Skyrim: The 10 Best PS4 Mods, Ranked (2023)

The re-release of Skyrim on previous-gen consoles isn't just a pointless remaster that makes the game look a bit prettier, although it sure accomplishes that. Among the quality of life changes implemented by Bethesda, support for user-created mods is definitely the most exciting feature to be found in the game. This basically lets you have a taste of the endless fun PC players have with crazy mods that can add virtually anything to Skyrim.

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If you can't afford a PC, but happen to have Skyrim for PS4, you should still take advantage of the mods released for this port. Although they aren't fleshed out like on PC, due to technological limitations, they still make significant improvements and welcome additions to gameplay.

Updated on July 29, 2021, by Juliet Childers: Skyrim remains one of the most popular games despite its age. That's just a testament to Bethesda's original creation and the modding community, as well. Though mods still work best on PC versions of the game, console peers don't need to miss out. From better homes to graphics and even ones that just add unique armor, we've added even more Skyrim PS4 mods.


15/15 Cutting Room Floor

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As with other Bethesda titles, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim had tons of material that didn't make it into the official game. However, it can be found in the game files all the same. This mod brings back that cut content including locations, NPCs, and questlines.

There are a few other mods that add new content, but this one simply reveals content you couldn't access before.

14/15 Faster Leveling

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Making a powerful character can take ages in this game. Because of this, you might be discouraged from trying a variety of different abilities, and just focus on melee combat. Faster Leveling boosts most skill leveling rates by 2.5%. That's not enough to make the game notably easier, but it's enough to make it seem a bit fairer.

This mod is especially useful if some of your skill-trees seem constantly stuck in the 80-90 range. It's fun to work your way up to those levels, but without this mod you will simply need hundreds of hours of gameplay to do so. The only caveat is that you can't use Faster Leveling with the Ordinator mod.

13/15 Better Combat AI

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The exploration and meeting of people are nothing without engrossing combat. Along with the "More Kill Moves and Decapitations" mod, Better Combat AI improves a player's experience if they want more engaging combat.

Not only does this mod enable enemies to stagger, it makes them bash, block, and adjust their combat strategies based on the player's own weapon.

12/15 Even Better Quest Objectives

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Some quests in the game can seem rather ambiguous, especially the one about the Stones Of Barenziah. The game doesn't even give you general locations to investigate. No, it basically wants you to explore the entire open world, and keep your eyes peeled for 24 gemstones that could very well be anywhere. Literally, they could be in a chest, or entombed in a dungeon, you name it.

Even Better Quest Objectives gives you more detailed quest log prompts, that basically function as hints without giving away the objective's exact location. That's the perfect balance to be found for otherwise tedious quests.

11/15 Rich Merchants Of Skyrim

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Ever try to save enough money for the best houses in the game? The quickest way there is to sell all the loot you can carry. Unfortunately, merchants in vanilla Skyrim have a rather meager sum of gold at their disposal to trade. This can make your enrichment process incredibly slow.

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Rich Merchants Of Skyrim gives every merchants 10,000 gold. That's plenty of money you can receive, if you sell them quality goods. The best thing about this mod is its compatibility, you can put it anywhere in your loader, as long as you don't have any other mods that modify merchants' gold.

10/15 Cheat Mod

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Okay, so "cheating" is frowned upon in games, but this mod doesn't use bots to drag down networks or anything like that. It simply enables the player to carry tons of stuff and craft all kinds of things.

The mod sets up the "Warmaiden's Forge" in Whiterun -- a chest with 1000 of every type of crafting ingredient you need. Then, it adds 100,000 pieces of gold in various strongboxes, as well as a ring that pushes your weight carry limit over 500,000.

9/15 Rain And Snow FX

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This mod does not make significant changes to the weather system in the game. It still rains and snows as usual, with prevalent overcast in-game days. However, when your character does happen to get caught in a storm or blizzard, their armor and clothes become visibly wet or frostbitten.

That's a very nice touch, considering that vanilla Skyrim doesn't really do anything to make it seem like your gear is exposed to environmental conditions. You could jump in a pool of water and emerge drier than a desert from Minecraft. This mod fixes that, so it's great if you care about amplifying immersion.

8/15 Surreal Lighting Or Rustic Weathers & Lighting

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Skyrim can look truly amazing on PC. Although the PS4 lacks high-end graphics capabilities compared to expensive computers, Skyrim can still look amazing with the right mod. Surreal Lighting will do the trick, if that's what you want to achieve.

Contrast, brightness, and saturation are most visibly affected and improved, and create vibrant environments that greatly beautify the game. Your game is going to thank you for installing this.

7/15 Immersive Citizens - AI Overhaul

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One of Skyrim's most prevalent immersion-breaking problems is its AI. Seriously, everyone knows you can put a bucket on a merchant's head and steal everything from their shop. This mod overhauls citizen's schedules, making them feel more organic, and improves their general relation to the environment or potential threats.

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For each settlement location, unique dialogue with characters is generally doubled. Overall, this mod is great for anyone wanting a more authentic experience out of Skyrim.

6/15 Unofficial Skyrim Special Edition Patch

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Although this title has been out for almost a decade, Skyrim is not exactly bug-free. Even if most game-breaking bugs have been resolved a long time ago, this mod is the final boss of patches.

The Unofficial Skyrim Special Edition Patch is designed to be compatible with most mods out there, and improves as much as possible of the game without making drastic changes. It was last updated on December 9, 2020. It's surprising to see people finding bugs scattered here and there so long after the game's release. In any case, get this if you want to make your game run without problems.

5/15 Phenderix Magic Reloaded

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Do you love using magic? Does it feel like there aren't enough spells or mage-oriented pieces of gear? You are in luck, since the Phenderix Magic Reloaded mod adds all you could possibly want: new locations, weapons, enemy types, and over 250 spells. There is no reason why you shouldn't download this on PS4.

However, be warned that this mod is not compatible with the following: Phenderix Magic World, Magic Evolved, Arcane Archery, or Elemental Fighter. If you have any of these, make sure to uninstall them before downloading this extensive overhaul.

4/15 Themed Mods: Vampire Knights, Wolf Blooded, & Dragon Spawn

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Skyrim is a magical realm filled with all kinds of mythical creatures; why shouldn't they have their own weapons, armor types, etc? These mods, all by user SkaerKrow, adds unique content for various non-human characters and even add NPCs.

Vampire Knights, Dragon Spawn, Wolf Blooded all add vampire/werewolf/etc followers, enemies, weapons, armor, and unique dungeons. Definitely worth picking up!

3/15 Magical College Of Winterhold

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The College Of Winterhold is one of the best locations in the entire game. It is heavily steeped in lore and interesting details that construct its solemn ambiance. If you want to make the college even better, download this mod. It's among the very best available for PS4.

Interiors are completely redesigned, and many additions are made to the college's buildings. It's hard to come across a more fleshed out place, especially for characters who roleplay as mages.

2/15 Smilodon: Combat Of Skyrim

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Skyrim presents you with countless tools to engage in battle. Regardless of whether you choose to be a spellsword or rogue archer, mage or dual-wielding raider, enemies can often seem unchallenging. You could increase the game's difficulty, but even then the AI is still pretty mindless, so you might simply die from circumstantial instances.

Smilodon: Combat Of Skyrim makes every enemy more aggressive, significantly enough that you will actually feel endangered when fighting. Barbarians actually try to attack you simultaneously, you need to strategize your battles, and combat feels overall more impactful.

1/15 Voice Of Madness (Wabbajack Shout)

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This mod is totally unique to the PS4 for now. However, it is a must-get for any Elder Scrolls fan because, and need more be said, WABBAJACK! As far as Skyrim PS4 mods go, this is one of the best.

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Channel Sheogorath's chaos in all of its Daedric glory with the Thu'um shout as you banish baddies to Oblivion. It also may or may not rain down cheese that explodes.

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How many mods is too many Skyrim PS4? ›

The cap is set to 150 for Xbox and 100 for PlayStation.

Which Skyrim has the best mods? ›

The 10 best Skyrim mods for 2022
  • Helgen Reborn. ...
  • Sounds of Skyrim: Complete. ...
  • Apocalypse: Magic of Skyrim. ...
  • Diverse Dragons Collection. ...
  • Enderal: The Shards of Order. ...
  • A Quality World Map and Solstheim Map with Roads. ...
  • Vivid Weathers Definitive Edition: A Complete Weather & Visual Overhaul. ...
  • UFO: Ultimate Follower Overhaul.
Oct 13, 2022

What is the most downloaded mod in Skyrim? ›

1 Skyrim HD - 2K Textures

This is the most downloaded The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim mod in the history of NexusMods. This highly detailed mod presents the region of Skyrim in high-resolutions like never before. Skyrim HD – 2K Textures requires better computer specifications than the original game.

What mods make Skyrim more fun? ›

10 Best Skyrim Mods for 2022
  • Moonpath to Elsweyr.
  • Falskaar.
  • Helgen Reborn.
  • Sounds of Skyrim: Complete.
  • Apocalypse: Magic of Skyrim.
  • Diverse Dragons Collection.
  • Enderal: The Shards of Order.
  • A Quality World Map and Solstheim Map with Roads.
Jun 22, 2022

What is the most op item in Skyrim? ›

1 Auriel's Bow

Thus, it's no surprise that Auriel's Bow is the most powerful weapon a player can find in Skyrim. Once wielded by the Elven god Auri-El himself, this bow deals 13 base damage with 20 points of sun damage stacked on top for 33 points of damage and has a faster rate of fire than the average bow.

What should I not miss in Skyrim? ›

Skyrim: 13 Secret Side Quests Everyone Missed
  • 6 Forgotten Names.
  • 7 The Great Skyrim Treasure Hunt. ...
  • 8 Composure, Speed, And Precision. ...
  • 9 Repentance. ...
  • 10 Rise In The East. ...
  • 11 Coming of Age. ...
  • 12 Frostflow Abyss. ...
  • 13 Liar's Retreat. This location does not have a marked quest, but it has a story with some reward involved. ...
Feb 23, 2021

What is the highest level in Skyrim PS4? ›

The level cap in Skyrim is 81. This means that players can reach the maximum level by completing all of the available quests and gaining all of the possible experience points. After reaching this level, players can continue to gain experience, but they will not be able to advance any further.

Can Skyrim mods corrupt PS4? ›

It can corrupt saves and cause crashes only if you do it wrong. There shouldnt be any viruses. It can cause a few issues if the mods clash. Not much of a moder, but I have noticed in the description of mods that they usually give instructions on where to have it on your mod list and possible mods it could clash with.

What is the level cap in Skyrim PS4? ›

Thanks to the ability to make your skills Legendary, you can actually have every single perk in the game and still keep leveling up. However, there are soft maximum level caps at level 80 – when all skills are 100 and not Legendary – and 252 – when you have all perks.

What mods should I install first Skyrim? ›

The first mod any beginner should install is the Unofficial Skyrim Special Edition Patch. This comprehensive mod fixes many of the bugs that Bethesda missed.

What is the best all in one graphics mod for Skyrim? ›

SMIM is widely regarded as one of the most exhaustive graphics mods for Skyrim. Not only does it overhaul a huge chunk of Skyrim's textures and models with an array of fixes, but it also provides several options for discerning players to reskin everything from chains to fences and tables.

What mod makes Skyrim look better? ›

One of the easiest ways to make Skyrim look better is to install an all-in-one texture pack. Skyrim Realistic Overhaul gets the job done admirably without slowing down one's system to a crawl. The mod itself is massive and covers a little bit of everything when it comes to re-texturing various objects.

What is the best modded house in Skyrim? ›

There are plenty of great mods available, but the very best house mods for Skyrim help to make the game feel more robust and interesting.
  • 6 Blackthorn - A Buildable Town In The Rift.
  • 7 Oldhollow Chalet - Player Home. ...
  • 8 Frostspire Tower. ...
  • 9 The Scarlett - A Buildable Ship (SE) ...
  • 10 LC_Citadel. ...
  • 11 The Riften Garret SE. ...
Feb 14, 2023

Where is the best place to mod Skyrim? ›

The best place on the internet to find Skyrim mods is Nexus Mods, and for years they offered their own app called Nexus Mod Manager (NMM) to help users organize and keep track of their downloads. NMM is still available, but the Nexus team recently released a heavily upgraded version called Vortex.

What platform did Skyrim sell the most on? ›

Breaking down the sales by platform, the game sold best on the PlayStation 4 with 589,449 units sold (63%), compared to 349,285 units sold on the Xbox One (37%). Breaking down the sales by region, the game sold best in the US with 417,968 units sold (45%), compared to 354,622 units sold in Europe (38%).

What is the coolest thing to do in Skyrim? ›

10 awesome things to do in Skyrim
  • Explore.
  • Join a guild.
  • Become a werewolf.
  • Craft badass armour.
  • Pick a fight with a Giant.
  • Fighting with dragons is one thing but there's something special about picking a fight with a dude thrice your size. ...
  • Become Sam Fisher.
  • Shout stuff off cliffs.

What is the most op armor in Skyrim? ›

Deathbrand Armor is arguably the best armor in the game - certainly if you don't have max-level Smithing and Enchanting skills. It can be found one piece at a time as part of the "Deathbrand" Dragonborn quest.

What is the coolest looking weapon in Skyrim? ›

Skyrim: 5 Of The Coolest Looking Swords (& 5 That Look Terrible)
  • 3 Terrible: Forsworn Sword.
  • 4 Cool: Daedric Sword. ...
  • 5 Terrible: Falmer Sword. ...
  • 6 Cool: Chillrend. ...
  • 7 Terrible: Ancient Nord Sword. ...
  • 8 Cool: Nightingale Blade. ...
  • 9 Terrible: Imperial Sword. ...
  • 10 Cool: Bolar's Oathblade. ...
Jan 10, 2020

What is the fastest weapon in Skyrim? ›

Daggers have the highest attack speed and lowest base damage of all weapons in Skyrim, but that doesn't mean they should be ignored. In fact, for all One-Handed skill users, they can be essential: Dual-wielding means that the swing-speed of the fastest weapon is applied to both.

What is the most hidden quest in Skyrim? ›

One of the better-known hidden quests in Skyrim is the Ebony Warrior. However, what makes him rare is the fact that a lot of casual players might never reach the required level of 80 to face off against him. The Ebony Warrior is a mysterious warrior who has faced many challenges in his time.

Who is better to marry in Skyrim? ›

For anyone looking for a companion with their priorities set straight, Mjoll is the ideal marriage choice in Skyrim. She's a good-doer and dislikes anything that has to do with corruption, namely the Thieves' Guild and the Black-Briar family. Players will find her in Riften, usually hanging around the Bee and Barb Inn.

What is the weirdest quest in Skyrim? ›

1 A Night to Remember

By far the funniest quest in the game, the drinking-contest-gone-wrong is one not to miss. The loot is worth it on its own, but the things you do while drunk are absolutely hilarious. For starters, you stole a goat from a man in Rorikstead and gave her to a giant.

Who is the main god in Skyrim? ›

Akatosh: The Dragon God of Time and chief god of the pantheon. Has affiliation with the main antagonist of Skyrim, Alduin the World-Eater.

Who is the hardest Skyrim boss? ›

Karstaag is the undisputed toughest enemy in all of Skyrim. This optional frost troll boss has his level locked at 90, with absolutely no scaling. His health is 4000, and his regeneration rate is better than that of a normal troll.

What is the weakest thing in Skyrim? ›

The 10 Weakest Enemies In Skyrim
  • 8 Wolf.
  • 7 Novice Fire Mage.
  • 6 Skeever.
  • 5 Skeleton.
  • 4 Mudcrab.
  • 3 Wisp.
  • 2 Horses.
  • 1 Bandit.
Apr 6, 2020

Does Skyrim get harder as you level? ›

A word of warning though: because enemies are themselves levelled in Skyrim - meaning their strength is tied to your own overall character level - power-levelling can make your life considerably harder in combat, particularly if you prioritise non-combat skills early on.

How long is Skyrim 100%? ›

Read More. When focusing on the main objectives, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is about 34 Hours in length. If you're a gamer that strives to see all aspects of the game, you are likely to spend around 232 Hours to obtain 100% completion.

What is the point of making a skill legendary in Skyrim? ›

The main benefit to Legendary Skills is that it removes the level cap and allows players to theoretically gain as many Perk Points as they like.

Does PS4 ban you for modding? ›

Yes if you connect to PlayStation network Sony will see that you have modified the consoles software and they will place a permanent ban on every account on that console.

Does Skyrim PS4 have Nsfw mods? ›

Beside the fact that all the outright sexual or nude mods are banned entirely on Xbox One and PS4 (Hey, Microsoft and Sony, you know we're adults, right?), there's an extra hurdle for the PlayStation fans: Sony won't allow ANY external assets to be used in modding.

Are there any mods for Skyrim ps4? ›

Mods in Skyrim Special Edition on consoles are accessed in the same way as Fallout 4 on Xbox One and PS4, but require a step before you can get started. Here's what to do.

What is the best graphics mod for Skyrim ps4 2022? ›

The Best Mods To Use in Skyrim (2022)

eVx ENB does more than just enhance the natural beauty of Skyrim; it completely updates water textures, skin textures, weather systems, and more to give players an immersive experience. It's the best Mod for bringing 2022 gaming environmental beauty to Skyrim.

Does Skyrim ps4 have Nsfw mods? ›

Beside the fact that all the outright sexual or nude mods are banned entirely on Xbox One and PS4 (Hey, Microsoft and Sony, you know we're adults, right?), there's an extra hurdle for the PlayStation fans: Sony won't allow ANY external assets to be used in modding.

Can you dodge in Skyrim PS4? ›

PC/Mac players can dodge or roll by double-tapping the directional key of the direction in which they want their character to dodge. Console players can dodge an attack by using [LT] + [A] for Xbox One, or [L2] + [Cross] for PlayStation 4.

Which is the best Skyrim race? ›

Skyrim: Ranking Every Playable Race From Worst To Best
  • 8 Khajiit.
  • 7 Imperial.
  • 6 Orc.
  • 5 Redguard.
  • 4 Nord.
  • 3 Dark Elf (Dunmer)
  • 2 Breton.
  • 1 High Elf (Altmer)
Feb 25, 2022


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