The massive intergalactic worlds of Starfield can become even more interesting with the right mods, which are installed in a couple different ways.
Like many Bethesda titles, Starfield is a welcome place for various mods you might install to offer unique changes or additions to your interstellar journey throughout the game. The huge modding scene for this massive RPG could include changes that improve the look of certain planets or even add new weapons and items. However, it can be tricky to learn how to install mods considering how different their effects can be.
Most of the mods available for Starfield only affect the PC version of the game, since any changes made to the base version are much harder to implement onto console systems. Keep in mind that most mods should be implemented to introduce something new into your experience. You certainly could download multiple changes that do something simple, like unlocking a good suit found at later levels, but having too many mods can be risky.
How to Install Mods in Starfield
The two most reliable ways to get new mods installed in Starfield are to either use the Vortex mod manager application with Nexus Mods or download and integrate mods manually. Nexus Mods remains the best site to find mods you might want, uploaded by various sources ever since the game’s release. Some of these mods have instructions for manual download that tell you exactly where to place them in the source code.
Vortex is the easy-to-use, free, friendly software that Nexus Mods recommends to help implement whatever mods you want. Similar to how PC cheat codes for Starfield are entered through commands, Vortex uses prompts to take control over aspects of your game. Once you have this application downloaded, open Vortex and search for “Starfield” in the Games menu of your dashboard to get started.
From here, allow Vortex to “Manage” your game so that it has direct control over mods you decide to download when your game starts. Now, when you go to Nexus Mods and find something you want, make sure to install any mods through Vortex/Mod Manager instead of your regular file directory. Those who have a mod installed this way can just begin to play Starfield with whatever changes they want thanks to Vortex.