Modding in Blade and Sorcery: Nomad

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After years of saying it wasn't possible, WarpFrog surprised everyone at Oculus Connect 2021 with their announcement of a new, standalone version of Blade & Sorcery for the Oculus Quest 2. This means you can jump into the action without needing a gaming PC to power your VR headset. I'm sure some of you might be wondering about modding with Blade & Sorcery: Nomad so we've caught up with KospY and The Baron from WarpFrog about it. 


What's the difference between Blade & Sorcery for PCVR and Blade & Sorcery: Nomad? 

Nomad is a highly optimised version of Blade & Sorcery with Quest graphics and a few of the heavier gameplay elements removed to ensure the best possible performance on the hardware of the Oculus Quest 2. That's not to say it's an ugly game though, it's still one of the best looking Quest 2 titles from a graphical perspective!

As a quick summary, Nomad differs from the PCVR release in the following ways:

  • Quest-optimised graphics.
  • The "Citadel" map is not currently available.
  • The maximum number of enemies that can be on screen at one time is limited to 3. 
  • Some of the resource-heavy Dungeon rooms have been removed. 
  • NPC wounds and blood decals on weapons are currently disabled for performance. (You can enable them in the game settings but be prepared for the occasional lag spike!) 

You'll still get all the awesome features from the recent Blade & Sorcery U10 "The Dungeons" update in Nomad so you won't be missing out.



Nomad is being developed independently of the PCVR version and will likely receive fewer - but more substantial - updates. The original version will always include the "bleeding edge" feature set and is more likely to be prone to bugs, so Quest 2 players will get slower updates but a more stable experience. 


How will modding work with Blade & Sorcery: Nomad? 

At launch, modding will not be enabled. The current plan is for mod support to be activated in an update roughly 2 weeks later. At this point, modders can side-load mods into the game by connecting the Quest 2 to a PC via USB - in the same way that you would copy files to and from a removable hard drive. The folder structure you will see in the mounted storage is very similar to the PCVR version. Mods will be installed in individual folders to the BladeAndSorcery_Data\StreamingAssets\Mods directory.

Due to the side-loading requirement for modding Nomad, Vortex only supports the PCVR version. We are, however, talking with the WarpFrog team about ways we can make modding easier for Quest 2 players too. 


Can I use existing mods in Nomad?

The short answer is, no. There are some significant differences in file formats that means mods may need to be re-packaged with the modding tools to be compatible with the Quest 2 version. If mods only contain JSON or DLL files it is possible they remain compatible, but it is strongly recommended that you only play with mods that were designed for and tested with the Nomad version. To that end, we've created a new game section for Nomad to avoid any confusion as to which mods are compatible. If you're a mod author, you can start setting up your mod pages today!  

It is possible that some of your favourite mods may not get a Nomad version right away, or at all. We ask that you respect the choice of the creators who do not wish to support Nomad and if you would like to try porting it over yourself, only share the converted mods with permission from and credit to the original authors. Please consult the description and/or pinned comments of your favourite mods to see if the authors have shared their plans for Nomad before asking.  


What do you think of Blade & Sorcery: Nomad? Which mods would you love to see in the new version? Let us know in the comments!

55 comments

  1. Beesquee
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    Neck snapping would be cool
  2. PlayKase
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    if you all are interested in a star wars nomad modding discord join here https://discord.gg/zcsWsJU2

    idk if your alowed to promote servers here but ill leave it until im told not to 
    1. owlhaha
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      could i get a new link?
  3. GiveMeANameee
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    is there a way to mod without a pc, mine doesnt have the correct usb port
  4. AngryDuckling
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    if any mod developer sees this, please make multiplayer
  5. GotToBeMad
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    someone make a time stop mod and powers mod that would be dope 
    1. Blitzze
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      They cant rn maybe in the next update
  6. hellokit1231
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    Can someone make multiplayer plzzzz!!!! :(
  7. MrInsane27
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    Ill be updating my mods to Nomad too! :D hopefully haha.
    1. mythicus420
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      you are a champion
    2. progamer5554
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      Absolute chad 
      Thanks for not leaving out the quest 2 users!
    3. likeaspider
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      you're an epic gamer chad
    4. Ineedmodsboyyyyy1000gb
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      well hurry it up pls
    5. 4206921
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      He can't hurry up because the developers have not given access yet.
    6. shen1978
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      when do u think u will release the first one? hope to hear a awnser soon!  :D
    7. shen1978
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      when will they? do u know? or do they have acceses already?
    8. PlayKase
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      mods are supposed to release 2 weeks from launch so the 18th but that may be delayed i doubt it tho
    9. Broken277Planet
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      damn hopefully you do. I will be looking forward too it :)
    10. Ezra44
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      modding was dropped today i believe because there was a semi big update
    11. MrInsane27
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      Will be releasing one soon!
  8. wickedzss
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    If a mod creator sees this please make spider web mod please
  9. shen1978
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    PLEASEE if any mod creator sees this, PLEASE make a lightsaber mod. thats the ONLY thing i need!!!
    1. blobvis0802
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      if you really can't wait for light saber mod then mod battle talent i know its not the same but its a free alternative for now
    2. PlayKase
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      hey the best lightsaber/starwars mod is the outer rim mod 
      go over to his page and ask for it in the forum ("will there be a nomad version") 

      I've asked him but there are not enough people asking for it so if we can get enough people asking for the mod maybe he will let someone with a quest 2 make it compatible (fingers crossed)
    3. LinkplayHylian
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      It's very difficult for the guy who created The Outer Rim for the PC version, let alone Nomad. He said that he likely wouldn't do it for the Quest version since he is still working on the PC one, and that he doesn't own a Quest 2. I wouldn't get a bunch of people to keep asking him, he probably wouldn't like it.
    4. fdgdrfgggrgrgrgrg
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      outer rim is a really big mod and even lags my pc so most likely wont be added to the quest platform
  10. XDAimbotM8
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    Fully functioning lightsaber please!!!