Immersion is one of those little things that makes the world feel like it's not just an empty husk. I mean, it's still pretty empty but this guide will alleviate the boredom... or pain. These mods can range from big content packs, to smaller tweaks. Please note that most mods with the word "Immersive" in the title are most likely created by a dumbass who's just trying to advertise his mod to other dumbasses.
In this section, we will discuss:
-Audio and Music
-Backpacks and Gear
-Nature and Weather
-Miscellaneous Immersion mods
Still a Work in Progress
Dont you hate it when you want to make a new character but you have to go all the way through Vault 111? Well with this mod, you can totally forget about Shawn and go out into the Wasteland with no care but your own sense of adventure!
Start Me Up
Alternate Start and Dialogue Overhaul
Provides Alternate start, Quick start, Normal start options. When you use one of the alternate start paths, there are over 800 dialogue edits, with voice and lip sync, so your character is no longer the mother/father of Shaun (or even a Vault Dweller, if you want). Great for role players.
You might not think that audio plays a big role in immersion, but it actually does. Walking through the wasteland with the sounds of nature or eerie music makes you feel right at home in a game like this. Also because listening to the song, Under an Ancient Sun, can get tiresome and repetitive for some people. A good change of music can make a big difference in how you want your game to feel like!
Silent Protagonist F4SE
A F4SE Plugin to shut the protagonist up. I don't know about you but I do not want a voiced protag in my elder scrolls or fallout games. It does not fit a Fallout game to me, especially with how mod heavy the games are made for. Voice Protags ruin this for quests and such. As well when creating a character to be whatever you want, you'll forever be stuck with Nate or Nora's voice even though in your mind they are probably burly or seductive.
To make a mod good, sometimes you have to rework a certain aspect of the game. Adding new features while still keeping the game stable and fit with the rest of the original work. Here are a few overhaul mods that add brand new features to the game that will change your experience of Fallout 4 as you know it now.
However, only use these mods on light loads as they are script heavy and impact your game.
Factions in Fallout 4 are very basic and lame. Hopefully these will make you feel better. Some are big overhauls and some are just armor additions.
Brotherhood of Steel
Children of Atom
Diamond City SWAT
This mod upgrades the Diamond City security guards with better weapons, Swatters, and headgear.
Do you want to RP in a single player game? Well my friend that sounds kind of dumb, but we can at least help you out with some very unique mods.
First Person Messages
Changes the messages you get to first person messages.
Alternative Female Cinematic Intro
Replaces the male-centric intro cinematic to a female perspective. Lore Friendly
Backpacks and Gear
Any immersion nut knows that to make an immersive character, you have to wear a bunch of random shit on yourself! Backpacks, capes, potions, books, hoods, torches, etc. are all viable options to make your character look like a person who actually lives of the wastelands. However, this list is mostly just backpacks because I fucking love backpacks.
Nature and Weather
It's the small things that you admire in a vast game like this. Usually when you want to get immersed into something, you take it slowly and observe all the hidden elements it has to offer. Mods are no different.
Natural and Atmospheric Commonwealth
5000 random weathers within a customizable climate, shader FX to turn the pipboy into a small ENB, night vision goggles & functional sunglasses, drugs FX, skin and water enhanced and more...
Transforms the Fog consuming Far Harbor into the bonafide radioactive threat that everyone claims it to be, instead of a minor nuisance. Be sure to pack some extra Rad-X and RadAway!
The Radio feature in Fallout 4 has been a feature in the Fallout Franchise since Fallout 3. However one thing that many of the fans complained about was the lack of options and genres of music being represented in the game and its lack of atmosphere. This mod adds over a dozen radio station with multitudes of themes that are not usually seen in the Fallout Universe. All stations use resources that are in the public domain so the chances of the mod being taken down is close to none.
This mod adds over 100 tracks to Diamond City Radio, and acts as an addition to the station rather than a Standalone mod. This features countless hours on content in addition to that you also gain the ability to enjoy more music from the Cold War, such as West of the Wall, and We’ll Meet Again. Thankfully the mod author does update the mod periodically for bug fixes and what not.
Mods that don't fit into any of these previous sections. I honestly don't know where to put them, but here they are!
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.