How to Add Mods to Starfield

Mods make everything better!

Starfield mods via Nexus Mods

While Starfield is perhaps the most expansive game world ever created by Bethesda Game Studios, there’s always room for more. And with the long-standing tradition of Bethesda games having perhaps the best modding community, there are already a number of game modifications to install. Most of these are performance-based, but just wait; the anime mods are coming! Here is how to add mods to Starfield!

Where to Download Mods for Starfield

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The best way to download mods for Starfield is via Nexus Mods. It’s a comprehensive game modification hosting website covering countless titles, including Skyrim, Fallout 4, The Witcher 3, Mount & Blade: Bannerlord, and so many others. Starfield is one of their latest additions, and it’s a growing category.

Unless you’re stuck in your old-school ways of manually downloading and installing mods, the best way to mod Starfield is via Vortex. It’s Nexus Mod’s mod manager platform that makes downloading and installing mods a breeze, plus helps manage load order considerations for smooth, effortless gameplay.

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How to Manage Mod Load Orders in Starfield

Thanks to mod managers like Vortex, managing a mod load order in Starfield is easier than ever. You no longer have to guess or religiously follow a mod to check for compatibility updates.

Instead, Vortex handles the load order on your behalf. Simply start downloading mods through Vortex, then navigate to the ‘Mods’ category on the right-hand side of the program. Here, you can check for updates, deploy or purge mods, and alter their load order. But Vortex handles this last portion automatically whenever you install a new game modification.

Recommend Mods for Starfield

Right now, you can download all manner of performance mods, including optimization and HUD improvements. But that’s not the end of the long road. There are also lockpicking mods, menu fixes, inventory overhauls, reshades, cheats, clothing, and so much more. If you want more from your space-faring adventure, consider downloading the following mods for Starfield:

  • Immersive Damage: Alters the game’s damage values to remove the bullet-sponge-like enemies and make combat more deadly.
  • Easy Digipick: Removes the digipick minigame from Starfield to make lockpicking easier and less intrusive.
  • Quantum Reshade: A total overhaul of the game’s graphics using new tech and ReShade systems.

As time goes on, the list of available mods for Starfield will grow significantly, with new weapons, armor, spaceships, and even planets joining the fray. Keep an eye on Nexus!

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