Top 15 Best Fallout 4 Armor Mods (For All Playstyles)

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As any fan of Fallout games can tell you, the vanilla features will only get you so far.

I mean sure, wearing the vault jumpsuit and a random Power Armor may be enough to get you through your first playthrough. And enough alternative armors are laying around to keep you busy for a while.

But eventually cosplaying a Raider will get old.

You’re always going to need more.

Luckily people realized this and modders of Bethesda games have had many years to perfect the art of tending to your every desire.

Whether you’re looking for the ultimate armor to make you feel like an Avenger, or just want to make the game a bit more risqué by modifying everyone’s outfits, someone has just the mod for you.

15. Vault-Tec Security Armor

Vault-Tec Security Armor mod

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Among my least favorite changes done to Fallout’s aesthetic after New Vegas are those done to vault-related apparel, specifically security armor.

Modder ThatSpartacusGuy seems to be in the same camp as me, and they’ve created this mod to give the Vault Security Armor a bit more grit and realism.

It simply takes the New Vegas-style Sierra Madre Security Armor and adds it to the game.

This cool-looking armor is quite customizable, starting with the decals on the front.


14. CBBE Skimpy Armor and Clothing Replacer

CBBE Skimpy Armor FO4 mod

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Look, I personally don’t like turning my Fallout 4 game into a Playboy magazine.

But a lot of people reading this are here just for that, and I owe myself to my audience.

That’s why I’m showcasing TyronJam’s CBBE Skimpy Armor and Clothing Replacer, which simply turns several vanilla outfits into very revealing versions of themselves to better show off Caliente’s Beautiful Bodies Edition.

It’s sexy, it’s a bit trashy.

And it’s everything you’ve always wanted in a single pack.


13. Vault Suit Utility Belt

Vault Suit Utility Belt mod

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On a more serious note, we have a mod that instead of completely destroying immersion like the previous one, will actually make the game more lore-friendly than before.

Modder SpiffySkyTrooper found the lack of a metal utility belt to go with the vault suit.

Like those seen in Fallout 3 and other entries in the franchise, to be a terrible conflict in Fallout’s continuity. To fix it they designed a new one from scratch, trying to mimic the game’s artistic direction.

The result is this sleek metallic belt that’s as shiny as it’s immersive.


12. HN66S SIRIUS.12 Assault Suit

HN66S SIRIUS.12 Assault Suit mod

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And if you like covering your waistline with a shiny, metallic belt, why not go all the way and protect your entire body?

That’s what HumanNature66’s SIRIUS Assault Suit is here to accomplish, giving you a full set of lore-friendly robot-like armor that emphasizes your figure while also making you look very dangerous.

I mean look at those killer heels!

Not only that, but you can also wear regular pieces of armor over it. Making you virtually untouchable.

You’re a piece of art and they’re only allowed to look.


11. Sl00ty Vault Jumpsuit

Fallout4 Sl00ty Vault Jumpsuit

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Speaking of things that emphasize your figure…

You really can’t have a Bethesda game without people trying to make their characters absolute bombshells, and what better way to do that in Fallout 4 than making your default outfit much more revealing?

It’s just the default vault jumpsuit with ample cleavage and sexier textures that make your body look as if it barely fits inside.

It’s a must if you have the CBBE body mod, and it’s also the basis for many others.


10. MGS Beauty Beast Corps Armor

MGS Beauty Beast Corps Armor for FO4

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Continuing the streak of skin-tight jumpsuits comes the Beauty Beast Corps armor from Metal Gear Solid 4, now available in Fallout 4 thanks to modder Xarenth.

It may not be the most lore-friendly outfit ever, but it does look like something the Institute could come up with, so your immersion should be safe.

It’s just one of the many bodacious femme fatale outfits modded into the game, and one of the very best.

Re-live your favorite moments in MGS4 from an entirely new perspective.

Now we just need the Octocamo suit for male characters…


9. Commonwealth Shorts

Commonwealth Shorts for Fallout4

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Doesn’t anybody wear shorts in the Commonwealth?

It may be a post-apocalyptic Wasteland, but it must be hot sometimes!

To fix this un-immersive overlook on the part of the developers, modder DeserterX offers 16 new craftable outfits with shorts.

Not only can you survive in the summer, but you can also show off your legs, toned from never using Fast Travel.

Now it can be casual Friday every day.


8. Tactical Combat Swimwear

Tactical Combat Swimwear Fallout4

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And if you want the ultimate summer Wasteland experience, you have to get Jmanumber1’s Tactical Combat Swimwear.

It’s tactical because… well, you’ll probably confuse and distract your opponents while also keeping your guns and other equipment handy, therefore getting some easy kills and a lot of clout.

Having a harness with your gear and a headset on makes running around half-naked much more immersive.

Add a watch and a Paracord bracelet and you’re essentially Lara Croft.


7. Courser X-92 Power Suit

Courser X-92 Power Suit Fallout 4

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Instead of covering yourself in protective gear, why not becoming more durable yourself?

That’s the fantasy sold by DeserterX’s Courser X-92 Power Suit, which will make you look like a state-of-the-art battle synth developed by the Institute to counter Power Armor.

This mod includes the full-body armor, goggles, a new PipBoy, and special craftable fusion cores that’ll buff you up tremendously.

All this gives you a chance against anything from a deathclaw to a super mutant without having to wear a bulky Power Armor.


6. Concealed Armors

Concealed Armors in Fallout 4

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Choosing between functionality and fashion has always been a challenge for RPG lovers, especially in games with so many gear options as Fallout 4.

With this mod by creator Nisas, you can now make your protective armor completely invisible, allowing you to endure the harsh life of the Wasteland without compromising your looks.

You’ll be 100% safe and 100% on fleek.


5. Cross Pre-War Cybernetics

Cross Pre-War Cybernetics Fallout 4

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On the other side of the visibility spectrum we have Cross Pre-War Cybernetics.

If there were robots before the war, why wouldn’t there be cybernetic implants?

Modder Niero offers the cyberpunk-inclined a chance to take on the Wasteland with a fully customizable cybernetic armor. Including robot arms and the like.

Other than choosing their color, the player may also add different gadgets and other modifications to their cybernetics, from a flamethrower to simple firmware updates to expand functionality.

It’s complex.

But that’s precisely what makes it so good.


4. K-9 Harness – Armor for Dogmeat

K-9 Harness – Armor for Dogmeat FO4

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Few things are as cute and heartwarming as a K9 operative walking around fighting crime in their cool-looking doggy kevlar vest.

Thanks to this mod by prolific creator FadingSignal, you can now enlist Dogmeat to your personal police force and outfit it with a beautifully designed and very practical harness that’ll protect it from the dangers of the job.

Other than adding or removing the optional back and side pouches that give Dogmeat more carryweight, you can also choose the color and decorative patches you want on the harness.

Now this is what I call a “good boy”.


3. Eli’s Armour Compendium

Eli’s Armour Compendium FO4

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Like many things in life, armor mods are usually as good as they are convenient.

Instead of scouring the Nexus looking for a bunch of outfits you’ll grow tired of in a couple of days, why not install this pack with a truckload of looks designed by modding-celebrity Elianora?

With 50 new lore-friendly armor sets and 20 different accessories, you’ll never want new cool-looking outfits again.


2. Black Widow Armor and PipBoy

Black Widow Armor FO4

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As you progress in Fallout 4, much like in Skyrim and other Bethesda games, you start becoming a true force of nature, killing and conquering any place you set your sights on.

To truly embody this fantasy of being an unstoppable force, you need gear that anyone can recognize a mile away.

That’s exactly what DeserterX offers with the Black Widow armor, an all-black grim reaper look, complete with a black PipBoy.

Not only is it the most badass mercenary armor ever, but the mod also includes a quest where you’ll take on the mantle of the Black Widow and enter the world of souls to fulfill the original wearer’s wish.


1. Armorsmith Extended

Armorsmith Extended, best armor mod for Fallout 4

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But if you’re looking for the most bang for your time spent installing mods, then Armorsmith Extended is the best deal you’ll find(and the bang comes at $0 so it’s really a deal!)

This mod by Gambit77 is one of the most endorsed in the Nexus thanks to just how much stuff it does to improve the armoring system.

You can now wear any kind of clothing below armors, any hat or helmet will be compatible with bandannas or gas masks… the whole modding system is redone for more customizability – and that’s not even half of it!

This is what the game should have been from the start.

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Nelson Chitty is a Venezuelan expat living in Argentina. He’s a writer and translator passionate about history and foreign cultures. His ideal weekend is spent between leisurely playing games of Civilization VI and looking for the next seinen anime to marathon.