Fallout 4's malleable Boston Commonwealth setting has been the dream of modders everywhere in terms of creating new aesthetics, and one of the latest – and most visually impressive – mods sees the region being overhauled into a ghastly place that will rival any Hollywood horror film.
Titled Pilgrim and inspired by the critically-acclaimed 2015 American horror film The Witch, this new Fallout 4 mod transforms the Boston Commonwealth into a gray and overcast land by tweaking the game's weather system while incorporating various things like "lens emulation, film grain, adjustable letter-boxing, optional sharpening, and a lift shadows function". When combined with the numerous derelict Boston ruins and the surrounding mutant-filled forests, the result is a spine-chilling aesthetic that would please any horror fan.
The Pilgrim mod also features a considerable amount of original content, such as new weather, sounds, environment lighting, and a digital cinema camera mode that can capture grainy film footage, all of which convincingly sells the Boston Commonwealth as a terrifying place. As a cherry on top, the mod contains a brand new original soundtrack of background, combat and exploration music, all of which replaces Fallout 4's "vanilla music" and will change according to the weather thanks to a new dynamic music system, making exploration an even more immersive (and terrifying) experience.
Fans of the Pilgrim mod can expect more content in the future as the creators have stated that there are plans to replace Fallout 4's popular four-legged sidekick, Dogmeat, with Black Phillip, the terrifying goat antagonist from The Witch, although no details have been revealed when this will be arriving. For those interested in getting this mod, Pilgrim won't work with any pre-installed weather mods and will only work with the base game for now, meaning that DLC-only places like Far Harbor and Nuka-World won't be getting the creepy horror look just yet.
While this mod is merely an aesthetic overhaul and doesn't actually feature any new quests, Pilgrim gives Fallout 4 an extra level of tension not experienced in the base game, meaning players now a brilliant excuse to go roaming around the Boston Commonwealth again. Seeing as how Fallout 4 is free this weekend, it appears that now is as good as time as any to go exploring in a terrifying-looking game world that looks as good as any top-tier Hollywood horror film.
Fallout 4 is out now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Source: Nexus Mods