Starfield players have already made some incredibly useful mods, like a fix for the frustrating inventory system or the addition of DLSS support, but they’ve also added some very silly things like hairy chests, colourful juice boxes, and the lasagne loving cat Garfield.
That’s not to say the creators of these mods aren’t looking to provide a service and more options for players, of course. The Hairy Chest for Men of Starfield mod by kosmos84 comes with two options to suit different needs, for example: Normal and Furball.
Another from KaySato upgrades the bland juice boxes of Starfield: “This mod adds unique textures for the boring grey drink packs, giving more variety and immersion.”
Other players have created similar mods to spice Starfield up a bit. One from Darkslayer14, for example, replaces every collectible magazine cover with a classic Marvel Comics cover. “Some are from a specific character’s line of comics, others are for different events,” they said.
Anime lovers can get involved as well with a Cyberpunk Edgerunners poster for settlements and homes mod by feelp0, while tabletop fans can change Starfield’s board games to classic Warhammer or even tabletop versions of Skyrim and Fallout thanks to Scottyus1.
Photos of Bethesda development chief Todd Howard can also replace every painting in the game with ronaldomoon’s mod, and players can polish up Starfield’s baseballs and basketballs with the HD 4K Balls mod by Bulwarkhd.
Some mods really are just for a laugh though, but that’s perfectly valid too. Another from Bulwarkhd pulls a Thomas the Tank engine skin over Vasco the robot, while Nicolas Cage’s face can replace the flashlight glow thanks to Brandoman, and the Sansfield mod by bonobot replaces all of Starfield’s fonts with Comic Sans. Last but not least (maybe), a mod from J8oot replaces the Starfield title in the main menu background with Garfield, and turns the planet into the big ginger cat’s face.
As mentioned, some more traditionally useful mods exist for Starfield too. 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.