Nexus Mods bans Starfield’s controversial pronoun removal mod

Posted on September 19, 2023

A Starfield mod that allows players to remove pronouns in the character creator has been banned by Nexus Mods, the largest modding platform.

Role-playing games (RPGs) have historically attracted the modding community, offering players unlimited possibilities to modify and enhance their beloved game worlds. Bethesda’s games have always been the top choices for modders and gamers alike. Starfield, the latest and most successful release from the studio, has undoubtedly captured the attention of the modding community.

However, not all mods are made purely for fun and creativity. Following Starfield’s release, the inclusion of pronoun options in the character-creation process sparked backlash among some players. While these “woke” elements were met with criticism by only a small minority of players, someone created a mod allowing users to remove the pronouns menu during character creation.

As the biggest modding platform, Nexus Mods did not let this mod through and immediately issued a ban.

According to 404 Media, Nexus Mods stated, “This is not a ‘political statement’ or an ‘alignment with one side or the other in the culture war.’ We stand for diversity and inclusion in our community and do not support the removal of diversity.”

This is great news for LGBTQIA+ gamers, and a good example of how to support minority communities within the gaming industry.