It’s been less than a week since Starfield released in early access, but that hasn’t stopped the modding community from creating over 600 mods as of writing. According to a Reddit post from user blackwolf57, that means the game has gotten over 100 mods every day since its release in early access. People are downloading them too, with a total of 2.2 million downloads.
So far, the most popular mods on Nexusmods include a variety of performance boosts and optimizations. The most downloaded is an upscaler which makes Starfield compatible with DLSS or XESS rather than the native compatibility with FSR2. A few of the most popular mods also revamp UI. StarUI Inventory adds quality-of-life improvements to the inventory screen, while BetterHUD reduces text size and moves or removes some UI components.
As you might imagine, more complex mods that make serious systemic changes or add character/features haven’t hit yet. However, there are already some absurd ones, like this one that makes Nic Cage’s face emerge from your flashlight. Starfield also has yet to add official mod support, though Bethseda has promised it is on the way for both PC and Xbox.
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