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Skyrim dev Bethesda and GOG offer prizes in Nexus’ ‘Stay Home. Make Mods’ event

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There’s already a huge selection of incredible Skyrim mods, Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord mods, and, well, mods for many of the best PC games in Nexus’ catalogue of downloadable goodies. But there can always be more, especially if their creation is part of a good cause. Nexus Mods has launched a ‘Stay Home. Make Mods’ competition – and it’s teamed up with Skyrim developer Bethesda, digital games platform GOG, and Kingdom Come: Deliverance dev Warhorse Studios to offer some super sweet prizes each week.

The event, now in its second week, has launched in response to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis around the world. “In light of recent world events, we wanted to do our part in helping our community cope with social distancing and self-isolation by giving you something to focus on during this challenging time,” the site’s post says. “So why not make some mods?”

“We’ve also teamed up with our friends at GOG, Warhorse Studios, and Bethesda to offer you a different selection of prizes each week.” Sweet!

On offer this week is “one game of your choice” with a value of up to £50, “for an entry selected randomly from the top 20 mods of the week – ranked by unique downloads.” Plus, Warhorse is also offering six game keys for the event: three for Kingdom Come: Deliverance and three for Fechtbuch: The Real Swordfighting behind Kingdom Come which will be gifted to winners following a randomised draw.

All you have to do to be eligible for one of the above prizes is upload a mod to the site with the tag ‘Stay Home. Make Mods’ before April 19. It’s worth noting, you’ll need to make them ‘safe for work’, as only these will be included in the draw.

The event itself continues until May 4, with prizes differing each week until then. The first week of the competition saw a pretty staggering “273 mods from 216 authors across 48 games” entries, with Bannerlord, Skyrim: Special Edition, Fallout 4, and (regular) Skyrim taking the lead. You can see a roundup of the winning mods here.

If you’re keen to find out more about the event and see some instructions on how to tag your mods for entry into the draw, check out Nexus Mods’ post here. You can also check out our lists of the best Stardew Valley mods and Fallout 4 mods if you love tinkering with your games and want to see what’s already out there.

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