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Amp Up Your 7 Days to Die Game with This Overhaul Mod
One of the most popular 7 Days to Die mods is the Darkness Falls mod, and for good reason. Not only does it beat out the few overhaul mods out there, but also it amps up the game’s challenge factor by a lot.
Whether you’re tired of playing the same game over and over or you’re looking to broaden your appreciation of the modding community, this fantastic mod should not be skipped.
According to the modder, Khaine, the initial idea for the Darkness Falls mod was to fix certain aspects of 7 Days to Die they wanted to improve. Then, the project improved in scope leading to this total overhaul mod that significantly alters both the flow and the way the game can be played.
Today, it’s one of the most popular mods that overhaul the game. It’s primarily aimed at veteran 7 Days to Die players who’ve outgrown the base game and are looking to spice things up a bit.
As a total overhaul mod, Darkness Falls significantly changes the base game. All of the foundational vanilla elements, including surviving, building and upgrading a base, gathering loot and resources, and, of course, fighting against hordes of zombies. However, that’s where the similarities end.
Darkness Falls primarily aims to steepen the learning curve by dragging out the early stages of a game. In other words, it’ll take you far longer to reach the Iron and Steel phases. The mod also comes with a robust class system, and a perk revamp. Darkness Falls achieves a higher level of challenge by adding some realism to the mix. For instance, some crafts require a specific class and/or perk to unlock.
A more pertinent question would be, “what doesn’t it add?” as the mod goes quite in-depth in terms of overhauling the game.
The addition of classes is one of the most noticeable additions of the Darkness Falls mod. After installing, you can choose from eight distinct archetypes, each with its own set of six quests. By completing these missions and class mastery, you gain access to specific recipes and items:
Gains quest rewards like painkillers, flashlight, bicycle, and murky water
Class mastery has no extra perks
Class quest rewards include blunderbuss, iron hoe recipe, boiled water, and Sous Chef perks
Class mastery grants the following recipes:
Wheat Seed Recipe
Carrot Seed Recipe
Tomato Seed Recipe
Banana, Orange, Coconut, and Lime Tree Recipes
Grandpa’s Awesome Sauce Recipe
Grandpa’s Moonshine Recipe
Grandpa’s Learnin’ Elixir Recipe
Roast Dinner Recipe
Blueberry Pancakes Recipe
Banana Pancakes Recipe
Banana Bread Recipe
Orange Marmalade Recipe
Orange Tea Recipe
Meat Bolognaise Recipe
Veggie Bolognaise Recipe
From quests, you gain access to pipe rifle, scrap machete, huntsman and stealth perks
Gaining class mastery earns you the following:
Titanium Machete Recipe
Titanium Combat Axe Recipe
Steel Crossbow Recipe
Titanium Bolt Recipe
Through questing, you gain nailgun, boiled water, and some crafting perks such as Hammer and Forge perk
Achieving class mastery gets you the following:
Titanium frame recipes for building bases
Titanium bar recipes (normal and centered)
All Titanium tools (Hammer, Fireaxe, Pickaxe, Shovel, Auger, Chainsaw)
Completing its quests will grant you a wrench item, first aid bandages, and salvage operations perks
Through class mastery, you’ll gain the following:
Motorbike + Parts Recipe
4×4 + Parts Recipe
Oil Pump Recipe
Steel Wrench Recipe
Car Battery Recipe
Small Engine Recipe
Finishing its quests will earn you a scarp machete item, boiled water, self-medicated perk, and physician perk.
Reaching class mastery will grant you the following:
Paramedic Kit Recipe
Codeine Pills Recipe
Rewards from its quests include pipe pistol, pain tolerance and flurry of blows perks.
Achieving class mastery will earn you the following:
Titanium Armor Recipes (Chest, Boots, Gloves, Legs, Helmet)
Titanium Spiked Club Recipe
M4A1 and all parts Recipes
Rewards from its quests include painkillers, watch recipe, scrap fireaxe, pickaxe, and shovel recipes.
Making it to class mastery gets you the following:
Titanium Machete Recipe
Survival Torch Recipe
Darkness Falls is a pretty large mod with many additions and changes to the game. Below is a non-exhaustive list of the most notable additions:
96 slot backpack and 12 slot crafting queue
Custom UI, including Food and Water bars next to the hotbars
Zombie spawn and respawn rates increased
Nighttime has become considerably more dangerous
New enemies, including male and female versions of a Zombie Behemoth
Iron requires level 15
Titanium and Scrap Iron added
Common are also perks so you can choose how you want to progress your character
All 100 level skills have their own books
New crops to grow, such as apples, wheat, oranges and coconuts
More food added, including bread
A host of new guns and weapons, including the AR-15 automatic rifle and Combat Shotgun
…and a whole lot more!
As we mentioned above, the primary aim of Darkness Falls is to give you a more significant challenge in 7 Days to Die, especially if the base game isn’t quite cutting the mustard anymore. That being said, it feels like going from a regular action RPG to Dark Souls in terms of difficulty spike.
So, we’ve gathered a few tips and tricks to help ease you into this fantastic way to play the game:
Do the class quests as soon as you can. Our class section notes that they grant you perks and items that help you progress through the mod. On top of that, completing each quest rewards you with a free skill point.
Keeping yourself nourished in the early stages is quite challenging. Baked potatoes and grilled Yucca are easy food items to make as the ingredients can be found everywhere.
While the mod does add lockpicking, you don’t quite need them that much when you have a crowbar. One swing destroys locks, so carry one with you at all times.
Demons are some of the most troublesome foes you’ll encounter due to their high health regen. Using high DPS weapons will help cut them down more efficiently. Tack on a Blessed Metal Mod, and you’ll have a solid demon-slaying tool in your hands
Fruit trees need no ground treatment or tilling. This makes them a far more reliable source of drink to keep your nourishment up. It beats lugging around heaps of boiled water any day of the week.
Official Mod Page by Khaine
- Darkness Falls V4.03A Released