Nexus Mods Increasing Cost of Premium Subscription

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Recently, Nexus Mods announced a price increase for its premium subscription service that boasts a range of benefits. It was stressed that this is just the second price increase in more than eleven years and that this change will see prices bumped up by around 50% in some regions. However, Nexus offered a breakdown of where the money goes, including a reference to the $8 million donated to mod authors over the years.

Inflation, Baby

Recently, Nexus Mods was in the news because of a site-wide slowdown that was influenced by the soaring popularity of Fallout. Despite that, Nexus wrote in a recent news post that most of the cost of running the site is tied up in an advanced infrastructure that keeps things alive:

Keeping the website and API online now requires infrastructure that spans over 700 CPUs and 5TB of memory to help serve around 4,000 incoming web requests per second at peak times.  Over the entire domain we serve 1 billion requests per day.

As PC gaming has become increasingly popular over the last few years, Nexus Mods has blossomed. There are hundreds of thousands of files hosted on the site, and games like Skyrim, Fallout, The Witcher, Stardew Valley, and Cyberpunk top the charts when it comes to the popularity scale.

From basic fixes to bizarre items and from unofficial game-wide patches to fantastically improved textures, there’s a monumentally diverse array of mods that can be downloaded from the platform.

Here’s the scope of the new prices mentioned by Nexus Mods (effective June 17):


  • USD $8.99 plus tax
  • GBP £7.19 plus tax
  • EUR €8.39 plus tax


  • USD $89.99 plus tax
  • GBP £71.99 plus tax
  • EUR €83.99 plus tax

Do these price increases bother you all that much? Will you be reconsidering your subscription going forward?

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