Starfield weapon mods

By carefully selecting the best Starfield weapon mods, you can transform any gun or blade into the ultimate weapon.

Even if you’ve found the best gun in Starfield, there’s always room for improvement. You can tailor your weapons to any playstyle by installing the best Starfield weapon mods. By adding a silencer to your weapon, you can take a stealthier approach, or you can add a muzzle to reduce recoil, and it doesn’t end there. Want to make your pistol a semi-automatic? You can do that. Want more damage? Upgrade your receiver.

Just remember: creating weapon mods requires research at a research laboratory to unlock them, and the necessary credits and resources to build them. You’ll also want to check out the best Starfield skills which boost your abilities to research modifications, mine resources, and build the best weapon mods.

Here all the Starfield weapon mods:

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    • Mod Type Grip and Stock
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What are Starfield weapon mods?

A Starfield weapon mod is a component or modification you can add to almost any Starfield weapon. You will need to be at a weapon workbench in order to attach and detach different modifications. You can use weapon mods to completely change your playstyle by increasing a gun’s accuracy, magazine capacity, or giving a gun explosive ammunition for additional damage. Creating a weapon mod requires resources, but you can also loot them from defeated enemies, or find them randomly in containers.

Each weapon comes with a “mods” stat, determining how many modifications that weapon can support. For example, the Drum Beat can support 7 different modifications in total, allowing you to equip a new scope, receiver, magazine, muzzle, and whatever else you have researched.

How do Starfield weapon mods work?

Once you’ve unlocked a Starfield weapon mod at the research laboratory, you can build and equip them to the appropriate weapons at a weapons workstation. Building a weapon mod from scratch will cost you a few Starfield resources, so make sure you have a good mining setup on one or all of your outposts.

Screenshot of demonstrating several Starfield weapon mods.

Starfield weapon mod locations

You may find some weapon mods attached to a number of weapons in random containers, for sale from a merchant. However, the main way you will find weapon mods is by crafting them at the weapons workstation once you’ve completed the prerequisite Starfield research project.

Legendary Starfield weapon mods

As in previous Bethesda titles, Starfield has a series of Legendary modifications which provide unique and powerful bonuses. Some are attached to named weapons, while others are added randomly to a large pool of weapons. The former are often rewards for completing quests or discovering and exploring secret locations, while the latter can be found randomly on enemies, or in containers.

It isn’t possible to craft legendary mods or remove them from weapons, but you can bet there’ll be a Starfield mod that does.

For more on customization, check out our character creation and skills guides, or check out our full Starfield armor database.

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