Skyrim: Special Edition supports mods on consoles – but how do you actually get them?
Skyrim: Special Edition brings mods to console players at last. Unfortunately, it’s not super obvious how you actually get them, and Googling just generates a stack of headlines rather than anything useful.
Don’t worry, cats: I have wrestled the Internet into submission and figured out how you actually get console mods for Skyrim: Special Edition. All you have to do is visit the Skyrim mods section of Bethesda.net and set a filter for your platform of choice.
Once you’ve found a mod you like (and any it depends on), you can click the “add to library” button to kick off the process of making it available in Skyrim: Special Edition on your console. You’ll need a Bethesda.net ID linked to your console ID to complete the process.
The reason for the discrepancy is that Skyrim: Special Edition mod support is different on the two platforms – PS4 mods can’t use external assets, so that limits what creators are able to do. That’s why you only get 1GB for Skyrim mods on PS4, but 5GB on Xbox One.
This a bit disappointing for PS4 users but we should probably accept the compromise Bethesda and Sony settled on, since for a while there it looked like there would be no mod support on PS4 at all for Skyrim: Special Edition and Fallout 4.
Skyrim: Special Edition launches on Friday, but the demand for mods is already high – probably because console players have been gazing at the scene with longing for like, decades.
Expect both Skyrim: Special Edition mod lists to populate markedly over the next few weeks as mod authors bring the goods.