Starfield is Already One of NexusMods’ Most Popular Games, Even Before Official Mod Support’s Arrival

Official mod support for the space RPG arrives sometime this year, but the game’s modding community is already quite active.

Mod support has always been the lifeblood of Bethesda Game Studios’ RPGs, with many of the studio’s biggest games – from Skyrim to Fallout 4 – have seen their shelf lives extended significantly by the activities of the modding community. Unsurprisingly, BGS has ever intention to foster a similar community for Starfield as well, which already seems to have got off to a great start. In fact, even though full, official mod support for Starfield – which will open up the Creation Engine toolset to the community – won’t arrive until sometime later this year, the sci-fi RPG’s modding community already seems to be quite active.

As shared by @Mr_Rebs_ on Twitter, Starfield has over 6,500 mods available on the modding website NexusMods, where it’s also ranked 12 in terms of its total mods, and 17 in terms of how many times its mods have been downloaded. Its most popular mod, StarUI Inventory – which brings a number of user interface and menu improvements – has been downloaded 1.4 million times. The next most popular mod, Starfield Script Extender – which adds additional scripting capabilities and functionality to the game – has been downloaded 1.2 million times.

Starfield director Todd Howard has previously said that the game is going to be “a modder’s paradise”. Supposedly, its upcoming modding tools will even allow players to make entire planets within the game– so it’s presumably only going to be a matter of time before someone makes all of Skyrim in Starfield.

Beyond that, Bethesda Game Studios has plenty else in the works for its space RPG as well, including “new ways of traveling”, additional gameplay and ship building options, and the Shattered Space expansion.

Starfield is available on Xbox Series X/S and PC.