Mobile game modding: Don’t like the way your Free Fire looks on mobile, mod it
‘By 2025, the majority of mobile gamers will play modded games’
With mobile game modding becoming a possibility, user-generated content will enter the global mobile gaming community, where they can create and share infinite versions of mobile games.
Want Instagram filter like colour modes in your mobile game? Want a special effect during your kill shot? Or want to change the texture of the clothes of your avatar? It’s all possible now. Mobile game modding is the latest fad entering the mobile gaming arena, where users will be modifying game specs to align with personal desires.
The psychology of a gamer is interesting. According to a study, perceived innovativeness was found to be the strongest measure to impact gamer intention while perceived ease-of-use was the least important. Mobile game modding fits right into that.
Modding can be done at three levels, basic, intermediate, and advanced. Basic modding involves playing with color; for example, users can have dark mode for a game, akin to Instagram filters.
Making mobile game modding globally accessible opens up endless possibilities for gamers and creators, changing how we build, share, and experience mobile gaming forever
Intermediate modding links to in-game events such as effects on screen during kill or win shots.
Lastly, with advanced modding, users can change 2D and 3D textures inside the game, including game elements like avatar’s clothes.
Recently, BlueStacks, a cloud-based Android gaming platform, launched a Creator Studio and Creator Hub for modding and sharing modded games in India.
Powered by now.gg and now.gg’s NFG platform, Creator Studio and Creator Hub enable the separation of game code, game events, and game art, allowing users to share their modded experiences via a simple link, thus creating a shareable and immersive mobile experience.
Already, mobile game modding has received a great response from streamers and gamers globally, with the US, Brazil, and Vietnam driving the maximum engagement. FreeFire has emerged as the most modded game and ‘Running Trump’ the most used effect so far.
“By 2025, the majority of mobile gamers will play modded games,” says Rosen Sharma, CEO and founder of BlueStacks and now.gg. “Imagine searching for a game and finding modded versions from your favorite gamers, streamers and fans. Making mobile game modding globally accessible opens up endless possibilities for gamers and creators, changing how we build, share, and experience mobile gaming forever.”
Imagine searching for a game and finding modded versions from your favorite gamers, streamers and fans
“User generated content – like modded games – are an important form of self-expression. In the same way we change our clothes to suit our moods, people will soon demand to play only games with mods to match their mood, desired experience, and preferences,” said Huabin Lin, Technology Director at Cocos. “BlueStacks mobile game modding is paving the way for mods to be the default way of mobile gaming in the future.”
“Popular PC games can have tens of thousands of mods created for them. However, modding was not possible for mobile games until now,” said Aevatrex (Jonathan Fermin), leading mobile gaming streamer. “With BlueStacks mobile game modding, there are endless possibilities. Inclusion of BGMI is a great news. One of my favourite mods in the game is where a dancing Mr. Bean shows up at the victory event.”