Does Starfield have mod support?

Rajarshi Acharya
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Bethesda games are often called incomplete without mod support, which begs the question — Does Starfield, the much-anticipated space RPG, have mod support? If you’re looking for an answer, you’ve come to the right place.

Bethesda games have a rich history with mods, with the Skyrim and Fallout franchises having some of the biggest modding communities ever. Some of these mods are so highly recommended by the community that many consider them essential for playing the games.

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With Starfield finally out, fans have taken to the game to explore as much as they can. While many are testing out the various promised features of the game, others are more concerned about mod support. Bethesda have always actively supported the modding community, especially through the tool known as the Creation Kit — an editor for making mods.

Keep reading to find out if Starfield supports mods and what engine Bethesda’s latest RPG is built on.

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Does Starfield have mod support?

Yes, Starfield has full mod support, much to the delight of the ambitious Bethesda fanbase.

Todd Howard confirmed that the official modding tools for Starfield will be coming in 2024. According to an interview with Famitsu, this set of officially supported tools would continue the Bethesda tradition that began with the Creation Kit released for Skyrim in 2012.

Starfield Game Director had previously stated that Bethesda’s ambitious space-themed RPG would have full mod support. He answered a query regarding mod support on a Reddit AMA thread back in 2021. Todd’s response was, “Our plan is to have full mod support like our previous games. Our modding community has been with us for 20 years. We love what they do and hope to see more make a career out of it.”

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Howard expects Starfield to be played for at least a decade after its release. This isn’t hard to imagine since a vast number of players are still playing Skyrim today. The game still gets new mods that make players want to pick it up yet another time. As such, it’s up to the modding community to make this a reality, and judging by the fanbase’s enthusiasm for mods, it won’t be difficult.

Starfield has already received tons of dedicated mods within the first few days of its release. Some add DLSS into the game, while others bring PlayStation controller layouts. However, since it’s a Bethesda title, expect some truly bizarre ones as well.

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What engine does Starfield use?

Just like the upcoming Elder Scrolls game, TES VI, Starfield makes use of ‘Creation Engine 2.’ It is an improvement over the Creation Engine, which was used for Skyrim, Fallout 4, and Fallout 76.

The new engine is quite similar to its predecessor. As such, only time will tell whether it includes some much-needed improvements or if modding will be easier with it. As of now, however, Starfield modders seem to have no problems modding the game.

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There are over 1,000 planets to explore in Starfield.

It should be noted that the majority of these mods are available only on PC. However, as they have in the past, Bethesda might decide to port a few mods to consoles as downloadable content in the future.

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About The Author

Rajarshi is a Writer at CharlieIntel who loves RPGs, racing games, FPS titles, and unique indie games that grab his attention. With a degree in English literature from Rabindra Bharati University, Rajarshi worked for Sportskeeda and KeenGamer before joining CharlieIntel in 2023. You can reach him at [email protected].