Files will be archived, hidden and not deleted in order to strengthen Nexus Mods’ ‘collections” feature.

Mod repository Nexus Mods announced a change to its policy regarding the thousands of mod files it hosts. Modders uploading mod files to the site won’t be able delete them starting in August. Modders will instead be able only to archive the files and hide them from the public.

You’re not the only one who thinks that this is a bizarre policy decision. Some modders are furious. Even if it isn’t a popular decision, there is a reason. Since 2019, Nexus Mods has been working to create a feature called “collections”. Each Nexus Mod user will be able to create and share collections of mods.