Days Gone is the latest addition to Sony’s growing library of PlayStation exclusives available on PC, so naturally, modders got right to work on figuring out how to mod Days Gone.
While the mod scene for Days Gone is still growing, there are already a number of ways to improve gameplay, boost performance, and add new content to Bend Studio’s zombie survival game.
In this list, we’ll highlight the best Days Gone mods on PC, including the best Days Gone bike mods, weapon mods, cosmetic mods, and more.
We’ll be updating this list in the future as the game’s modding community puts out more mods, so make sure to check back and let us know if we missed any of your favorite ones!
Increase Melee Weapon Durability
Mod: X Durable MeleernrnCategory: Weapon mod
We suggest installing TheNeru’s X Durable Melee mod as the first mod, which increases the durability of melee weapons by 10 times.
The increased durability affects most melee weapons in the game, though there are a few exceptions, such as the small axe/hatchet and the lawnmower machete.
It’s a significant adjustment for Days Gone’s ridiculously unrealistic default durability, which causes most weapons to break after just a couple hits.
Increase Shotgun Range
Mod: Improved Shotgun RangernrnCategory: Weapon mod
Another helpful weapon mod you should consider installing is Spooder’s Improved Shotgun Range mod, which increases the range on all shotguns by 10 times their default value.
However, before you go further, keep in mind, this mod is not compatible with any other mod that alters shotgun projectiles.
Now it should be a lot easier to take on hordes of Freakers throughout the game’s open world.
Make Days Gone Look like Dawn of The Dead
Mod: Dawn of the Dead – ReshadernrnCategory: Visual mod
If you’re a fan of zombie movies, particularly Dawn of the Dead, then you may get a kick out of this next mod that tweaks Days Gone’s visuals to look more like the cult classic.
Dawn of the Dead – Reshade mod primarily concentrates on enhancing the hues, difference, and clarity perception, providing the game a more vivid, movie-like look.
Modder kyOuZz_- has included three versions: the default version, one that removes the mod’s blurring effect, and another that addresses any FPS issues.
Mod: Romero SwarmersrnrnCategory: Gameplay mod
Romero Swarmers is another zombie movie-inspired mod that attempts to replicate the zombie behaviors found in revered film director George A. Romero’s cult classics.
Basically, this mod makes it so Freakers throughout the world stay at their standard walking speed even after they notice you.
The only downside is it only works on individual Freakers and not the horde that chases you periodically during scripted moments.
Access Cheat Menu
Mod: Debug Cheat MenurnrnCategory: Cheat mod
If you’ve seen everything Days Gone has to offer and are now looking for a way to extend your enjoyment with the game, turning on cheats will do you good.
Created by modder Heilos, the Debug Cheat Menu mod will let you access Days Gone’s debug options and adjust settings usually only seen by the game’s developers.
Here, you can mess around with Days Gone’s weather and time of day, obtain every weapon and item, and much, much more.
Mod: Not a Reshade (NAR)rnrnCategory: Performance mod
If you have a powerful machine but still aren’t satisfied with Days Gone’s performance on PC, then you may want to consider installing Alan Poster’s Not a Reshade mod.
As its cheeky title suggests, you’re not altering the game’s visual art style but rather Unreal Engine 4’s performance as it relates to Days Gone.
This is done by overhauling numerous effects that yield better reflections, God rays, sharper shadows, improved ambient occlusion, and reduced stuttering.
Increase Fuel Tank Capacity
Mod: Multiple Fuel Tank CapacitiesrnrnCategory: Gameplay mod
Keeping a steady supply of fuel in Days Gone can prove time-consuming, so we really appreciate modder Navsigda coming up with a way to reduce the frequency of having to refuel your bike.
Once installed, the Multiple Fuel Tank Capacities mod allows you to set custom fuel tank capacities for Deacon’s motorcycle from preset variants.
The options start at 50% extra and go up by 50% intervals until topping off at 250%.
Mod: Spoods Overpowered Series AK-47, Boot Knife, CrossbowrnrnCategory: Weapon mod
We’ve already highlighted a few noteworthy creations from modder Spooder on this list, but his Overpowered Series is among the best the Days Gone modding scene has to offer at the moment.
Each one raises the damage value for a specific weapon in the game, including an AK-47 mod that packs 3x, 5x, or 10x the punch of the default version.
Play as Hunk from Resident Evil 2
Mod: HunkrnrnCategory: Cosmetic mod
If crossovers are more your style, then why not give modder Crazy Potato’s Hunk mod a spin for some Resident Evil meets Days Gone action.
It essentially swaps out Deacon St. John’s model and replaces it with the ruthless Umbrella operator as he appears in Resident Evil 2 Remake.
He doesn’t come with any extra goodies or weapons to speak of, so this is more of a novelty for fans of Resident Evil.
Change Deacon’s Outfit
Mod: Outfit Options for DeaconrnrnCategory: Cosmetic mod
Another cosmetic mod that’s not tied to any other game franchise is the Outfit Options for Deacon mod created by Luxos.
It allows you to change Deacon’s default outfit to any of the other ones he’s seen wearing throughout the story.
Note that any outfit you select will appear 100% of the time during gameplay but only show up in about half of the game’s cutscenes.
Increase Swarmer Horde Size and Difficulty
Mod: Massive (Challenging) HordesrnrnCategory: Gameplay mod
If you’re unimpressed by Days Gone’s terrifyingly large horde size, you can always up the challenge with this Massive Hordes mod created by Aigmir.
This mod increases the difficulty and size of hordes you’ll encounter throughout the game based on your location in the open world.
It starts with 200 enemies at Tier 0 (Little Bear Lake horde) and ends with 600 enemies at Tier 5 (Crater Lake Region) though you go even higher (up to 999 Freakers), assuming your PC doesn’t catch fire first.
Make Every Kill a Bloody Mess
Mod: Explosive GorernrnCategory: Gameplay mod
As satisfying as it is to rip apart Freakers using various bats, blades, and projectiles, there’s definitely room for even more gratuitous violence and gore.
With Heilos’s Explosive Gore mod, you can paint the town red by increasing the amount of blood and guts that shoot out anytime an enemy takes damage from you.
It’s compatible with most enemy types in the game, including Breakers, Newts, Humans, Reachers, Screamers, and Swarmers.