The five best mods of the month - December 2022

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Some of December's mods of the month.
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From Skyrim and Fallout to Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3, as well as games like Elden Ring, we here at Gfinity cover an awful lot of mods, with all of them hopefully offering something that’ll make your latest playthrough of any of those games a bit more interesting.

This month has certainly delivered a strong selection, with everything from tasty baked goods to next-gen fast travelling, and even smashable port-a-diners having possibly arrived in your load order.

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With this in mind, we thought it might be cool to highlight five of the best mods that we’ve featured over the course of this month. So, here we go…

5. Fallout 4 receives a shipment of Cyberpunk 2077’s braindance gear

Cyberpunk 2077 characters in Fallout 4.

Kicking things off this month is ‘Braindance Wreath (Cyberpunk 2077)’, which is the work of a group of modders led by EngineGaming and is perfect for those who love crossovers between their favourite games.

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While not receiving the lofty ranking it would have netted if it actually allowed you to explore memories like you can in Night City, this mod gets the nod because of how detailed and customizable its headsets look. If you’ve got a science-themed Sole Survivor build on the go, they’re the must-have accessory this Christmas.

4. Skyrim’s doors go a bit haywire

A randomised door in Skyrim.

Modder ddmlink’s ‘Skyrim World Randomizer (WIP)’ is another work that could probably lodge a complaint based on its position on the list. After all, how many other mods can boast being able to turn any playthrough into a confusing and surreal maze in which you’ve no idea what’ll happen next?

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The only knock on it currently is that it’s still a bit of a work-in-progress, with a whole host of changes, including adding all of the doors from the game’s DLCs to its mad mix, set to arrive in the future via updates.

3. The Witcher 3 and Cyberpunk 2077 go back to school

The Witcher 3's Geralt reading a noticeboard.

At three this week are two mods that do very similar things for both of CD Projekt Red’s most recent RPGs. For those who’ve recently returned to The Witcher 3 to explore its next-gen update and want to make sure they don’t encounter any typos or grammatical mistakes while refreshing themselves on the game’s lore, ‘Grammar of the Path - Next Gen Enabled’ by modder PaulR0013 might be exactly what you’re looking for.

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On the other hand, if you’ve had enough of The Continent and have permanently relocated to Night City, another of their recently released mods, ‘Grammar of Night City’, does exactly the same thing to Cyberpunk 2077’s myriad of quest recaps, character bios, and text messages.

2. Fallout 4’s festive nightwear raises money for charity

Some Christmas pyjamas in Fallout 4.

Prolific modder Elianora has become a bit of a legend in the modding communities of both Fallout and Skyrim over the years, mainly for their ultra-detailed player homes. This festive season, they’ve decided to do some modding in order to raise funds for St. Jude's Childrens' Research Hospital.

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Currently, if you add ‘Fallout 4 For Hope 2022 - a Christmas charity mod’ to your load order, you’ll be able to dress your Sole Survivor in some cool Fallout-themed Christmas pyjamas, with Elianora having hinted at adding more content to it during some yuletide Twitch streams.

With that, we’re down to just one victor. So, without further ado, here’s December’s mod of the month:

1. Skyrim’s Dragonborn is sent on a Mass Effect-inspired Daedric quest

Skyrim's Dragonborn alongside Dragon Age's protagonist.
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Thwarting invasions from Oblivion has become a bit of a regularity for Elder Scrolls protagonists, with Mehrunes Dagon and Molag Bal simply not getting the message that the mortal realm isn’t to be trifled with.

That said, modder TheBawb’s ‘Warden of the Coast’ earns top spot because it innovates on this trope by having you take on the hordes of Dremora alongside a troupe of followers inspired by the companions you’ll find in Mass Effect and Dragon Age. So, get ready to become intimately acquainted with this band of ragamuffins and take their views into account whenever you make decisions during the quest.

Regardless of whether you agree with these selections, make sure to follow us for in-depth coverage of loads more great mods over the course of 2023. You can also check out our mods of the month for November.