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There is no denying Bethesda's ability to create expansive open-world RPGs, as evidenced by Skyrim and the Fallout series. However, when creating games of that caliber, you tend to forget a few pieces along the way. We don't blame Bethesda; their games are, after all, works of art; they just may not be tailored exactly to your preferences. If that's the case, then read on to find out what the best mods for Starfield are and how they can improve your experience.

8. Starfield Upscaler

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This first mod might be the one you didn't realize you needed but do. Starfield Upscaler improves your in-game frame rate by utilizing Nvidia's DLSS upscaling technology, which Starfield does not currently support. As a result, this is one of the best mods for anyone who uses an RTS GPU from Nvidia, which is the vast majority of us. So, if you're looking for better FPS in Starfield, this mod is a lifesaver.

Mod Download: Starfield Upscaler

7. Enhanced Player Healthbar

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Although we like Starfield's minimal HUD, we have a beef with the health bar. That is, it only appears red, indicating severe injury, when you have 25% or less health. It definitely makes for some high-stakes moments because we know we're practically one-shot, but it would be nice if we could get a little more of a heads-up.

If that sounds like something you would benefit from, then install the Enhanced Player Healthbar mod for Starfield. It changes your health bar to yellow when you fall below 75%, orange at 50%, and finally red at 25%. This is one of the best mods for Starfield because it literally is a lifesaver.

Mod Download: Enhanced Player Healthbar

6. Starfield FOV

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This one isn't all that special unless you're nitpicky about your FOV. If that is the case, you'll probably be the first to know that one thing Bethesda missed on the menu when making Starfield is a FOV slider. Nonetheless, with Starfield FOV, you can adjust the FOV to your liking, whether in first or third person.

Mod Download: Starfield FOV

5. BetterHUD

Personally, we aren't really trying to tamper with Starfields HUD. However, as previously stated, Bethesda's games are not always tailored to everyone's preferences. Because of this, BetterHUD is one of the best mods for Starfield. Essentially, this mod allows you to customize things like your XP indicator, discovery text, hit markers, and enemy health bars. Overall, there are numerous ways to tailor the HUB to your tastes. So, if you don't like how something looks on your screen, BetterHUD is likely to have a solution.

Mod Download: BetterHUD

4. Icon Sorting Tags

Mods like Starfield FOV and BetterHUB are up to player choice, however, Icon Sorting Tags is one that's absolutely essential for everyone to have. The Icon Sorting Tags mod adds icons to items you're looking at. That way, you know what you're picking up before you pick it up.

If you're new to Starfield, you'll most likely be stuffing your pockets with whatever you come across. In reality, however, more than half of it is useless junk. As a result, this is one of the best mods for Starfield because it helps players understand what they're picking up. Combine it with our next mod, another must-have, and you'll be a looting pro in no time.

Mod Download: Icon Sorting Tags

3. StarUI Inventory

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StarUI Inventory, inspired by an old Skyrim mod known as SkyUI, makes better use of the on-screen space when accessing your inventory. After all, inventory UIs have never really been Bethesda's strong suit. That's why StarUI Inventory is one of the best mods for Starfield that we feel every player can benefit from.

Basically, this mod condenses more information on the screen when you access your inventory. This allows you to easily compare weapons and helps you get rid of many items that you'll discover are useless thanks to your improved UI.

Mod Download: StarUI Inventory

2. Cleanfield

If there's one thing that signifies Bethesda games, it would have to be their excruciatingly long loading screens when you boot up the game. Thankfully, Cleanfield takes care of that for you. This mod removes the epilepsy and seizure warning from the startup process, as well as the Bethesda logo video. Furthermore, you can remove the daily message and Starfield logo. Leaving you with an amazing picture of a sun creeping out behind a planet and peering into the unknown abyss.

Mod Download: Cleanfield

1. Visible Skills Descriptions

The ability to customize your character and define their skills is what makes Bethesda's games so immersive. However, what's troubling in Starfield's case is that we can't see what these skills do because they're hidden behind ranks. As a result, you won't know how these skills will affect your character until you're too far down the skill tree to realize you'd rather have taken a different path. That's why you need the Visible Skills Descriptions mod for Starfield.

All this mod does is add a description to each skill, so you can know what it does before going through with it. That way, you have a lot more control over how you want to customize your character's build. It might even be worth downloading this mod before starting another run so you know how to prepare for the next one.

Mod Download: Visible Skills Descriptions

So, what's your take? Do you agree with our picks? Are there other mods for Starfield you think are best? Let us know in the comments below or over on our socials here!

Riley Fonger is a freelance writer, music lover, and gamer since adolescence. He loves anything video game-related and grew up with a passion for story games such as Bioshock and The Last of Us.