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Cities: Skylines 2 mod support will arrive alongside first DLC

In restricted fashion, though
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One of the biggest gripes fans had with Cities: Skylines 2 at launch was the lack of official mod support, though that didn’t stop talented community members from making and publishing very impressive examples outside the official system. Colossal Order finally announced that it would rectify this mistake on March 25, 2024, with the release of its official mod support system.

However, there is a bit of a caveat to this proclamation: Only map and code mods are included in this first release. Asset mods still won’t be officially supported for now. They are supposed to get their due later down the line.

Cities: Skylines 2 screenshot of a sprawling city.

March 25 is going to be a big day for Cities: Skylines 2.

By publishing official mod tools and providing a curated place for users to upload their creations to, Colossal Order wants to make mods accessible not only to players on PC, but also to those on the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S versions of the city-builder scheduled to launch this year.

This means that Steam Workshop won’t be the place to find Cities: Skylines 2 mods even after official support comes into play – instead, you’ll need to check for community-made content on the new Paradox Mods platform, which will be launched alongside the tools.

Cities: Skylines 2 – Beach Properties DLC release date

Mod support will arrive alongside the first item of the revised Cities: Skylines 2 DLC roadmap, the Beach Properties expansion. Containing 70 brand-new assets as well as a dedicated residential zone for waterfronts, this pack will transform the visuals of cities built on the coast or on rivers.

Both the North American and European architecture styles will receive ten new residences with three levels each, so that’s 60 of the assets. In addition, six signature buildings to boost the new waterfront zone and four fresh tree types will be included.

Along with mod support and the Beach Properties DLC, a big update for the game will become available to players, the developer promised. It’ll contain a “substantial amount” of performance updates, general fixes, and improvements.