Best Fallout New Vegas Mods in 2024

Fallout New Vegas mods are plentiful but choosing which ones to install can be hard. Here is a list of all the mods I recommend you install. They range from very simple patches to full overhauls of the game. Before installing any of them, I recommend playing the main quest at least once on vanilla Fallout New Vegas. This will allow you to appreciate both the game and the modding community.

What is Fallout New Vegas?

Fallout New Vegas is an open-world RPG that takes place in an alternate history version of the Mojave desert after armageddon. The story begins with China and America bombarding each other and the rest of the world with nuclear weapons. In the US, Vault-Tech constructed at least 122 vaults, each housing a separate experiment.

Unlike previous titles, except for Fallout 2, in this game, you do not play as a former Vault dweller. Instead, you play as a courier who attracts unwanted attention due to a delivery. But don’t worry, you won’t go down without a fight – after being shot and buried, you are rescued and taken to a nearby settlement to be treated. After a brief tutorial, you will venture out into the world to find those responsible for your near-fatal incident. Get ready for an exciting and thrilling adventure that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

What are Fallout New Vegas Mods?

Fallout New Vegas is a game with a great modding community, much like other Bethesda titles. There are different types of mods available such as ones that add new items to the game like weapons, resources or clutter items, some that improve game performance by reducing crashes, and overhaul mods that combine new items, features, and maps. 

When using Fallout New Vegas mods, it is important to ensure that they are working correctly and are not interfering with each other. If you find a mod on, you will receive detailed instructions on how to install it, including any requirements and any mods that depend on the current mod you are using. It is essential to complete all requirements before installing the mod; otherwise, it may not work and could potentially corrupt your game. 

You can use FOMM or Fallout Mod Manager to ensure that your mods are working and loaded in the correct order. Additionally, the Nexus’ Vortex app is another tool you can use. It downloads mods directly to the right locations and provides information on conflicts that can be resolved by visiting the mod’s page. Most mods support FOMM, while fewer support Vortex. We recommend using both tools to make installing Fallout New Vegas mods more accessible.

NMC’s Texture Pack for Fallout New Vegas

Fallout New Vegas Mod Texture Pack

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One of the best Fallout New Vegas mods that I recommend is NMC’s Texture Pack. It upgrades the game’s graphics significantly, but it may cause some items to be missing. If your PC is not powerful enough to run New Vegas, it’s best to avoid this mod. However, if you have a modern PC, the game should run smoothly. Also, make sure to check out the next mod on the list, which will help the game utilize more of your PC’s components.

FNV 4GB Patcher

Fallout New Vegas Mods 4GB Patcher

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The Fallout New Vegas 4GB Patcher, overwrites the standard Fallout New Vegas executable. It patches in the ability to use all of your PC’s RAM, rather than limit it to a mere 4GB. Most PCs come with at least 8GB, though the standard is becoming 16GB, with this extra power the game should run smaller. With limited slow-downs. A few other mods listed also require this mod, especially the texture pack. Even if you want to run vanilla Fallout New Vegas, you should install this patcher.

New Vegas Script Extender (NVSE)


Download NVSE here

Unlike the other mods on this list, NVSE cannot be downloaded from Nexusmods. Instead, you need to download it from the creator’s GitHub. You won’t see the benefit of this mod until you download and install the next mod.

For those of you interested, the NVSE adds extra capability to the scripting engine that is used in Fallout New Vegas. This provides modders more tools that they can use to create their own mods. That is why many mods do require this mod.

New Vegas Anti-Crash


Download NVAC here

NVAC or New Vegas Anti-Crash mod does exactly what it says on the tin. It requires NVSE, and will prevent many existing bugs from crashing your game. If it works perfectly you won’t notice the number of hours you’ve sunk into a single play session.

Fallout Character Overhaul

Character Overhaul

Download the Character overhaul here

The character overhaul is another graphical update to the game. This time targeting the NPCs of the wasteland. The faces appear less blocky and more natural than in the vanilla game. Which should help even the most modern gamer feel immersed in the game. Don’t expect the graphics however to match the current gen, since the modders had to work with a few limitations.

Before you can use this mod you need to have Old World Blue’s DLC, NVSE and UIO installed before installing the mod.

Project Nevada

project nevada

Download Project Nevada here

This is a big Fallout New Vegas mod. It revamps Fallout New Vegas with new features to make the game more fun and difficult. It comes in a variety of flavours. Starting with the core version:

  • Dynamic health visuals.
  • Sprint
  • Dynamic crosshair that shows spread
  • Inventory sorter
  • and much more…

The core package is required by the rest of packages to function. The packages are:

  • Cyberware (cybernetic implants)
  • Rebalance (balances various aspects)
  • Equipment

It changes the game, which makes it more fun. The sprint function is one of the best features considering the slow walking speed of your character. But I recommend not installing this right away if you haven’t completed the vanilla New Vegas.

Fallout New Vegas Mods

These are just a select few Fallout New Vegas mods that are available. Check out nexusmods for even more.

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