The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition doesn’t support Steam Workshop

By: Madeleine Dean
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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition is simply an amazing game. Once you hit the play button, you can dive into an impressive fantasy world backed up by remastered art and effects, volumetric god rays, dynamic depth of field, screen-space reflections, and more.

New quests, environments, characters and weapons are waiting for players in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition , most definitely one of the more entertaining gaming experiences available. However, there is one important feature that the game doesn’t support: Steam Workshop.

The Steam Workshop is a hub of player-created content and tools that can be downloaded to games. Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim supports Steam Workshop, allowing mod authors to publish work directly to the Workshop and let players subscribe to the mods they want to use.

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim supports a huge number of mods suitable for different gaming needs. ENB is perfect for beginners, while Huntersborn and Frostfall bring enhanced graphics. Steam Workshop is actually very popular among Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim fans and the lack of Steam Workshop support in the Skyrim Special Edition is disappointing many gamers.

Bethesda now has its own mod repository, Bethesda.net, that you can use for Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition mods. The particular mod installation interface inside the game was implemented particularly for this reason.

Bethesda Softworks has their own mod repository now. Bethesda.net. […]
No, they won’t make a Workshop page also. They are going hardcore into supporting mods for consoles and will do nothing that might split their community. They want PC modders to upload to B.N. and, while they’re there, load up a console version of their mods.

Gamers don’t really like Bethesda’s new mod repository, complaining that the load order manager is cumbersome, the search function is not at all optimized, and the interface is clumsy.

The Bethesda alternative is bad, I’m sorry to say. It’s clunky, poorly laid out, and is generally a poor man’s Workshop. I don’t know why they’re trying to push it on people, but I doubt it will be around long, unless it gets some significant improvements.

If you don’t like Bethesda’s mod repository, you can try out Nexus. Many gamers criticize this platform but in the end, Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition fans don’t really have much of a choice when it comes to mod platforms.

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