and Loot

These mods add new types of items or item features to Skyrim. Some of these mods even edit loot tables to change how loot drops work and even how item spawning works.

Crafting and Enchanting

Skyrim had a very rushed and kind of crappy crafting system. Enchanting is fine but could use a little fine tuning. These mods will make these rushed features even better and maybe even change the way they work all together! Remember that some of these mods WILL change perk trees so don't forget to add or remove modules that conflict with eachother.


This section can be totally skipped since all of these mods are really optional. They don't fix anything, but they add new features to the game that you might like.  Try one out and see for yourself!


Q: Why isn't this or that mod in the guide?
A: This guide was made specifically so that all or atleast most of the contents on this page will work together without any compatiblity issues unless notified on the mod page.
Q: Will you be adding more to these guides?
A: Of course!  We'll try to keep all the guides up to date and will notify everyone if something has changed or has been added on. We also accept submissions if the mod is good enough!