The best Sekiro mods: get higher framerates, adjustable FOV and more

The best Sekiro mods can speed or slow time, change Sekiro's outfit, and even give Sekiro's sword some cool special effects. Since Dark Souls, modders have put huge effort into polishing up From Software's games and adding extra features. Sekiro runs well on PC in our experience, but there's always room for improvement, and you'll find utilities below that can help Sekiro run better with your PC setup.

Word of warning. As always, mods that change game files can put your savegames etc at risk. Be sure to back up your save before messing around with anything. You can find the save files at C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\Sekiro. Also make sure you switch the game off via the menu screen (don't recklessly Alt-F4), as this can cause save file corruption.

Here's our roundup of the best Sekiro mods.

Install Sekiro mod engine

Link: Nexus Mods

Many mods rely on the Sekiro mod engine to work. It's a file editor that lets mods mess with the game's guts. It also skips the logos at the start of the game so you can get stabbing faster.

Unlock framerate, change FOV, add custom resolutions, change game speed

Link: Nexus mods

This single utility lets you adjust Sekiro to meet your PC setup. If your PC is powerful enough you can unlock the framerate for better performance, or set a custom resolution to make use of an ultrawide monitor.

You can also make some significant optional changes to the game. You can choose to stop dragonrot from accumulating when you die, or remove sen and XP loss on death. You can even set the game speed to run faster or slower, which can be a great way to learn parrying, or help you out against a particularly tough boss.

When you install the mod, note the extensive instructions on graphics card settings and more in the mod's description page. The utility patches the game as it's running, which can be fiddly, but it's worth it to make these useful changes. If you can get it working this is one of the best Sekiro mods in our round up.

Play as Emma, Genichiro, a big frog, and much more

Link: Nexus Mods

This entry in our best Sekiro mods list replaces the Sekiro player character model with a range of characters including Emma, a monkey, an Ashina samurai, Genichiro, Isshin, and loads more.

Enable PS4 controller prompts

Link: Nexus Mods

The PC version of Sekiro has a hard time recognising Playstation 4 controllers. This is odd, because modders have found native PS4 buttons in the game's files, they just aren't activated. Fix that with the Native PS4 Buttons mod.

Change Sekiro's outfit

Link: Nexus Mods

Bored of the One-armed Wolf's brown and orange gear? Blend into the shadows with this simple but effective colour swap.

Link: Nexus mods

Get two gorgeous, detailed outfits in this mod, Oni of the Forest and Oni of the Shadows. They look great with the katana appearance mod below.

Give Sekiro a beard

Link: Nexus mods

The mod darkens the wolf's hair too. It really suits him.

Add swords of moonlight

Link: Nexus mods

Moonlight swords appear in Dark Souls 3 and Bloodborne, but it's not normally the sort of weapon a shinobi favours. This mod replaces Sekiro's sword with either the DS3 or Bloodborne moonlight sword. All of Sekiro's animations are designed for a smaller sword, but it's a fun novelty nod to From Software's history.

Change your katana's appearance

Link: Nexus mods

The Holy Moonlight Kusabimaru is a gorgeous, tasteful take on the famous moonlight blades of the Soulsborne games.

Add elemental damage cosmetic effects to your katana

Link: Nexus mods

The Elemental Weapon Buffs mod lets you swig gourds to supercharge your katana. The mod includes  eight purely cosmetic effects including fire, lightning, blood, and the awesome flaming purple divine confetti effect.

Add reshades

Reshades change the saturation and colour balance of the image the game outputs, and sometimes add anti-aliasing and depth-of-field effects. Some reshades can be quite intense and over the top, but if you like more pronounced shadows and dark colours then the simple 'Sekiro HDR Preset' might do the trick. The Simple Realistic Reshade also gives the game's colours a big pop.

For more on Sekiro, check out our Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice review.

Add Thomas the Tank Engine

Link: Nexus mods

Replace the great serpent with a monstrous Thomas the Tank Engine. This mod continues the grand modding tradition of adding Thomas the Tank Engine to games where he has no business being. Here he is in Monster Hunter: World.