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  • Collections - Preview and Tester Sign Up

    Collections - a project we've been working on aiming to make modding easier for everyone is reaching a testing stage in which we want to invite 100+ users to help us test. Anyone who is interested can apply to become a tester via the Google form linked below. We're now, for the first time, sharing more information and (alpha) footage of how the system will work. This should, hopefully, answer and address a lot of questions that have been raised, but if you feel there is more you'd like to know y...

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  • Billing system and Premium pricing update

    Nexus Mods first started offering Premium Membership as an option to users all the way back in 2007. Since then, it has been an invaluable source of income for the site that has allowed us to continue to host our services, hire staff, create NMM and Vortex, expand to over 1,300 more games and give back to mod authors via our Donation Points system, among many other things. Without it, the site simply would not exist.


    Since we first started offering Premium Membership, our billi...

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  • An important notice and our future plans for collections

    TL;DR: It is our core belief that making modding easier is a noble goal, so more people can enjoy our joint hobby. We are convinced that our collections system, a project we have spent almost 2 years and many work-hours on, is the way to achieve this goal. For the benefit of this system we have to implement a change to how mod file deletions work. The change was announced to mod authors recently, and basically means that mod files are no longer deleted, but rather archived - which will make them...

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  • Job opening: Community Manager position at Nexus Mods

    Update on 2021-04-12 - Applications are now closed. Thank you to everyone who has applied. We are currently going through all applications and hope to have our new community manager soon!

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    With Nexus Mods getting bigger and better every year, we're looking to bolster our ranks once again by recruiting a Junior Community Manager to work with our existing team to help us better serve our community.

    This position is based in our offices in Exeter in the UK an...

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  • New Notifications System Launch - 22nd March 2021

    Your notifications are getting a facelift! Starting on 22nd March 2021 all users will be upgraded to the shiny new system featuring easy access to their preferences, an improved design and more control directly in the notifications panel. We need to permanently remove all existing notifications with this change, so please use this time to check the ones you currently have if you care about them. There are a few things you need to know before the switch-over happens, so read on for more informati...

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  • What's new in Vortex 1.4?

    Vortex 1.4 is here - fresh out the oven! A lot has happened since our last Vortex related news update in September. Our devs have been working through many of your feature suggestions and implemented some very handy new improvements that will make your modding lives a bit easier. Keep on reading if you'd like to know more about what's new in 1.4.

    Vortex 1.4. has been released on the beta branch on 10th February 2021. Go to your "Settings > Vortex > Update" and select "Beta" to ...

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  • New CDN service for Premium users

    TL;DR

    We have recently enabled a new download location for Premium Members that can potentially increase download speeds for any users who might have slower speeds than expected with their Premium Membership. If you're a Premium Member and you think you should be getting faster speeds then please try the "CDN" download location, which now defaults to this new provider.


    The long version

    If you’ve had the (mis)fortune of taking the time to read my year i...

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  • The year in review

    Happy new year everyone.

    It has been a couple of years since I last updated you all on the more internal goings on at Nexus Mods so I've decided to drum up enough enthusiasm to write another of my long-winded, banal "blog posts" on the matter. I wasn't able to get around to doing one last year and I am aware that some of you actually like to punish yourselves, but if you're like me and just like to skim read, here's the TL;DR:

    Statistically we're doing better than ever. E...

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  • Site Maintenance - User login sessions

    It's almost Christmas! We hope you've all managed to keep off the naughty list during 2020. 


    There's a good chance if you're reading this you might be wondering why you were logged out of the website recently. Don't worry, there's nothing wrong with your account. This happened because we had to clear everyone's active login session as part of a routine - but essential - database maintenance task. 


    If you haven't been logged out yet please make sure your acc...

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  • We're looking for a UI/UX designer

    We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated UI/UX Designer who is passionate about creating practical, simple and human solutions to complex problems which will help design the future of Nexus Mods – a service used by millions of players worldwide.


    Together with the front-end team, you will be expected to work alongside our back-end development teams to release new features and to also take full responsibility for the look, feel and user experience of the Nexus Mods prod...

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  • Ban on US political mods

    Recently we have seen a spate of provocative and troll mods being uploaded based around current sociopolitical issues in the United States. As we get closer to the US election in November we expect this trend to increase as it did this time 4 years ago.

    Considering the low quality of the mods being uploaded, the polarising views they express and the fact that a small but vocal contingent of our users are seemingly not intelligent or grown up enough to be able to debate the issues wit...

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  • Site Maintenance - Notifications

    We are currently performing essential maintenance on the notifications system of the website, as a result, you may notice that all of your notifications prior to 12:00 pm GMT(+1) today are no longer showing in the notifications drop-down menu or the notifications page. Our web developers are working on restoring old notifications, however, we are not yet sure if this is going to be possible. We understand this isn't ideal for many users who rely on the site notifications and would like to humbly...

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  • What's new in Vortex 1.3?

    Vortex 1.3.0 has arrived! Over the last few weeks, we've introduced new features, improved existing functionality and squashed a whole load of pesky bugs. The Vortex team have been eagerly working through over 2,500 of your feedback reports to bring you the most polished modding experience yet. Here are the highlights of what's new in the latest release of Vortex. 




    Vortex UI/UX update

    It won't be obvious to the naked eye, but Vortex is undergoing a sig...

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  • We're looking for a Mid-level Front End Developer

    With our site and community growing, we are once again looking for new talent to recruit to the Nexus Mods team. This time we are looking for a Mid-level Front End Developer to join us in our offices in Exeter, UK.

    You can view the full job description on Workable and if you think you would be a good fit, do not hesitate to send us your application.

    If you're interested in joining our team, but don't think this is the right role for you then please feel free to keep c...

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  • What's new with Vortex? - 1.2.14 Update

    After last month's 1.2 milestone release, our Vortex developers have been busy implementing even more suggested and requested features as well as adding general improvements. From a substantial upgrade to the Witcher 3 game extension, and general performance boosts and enhancements, to a new mod reporting system that is designed to help mod authors and users alike troubleshoot any issues, these are the main updates this month.


    Quick facts about Vortex:


    Vortex...

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  • What's new in Vortex 1.2?

    Since we last checked in back in November, Tannin and Nagev have been hard at work fixing bugs and adding new features to Vortex based on your feedback. We've just released Vortex 1.2 into the wild for you all to enjoy, so here's a round-up of what's new. 


    Updates for modders

    Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord support

    The wait is finally over! Bannerlord is here and it's great. We were lucky enough to get access to the Bannerlord beta (thanks TaleWorlds!)...

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  • Looking to work for us? Check our new Careers Page

    As our community and site continue to grow, we are looking for suitable additions to our team to work with us in our offices in Exeter, UK. While we have in the past used the site news to let our community know about new job openings, we now have a dedicated careers page that will constantly be updated with all currently available positions.

    You can find the careers page in the footer of the site:


    At the moment we are looking to fill two positions in particular: <...

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  • We're looking for a Front End Developer

    If you love gaming and have front end development experience, we may have a job for you! 

    As part of our ongoing projects to improve and revitalise our website, we're looking for a junior-mid level front end developer to join our team. You'll have a major part in shaping the look and feel of our user experience across all of our services with your work being used by millions of users worldwide. This position is based in our offices in Exeter in the UK, it is not a remote working pos...

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  • Important Security Notice

    What has happened?

    In the very early morning of 8th November 2019 we noticed suspicious activity by a potentially malicious third party actor against our services. Using an exploit in our legacy codebase, our logs confirm that they accessed a small number of user records from the old user service.

    Even though we were able to secure the endpoint as soon as we discovered the exploit, as a measure of security, we are informing all of you, as we cannot rule out that further a...

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  • What's new in Vortex 1.1?

    It doesn't feel like it's been long since we officially launched Vortex - our new mod manager - back in July but that was 4 months ago! Over that time, the Vortex team have been hard at work going through all the great feedback sent in by our community and building some exciting new features to make your modding experience even better. 

    You can now update to the latest build (1.1.3) next time you open Vortex or manually install it from the Vortex download page.

    So what'...

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