When the Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition launches on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, players will be able to download and install mods created for the game by the community. Today, we’ll tell you everything you need to know to install mods on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Remastered.
How to Install Skyrim Mods on Xbox One
Installing mods for the Xbox One version of Skyrim works similar to Fallout 4. Xbox One players should be used to this process, as mods already launched for the most recent Fallout game, but we’ll go over the process for any newcomers.
The first thing you need to do is head into the game via your Xbox One launcher. Once the game loads up, look for the Mods selection on the Main Menu. Click this option, then sign in to your Bethesda Account. You are required to link your account to a Bethesda.net account if you want to play the game with mods. No matter which mods you decide to pick up, make sure you’re ready to take on the dangerous world with these beginner tips for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
Once you have an account made and are logged in, you’ll be able to choose from an assortment of mods that are available for the Xbox One. Once they are installed, you can enable each one from the individual mod’s page, or by pressing the Y button to bring up the load order.
How to Install Skyrim Mods for PlayStation 4
Installing mods for Skyrim on PlayStation 4 will work just like it does for the Xbox One version of the game. Download and install the Special Edition, then open the game from the main menu. Once the game loads, select the Mods area and then sign in to your Bethesda.net account. After you are signed in, take a look through the queue and choose the mods that you want to download and install. Now that the mods you want are downloaded, head to their pages or press Triangle to bring up the mod launch order and activate them. If you add any crafting mods, make sure you take a look at our advanced guide to crafting for more details about how the system works.
Using mods can cause your game to crash or become less responsive. Because of this, we always recommend reading each mod description to make sure that it doesn’t interfere with any of the other mods that you currently have installed. If you find yourself suffering from multiple crashes or glaring issues, check your mod Load Order to make sure any dependent mods are launching after the ones they rely on to work properly.
It’s also important to remember that, unlike PC, the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One do have a mod limiter. This means that the Xbox One can only have 2 gigabytes of mods running at a time, while the PlayStation 4 only supports a maximum of 800 megabytes. There are still plenty of smaller mods out there to help you enjoy the game, so hop in, find some that you like and get to adventuring.
You can learn more about Skyrim Special Edition by heading over to our Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim walkthrough and guide. You can also pick up the official Prima Games strategy guide for in-depth features, walkthroughs and an interactive map that pinpoints the locations of each important item in the game.