June 1, 2023

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Fallout 4 horror mod The Wilderness will leave you feeling spooked and afraid

Ever felt like Fallout 4 could stand to be a little more, well, Blair Witch? If you fancy stumbling around in the dark while being chased by unseen forces, this might be the mod for you.

The Wilderness is a chunky Fallout 4 PC mod by El Ha that offers a worldspace “at least as big” as Nuka World, with a bunch of abandoned buildings and a spooky main quest. It’s a map that often feels deliberately barren, with the player encouraged to traverse vast distances in search of shelter and supplies. Thanks to the gloomy atmosphere created through a combination of bad weather and a synth-heavy soundtrack, it’s easy to get jumpy – and you’ll probably find yourself getting creeped out by the landscape as much as the actual jumpscares. Any good horror is about tension, after all.

On installing the mod, players are presented with a fast travel option north of Sanctuary called “The Wilderness”. Travelling there (and walking forwards a little bit) will transport you to The Wilderness itself, a vast wasteland that feels a lot more abandoned than anything in the Commonwealth. You can explore the area in your own time if you fancy, but to start the main quest, you’ll need to rummage around in the skeleton near the start area. This will give you your first map and a rather ominous quest message about avoiding “whatever is following you”.

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