Fallout 4 mod makes stalking through Boston’s abandoned metro tunnels a truly unnerving experience

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Some spooky tunnels in Fallout 4.

Fallout 4 can easily get a bit too chill if you’ve created the perfect character build, have a follower who soaks up all of the hits on your behalf or are able to lob an endless supply of mini-nukes at your enemies.

That said, there are a bunch of mods available that can help to redress this balance by making combat more challenging, ensuring that healing yourself won’t be as simple as developing a stimpak addiction or injecting a horrific atmosphere into The Commonwealth that’ll have you shooting at shadows.

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If you’re most intrigued by the last of those options, a new mod, which aims to make the Sole Survivor's trips underground a bit more spine-tingling, might also be of interest.

Do you enjoy stalking through the spooky subways of Fallout 3 or the Metro series?

The mod in question is called ‘Ambient Tunnels of Boston’ and is the work of modder goodbye2007. Some of their previous modding work has also been focused on switching up Fallout 4’s soundscape, having made footsteps sound a lot more weighty for those wearing heavy gear.

This time, they’ve decided to add an array of new noises to the game’s abandoned metro tunnels and stations, which you’ll be able to hear if you can bear to turn off Diamond City Radio for a few minutes.

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As you can hear in the video above, during those quiet moments when you’re not locked in combat with whatever ghouls or raiders have decided to move into these subterranean spaces, you’ll be treated to everything from creaks and hums to distant screeches and echoes.

The result of this will likely be an itchy trigger finger, something that you’ll really have to try and fight off, especially if you’ve got a survival-themed playthrough on the go and can’t afford to waste any precious ammo.

On the other hand, if you’re not afraid of a few spooky sounds or just want to get a feel for what the mod has to offer, you can get stuck into it straight away by heading to any of the locations listed in its description, such as Fens Way Station and College Square Station.

Though, you’ll first need to grab gundamgrime’s ‘Realistic Reverb and Ambience Overhaul - VR and FP’, as well as all its requirements.

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Regardless of whether your Sole Survivor is now profusely sweating as they try to locate the on switch of their pip-boy light, make sure to follow us for more updates on interesting mods like this one for Fallout, Skyrim and Cyberpunk 2077. You can also check out our mods of the month for November.