Starfield is getting official mod support in 2024 according to Bethesda development chief Todd Howard.
Speaking to Famitsu and translated by IGN, Howard didn’t say exactly when official mod support would be released but did suggest it’s likely coming through the Creation Kit also available for Fallout 4 and The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim.
“Once mods are supported, you’ll be able to do almost anything, just like in our previous games,” Howard said. “Mod support will be available next year, and we love mods too, so we’ll go all-in.”
Fallout 4 and Skyrim’s Creation Kits let players access the same tools Bethesda used to actually create the games, letting more advanced mods be created with greater ease. Skyrim’s was released in 2012 while Fallout 4’s was released in 2016, so Starfield’s version also releasing a year after launch makes sense.
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Players haven’t been put off by the lack of official mod support so far, of course, having created all manner of wild and wacky creations for Bethesda’s space epic. Some more traditionally useful mods exist too though, as players almost immediately added their own DLSS Support and a field of view slider after Bethesda released Starfield without these features.
What IGN called a “shockingly bad” inventory management system was also replaced with a mod, and though installing these unofficial improvements turns off achievements in Starfield, modders have modded that setback out too.
For more information on how to install Starfield mods (and just about anything else in the game), be sure to check out IGN’s Starfield Guide. Also check out the new Starfield merch in the IGN Store.
In our 7/10 review, IGN said: “Starfield has a lot of forces working against it, but eventually the allure of its expansive roleplaying quests and respectable combat make its gravitational pull difficult to resist.”
Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelance reporter. He’ll talk about The Witcher all day.