Horizon Zero Dawn took the world by storm when it came out in 2017 as a PlayStation exclusive. While PS gamers got their hands on this amazing game first, we could argue that PC gamers now have even more fun—thanks to all kinds of mods that came soon after the PC release in 2020.
If you’d like to cut the chase and save yourself some time hunting for the best mods for this game, read on because we compiled a list of the top 5 Horizon Zero Dawn mods and a brief guide on how to install them.
The Best Horizon Zero Dawn Mods
Here are some of the most interesting or useful mods we found for Horizon Zero Dawn.
Better Ammo Crafting Mod for Horizon Zero Dawn
If you’re dissatisfied with the crafting process in Horizon Zero Dawn, this mod will be a welcome change for you. While it doesn’t change any of the resource requirements, it does bring a significant benefit—this mod doubles the amount of crafted ammo, which can be quite useful in sticky situations when a Thunderjaw proves to be too big of a challenge.
Remove Fall Damage Mod for Horizon Zero Dawn
There’s nothing worse than strutting around in a video game, fighting enemies on a cliff, or hitting a wrong button when trying to make that important jump—and falling to your death (or some significant damage).
If you find fall damage in Horizon Zero Dawn unforgiving or challenging, you can make your experience easier by installing this mod, which makes Aloy completely safe when falling from any height. Still, know that this mod will affect the Strike From Above ability, so you may want to wait with the installation until you get the related achievement.
Better Quality Drops Mod for Horizon Zero Dawn
At some point in the game, hunting for resources can get quite tiresome, especially if you’re trying to maximize your weapon or armor levels. The machine parts you will need get more and more difficult to obtain since the machines that contain them get more challenging.
This mod significantly improves the drop rates of rare and uncommon machine parts or animal resources and the quality of dropped coils and weaves and, therefore, makes the upgrading process so much easier.
10X More Inventory Space Mod for Horizon Zero Dawn
Who doesn’t need more inventory space in an action RPG? Inventory limitations are one of the most annoying aspects of this otherwise-amazing game, but this mod fixes the issue by expanding the limit tenfold. Now you can store more ammo, potions, and traps without dismantling or selling anything.
Hair Colors Mod for Horizon Zero Dawn
Aloy has one of the most striking hair colors in video games, but if you want to make it truly unique, you will need this mod. In no time, this beloved redhead can go platinum blonde, get purple highlights, or sport a bubblegum-pink hairdo that will most certainly pop in your in-game screenshots.
How to Install Horizon Zero Dawn Mods
When installing mods for any game, your best bet is to follow the provided instructions on the download page as closely as possible. Instructions for various mods may differ, and if you’re not paying attention, you might just waste your time.
For most Horizon Zero Dawn mods, it is enough to follow these instructions:
- Download the mod you want from the provided link
- Extract the downloaded .zip file
- Copy the extracted .bin file(s)
- Paste them in the Packed_DX12 folder in the game directory (most likely: Program Files (x86)/Steam/steamapps/common/Horizon Zero Dawn/Packed_DX12
Now you’re completely ready to explore new and exciting features that will upgrade your Horizon Zero Dawn experience for sure. Let us know which mods are your favorites and explore our mod top lists for other games, including Tomb Raider, Baldur’s Gate 3, or Sims 4.