About this mod

A new version of the FROST Official Updates which continues the development of the FROST Survival Simulator mod.
FROST is a total overhaul of Fallout 4 set in the year 2082, over 200 years before the events of vanilla Fallout 4.
Experience a dark and atmospheric world and try to survive the Nuclear Winter....if you can.

Permissions and credits

What is FROST?

FROST is the successor to the much beloved and much hated DUST Survival Simulator for Fallout: New Vegas.
The goal is to transform the world of Fallout 4 into a freeform survival game with an emphasis on lore and visual storytelling.

Set in the years following the Great War of 2077 during a Nuclear Winter, you will see new lore,
challenging new enemies, and many overhauled gameplay systems.
Many areas in the game world have been visually overhauled as well.
FROST stays true to the Fallout lore and is very lore-friendly.

What is the Frost Official Updates mod?

This mod continues the development of FROST. My mod was designed to be used together with Frost Plus and Frost Cell fixes.
It makes FROST more balanced and removes certain exploits, bugs and oversights, and while adding a lot more features.

With over 20.000 edits this mod is one of the largest mods for Fallout 4.
This mod does so many things that it could be split into 30-50 different mods.

Check out the Articles Section if you want to know more!

  • A Hallucination and overhaul of FROST’s Sanity System
  • New gameplay elements and changes
  • New perks + changes to existing perks to enable more character builds
  • Dozens of new items
  • New lore, journals, stories, terminals and notes Balance changes
  • Adds content that was originally planned to be added to FROST
  • Fixes a ton of bugs and oversights of FROST (and Bethesda)
  • And a lot more!

It took several hundreds hours to make this mod, listing everything in detail is impossible

The following things are hard requirements and must be installed:

  • Fallout 4 Script Extender
  • Frost Survival Simulator
  • Automatron DLC
  • Nuka-World DLC
  • Far Harbor DLC
  • Wasteland Workshop DLC
  • Vault-Tec Workshop DLC
  • Contraptions Workshop DLC

The Below Zero Guide explains how to make a proper Frost Load Order and Set-up!
Please use the guide if you want to install and play FROST!

Besides the hard requirements mentioned above, this mod optionally support several other mods:

  • Mod Configuration Menu (for a FROST MCM Menu)
  • PipBoy Tabs (for a PipBoy Tab to display Sanity)
  • LevelUpMenuEx (for more Perks)
  • Campsite
  • CBBE & Bodyslide

Check out the Articles Section if you want to know more!

If you are making a FROST load order, it is mandatory that you read the Below Zero FROST Modding Guide first!
Follow the guide in order to make a proper FROST setup!

The guide includes installation instructions for this mod.
The guide also has two versions, an extensive Recommended Guide, and a smaller 5 minute Basic Guide.
If you need help or have questions, feel free to visit the FROST Discord Server.
We will answer your questions and help you out with installing or playing FROST.

FROST can not be thrown into any mod set-up/load order, you have to build your load order around FROST.

You can also donate through Nexus to support me.

Community Links:

Read these Articles if you want to know more about the (in-)compatibilities:

Creation Club mods besides Paint Job mods are not recommended to be used!

This mod is not compatible with Fallout 4 VR.

Q: My game crashes and has bugs, this sucks!
That sounds like you messed up your load order and mod set-up. Please make sure to follow our
FROST modding guide. We worked very hard to make FROST as stable as
possible, if you follow our modding guide you will not experience any crashes at all.
You can ask us on the FROST Discord for help if you need it, we will help you fix issues with your FROST load order.

Q: Will there be a X-Box or PlayStation version of FROST?
No, because it isn’t possible to port it over properly from a technical perspective.

Q: Do I need all of the DLCs mentioned in the “Requirements Section” from above?
Yes, they are hard requirements. All major DLCs except Creation Club content and the High-Res DLC are required.

Q: Will there be a non-DLC version of FROST?
No, there will not be such a version.

Q: Why do I need the mods mentioned in the guide above just to play FROST?
It isn’t easy to overhaul a game completely with just one plugin/mod.
There are development and technical reasons to keep certain stuff separated.
For example, the Frost Cell Fixes has to be kept separate and at the end of the load order because of how
the engine of Fallout 4 handles performance technologies like preculling.

Q: Any Nexus Collection for FROST?
The Frost Development team explicitly does not endorse or recommend any FROST Nexus Collection as they often have a lot of technical issues and are outdated.

Q: Any Wabbajack for FROST?
Yes, you can use the unofficial FROST - Below Zero Fallout 4 Wabbajack Modlist which implements the Recommended Setup from the Below Zero guide. The old and previously featured Stay FROSTy Wabbajack is not available anymore as of April 24th 2024.

    - Naugrim04 (Dude, you are fucking awesome!)
    - The FROST Discord squad (you guys rock!)
    - JACQ for changes and ideas that she made in JACQ FROST
    - abah for checking the notes and journals
    - Crosstieger for the Doctors Bag assets
    - jacknifelee for the child outfits
    - Abbalovesyou for the child headgear meshes
    - dinosgamez for the Survival Guide retextures
    - deleted150604 for the synth armor retextures
    - Xerophthalmia for the new gas mask textures
    - HoneyDrops for the bear armor mesh fix
    - Special thanks to Gourmetrix for the Nucleus Overhaul
    - GhanimaAtreides for the Red Alliance Retexture
    - Veav for the skeleton .nif models
    - HalcyonAndOn for renaming certain notes with too generic names
    - meigong119 for the killmove and melee changes
    - Defalt for the Winterized Gunner Outfits
    - DesertRanger111 and Rigell for editing the Gunner Outfits, making or reworking textures, meshes, and for being awesome
    - Rigell for the glasshouse meshes, textures and scripts
    - XenonsSpork for the Travis Begone soundfiles
    - DeathWrench for the muted Travis introductions
    - fadingsignal for the Military MREs assets
    - KanonKing
    - Jaberkaty
    - certainOrder
    - krrptd
    - Hod Toward and Sethebda for all the CK crashes…
    - Cameron McKinley because his music inspired me and kept me motivated
    - People who post CK tutorials on YouTube
    - Everyone from the FROST Discord Server (Patchmaster, DSJ, clantz, krrptd, stayla, Old’ Un, Lonewanderer345 and many more)
    - textures.com
    - jefw
    - chacomain for the idea to add a compatability ini file for PipBoy Tabs
    - Old’Un
    - Argonn
    - Alison
    - grewdawg
    - Juano
    - Mark Immortell
    - Greslin
    - IceStormNG
    - Samantha (Samcakes)
    - Patchmaster
    - Wanderer
    - Cryss
    - Helen
    - Elise for the New Game Video
    - Titaa for the COTC Main Menu Video replacer