Top 10 Best FFXV Mods that Make the Game More Awesome

Best FFXV Mods
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What Are The Best FFXV Mods?

One of the best ways to keep games alive and dynamic long after initial release is to allow for mods.

Modding, overall, is one of the ultimate compliments fans can give a game, saying that they want to make the game even better and that they aren’t ready for the story to end.

Some mods, usually among the first to be released, fix bugs, others add content, and a load can give games a ridiculous and silly twist (I mean, Sailor Moon in L4D2? Top Notch!). While mod support for console is much more rare, PC gamers get to experience a load of mods and FFXV has some of the best, most fun mods I’ve ever seen.

The following list of mods deserve a special shoutout, in my opinion, for their ability to either enrich the gameplay, help you dive more into the characters and learn more about them and the world, r or, at the very least, make things a bit more fun!

So, without further ado, here are 10 mods that I think are worth giving a try to enhance your FFXV experience! (Reminder, this is for the PC VERSION ONLY)

Disclaimer: None of these mods are perfect, and they’re all made by human beings, just like you and me. That means they are not necessarily professionals, they’re just big fans of the game. Please keep in mind there will most likely be bugs and/or glitches, but that the modders themselves are still actively keeping these mods up to date and making them better. Please be kind!

How To Install FFXV Mods

Step 1: Follow supplied link

Step 2: Scroll until you see “Files”

Step 3: Download data files into your FFXV Install Data folder (Make backups, just in case!)

10. Outfit Retextures

Purpose: Improves the textures

This mod is very simply for aesthetic purposes to to make things prettier and more immersive to look at.For a more in depth delving into the game, it’s nice to have realistic, or at least semi-realistic textures to a game that already comes pretty close!

Selling Points:

  • Enhances the look of the game
  • Makes things more seamless

Get the mod here

9. Red Royal Arms

Purpose:  Applies a red hue to the 13 Royal Arms.

I don’t know about you, but I thought the royal arms should have looked…….different. Not quite so regular, not something you could have picked up from any regular dungeon. I love the otherworldly quality this brings to the weapons!

Selling Points

  • Aesthetics enhanced
  • More believable for a Royal/Magical weapon

Get the mod here

8.  Radio Tuner

Purpose: Plays outside music in the game.

Do you ever wish you could listen to your own songs while driving through Lucis? Wish no more!

Sometimes it’s fun to listen to your own songs instead of the songs preset into the game. I love the previous Final Fantasy game albums as much as the next but sometimes I just need a familiar voice to belt out a badass song while I take down a behemoth... or drive past daemons when I should be at a rest stop!

Selling Points:

  • Can make your own playlists!
  • Listen to your own music instead of previous games soundtracks!
  • Curate your tastes along with Noctis and the Chocobros.
  • Set the mood!

Get the mod here

7.  Cindy in Black and Blue

Purpose: Changes Cindy’s clothing colors into something easier on the eyes

Do you find Cindy’s original coloration a bit...garrish? This will make her more Lucis-Friendly and more cohesive amongst the Leather-clad lads!

Selling Points:

  • Honestly, it’s for the aesthetics your eyes!
  • Makes her more cohesive around the Chocobros

Get the mod here

6. Hard Difficulty

Purpose: Allows you to alter the difficulty of monsters in a number of ways to make the game more challenging

Did you beat the game but find it all...too easy? Well, try your hand at this mod to really test your skills!

Disclaimer: Please be aware of the uploaders notes: this is a steam version only mod and will not work otherwise. Please make sure you read descriptions kids!

Selling Points:

  • Changes Monsters’ stats
  • Makes the game more difficult (or easy!) to win!
  • Let’s you really hone your fighting skills

Get the mod here

5.  Drenched and Wild

Purpose: Makes it so Ignis’s “drenched and wild” head/hair is wearable with other clothing options.

Do you love it when it rains? Do you like Prim and Proper Iggy looking, well, wet and wild?  

Selling Points:

  • Aesthetics
  • Personal preference of clothing options
  • Makes hard choices a little easier!

Get the mod here

4.  Embrace by Night

Purpose: Changes Luna’s clothing color scheme to be more Lucis-esque

Luna in white is Ethereal, but Luna in black? It’s fitting.

Selling Points:

  • Adds more realism and cohesiveness between styles
  • A fun change of pace

Get the mod here

NOTE: THE MODS FROM HERE OUT ARE DIFFERENT THAN THE MODS BEFORE, THEY ARE ADDED STRAIGHT FROM STEAM! TO DOWNLOAD Step 1: Subscribe to the User and… well, that’s it! It’s simple!

3.  Lightning Farron (Noctis)

Purpose: Replaces Noctis with Lightning from FFXIII as the main character

It’s honestly a little funny, and if you miss Lightning, this is quite fun!

Selling Points:

  • GIRL POWER
  • Fun to see Lightning in Noctis’s place

Get the mod here

2.  Aranea Highwind - No Helmet (Noctis)

Purpose: Swaps Noctis for Aranea

If you love Aranea and thought there wasn’t nearly enough of her, this is the mod for you.

Selling Points:

  • GIRL POWER
  • Gives you a little more Aranea content. even if it’s a little forced.
  • She’s just nice to look at tbh

Get the mod here

1. Luna (Noctis)

Purpose: Changes Noctis into Luna

If you love Luna and thought there wasn’t enough of her.... well, then you’d be right!

Selling Points:

GIRL POWER!!!

  • There are other mods to switch her into Ignis’s place as well, or Gladiolus!
  • She deserves more screen time
  • Squeenix did her dirty— You can make it right!

Get the mod here

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