Weapons are one of the most important aspects of all Bethesda games, so a player always has a lot of room for customization. To help you figure it out, we have prepared the ultimate weapon customization guide in Starfield, in which you will learn how to modify weapons and how to choose the best modifications.
Thanks to modifications, you can significantly improve your weapons and add new properties to them. To achieve this, you need to learn how to craft them and know which ones are the best.
Starfield: How to Modify Weapons
To get started, you will need the Weapon Workbench. You will be provided the opportunity to work on it at the beginning of the game. There are a lot of them around the game world, but the best place to look is in big cities and weapon shops. You can also add one to your ship. To do this, you need to find a Ship Technician, they are available in many settlements. You need to go to Ship Builder and there in the HABS tab, you can find the workbench station. But perhaps the easiest way to access the Weapon Workbench is to build it at an outpost.
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How to Unlock More Mods in Starfield
To craft mods, you need to research them first in the Research Laboratory. You can also build it on an outpost or install it on a ship in the same tab as the workbench. You will have many mods for each weapon part to choose from, but to unlock all of them you have to improve the Weapon Engineering skill. To unlock this skill, you have to spend 4 skill points in the Science tree. To improve it, you need to craft 5 weapon mods for level 2 and 3 and 30 weapon mods for level 4.
If you want to get all the mods quickly, there is a way to do it quickly and cheaply. Go to the Weapon Workbench, select a ballistic weapon, and go to the Barrel slot. Then you need to install Short Barrel then Standard Barrel and repeat this until you get level 4 Weapon Engineering skill. They only need 1 piece of two common materials such as Sealent or Nickel.
Best Weapon Mods in Starfield
Now that you know all about the mods, it’s time to find the best ones. There are as many as 9 different types of mods in Starfield:
- Magazine and Battery
- Grip and Stock
You may want to modify every single piece of weapon, but there are many weak ones and some you just can’t install. Let us show you which mods are definitely worth installing:
- Long Barrel
- Recon Laser Sight
- High Powered
- Large Magazine
- Focus Nozzle
Pay attention that each weapon has modifications that cannot be installed. So you need to read carefully what the mods do and whether they fit your combat style. Experiment to find the best ones for yourself.
These were all the tips that will help you install mods on your weapon in Starfield. We hope that our guide has helped you to understand this topic and that your weapon will start to bring many times more benefits.
And before you go, check out our guide on how to get the Despondent Assassin Rifle in Starfield. Good luck!