Skyrim mods on PS4, Xbox One, PC – How to install mods in the Special Edition release

For the first time on consoles, players will be able to download Skyrim mods on PS4 and Xbox One.

The recent release of mods in Fallout 4 allowed players to customize their adventure with graphical tweaks, new sound effects, and even entirely new quests, and with hundreds of mods available from day one on Xbox One, expect similarly healthy support for Skyrim. after its launch.

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How to install mods in Skyrim remastered on PS4 and Xbox One

Mods in Skyrim Special Edition on consoles are accessed in the same way as Fallout 4 on Xbox One and PS4, but require one step before you can begin. This is what you should do.

1. Go to the official Bethesda website and create an account on, if you haven’t already.

2. Once you have an account, select the Mods option in the main menu of the game and log in to your account.

3. Start searching and downloading mods. When you select a mod, you can read its description and gameplay changes on the right, and its download size and ability to favorite, download, and report on the left.

4. Once you’ve finished downloading mods (you can see everything you’ve installed in ‘My Library’ at the top of the page), return to the main menu by pressing Back. The mod selection and data files will reload and you will be able to load a save file with the mods installed.

There are a few things to keep in mind when installing mods on a console:

  • As Bethesda points out on its loading screen, mods are always at your own risk – if there are problems, you can always disable Mods by going back to the Mods menu. You can also see what is downloaded during playback on the Pause screen.
  • Trophies and achievements are disabled while mods are active.
  • It is possible to view all available mods by platform (PS4, Xbox One and PC) by logging into your Bethesda account on the publisher’s official website.
  • If the Mods section is not visible, make sure your game is updated to the latest version. On PS4 in Europe, the patch will not be available until the morning of launch day:

EU players: PS4 Mods update for Skyrim Special Edition will be available soon. Once you have the update, restart the game.

— Bethesda Support (@BethesdaSupport) October 28, 2016

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What is the difference between Skyrim mods on PS4 and Xbox One?

After some initial back and forth between Bethesda and Sony, the PS4 version of Skyrim will feature mod support, but will only allow for assets that already exist within the game, so don’t expect anything like Thomas the Tank Engine Dragons on PS4.

As a result, there has been a big difference between the number of mods available on both systems: 38 on PS4 versus 119 on Xbox One. Meanwhile, the storage space reserved for mods on each console is also different: 5 GB on Xbox One and 1 GB on PS4.

As our news story mentions, mods should mainly consist of text changes that can be as small as 1MB, so expect creations like a level editor with new quests and dialogue, or changes to world behavior, which anything new and unusual.

This ‘Rain and Snow FX’ mod on PS4 only requires 3.50 KB to install.

On Xbox One, meanwhile, expect something similar to what we’ve seen in Fallout 4 on console so far:

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How do PC mods work with Special Edition?

On PC, while you can use existing mods (found on destinations like Nexus) in the new version, it will also support those uploaded through the Creation Kit library, as mentioned in the steps above.

A quick note on mods: while existing saves will work from the original Skyrim to the Special Edition, it is recommended that only the original unmodded saves be transferred; otherwise you will receive the warning “This save is based on content that is no longer present.” .

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