The Assault Rifle in Fallout 4 is one of the most common weapons used by Gunners, officers, high-ranking raiders, and super mutants. However, the vanilla Assault Rifle has a pretty dull and boring appearance which makes the weapon appear very unappealing. Today, let’s explore 12 well-crafted Fallout 4 Assault Rifle retexture mods to get a more appealing appearance for them.
You are in The Commonwealth trying to figure out how to get your kidnapped son back by collecting weapons and it hits you. Why do the vanilla weapons in Fallout 4 look so damn boring and dull? The default textures for the Sniper Rifle, Alien Blaster, and the Assault Rifle especially look like they could have used some more attention by the developers.
To fix that, we decided to find the best retextures for one of the most common weapons in the game; the Assault Rifle. Let’s take a look at some of the best Fallout 4 Assault Rifle retexture mods so you can transform your boring weapons into much more appealing variants and THEN retrieve your kidnapped son.
So let’s dive right in, shall we?
Top 12 Fallout 4 Assault Rifle Retexture Mods Ranked
#12 Lore Friendly Dak’s Assault Rifle Replacer REDUX
This lore-friendly assault rifle replacer mod simply retextures the Dak’s Assault Rifle Replacer into the wood texture. It is a wooden retexture of one of the most popular assault rifle texture replacer mods that you are bound to love. Check it out from below!
#11 Assault Rifle Remesh – Vintage Machine Gun
If you are a fan of Bethesda’s default machine gun but wish that its cooling jackets were, well, more cool, you need to check out this mod. The Assault Rifle Remesh mod upgrades the assault rifle into a .306 vintage machine gun by using custom meshes. As a result, you can have a Lewis Gun, a water-cooled M249, or a mix of both!
The new vintage machine gun will be an automatic-only heavy weapon in the .308 chamber and using the Heavy Gunner perk. The gun starts being water-cooled without using the Lewis fins of the default design. The final barrel will be a true Lewis barrel with none of the water cooling parts and a forced-air shroud. As a result, the gun will be much lighter with less recoil control.
The weapon damage and range have also been increased because of the caliber change. What’s more, the mod author has also tweaked the Gun Nut requirements and modeled the stocks after the Lewis infantry stock and Lewis gunner stock from the vanilla game.
So go ahead and get your hands on this amazing remesh for the Assault Rifle that not only brings custom animations but also increases the range and damage of the weapon.
#12 AK400 – Assault Rifle – 310N RU CAMO
This mod adds a camouflage retexture for the AK400 – Assault rifle. It is a pretty detailed Russian camouflage that that you can get your hands on and take out your enemies in style. To install the mod, paste the .ba2 file to the Data folder of your game with a replacement and you are good to go.
#11 Golden M2216 Assault Rifle Retexture
The Golden M2216 Assault Rifle Retexture is a retexture of the default Assault Rifle that adds bling to your weapon by adding some gold accents. So you get a chance to pimp up your weapon and attract all the beautiful ladies of The Commonwealth by taking out your enemies in style!
The mod requires M2216 Assault Rifle to work. When installing, don’t forget to overwrite the textures or it won’t work. Good luck styling your weapon in gold!
#10 Assault Rifle Retexture 2017
The Assault Rifle Retexture 2017 mod replaces the vanilla textures of all the Assault Rifles in Fallout 4. It adds very cool and realistic textures for the Assault Rifles to make them look genuine.
#9 Wasteland Melody’s Chinese Assault Rifle 310N Retex
This assault retexture mod adds a chinese Camouflage retexture for the Chinese Assault rifle with a pretty stick fore-end and awesome wooden stocks. Take out your enemies while staying out of their sight by getting your hands on this camo retexture.
To install the mod, just paste the WM Chinese Assault Rifle – Standalone – Textures.ba2 file to the Data folder of your game with a replacement and you are good to go.
#8 More Metallic Like Assault Rifle Texture
This Assault Rifle retexture transforms the vanilla Assault Rifles to give them a more metallic appearance and get rid of their bland appearance. So if you feel like the vanilla Assault Rifles in Fallout 4 are too bland or unrealistic, get your hands on this retexture that changes both the rifle and all of its accessories to give them a metallic finish.
#7 AKM – Assault Rifle 310N Retex
This mod adds retextures for the AKM Assault Rifle in Fallout 4. The new textures are less shiny and dark to make the rifle look more realistic and rusty.
You can download the mod by deleting the “Frimenitnet” file from the Data/Textures/Weapons folder of your game. Once done, paste the “AKM_AKMS – Textures.ba2” file to the Data folder.
#6 Assault Rifle Retexture
This Assault Rifle Retexture on Nexus has been created by a professional artist who wanted to try a new look for Assault Rifle. The default textures of the Assault Rifle have been manipulated and the mod author has done the repainting himself to give the Assault Rifle a more artistic and bold look. It transforms the rifle into a cool variant with colorful painting and font.
The mod also has an optional file for you to make the Medium quick eject mag 20% faster.
#5 RU556 – Assault Rifle – 310N CAMO
This mod adds a camouflage retexture for the RU556 Assault Rifle. It replaces the vanilla variants of the RU556 Assault Rifle with a camouflage variant with DPM, A-tacs, and multi cam. There is also a new female variant of the rifle inspired by Kenzo and Louis Vuitton. How cool, right?
Just paste the downloaded RU556 – Textures.ba2 file to the data folder of your game with a replacement and you are good to go.
#4 Darker Assault Rifle (Retexture)
The Darker Assault Rifle retexture is a pretty simple retexture of the weapon that transforms all the metallic parts of the weapon to make them darker without touching the wooden grips. The new Assault Rifle now looks more polished and. smooth.
#3 SCAR-LK Assault Rifle – Stand-alone Weapon Optimization Project SWOP
This is a stand-alone file for the Stand-alone Weapon Optimization Project (SWOP) that adds new textures for the SCAR-LK Assault Rifle. You can either use these textures on their own or as a patch. All the three scopes, flash hider, and the silencer have been redone to give them a fresh new look. You will definitely fall in love with the new textures for the SCAR-LK Assault Rifle.
#2 Assault Carbine and Service Rifle (M4A1 and M16A2) 310N Retex
This mod retextures the vanilla Assault Carbine and Service Rifle to upgrade them to Fallout 4’s standards. The new textures are super slick and more lore-friendly.
Just paste the downloaded “DPAssaultCarbine – Textures.ba2” file to the data folder of your game with a replacement and you are good to go.
#1 Assault Rifle Retexture AR-51
The Assault Rifle Retexture is one of the most high resolution retextures of the weapon for Fallout 4. It retextures the rifle and modification parts and also adds new spec/gloss, Diffuse, and normal maps. Aptly named “AR-51”, it looks like a worn Black AR-15 Styled weapon.
All the mods of the weapon have been retextured, except for the reflex sight because it is also used with the 10mm pistol. So now you can have that epic black rifle appearance while maintaining its rusted look. Enjoy your new weapon!
So that’s all, folks! This sums up our review of the best Fallout 4 Assault Rifle retexture mods. If you are sick of how boring, unpolished, and unrealistic the vanilla Assault Rifle looks, it’s time to give it a fresh new look. We have covered all types of textures, including camouflage, blue camo, metallic, and wooden textures. Enjoy!