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Starfield Xbox mods release date window, support, and latest details

With PC players already enjoying community creations, here's the latest news on the Starfield Xbox mods release date and support so console players can too.

Starfield Xbox mods release date: Sam Coe looking towards the camera with an Xbox logo behind him.

When are Starfield mods coming to Xbox? It should come as no surprise to you that PC players started modding the game only days after the early access release, long before official mod support has arrived. This only makes the wait for Starfield console mods more gruelling, as we look on at the wild creations modders have already made. Well, here’s everything we know about the Starfield Xbox mods release date, including info on official mod support and more.

As our Starfield review can attest, there’s already solid groundwork for modders to build upon, with over 1,000 Starfield planets to explore, several compelling Starfield factions to join, and complex, player-driven systems like Starfield ships and Starfield outposts. So, there’s a lot of potential for Xbox mods to change and improve aspects of the game when console mod support is available.

Starfield Xbox mods release date window

Bethesda has confirmed that the Starfield Xbox mods release date window is set for “early next year” using official Creations mod support that will work across all platforms.

This news comes from an official Bethesda blog post detailing the first post-launch patch and offering an update on mod support. Alongside plans to introduce several community requested features, such as a dedicated button to eat food and additional brightness and contrast controls, Bethesda also provided an update on built-in mod support.

Known as Creations, this built-in mod support system with give modders access to Starfield console mod tools, alongside various new toys when it comes to modding in general.

Starfield Xbox mods release date: An outpost in a snowy environment.

While Bethesda’s official mod support isn’t in the game at launch on either platform, PC players are still able to create and enjoy loads of Starfield mods. Already, fans have made mods to increase your FOV, unlock all spacesuits and weapons, and improve Starfield’s HUD. For those still salty about a there being no Starfield PS5 version, there’s even a mod that changes the UI display to show PlayStation icons instead of Xbox ones for those playing on PC with a PS5 DualSense controller.

It’s worth noting that some of these early mods are now being resolved with official patches, however, such as the DLSS mod and the FOV mod. So, when Starfield Xbox mod support does arrive, fans can expect an even more solid groundwork to build on, with several official patches improving features and functionality before modders can go wild.

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Starfield Xbox mod support

The extent of Starfield Xbox mod support is yet to be revealed, though Bethesda has stated that it will work “across all platforms similar to what [it has] done with Skyrim and Fallout 4”. This means that console mods could be more limited in scope compared to their PC counterparts, as was the case with Fallout 4 and Skyrim.

With PCs generally having more headroom for performance and fewer restrictions, modders are able to create some absurd mods, fundamentally changing features or adding new content. On console however, there’s a much more limited bandwidth to play around with, as mods can have a significant impact on performance.

Starfield Xbox mods release date: A ship parked in a swampy environment.

Similar to console mod support for Fallout 4 and Skyrim, we expect Starfield Xbox mod support to be more restricted, with the in-game mod browser having less to choose from compared to PC’s Nexus Mods at the very least. However, with how ambitious Starfield is, it would be nice to see console mod support be pushed further so Xbox players can enjoy the full breadth of mods enjoyed by PC players.

With that said, the vast majority of players are still head-down and ploughing through the Starfield missions and quests, exploring planets, and messing about in the settlement builder or ship creator in the base game. This is even more pertinent given how interwoven the Starfield New Game Plus mode is to the experience, giving players a strong incentive to replay the game at least once, if not more. As time goes on, however, more players will be hungry for official mod support for Starfield.

Starfield Xbox mods release date: Ship console controls.

Until then, we’ll have to sit on the side-lines and watch as the PC community no doubt chefs up some amazing creations and improvements.

If you want to compare Starfield’s Xbox mod support to Fallout 4, it (like Starfield) launched with no official mod support in November 2015. PC mod support arrived around five months later in April 2016, closely followed by Xbox One support in May. PlayStation players on the PS4 waited even longer until November… although that’s a non-issue this time around with Starfield.

So, this means mod support should be coming to Xbox much sooner compared to Fallout 4’s timeline, which is much appreciated by console players.

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That covers everything you need to know about official console mod support ahead of the Starfield Xbox mods release date. With this official news in mind, you’ve still got plenty of time to get familiar with the best Starfield skills and best Starfield weapons before modders inevitably turn the game on its head.

Still looking for more? While a good Starfield wiki can be a handy source of information, our new Starfield Database goes further, offering you daily news, searchable databanks, and even interactive tools.