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Gameplay

updated 2020

Let's face it, Fallout 4's gameplay (except gunplay) sucks. Time to hopefully fix this issue.
 
In this section, we will discuss:
-General Fixes
-Combat
-Skills and Perks
-Items and Loot
-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.
Bullet Counted Reload System

Bullet Counted Reload System

Finally, a proper engine-level system for bullet counted reloads with all of the features such a system should have.

Radiant Quest Marker

Radiant Quest Marker

Marks repeating radiant quests, timed radiant quests, and settlement establishment quests in your quest log.

Better Explosives Redux

Better Explosives Redux

Rebalances the damage, radius and force of explosions. Making them more effective & realistic. Features the revamped Nuka Quantum Grenade. It works similar to a molotov but more effective and new visuals. Cryo-nades can now deep freeze your target. Pulse grenades are very effective vs robots and can stun Synths. And much more.

 

Combat

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. 
Choose Just one or don't.
 
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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!
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[ Unbogus Fallout Overhaul ]

An extensive overhaul that touches upon almost every aspect of the game which aims to make the game more fun, challenging in a good way and varied while rewarding skill and tactics.
If you don't want "one size fits all" overhauls like above or you want to add on. You can pick and choose from here. Beware as usual to read, read, read to not have mods that overlap and conflict. Please read.
Unbogus Health Scaling

Unbogus Health Scaling

Very simple mod that prevents any health scaling for players & npc's + more GCM can do this too but you'll do it manually there while here it is already set. Use GCM to edit it further if you need to.

Pack Attack NPC Edition

Pack Attack NPC Edition

"Pack Attack: NPC Edition" applies social combat AI to NPC gangs. Rather than simply rushing you in the open as a group, these NPCs will break and cover, retreat and flank, run and hide, and even lie in wait. They're more likely to ambush, less likely to engage in suicidal charges, and more willing to switch to hand-to-hand combat when needed.

Companion Command and Tactics

Companion Command and Tactics

Shout to your companions with a hotkey without having to aim at them first. Position them, switch up their equipment and be a lot more tactical in your fights. Also, cut companion tactics restored - choose if they should stay close to you or keep a distance, and choose whether companions are aggressive or passive.

VAFS Redux - Bullet Time and Manual Crit

VAFS Redux - Bullet Time and Manual Crit

Replace VATS with bullet time. Manualy use critical outside of VATS.

Wasteland Ballistics

Wasteland Ballistics

Small mod, big impact. Adds a wound mechanic to bullets based on the caliber, shape, mass and speed of their real life counterparts.

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.
Unbogus Perks

Unbogus Perks

Makes some bad perks useful and rebalances overpowered ones.

Creative Perks

Creative Perks

This mod modify some Vanilla perks. Fun, Balanced and 100% optional, pick everything or just 1 perk.

LevelUpMenuEx mods

LevelupMenuEx takes away that locked in perk screen in Fallout 4 and makes it more in line what 3 and New Vegas had. A simple pop up with special boosting and picking perks. 
LevelUpMenuEx

LevelUpMenuEx

new LevelUpMenu which also allow to add brand new perks into game, remove any classic perks and even add skills system into game

You Are SPECIAL

You Are SPECIAL

This mod aims to add as many fun and unique perks to Fallout 4 as possible.

Perks 76

Perks 76

LevelUpMenuEx add-on to include some of the new perks from Fallout 76

Patches for the up above.
You Are Exceptional

You Are Exceptional

This mod patches You Are SPECIAL's perks to be more in line with Be Exceptional as well as removing or changing some redundant perks.

Perks 76 Pip-Boy and Serendipity Fix

Perks 76 Pip-Boy and Serendipity Fix

Simple mod that makes the perks from Perks 76 stack in the Pip-Boy, and fixes a bug where Serendipity was always in effect.

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.
 

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.
Dumpster Diving

Dumpster Diving

Diving into Dumpsters has never been so much fun! What will you find? Trash, probably. Or something else...

Damn Apocalypse

Damn Apocalypse

For those like me who want to scavenge for shit instead of oooh thanks for the 20 fusion cores. A modular survival overhaul, including a very in-depth loot and economy overhaul

 

Crafting

Crafting this time around was really fleshed out but there are some problems. These mods will make these rushed features even better and maybe even change the way they work all together! 
Crafting Framework

Crafting Framework

The successor to Legendary Crafting Framework. Extensive but lightweight expansion of the crafting system. Fully modular with built-in support for all equipment added by mods. Configure the mod to your liking via holotape or MCM.

Fallout New Vegas Ammo Crafting

Fallout New Vegas Ammo Crafting

F.N.V.A.C. - Fallout New Vegas Ammo Crafting. Ammunition With Mojave Style.

 

Miscellaneous

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!
Vertibird Jump

Vertibird Jump

A F4SE plugin that lets you jump from vertibirds.

Take Cover

Take Cover

New gameplay mechanic - 3rd person cover system! Take cover behind objects and automatically lean out to shoot when you aim down sights. It works if you're a keyboard user. Don't use with controller. Well, in my experience.

 

FAQ

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 compatibility issues unless notified on the mod page or stated here.
 
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!
 
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