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In less than a week, Starfield has 800 mods, with around 140 mods added each day

And that's just counting the mods that are on Nexus mods

Updated: Sep 7, 2023 9:52 am
In less than a week, Starfield has 800 mods, with around 140 mods added each day

Starfield is Bethesda’s latest and possibly greatest IP, but it seems around 800 people have their own two cents to chip in about the game, in the form of mods. This is an impressive number of mods, considering Starfield has only officially been out one day. In less than a week, Starfield has 800 mods, with around 140 mods added each day.

Starfield has an impressive number of mods considering it’s only been out a week

Starfield has been out in early access since the 1st of September, this was the date that players who purchased special editions of the game, could play the game early. For the rest of us peasants, it was the 6th of September.

Considering Starfield’s whole week in the hands of the public, with Starfield having 800 mods to its name is an impressive feat. Especially considering only a small percentage of the overall player base had access to Starfield early access.

Starfield mods

As Starfield is available from day one on Gamepass, we figured that it would disincentivize players to purchase an advanced version of the game to get access to early access.

Because of this fact, we expect the number of mods for Starfield to increase drastically now that the game is available to everyone.

Does the number of mods available tell us anything about the game?

Well, it can, yes. But what it says about the game usually depicts the overall public opinion of the game.

Players could be trying to fix the game because it’s broken, or expanding the game because it’s good. To truthfully know which, you’d have to take into account the general opinion of the game first.

Starfield is a Bethesda game, Bethesda games are known for their mod friendliness, as the open elements and unlimited possibilities from an RPG perspective make any content mod feel pheasable.

On the other side of this, because Bethesda games are so open, they’re often memed for not being as polished as other games, so modders take to their keyboard and whip up their own patches and fixes for the games they love – usually known as the “unofficial patches”. These patches are some of the most popular mods for Oblivion, Skyrim, and Fallout 4.

With this in mind, we can likely assume that Starfield will follow the trend of a Bethesda title that needs a little fixing, but is great so modders create a lot of expansion mods for it.

Starfield is shaping up to be a fantastic game, but what I’m most excited about is what the modding community chooses to do with it. It seems we already have a strong, growing mod community barely a week into Starfield’s lifespan, and that excites me greatly.

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