Epic Games Store Is Finally Adding Mod Support

In addition to achievements making their way over onto the Epic Games Store, mod support is also coming soon.

Earlier this week, Epic Games announced that they are ready to begin rolling out achievements for games, though this is still very much a work in progress. Following that update, the company confirmed that the Epic Games Store is almost ready to begin rolling out mod support as well. 

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The mod support function is currently in beta beginning with Mechwarrior 5. More games will be added to this, it’s still in testing phase, but it is good to see progress being made, especially given their ambitious roadmap the team has been sharing with fans since day one. 

Mod support may not be a huge deal for some, but for others this is a massive improvement. As someone that both loves and creates mods, the Steam Workshop mod portion on Valve’s client has been a godsend; it makes modding infinitely more accessible for those that want to use them, and it is an awesome tool for those that like to create them.

It is popular to compare Steam to the Epic Games Store, and understandable given that Steam has been the staple for PC gamers for a long time. That being said, it is important to remember that all of those shiny features that Steam has currently? Those weren’t always there. When Steam first launched, it was incredibly simplistic and not as developer-friendly as it could be. Epic Games has been upfront from the start that their store would continuously be updated, and that features would be slow-moving because they wanted to get them right for launch. 

Related: Epic Games Store Adds Achievements

It will be interesting to see how Epic Games’ commitment to mod support will compare to that of Valve’s with their Steam Workshop, but it’s great that they are being so communicative and transparent about what is actually available and what is still on the way. 

What do you think about the growth the Epic Games Store has seen? Good progress, or moving too slow? Sound off with your thoughts over on Twitter @PrimaGames, we’d love to hear what you think!


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