Best Returnal Mods List

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Returnal is a roguelike third-person shooter game that's set in a futuristic science-fiction setting. As you're equipped with high-tech weapons, your mission is to shoot your way through the story. You could play the game vanilla, of course. Or you could just get some mods to spice it up a bit. Below are some of the best mods for Returnal.

Top mods for Returnal

10. No Curses from Keys

If you're picking up a malignant key, you're probably going to get cursed after picking it up. This mod makes it so that once you pick up a malignant key, you don't end up getting cursed. It also removes the cleanse button.

9. No Fog

The fog that surrounds your field of vision adds a nice post-fx touch to the game, but can also be annoying to some. If you're the latter, you can use this mod to get rid of the fog. As a result, the game becomes much darker and more immersive. 

8. Performance Boost

In case you're having trouble running Returnal on your PC, this mod disables all the non-essential settings in order to give you a higher FPS. It will disable settings like shadows, fog, and post-processing.

7. Disable TAA and Chromatic Aberration

If you're not a fan of temporal antialiasing for whatever reason, whether it be the effect it has on lighting in the game or, simply, the effect that chromatic aberration has on your game, then you can just turn it off with this mod. This gives you the ability to customize your settings by yourself to make the game look more sharp.

6. Halved Prices

Are you a fan of the game, but not of the grind? You still want to gather a bit of money, but not all of it? Well, with this mod, everything purchasable in Returnal is half the price it was before. This saves much more time and hassle for you to farm in order to buy better equipment.

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5. EZ Auto Backup

Have you ever been in a scenario when you're deep into the game and something happens, then all of a sudden you're unable to log back in since your save file is corrupted? Or you just want to share your save game with someone quickly? This utility lets you back up your save file to a different location, which you can automate.

4. No Curses from Chests

Coming from the same developer as our tenth entry, this mod gets rid of the annoying curses that you get when you attempt to open up a chest. It also removes the cleanse button, so you don't have to worry about any curses.

3. Free Shops

Suppose you are completely done with the grind and just want to buy the best possible loot for your journey to survive. Just download this mod. It makes everything purchasable in the game completely free, saving you the annoyance of having to save up for anything.

2. Jump while Dashing

There are plenty of games where you can perform a whole chain of commands without any issues to make it a bit more fast-paced than it already is. Jumping while dashing is a thing that was lacking in Returnal. However, with this mod, you can achieve that.

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1. Shoot while Dashing

Shooting while dashing is one of the most fun combat mechanics in a third-person shooter game. Returnal, on the other hand, prevents this by performing a dashing animation, after which you can only shoot. This mod changes that and lets you shoot at the same time as you dash.

In order to install these mods, head into your Returnal directory and paste them into the .Paks folder which is under Content. There are plenty more mods available for Returnal. If you'd like to check them out, head onto Nexus Mods and make your pick.

For more on Returnal, check out How to play Returnal on PC with DualSense Controller here on Pro Game Guides.

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About the Author

Rayed is a fifth-year student of medicine. His gaming journey started on his hand-me-down PlayStation 1. From that to Xbox, and finally to PC. In his free time, he likes to play FPS and open-world games.

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