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Fallout 4 Horizon 1.4 mod overhauls gameplay mechanics, redesigns systems & enhances overall experience

Modder ‘zawinul’ has released a brand new version of his Horizon mod for Fallout 4. Fallout 4 Horizon is a large scale overhaul of Bethesda’s RPG that rebalances and expands the gameplay from the ground up.

This mod contains thousands of changes, redesigned systems, and new additions to very carefully balance everything together. As such, its ultimate goal is to create a more challenging and immersive experience.

Since Fallout 4 Horizon brings major gameplay improvements and changes, it should be played over an entire playthrough from start to finish. As such – and as the modder suggests – players should not remove it in the middle of their playthrough.

Here are some of the key gameplay changes:

  • Medical – Healing in Horizon requires actual medical treatment, and you can no longer be healed otherwise.
  • Aid – Many brand new healing/buff/utility items have been added to expand survival and quality of life.
  • Combat – Combat is more challenging, while removing the “bloated” health pools many enemies have.
  • NPCs – Many NPCs have a custom scaling system to allow them to properly scale with your level.
  • Loot – A VERY large amount of changes were made to loot in order to balance and add immersive detail to the game.
  • Containers – Many new items and loot changes make looting containers and NPC’s more immersive.
  • Lock Breaching – Horizon has it’s own system of breaking into locks and terminals, aside from the standard methods.
  • Ammo – Ammo is much more difficult to acquire, but can also be crafted at the Weapons Lab.
  • Perks – Many perks have been completely redesigned to provide new bonuses and have new purposes.
  • Specializations – Based on the perks you have, you can choose 1 combat-based specialization.
  • Survival – Many changes have been made to rescale and rebalance how survival mode works.
  • Items – Junk items have been expanded to provide more purpose for crafting (including MANY new items.)
  • Magazines – Collecting magazines actually has an extra purpose, which unlocks certain recipes.
  • Crafting – The crafting system is greatly expanded, and has recipes that can be unlocked through various methods.
  • Settlements – New settlement objects: defenses, vendors, decorations, and new types of crafting stations.
  • Progression – A new settlement progression system, that has goals/rewards for settlement builders (still in development.)
  • Travel – A new fast travel system to immersively allow you to travel between settlements.
  • Mail – A new mailbox system is created, to allow you to receive messages and items from various NPCs.
  • Levels – All levels are rescaled in Horizon, to provide a more classically controlled environment.
  • Scrap – Weapons and ammo can be scraped into useful parts, made to craft other weapons/ammo or devices.
  • Storage – Cargo Bots that can be summoned to carry junk back to your settlements.
  • Sorting – Horizon has it’s own inventory sorting fully intended to be used with DEF_UI’s icons.
  • DLC – All DLC’s are optional, but contain full support to rebalance DLC elements as well.
  • Misc – Many various minor tweaks and bug fixes.
  • Addons – Multiple difficulty modes, optional gameplay addons, optional screen effect tweaks.

Fallout 4 Horizon 1.4 adds a new death revival system, new explosives, new scrapping tool, new crops, new vendors and new buildings. Moreover, this new version comes with some settlement changes.

In addition, Fallout 4 Horizon 1.4 features the Architect tool. This is a brand new tool that allows players to easily place and manage large structures of any size.

Last but not least, the next version of this mod will feature a better and expanded settlement progression system.

Those interested can download the mod from here. The modder has also written some really detailed articles about the features of the Horizon mod, so be sure to read them too!