Starfield: How to mod weapons and equipment

Rishov Mukherjee
A screenshot from the game StarfieldBethesda Game Studios

Starfield has finally arrived and players are eagerly exploring the expansive universe Bethesda has created and you’ll likely need to use mods at some point on your travels. Here’s how to mod your weapons and equipment in Starfield.

Starfield is a game of exploration, but it also involves a lot of shooting. You will often come across enemies such as pirates and opposing factions who will come against you. In such cases, you will need to defend yourself.

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As always your weapon and equipment need to be top of the line in order to come out of a combat unscathed. In fact, if you mod them, then your weapons and equipment will become extremely versatile. So, if you’re looking to increase your survivability and kill potential, then our handy Starfield equipment mods piece has you covered.

A screenshot from the game StarfieldBethesda Game Studios
You can equip mods to weapons and equipment to make them powerful

Guide to mod weapons and equipment in Starfield

Weapons in Starfield can be modded through the Weapon workbench and Equipment (Spacesuits) can be modded through the Spacesuit Workbench. These workbenches can be found in almost any major city and they are very easy to locate.

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However, once you have found a workbench, your task has just begun. Most mods cannot be equipped right away. You will need access to materials that you can gather through exploration. Apart from that, you will also need research skills before you can get access to certain mods.

In order to do this, go to a research station and then open the menu. Select whether you want a weapon or spacesuit mod. In this research station, you can unlock the mods provided you have the resources to do so.

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Once you have unlocked the mod, you need to craft it on the workbench and then equip it into your weapon or your gear. It is important to remember you will need to have access to Weapon Engineering and Spacesuit Design skills in order to get access to good mods for your weapons and equipment.

This concludes our guide for mods in weapons and equipment in Starfield. If you found it informative, please look into some of our other guides at Dexerto.

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Rishov is a Games Writer at Dexerto. He holds a Masters degree in Astrophysics from St Xavier's College in Kolkata, India, and has previously worked at Sportskeeda. In his spare time, he enjoys playing Street Fighter, Destiny 2, Genshin Impact and Honkai Star Rail, the games he specializes in as well. If you want to get in touch, contact Rishov at