There are so many new mods for Starbound, extraterrestrial sandbox game. And if you haven't downloaded these mods, you're missing out. Find out why.

Starbound Mods You NEED if You’re Still Playing

There are so many new mods for Starbound, extraterrestrial sandbox game. And if you haven't downloaded these mods, you're missing out. Find out why.

Starbound 1.3 has been out since January, and a lot of the popular mods for the previous versions of the game have been outdated for a while. Still, there are a lot of awesome mods coming out for Starbound that work with the latest versions of the game!

Sandbox games are some of the most fun to mod because it gives gamers the ability to totally take control of their universe. For those of us still playing Starbound, here are nine fun and useful mods that will serve any player, from the serious farmers to the adventurous Protectors. 

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Frackin' Universe

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It's hard to sum up Frackin' Universe in one short blurb because this mod does so much. From farmables to monsters to weapons, this mod has more new content than most modpacks.

"The primary focus [of this mod] is gene-engineering your own plants, each with their own qualities and uses to make play more interesting... It adds a huge variety of new content in the form of items, craftables, biomes, weather, liquids, terrain, monsters, quests, and just about every other facet of the game!"

This mod is extremely popular in the Starbound community. The modder is always updating it and adding new content, so you'll never run out of new things to explore. If you don't have it already, I recommend that you check out what all the hype is about.

Tales of Fallout

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This mod is made for any Starbound players who are also fans of the action RPG Fallout. It includes unique items, weapons, and armor to make your Starbound experience a little more post-apocalyptic. I especially like the decorative Milk Vending Machine and the Deathclaw (which is way cuter in Starbound). Check out the download link above to see the full item list plus spawn commands!

Enhanced Storage

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This is one of those essential mods that improves your overall gaming experience with Starbound. From increased capacity to the ability to turn vanilla objects into containers, this mod has basically anything you could think of in regards to storage in the game. It also gives you the ability to sort and search for items with greater ease. 

Perennial Crops

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This mod makes it so that all base crops (wild or planted) behaves like tomato, grape, banana, and coffee plants. After harvesting, they revert to their primary growth stage, saving you the trouble of having to replant. It also allows wild plants to grow without irrigation. If you're looking for a convenient way to start your farm on Starbound, this is a mod worth looking into!

Azure's Star Wars Weapons & Armour

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This mod includes blasters and lightsabers from the Star Wars universe, as well as 14 different sets of Tier 1 Clone Trooper armor! While this mod is on the simpler side and there's no promise of more content in the future, I think it's a really cool idea that any Star Wars fan would enjoy.

The Food Processor

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Finally, a solution to your Starbound food problems! This mod was designed with Protectors who don't want to use the kitchen counter. Not only is this mod absolutely adorable, but it saves cooking time and lengthens the life of your food items so that you have more time to dedicate to anything else you want to do!

Universal Uncrafter

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This is a really cool mod that supports all your crafting needs. It converts items at different ratios depending on the rarity and materials -- with no recipe will convert to Grey Goo, which can be converted into anything! This is a simple mod, but it's very useful for any Starbound player.

Kawa's xbawks-mode Character Creator

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This mod makes character creation much simpler and should work with almost all up-to-date species. Aside from the greater number of species slots in the character creator, empty slots are also clickable without item loss. I think we all know how awful it feels when you download a mod and inadvertently click things you weren't supposed to. It's also nice to have a mod that works with so many other mods!

Dark Souls Armor & Weapons

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For any Starbound fans who are also a fan of the JRPG Dark Souls, this mod is for you. This mod allows users to use some of the armor and weapons from Dark Souls for their Starbound characters! A team of modders took over the now outdated mod first created by TShinzon and is continually adding new content to it. You can take a look at the full list of content in this mod in the download link below.


Whether you're just starting out or a veteran of the game, you should definitely have found something that piques your interest in this list of nine Starbound mods. There's a lot you can do with this sandbox game, and with all these mods, you're bound to expand your potential and level of enjoyment.

Do you know of a mod that other Starbound players need to know about? Let us know in the comments below!

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