In this guide, we show you step-by-step instructions on how to install Blade and Sorcery: Nomad mods on the Oculus Quest. The much-awaited PC VR sandbox combat game, Blade and Sorcery, is finally launching on the Oculus Quest 2 on November 4th.
Below is everything you need to know about Blade and Sorcery: Nomad mods, plus other things about the standalone version of the PC and wired VR game.
Here is a quick overview of the contents of this article.
- What is Blade and Sorcery: Nomad?
- Blade and Sorcery: Nomad Features
- Does Blade and Sorcery: Nomad Support Mods?
- Blade and Sorcery: Nomad Release Date
- How to Install Blade and Sorcery: Nomad Mods
- Frequently Asked Questions about Blade and Sorcery: Nomad
If you have any questions regarding Blade and Sorcery: Nomad mods or anything else about the game, please share them in the comments section down below.
Must Have Blade and Sorcery: Nomad Accessory
Blade and Sorcery is an active game that requires more movement than other VR games. An elite strap for the Quest 2 is a good investment. It’s more comfortable to wear for longer play sessions and does better for movement.
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What is Blade and Sorcery: Nomad?
Blade and Sorcery: Nomad is the standalone version of the popular sword-fighting game Blade and Sorcery on Oculus Quest 2. The game was previously exclusive to wired PC VR players only. However, at Facebook Connect, Mark Zuckerberg made the surprise announcement that Blade and Sorcery: Nomad would be the Quest version of the game.
The developer of the game, Warpfrog, hinted that the features of the Nomad version would be similar to the U10 Dungeons update of the PCVR version.
The content of the game parallels real-world objects with its fully physic-driven combat. It is an ambitious sandbox game that allows you to get created with your enemy attacks by using your entire body. The game features a ton of lifelike weapons within the game.
The weapons include a wide range of axes, daggers, maces, swords, and more. With such a huge collection of weapons at your disposal, you have enough to ensure enemy death.
Watch the trailer of Blade and Sorcery: Nomad on Oculus Quest 2 below.
Does Blade and Sorcery: Nomad Support Mods?
Immediately after the announcement, fans were excited at the possibility that you would be able to install Blade and Sorcery: Nomad mods into the game. Oculus has traditionally been quiet or non-supportive on official mod support (see Beat Saber custom songs). However, the answer was exciting for fans.
Yes, with B&S: Nomad, you can install and use mods as one of the key components of the game. Nomad mods were not available on the launch day until the early bugs could be worked out. However, you can now install modes into the game.
The installation process is similar to the PC VR version of how to install Blade and Sorcery mods with changes specific to the Quest platform.
Note that, the Quest 2 version do not support the PC VR mods. New mods will be made exclusively for the Nomad version or specific PC VR mods will have to be updated with support for Nomad mods.
The new Oculus Quest mods for Blade and Sorcery will have their own page on Nexus Mods.
Also, B&S have set a bar on the number of active mods you can have installed on the Quest version. You will have to be cautious of the number of mods you install in the game.
For a preview of what to expect, take a look at our best Blade and Sorcery mods for PC VR.
How to Install Mods on Blade and Sorcery: Nomad
As mentioned above, the installation process to install mods on Blade and Sorcery: Nomad is the same as the PC VR version. Here’s a quick step-by-step guide on how to install mods in Blade and Sorcery: Nomad.
This guide goes through the specific steps required in order to install mods on Blade and Sorcery: Nomad.
Find a mod on Nexus
Go to the Nomad Nexus website page and find a Blade and Sorcery: Nomad mod you want to install.
Select the Manual option
When you’ve selected a mod, click on the Manual button. You must be logged in to Nexus Mods in order to download anything, so make sure you are registered with an account or else the Manual button will not work.
Select Slow Download
Scroll down and click Slow Download.
Open the zip file
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 folder
Move the mod folder to your Blade and Sorcery: Nomad mods folder, which is \\Quest 2\Internal shared storage\android\data\com.WarpFrog.BladeAndSorcery\files\Mods
Make sure that your Blade and Sorcery Nomad mods do not have any folders within the mod folder. When you launch the game, your mods will be live!
Where is the Blade and Sorcery: Nomad Mods Folder Located on the Oculus Quest?
In the PC VR version of Blade and Sorcery, you move mods into the Streaming Assets folder. This folder is accessible through the B&S dad folder, which you can access from SteamVR.
The Oculus Quest version of the game runs on the Android operating system, so the files and folders are different.
The official location of the Blade and Sorcery: Nomad mods folder is \\Quest 2\Internal shared storage\android\data\com.WarpFrog.BladeAndSorcery\files\Mods
Once you know the location of the folder, you can now manually install any mod you want for B&S.
If you don’t see the mods folder, make sure your version of Nomad is up to date.
Blade and Sorcery: Nomad Features
The game focuses on simulation to provide users a non-gamey experience, but rather a lifelike combat arena. The game is totally moddable, allowing you complete freedom to play around with different weapons and use a wide range of combat skills like:
- zip lining
- lifting objects with telekinesis
There’s no stopping your rule in the combat arena with the customization ability the game provides.
Take a look at the key features of Blade and Sorcery: Nomad below.
Sandbox refers to gameplay that offers a great degree of experimentation and modding to complete tasks and goals, if any. Sandbox games barely have any rules or goals and rather focus on free-form gameplay.
Users can change the game environment by adding their favorite elements and playing around with them to get the best gaming experience they possibly can.
Blade and Sorcery’s Oculus Quest version enables gamers to unleash their fullest combat skills in battles with the Sandbox mode. The game doesn’t have a story at the moment, but it is highly likely that a story mode is on the cards soon. The development teams want to perfect the combat and lifelike physics before creating specific levels and goals to complete.
In the new Dungeons mode, “you get to make your way through a semi-procedurally generated dungeon with randomized rooms and droves of enemies.” This wave combat feature is highly addictive.
Furthermore, fans are waiting for the most-anticipated Progression mode where users can build the character with time and kind of play in a story environment instead of just the experiment sandbox mode.
Blade and Sorcery PCVR version has the best physics-based engine to date in any combat VR game. And since most of the features in the Nomad are the same as the PCVR version, the Quest 2 users can get their hands on on the realistic physics-driven simulation to experience combat like never before.
The freedom the game offers in parrying an enemy with multiple simultaneous actions and the realistic physics makes it one of the best hand-to-hand combat games.
Magical Visual Effects
Visual effects like lightning, fireballs, and telekinesis are a delight to any melee gamer. Blade and Sorcery made sure that the users get to experience all this in the Quest 2 version while unshackling themselves from the chains of wired VR.
Weight and Presence Simulation
Combatting in Blade and Sorcery: Nomad feels the most real with the use of representational weapons and objects mimicking the feel of handling them in real-life. Every character, object, or item in the game is so realistic that you will get a taste of reality while taking on your enemies.
The full-body tracking feature replicates your body movements into the game, making the VR experience even more immersive. Your real-life actions imitate 1-to-1 in the game and Blade and Sorcery’s standalone version will completely immerse you into it.
Public Rollout of New Features
Blade and Sorcery’s Discord roadmap signals the upcoming plans and features users can expect in the game. The roadmap is released in multiple phases up to phase 5 and they are currently working on phase 1. It also provides details of the ongoing, future, and uncertain game features.
However, the launching of these features is totally subject to user feedback and the performance of the game on the platform. The bottom line is, there’s a deep focus on the contents and game features with an idea to expand the free Dungeons.
All of the same features as the PCVR U10 version are in the Nomad version except for the Citadel map, which is a work-in-progress. Also, there are fewer total enemies allowed on screen compared to the PCVR version in order to save on memory resources.
Below, we’ll show you exactly how to install Blade and Sorcery: Nomad mods on the Oculus Quest.
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Blade and Sorcery: Nomad Release Date
The Blade and Sorcery: Nomad version is releasing as a standalone, separate game on the Oculus Quest 2 on November 4th.
It will cost $19.99 USD at launch.
Blade and Sorcery PC vs Oculus Quest Versions
Still confused about the regular Blade and Sorcery game versus the Nomad version for the Oculus Quest?
For casual users, the games are exactly the same. If you’ve never played the PC VR version, you will probably never know what you are missing. If you are curious, here are the differences between the PC vs Oculus Quest versions.
As we said above already, mods for Blade and Sorcery: Nomad has to be developed specifically for the game. Original PC VR mods are not compatible with Nomad. They can however be recompiled for the game.
We expect to see a lot of original mods be converted for Nomad as soon as the game is released. The Oculus Quest is the highest selling VR headset of all time, so it would be a mistake for developers not to jump on board and support it.
Nomad graphics are optimized for the Oculus Quest 2 and are not as detailed as the original game. The development team worked hard to make the game look as good as possible before performance issues could be seen.
The Citadel map is missing from the Nomad version of the game for now. There were a few bugs to work out in the game before it could be released.
It will be returning in a future version of the game.
The Oculus Quest Nomad version of Blade and Sorcery has a lower limit to the number of enemies that appear on the screen at one time. This makes for slightly less chaos, but not something that you will notice in the heat of the battle.
Wounds and Blood
Blood on weapons and wounds on computer characters have been disabled on Nomad by default. This is due to performance issues since there is currently a bit of lag on each hit.
If you’d like, you can re-enable wounds and blood in the game settings. This is at your own risk for now and the development team hopes to reintroduce the features by default in the future.
Blade and Sorcery: Nomad FAQs
Have other questions about the Nomad version of Blade and Sorcery mods, gameplay, or other features? Here are some common questions and answers.
Are mods for Blade and Sorcery PC VR compatible with Nomad mods?
No, mods are developed separately for Blade and Sorcery and Blade and Sorcery: Nomad. You can not install mods from one game onto the other.
Why is Blade and Sorcery: Nomad a separate game?
Blade and Sorcery: Nomad is a completely separate game from the PC VR version. The reason the game was split was to not reduce the quality of the PC VR for the Android-based Quest operating system.
If there is a technical limitation in a new feature, it might not be introduced in Nomad. For the most part, Nomad has everything the PC VR game has.
Is Blade and Sorcery: Nomad supported on the Oculus Quest 1?
No, Blade and Sorcery: Nomad is not officially supported on Quest 1. You need a Quest 2 in order to download the game from the Oculus store.
It is awesome that Blade and Sorcery: Nomad mods made their way to the Oculus Quest 2. We expect to see a lot of active development being done to bring popular mods over to the standalone game.
Overall, Blade and Sorcery is one of the most popular VR games of all time, and it is clear to see why. It is perfect for those looking for a combat game where you have complete control.
What are your thoughts on the Blade and Sorcery: Nomad? Do you need help installing Nomad mods on your Oculus Quest? Let us know in the comments section below.