The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition overtook its older “hey buy” sibling, Skyrim Legendary Edition, to become the game with the most mods downloaded on Nexusmods. About six years after the release, Skyrim Special Edition was able to achieve this goal.
Now Skyrim Special Edition has over 1.9 billion downloads of its mods. Skyrim Legendary Edition is still the game with the most mods available with around 69.2k. At the same time, 58 thousand mods are available for download for Skyrim Special Edition.
Nexusmods is of course not the only site for downloading and downloading mods, but the most popular one. The site has generated 6 billion downloads and hosts mods for approximately 2,000 games.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is one of the best modding games as it gives modders a lot of freedom. Bethesda officially released Skyrim on November 11, 2011. Since its release, the game has received a ton of improvements in every aspect thanks to mods created by the community.
Later, on October 28, 2016, a special edition was released. Skyrim Special Edition brought many improvements over previous versions of the game. The game has been further developed with the release of the Anniversary Edition update on November 11, 2021.
Skyrim Legendary Edition led Nexusmods with the most mods and the most downloads for about a decade. However, Skyrim Special Edition has finally taken over the lead after six years of release.
From minor bug fixes to major DLC mods, the modding community has supported Skyrim even a decade after its release.
Bethesda deserves some credit for giving modders that kind of freedom. Their games have always been favorites in terms of modding. The upcoming Starfield is expected to provide the community with the same freedom.