Two million Skyrim mods downloaded within Creation Kit's first days online

In the first three days after Bethesda's Skyrim Creation Kit went online, some two million mods were downloaded by players, reports Bethesda. The company says its RPG was 2011's second-bestselling game (spoiler: the #1 title had modern soldiers and modern mustaches in it), and the response to the Creation Kit has given the title a new lease of life while we wait for the first DLC announcement.

Mods currently available include the Valve tie-in Fall of the Space Core, some Lord of the Rings weapons to wield against Skyrim's ne'er-do-wells, a fix to drastically raise the price of the game's books (finally!) and an Iron Chef hat and tunic made from dragon bones. If those don't appeal, there's only around 3000 other mods on the rapidly-growing database for you to peruse, sample and corrupt your savegames (oh yeah, save your game like ten times before you start modding). Any early reader favorites out there?


  • Mezolitik - February 15, 2012 5:08 a.m.

    I loves the Workshop. I have a mod that makes unread books glow blue. BLUE! I gotta say though, the Space Core mod was fun for about 45 seconds. I love Space Core, but he never shuts up! His 're-entry' is amusing though. Those LOTR weapons are fantastic. They're not overpowered, and they look awesome.
  • jmcgrotty - February 15, 2012 2:16 a.m.

    Immediately followed by over 2 million mods being deleted because they're found to be utter crap. It's a fact of life: There has NEVER been a good mod, and there never will be. It's a pathetic sub-culture that needs to go away.
  • Faustinator - February 15, 2012 4:40 a.m.

    Forgotten Hope 1 and 2 have kept me playing BF1942/BF2 for years :) And Counterstrike? That is still fun - not to mention DoD :) i shouldn't respond to trolls really, but I'm feeling generous so close to Valentine's Day :D
  • Shinard - February 15, 2012 5:51 a.m.

    Yeah, no mod ever got made into the best free-to-play game of all time... Oh wait.
  • ChaosEternal - February 17, 2012 10:42 a.m.

    A large reason I play all my games on PC is for mods. For example, Minecraft would have been much worse without them. (Though that is probably a bad example since it is a very open sandbox game, therefore mods are natural to it.) Anyway, mods let you screw around in ways not normally possible, make the game more enjoyable, fix glitches, improve visuals, and they help makers of the mods improve their programming/artistic skills.
  • ObliqueZombie - February 14, 2012 4:17 p.m.

    This is why I want a gaming PC. :X

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