The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim supports modding on the Xbox One. While it is possible to add mods that improve the visual fidelity of the game, it can also end up with a messy performance for the hardware. This is where the additional power offered by the Xbox One X proves to be an advantage for the more demanding mods.
Recently, a modded version of the game was making its round on Reddit which revealed a completely different look for the game. You can see it in the screenshot below.
This looks great but to get to this level of visuals, you will need a long list of mods as shared by the Reddit user who posted this screenshot as well.
- Display Enhancements
- Divine SMIM
- High Poly Project
- Enhanced Texture Detail
- Detailed Terrain and Tree LoD
- Bigger Trees
- Project Hippie
- FOS – Forests of Skyrim
- Skyland 1k (2k version leads to massive fps drops in this configuration)
- Caves by t4gtr34um3er
- 2k Fluffy Snow
- Better Dynamic Snow
- Veydosbrom – Grasses and Groundcover (Dense)
- Landscape Fixes for Grass Mods
- HD Photorealistic Ivy
- Divine Texture Pack – Flowers
- Weathered Road Signs
- Lampposts of Skyrim Special Edition
- The Ruins
- Superior Rocks – Balanced (again, 4k version is too heavy and causes performance issues)
- ML-RPG Port
- Enhanced Lights and FX
- Enhanced lights and FX – Exterior
- ELFX – Enhancer
- Vivid Weathers Special Edition (French version)
- Obsidian Mountain Fogs
- Dynamically Disable Eye Adaptation
- Far Better Sun
- Realistic Water Two
- TLS High-Def Water Blue Alternative
- Realistic Water Two LOD Fix
After installing all these mods along with a couple others for “Character beautification, Armor, and Gameplay,” the user was still sitting at around 4GB of modded data out of the reserved 5 GB.
According to him, the game seems to hold its 30 fps target well despite all the mods but he did face some crashes after every couple of hours.
The additions of mods on consoles is still a new territory and currently, only Bethesda Softworks is offering such a mod support with their Fallout 4 and Skyrim Remaster for the Xbox One. It will be interesting to see how far users can take the mod support on consoles in the future.