In this step-by-step guide, we’ll show you how to install Blade and Sorcery mods and custom maps into your game. We’ll go through the basic manual method, and also show you how to use Vortex Installer to add custom modifications to this popular VR game.
This guide is for users running the latest version of Blade and Sorcery, which is U8.3. The step-by-step instructions below are accurate for this version.
Make sure you check out our best Blade and Sorcery mods VR guide for the top rated modifications and custom maps that you can install.
Comment down at the bottom of this guide if you need any more help.
You can install Blade and Sorcery mods in two ways – manually and automatically using the Vortex installer. Both will get you custom working mods in the game.
A lot of players enjoy the Vortex installer because the user interface makes it easy to use. However, it is not compatible for everyone. Before we show you how to install Blade and Sorcery mods, let’s go into more detail about Vortex Installer.
What is Vortex Installer?
Vortex Installer is a mod manager software that easily lets you easily install modifications on a number of different games including:
- Blade and Sorcery
- Dark Souls
- Stardew Valley
- Grand Theft Auto
- The Sims
- Borderlands 2
- Beat Saber
It has close integration with the Nexus Mods website, which all of our best Blade and Sorcery mods and custom maps link to.
However, Vortex Installer only works on Windows, so Mac users MUST use the manual install method below. You’ll also need to use the manual install method if you download a modification from anywhere other than Nexus Mods.
With that out of the way, let’s show you how to install Blade and Sorcery mods and customize the game.
How to Install Blade and Sorcery Mods Using Vortex Installer
The easiest way for most people to install Blade and Sorcery mods is to use Vortex. The following tips will show you how to install mods by using the Vortex Installer tool. The exact same instructions work to install Blade and Sorcery custom maps as well.
In the step-by-step instructions below, we’ll show you how to install Blade and Sorcery mods using the Vortex Mod Manager program.
Total Time: 10 minutes
Download Vortex Mod Manager
Go to the Nexus Mods page and click on the Download the latest version now button.
Select Manual Download
Scroll down and choose the Manual Install button to download Vortex to your computer.
Select Slow Download
Scroll down and choose Slow Download. After it is done downloading, run the installer and follow the prompts to install Vortex on your computer.
Login With Your Account
Launch Vortex, which is now installed on your computer. Click the Login button to sync Vortex with your Nexus account.
Find Blade and Sorcery
In the Games tab, scroll down until you see Blade and Sorcery.
Manage Blade and Sorcery
Hover over the Blade and Sorcery icon and then select Manage.
Find a Mod to Install
Select Vortex Download Method
When you’ve selected a mod, click on the Vortex button.
Select Slow Download
Scroll down and click Slow Download.
In your browser, you should be prompted to open the mod directly in the Vortex mod manager. Click Open Vortex to install the mod into Vortex.
Install Blade and Sorcery Mod and Enable
In Vortex under the Mods tab, you can click on any mod that isn’t installed yet and select Enable.
You can now go and use the mod inside the game! If you don’t want to use the Vortex mod manager, follow the instructions below to manually install Blade and Sorcery mods and custom maps. If you have a Mac computer, you will also need to use the manual method below.
How to Install Blade and Sorcery Mods Using the Manual Method
In the step-by-step guide below, we’ll show you how to install Blade and Sorcery files using the manual installation process.
- Go to the Nexus website and find a Blade and Sorcery mod you want to install. You can also look through our Best Blade and Sorcery mods guide.
- When you’ve selected a mod, click on the Manual button.
- Scroll down and click Slow Download.
- Find the zip file you just downloaded and open it. Inside, will be a folder that is the name of the mod.
- Move the mod to your Blade and Sorcery Streaming Assets Folder. Not sure where this folder is located? See below!
Where is the Streaming Assets Folder Located?
All guides on installing mods manually call for the Streaming Assets folder. You can find your Streaming Assets folder in a few different ways:
If you have installed Blade and Sorcery via Steam, go to Steam and right-click on the B&S icon in your list of games. Then, select Properties. Go to the Local Files segment and then click on Browse Local Files. Go to the BladeAndSorcery_Data folder and then open the Streaming Assets folder.
On Windows, this folder is usually located at: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Blade & Sorcery\BladeAndSorcery_Data\StreamingAssets\
On Mac, this folder is usually located at: ~/Library/Application Support/Steam/steamapps/common/Blade & Sorcery/BladeAndSorcery_Data/StreamingAssets
Once you know the location of the folder, you can now manually install any mod you want for B&S. If your Blade and Sorcery mods are not working, make sure that you have located the StreamingAssets folder properly. If you are using the Vortex method, you can still make sure that Vortex has installed your mods into the right location.
How to Use Blade and Sorcery Mods in the Game
So now that you’ve loaded up a few mods, how do you actually use them? In any game map, check the room you spawn in. On a desk nearby will be a spawn book. If you walk up to it, you will see all of the mods you’ve installed. If you select one in the spawn book, it will tell you some details about the mod and allow you to spawn them in the game.
Once a new weapon or item is spawned, place it in your inventory and then you can use it later on in battle.
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