Mods / Reduced Drifter Group Size and Spawn Light

Category: #Creatures #QoL #Tweak
Author: Pursec
Side: Both
Created: Jun 25th 2022 at 9:34 PM
Last modified: Jun 25th 2022 at 9:52 PM
Downloads: 542
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Latest file for v1.16.5: 1-click install

A simple json patch to make drifter swarms lesser for caving.

Mod reduces most drifter max group sizes by a few, default drifers from 14->10, deep from 8->6, and the rest only reduced by 1 to keep difficulty scaling as you go deeper.

Also reduces the MinLightLevel for spawning drifters from 9->4 to make torches and oil lamps a bit more substantial for caving to prevent spawns without altering the amount of light they put out.

This mod will not prevent drifters from spawning on the surface at night or during storms, those behaivors are unchanged. 


First mod - will be updated and tweaked accordingly as I run through it on my own playthrough until it feels right.

Should work through updates as its only a .json patch unless they change the Drifter.json file itself.

Version For Game version Downloads Release date Changelog Download 1-click mod install*
v1.0.0 542 Jun 25th 2022 at 9:52 PM Show Install now

4 Comments (oldest first | newest first)

💬 PursecAuthor, Nov 19th 2023 at 7:54 PM

Sure! Ill have a look at it today and update it for you

Edit: As far as I can tell, it still is functional (at least not generating any errors on load with it) for 1.18+. Feel free to use it as is and let me know if any odd behaivor or it seems they are spawning not as listed above

💬 TheSapphicSeas, Nov 18th 2023 at 12:04 PM

Any chance of an update? This mod seems to be the only one doing what I want, reducing the light levels drifters spawn at

💬 julia____, Jun 27th 2022 at 4:28 PM

good mod :)

💬 Sempai_Nagi, Jun 25th 2022 at 10:19 PM

Nice, thank you for this mod! Yours combined with my one, now the game gets more and more like 7days to die :D thx!

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