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Easily Fix Fallout 4 Brown Face Bug [Complete Guide]

The notorious Fallout 4 Brown face bug seems to be back and it is rendering some funny NPCs and main characters where although the rest of their bodies seem to be of a different color, their faces are brown and this really ruins the immersive experience that some people expect from the game

Fallout 4 Brown face Bug
Fallout 4 Brown Face Bug

Therefore, in this article, we will be guiding you through a series of solutions that are aimed at fixing this issue completely. Make sure to follow the entire article word for word and stop when you have successfully fixed the issue.

What Causes the Fallout 4 Brown face Bug NPC Issue?

After going through user feedback and conducting a critical analysis of this issue, we came to the conclusion that the following must be the most prominent reasons due to which this error occurs.

  • Faulty Mods: The primary triggers behind the Fallout 4 Brown face issue is the installation of Faulty mods or conflicting mods that don’t play well with each other. Therefore, we recommend that you go through the first couple of solutions below and check to see if mods are impacting the performance of your game.
  • Game File Issue: In certain cases, the Fallout 4 Brown face Bug can be a result of faulty game files that aren’t able to properly render the NPC faces, in order to get around this, a user suggested solution requires the installation of a new mod that is supposed to get rid of this issue.

Now that you have been taken through almost all the important solutions, we can finally start implementing the fixes for this issue.

Before You Start:

Some users have confirmed that relaunching the game has fixed the problem for them. Do remember to close all FO4 related processes in between closing and relaunching. To do so follow these steps:

  1. Simply press the “Ctrl + Shift + Esc” keys on your keyboard to open the “Task Manager” window. Find the relevant process in the “Processes” tab and click on “End Task” to end it.
  2. While you’re at it, you’re also advised to end any “GPU Intensive Tasks” that are taking up VRAM. Simply look into the “GPU” column and kill unnecessary processes.
  3. Check to see if doing so has fixed the Fallout 4 Brown face bug.

If restarting the game didn’t work for you then proceed by implementing a couple of detailed fixes indexed below.

How to fix fallout 4 brown face bug NPC problem:

Solution 1: Use the NEXUSMODS Game Mod

  1. Download the Game mod provided by NEXUS MODS onto your system as well as WinRAR if you don’t have any file extractor on your PC.
  2. Locate the downloaded mod and right-click on the file. Click on “Extract Here” from the context menu.
  3. Wait for the file to be extracted, then select the “Extracted Contents” and press the “Ctrl + X” keys on your keyboard together.
  4. Navigate to the “Data Folder” of Fallout 4 which is “C:\Program Files(x86)\Steam \steamapps \common\Fallout 4\Data” by default. You can also use your preferred “Mod Manager” to activate it.
  5. Once in the “Data Folder” press the “Ctrl + V” keys simultaneously on your keyboard to paste the files.
  6. Launch the game and hopefully, the bug would have been fixed now.

Solution 2: Disable Mods

  1. To begin with launch the game and navigate to “Mods” from the game menu.
  2. Select each Mod that is activated which is depicted by a small “Checkmark” to show that they are enabled. Then click on the Mod and choose “Disable”.
    Disable mods
    Disable Fallout 4 Mods
  3. Restart the game and then check to see if the fallout 4 brown face bug fix mod issue got resolved.

Solution 3: Use the Brown Face Fix Male/Female Mod

  1. Download the Brown Face Fix Male or Brown Face Fix Female mod according to the gender of the character in use.
  2. Locate the downloaded mod and right-click on the file. Click to select “Extract Here” from the context menu and use WinRAR if you don’t have any file extractor on your PC.
  3. Wait for the file to be extracted, then select the “Extracted Contents” and press the “Ctrl + X” keys together on your keyboard.
  4. Navigate to the “Data Folder” of Fallout 4 which is “C:\Program Files(x86)\Steam \steamapps \common\Fallout 4\Data” by default. You can also use your preferred “Mod Manager” to activate it.
  5. Once in the “Data Folder” press the “Ctrl + V” keys on your keyboard to paste the files.
  6. Download FaceRipper and open the “FO4FaceRipper.exe” file located in the downloaded folder.
  7. In the “FO4 Face Ripper” dialogue box click on the “Browse” option located beside the “Source Save or Plugin”.
  8. Next press the “Window + E” keys together on your keyboard and go to “This PC”. Navigate to the folder which contains all your “Saves” and “Autosaves”. By default, it’s located in the following directory:
    C:\\Users\YOURNAME\Documents\My Games\Fallout4\Saves
  9. Then select the “Saved File” which is free from the “Brownface Bug”.
  10. Click on the “Browse” option located beside the “Target Save or Plugin” and navigate to the “Data Folder” of Fallout 4 which is “C:\Program Files(x86)\Steam \steamapps \common\Fallout 4\Data”. Select the “Downloaded Male/Female Brown Face Fix Mod”.
  11. Now click on the “Transfer Face” button and then click on “OK” when you receive the “DONE” dialogue box.
  12. Close the “FO4 Face Ripper” dialogue box and launch “Fallout 4” and click on “Mods” from the main menu.
  13. Click on “Load Order” from the menu and enable the “Brown Face Fix Male/Female Mod” which has the “ID Numbers” in its name.
  14. Next press the “Alt + Tab” keys together on your keyboard to minimize Fall Out 4 and click on “face fix.exe” or “face fix.ahk” only if you have “AutoHotKey” on your computer.
  15. Once you see “an H logo” on the left of your taskbar, you can press the “Alt + Tab” keys together on your keyboard to open Fallout 4 again as the script has been executed.
  16. Now press “Shift and +” on your keyboard and your Mod will be activated and you will be free from the “Brownface Bug”.

Follow the above-mentioned fixes in order to get rid of the error completely but if the error still persists then you may Contact Us here.

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