An in-progress Fallout 4 Seasons mod proves the Commonwealth’s post-apocalypse doesn’t have to just be a dusty wasteland.
Are you enjoying Fallout 4, but really getting tired of its oppressive brown wasteland? If you have the PC version, you’re in luck, thanks to Fallout 4 Seasons. Much like the title entails, this in-progress mod packages Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter visual themes, making your journey through the Commonwealth far more vibrant and colorful than the core game allows.
Fallout 4 Seasons is a compilation of mods produced by GameDuchess that offers a more natural feel to Bethesda’s post-apocalypse. And before you argue plantlife couldn’t thrive in a nuclear wasteland, you should know GameDuchess based this mod around photos of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. “Those places are extremely green and growing, with nature and animals there as much if not more than they were before the atomic bombs went off,” GameDuchess said. “And it’s been far less than 200 years.”
For that reason, Fallout 4 Seasons‘ Spring fills the Commonwealth with grass, leavers, and flowers. The Summer season softens the green tone while throwing in some harvest crops. Fall darkens the leaves to shades of yellow and red. And finally, Winter strips the leaves entirely and covers the ground with a layer of snow. The shifts are so jarring, Fallout 4 Seasons almost looks like a completely different game instead of a visual reskin.
The one thing Fallout 4 Seasons doesn’t have are automatic season changes – you’ll have to set your preferred time of year manually. Thankfully, GameDuchess does plan to add that feature once the Fallout 4 Creation Kit comes out later this year. Until then, you can grab the current version of the mod here.