Fallout 4 Modern Firearms is one of the biggest weapons projects for the game ever developed. Today, let’s discover some of the best Fallout 4 Modern Firearms mods that add real-world weapons and bring a lot of weapon improvements to make everything more convenient for you.
Fallout 4 Modern Firearms is a huge project by a huge team of mod creators and contributors that adds real-world weapons to Fallout 4. It has a ton of weapon mods that bring real-world weapons from all over the globe to the game, including everything shotguns and handguns to realistic cannons to enhance your Fallout 4 experience.
All the weapons added by Modern Firearms are 100% customizable. You can customize them at a workbench to create interesting variants that will complement your needs and playstyles. From ripping enemies apart using CQB to getting a perfect range with DMRs, everything is possible.
In this article, we will share everything about the Fallout 4 Modern Firearms project and also talk about some of the best mods that are a part of this amazing project. So without further ado, let’s get right to it, shall we?
What Is the Fallout 4 Modern Firearms Project?
Modern Firearms introduces real-world weapons in the not-so-real world of Fallout 4. It is a huge project that comes with Mod Configuration Menu (MCM) support as well as scripted hotkeys to allow a lively gameplay. It is an on-going project that keeps adding great weapons and weapons pack to expand your arsenal. Check out their Discord server to stay tuned to the latest updates.
Some of the iconic weapons added by this mod include:
- Remington 700
- Colt 1911
- Kriss Vector
- Desert Eagle
- H&K MP5
- 88mm Tank Cannon
What’s more, you can even customize these weapons at any workbench to add everything from underbarrel attachments to scopes. However, it actually takes some work to assemble a military specification weapon.
You cannot get a Mil-Spec weapon from just putting together random parts. You cannot do it by only using vanilla components. You will need to collect these parts by either purchasing them, looting them, or scrapping weapons.
The impact of the damage done by these weapons is very realistic, meaning that they will have the same power as their real-world counterparts. Although the in-game perks will affect the player damage output, the damage done by these weapons is as real as it can get. So be careful as even the most random fights can be lethal.
If you feel like the damage is too much, you can always reduce and configure it by using the Mod Configuration Menu (MCM). For more installation instructions and known issues related to the project, check out their official site.
Tangent is an active contributor for the Modern Firearms project who has released some really cool mods and compatibility patches for MF. Let’s take a look at some of these best Modern Firearms mods, shall we?
Top 13 Best Fallout 4 Modern Firearms mods
#13 Modern Firearms – Vending Machine Weapons
The MF Vending Machine Weapons mod makes it possible for you to craft all the Modern Firearms weapons at the MF Prototype Vending Machine using various shopping categories at various prices. There are three categories in total.
In addition to this, if you have the right Companion perk, you can even craft the MF Customs Companion Weapons. How cool, right? Get your hands on the mod now!
#12 Modern Firearms 2.5 – Mossberg 500 Incredibly Slow Reload Fix
As you can tell from its pretty self-explanatory name, this mod fixes the reload speed issue of M500 in Modern Firearms 2.5. If you have noticed how the Mossberg 500 has an incredibly slow reload speed in Modern Firearms version 2.5, it’s actually not a glitch.
In fact, the developers did this intentionally to balance the weapon. However, this mod fixes that so that the reload speed of M500 is normal and realistic, just like it should be.
#11 Modern Firearms – Weightless Junks
The Weightless Junks mod for Modern Firearms makes all the junk that is scrapped from the MF weapons weightless. If you are someone who customizes or scraps every single Modern Firearms weapon to turn them into unique and new weapons, I’m sure you end up with a lot of junk that takes up a huge portion of your inventory.
To get rid of this problem, get your hands on this mod and all that junk will become weightless. You can freely carry hundreds of scrap parts with you now!
You will need the Modern Firearms mod for this to work as this is an add-on.
#10 Modern Firearms Leveled List Replacement
This is an add-on for Modern Firearms that replaces the Gunners , Raiders, and the Forged leveled lists with premade Modern Firearms leveled lists. As a result, they will now spawn most of the times with MF weapons now.
You will need the Modern Firearms mod for this to work as this is an add-on.
#9 Modern Firearms Unlimited Ammo
The Modern Firearms Unlimited Ammo mod removes the Use Ammo restriction from all the Modern Firearms weapons so that the NPCs can have unlimited ammunition. However, this mod is incompatible with any other mods that alter MF weapons. It will also be outdated once the original MF updates. So make sure to make the most of this mod while you can.
#8 Modern Firearms Vertibird Minigun Replacer
As you can tell from its name, this mod replaces the Vertibird Minigun to add the M2 Browning Machinegun from the Modern Firearms project. Once you get the minigun from the Vertibird in concord on the roof of the museum, install this mod to get the new machine gun. If you install it beforehand, your game may crash.
#7 Modern Firearms – Weapons Spawn with Side Rail Attachments and Grenade Launcher and Random Sidearms
Aptly named, this mod adds foregrips, flashlights, lasers, and under-barrel grenade launchers to all the MF weapons that are spawned in the gameworld. Even the sidearms get all these cool accessories. However, do note that only the assault rifles (except for AKs) come with the grenade launchers. None of these attachments are currently applied to AKs.
You are able to clip your hands into the UB weapons. Check out the mod page below to find out how to switch to the UB weapons.
#6 Modern Firearms Mag Mod
The MF Mags mod is one of the most popular MF mods that changes how the MF weapons use ammunition. It allows most of the MF weapons to use ammunition in a realistic way from real magazines. The new magazines can be packed or crafted in the chembench.
The mod basically splits up the weapon mags into their own categories. It adjusts the weight of the magazines by multiplying the weight of one round of ammo with the number of rounds a magazine can house. The cap value has also been set in the same manner.
The MF weapons that are not altered by this mod include:
- Spas 12
- Benelli M4
- Dan Wesson Discretion
- 20mm Anti Tank Gun
- MF Minigun
- Kimber Dessert Warrior
- KwK 36 88mm Canon
- FabArm Martial
- Benelli Super Nova
So if you want your MF weapons to have more realistic magazines and rounds, get your hands on this mod now!
#5 Modern Firearms – Vanilla Weapons Replacer
MF Vanilla Weapons Replacer replaces all the vanilla weapons to add New Records from the Modern Firearms project in Fallout 4. It gives you access to a whole new arsenal of super cool real-world weapons while keeping the Western Revolver.
In order for the mod to work perfectly, make sure you start a new game and load near the bottom. You can also start from a load game but may face some quirks.
#4 Modern Firearms Realistic Fire Rates (MF RFR)
As its name suggests, this mod adjusts the fire rates of all the weapons in Modern Firearms so that they are more realistic. So all the weapons’ fire rates have been overhauled to be more like their real-world counterparts. As far as the weapons with varied fire rates are concerned, the modder has used their mean value to adjust the fire rates.
For instance, the new fire rate of the Minigun is now reduced from 4,000 rounds/minute to 1,998 rounds/minute. The fire rate of a FAMAS is now 1,050 rounds/minute. So your next encounters with the enemies will not be the same. Make sure to practice with your adjust weapons’ fire rates first before you start another fight.
In the load order, make sure to put this mod right after Modern Firearms.
#3 Modern Firearms Crafting Components
The MF Crafting Components is actually a BAT file that gives you one-place access to all the components needed for customizing and upgrading the Modern Firearms weapons. This file adds roughly 10,000 components that you can use to create terrific weapons.
To install the mod, you will need to manually download it first and then extract the “Firearms.txt” file to your game’s main directory. Once done, go to the console and enter “BAT Firearms” in game and it will add all the 10,000 new components to your inventory.
#2 Modern Firearms Dealer
Modern Firearms Dealer is one of the best MF mods that adds your very own custom vendor to Fallout 4. This weapons vendor sells all the Modern Firearms weapons. The dealer comes with their own custom cell that you can access from the main entrance of the Diamond City.
This vendor has the coolest weapons you cannot find at any other vendors. Some of these include:
- STI 2011
- SIG P320
- SIG P226
- AIM 9
- Honey Badger
- S&W 586
- Colt M45A1
- Colt 1911
- Colt 1911A1
- and many, many more!
In addition to adding the MF weapons vendor to the game, the mod also adds an MF vending machine in the main room, and some new NPCs on in various spots on the markers so that the place does not look deserted. How cool, right?
#1 Modern Firearms Optics Attachment Add On
As its name suggests, this optics attachment mod adds optical attachments from the AK74M, AKM, Russian Recon, MK14 EBR, and RU556 weapon mods to the Modern Firearms mod. It replaces the existing attachments in MF with the ones from these mods.
Since these weapons are known to have the most accurate and clear attachments and optics, you are bound to get a perfect aim with them. Go ahead and try them out from below!
How to Install Fallout 4 Modern Firearms?
To install the PC version of the Modern Firearms mods, you will first need to download the files using the Nexus links mentioned below each mod. It is ideal to use the Nexus Mod Manager or any other mod managers to install the mods for Fallout 4.
If, for some reason, you are unable to install the mods using the mod manager, you can always opt for a manual installation to ensure that all the files are exactly where they should be.
PC gamers are advised to use the scripts naturally. So before downloading the mods, first install MCM on your PC. It will be really easy to use the config page to assign hotkeys or adjust settings then.
So that’s all, folks! We hope you are able to find or create your favorite weapon with the help of these insane Modern Firearms mods. Go ahead and start customizing to bring all the real-world weapons to your favorite game.