What are the best Kingdom Come: Deliverance mods? Since the game is relatively new there are not many Kingdom Come: Deliverance mods to choose from. That number will grow as the game gains momentum, though, which will no doubt be handy given that it can be unforgiving in its quest for realism - mods can help soothe the pain.
You can also tweak the game with these Kingdom Come: Deliverance console commands.
Without mods, you will find a game without crosshairs on your bows, proper visors on your helmets, and harsh saving restrictions. It can be tough going, so if you are suffering more than your fair share of wounds and broken bones, here are the best Kingdom Come: Deliverance mods to give you a helping hand, plus a few we would like to see in future. If you need more help, check out our money making, combat, and character build guides.
How to download Kingdom Come: Deliverance mods
You will find that Nexus Mods is the best place to look for Kingdom Come: Deliverance mods. Adding them to the game can be tricky, but pay careful attention to the instructions given on each mod page and you should not go too far wrong. Typically, however, once you have downloaded your mod - using the button located at the top right of the mod page on Nexus Mods - make your way to the Kingdom Come: Deliverance game file in your Steam folder. Then go to the ‘Data’ folder and extract the contents of your downloaded zip file into that folder. You may want to consider making a backup of the folder before you extract the files into it in case anything goes wrong.
Patches are coming to the game thick and fast so make sure to backup your saves regularly in case the patches mess with them. Also, modding for the game is still a little unstable: according to Warhorse Studios director, Daniel Vavra, in an interview translated by ResetEra, the release of robust modding tools hinges on further discussion with engine provider Crytek. Here’s hoping the community gets the tools they need to craft the Kingdom Come: Deliverance mods we need.
In Kingdom Come: Deliverance you cannot save your game whenever you want. At least, that was the case until the Unlimited Saving mod came along. There are other ways of solving this problem, but using this mod is the simplest.
Normally, there are only three ways to save: during mid-quest checkpoints, sleeping, and drinking a potion called Saviour Schnapps. The latter can be made through alchemy or bought with precious groschen, but you can only carry three at a time. If you find this system too restrictive you should give this mod a download.
Conflicts between mods might not be the kind of sexy subject Henry might bring up in a Kingdom Come bathhouse, but it is still an important one if the game’s .pak files are kicking up a fuss. Thankfully, one of the game’s modders noticed that Kingdom Come: Deliverance mods work in a similar way to those in The Witcher 3. The conflict then was fixed through the Script Merger mod.
Using that as a model, Mod Merger is the result. It works by examining the game’s ‘Data’ folder and ignoring original game files. Then, it checks if previous mod merges have occurred and, at which point, the remaining .pak files are analysed. Finally, the merged files are archived a placed in the ‘Data’ directory. After this bit of arduous admin is complete, download mods as if they were sweet pancakes.
Lockpicking in Kingdom Come: Deliverance is nothing like it is in The Elder Scrolls or Fallout: it is much more intricate. Using a mouse and keyboard rather than a gamepad helps to make it easier, at least to an extent, but hovering over the sweet spot and holding it there as you turn the lock is still challenging.
Sectorial Lockpicking, as you would expect, is a hack that makes this process a little easier. Importantly, this mod improves the game’s lockpicking mechanic without ruining it. It divides the lockpicking wheel into sections, offering guidance on where you should focus your lock breaking efforts. If you need more assistance, another version of this Kingdom Come: Deliverance mod has red occultic letters in each section. Now all that is stopping you is your conscience.
Bow Dot Reticle
In this digital version of 1403 Bohemia, Henry and friends sadly do not have the benefit of crosshairs or ACOG sights to aid with firing at bandits from a distance. Since real people at the time did not have a floating reticle, neither do you.
Unless, that is, we turn to the range of Kingdom Come: Deliverance mods. With Bow Dot Reticle you will be sticking bandits with arrows like it is nobody’s business - if you can stomach the bitter pill of historical inaccuracy. If the idea of a reticle popping up all the time makes you sick, you might want to try Unintrusive Reticle or Very Unintrusive Reticle, instead.
Rattay Start Mod
Whether it is the imperial prison dungeon in Oblivion or Fallout 3’s Vault 101, we typically find ourselves itching to be freed of the confines of game intros. Where you might spend around 30 minutes in most starting zones of this kind, in Kingdom Come: Deliverance it can take upwards of two hours before you are properly free to explore Bohemia.
Rattay Start - referring to the point at which you can freely roam, near the Rattay Mill - allows you to skip all that. This Kingdom Come: Deliverance mod is great for players who want to have multiple characters on the go. However, we strongly advise against using it if you are a new player: the first portion of the game might be restrictive, but it tells a vital part of Henry’s story.
Volumetric Fog Enabler
Kingdom Come: Deliverance is certainly a pretty game. That said, if your rig is up to task and you want to make it look even better, check out the Volumetric Fog Enabler mod. It is a graphics feature that Warhorse Studios created but left disabled by default -it only takes a simple .cfg file to change that. If it is not too taxing on your setup, it is able to increase the atmosphere among the game’s verdant, rolling hills.
Texture Streaming Improvements
In our Kingdom Come: Deliverance performance review we found that, regardless of the graphics card we used, texture pop-in was prevalent. Given that immersion is an big part of the game’s appeal, it is good to see that there are mods that already exist to rectify the problem.
Texture Streaming Improvements is one of them and it works by forcing the game to preserve textures for longer. It also boosts your game’s LOD levels to give your PC enough time to load new textures before you reach them.
Look, we are actually pretty handy with a bow, it is just that Kingdom Come: Deliverance makes it tough. Sure, only a bad bowman blames their arrows, but this time it is justified, we swear. Whichever hare or Cuman soldier dares to get in our sights should be getting stuck with enough arrows to resemble a pincushion, but our arrows are too ruddy slow.
Faster Arrows is the Kingdom Come: Deliverance mod we need. With it, arrows are faster and do more damage. Combine it with Bow Dot Reticle and your targets will be down in no time.
Kingdom Come: Deliverance is a game drenched in the blood, sweat, and tears of gritty, realistic combat. Game of Thrones, despite featuring magic and dragons, shares this spirit with an epic power struggle all of its own.
Seven Kingdoms is a free, in-development total conversion mod that, interestingly, was originally intended for Total War: Attila. Now this Kingdom Come: Deliverance mod will allow you to experience the War of the Five Kings first-hand - a gripping and bloody period in George R. R. Martin’s fantasy epic that dominates the first few novels of A Song of Ice and Fire. Do not dream of placing yourself on the Iron Thrones just yet, though: ambitious projects like this will take time.
And there you have some great Kingdom Come: Deliverance mods. Let us know your favourites and what mods you would like to see in the comments below.