It’s the fifth day of January, and we’re starting our countdown to the launch of official mod support for Starfield, as Todd Howard promised in an interview. In the meantime, we can look at some interesting stats in Nexus Mods, the world’s most popular free site for downloading game mods.
According to stats pulled up by video game reporter Rebs Gaming, over 6,500 mods for Starfield are now uploaded on the website. These mods account for over 33 million downloads since the game’s launch on September 6.
The most popular mod of all time is the StarUI Inventory, which, according to its description, optimizes all inventory screens for players on PC. First uploaded on September 5, the last day of early access, the mod has seen 1.4 million downloads.
The size of Starfield’s mod database collectively brings it to #12 in Nexus’ rankings by count alone. For downloads, Bethesda’s newest open-world RPG is $17 in Nexus’ rankings as well.
It’s crazy thinking about these stats and realizing there is still no official mod kit available for Starfield as of this time. Several modders on Nexus, including one who created a Terminator reskin for the game, have indicated they can further improve their creations once the Creation Kit is released.
We’ve previously thought that Bethesda would release the Creation Kit early when it brought the Creative Club and Skyrim Mods websites down for maintenance in late November.
However, it turned out to be a massive surprise update for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, which abolished the Creation Club and replaced it with the Bethesda Game Studios Creations platform.
This gave us a good look at how the Creation Kit could work for Starfield, with a controversial new platform already dividing modders and breaking their mods uploaded 12 years ago.
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