The Skyrim Creation Kit is the central component of the new mod for The Elder Scrolls Online. This kit allows users with practically any level of experience to create their own mods using one of several predefined templates, as well as a variety of materials and items from the game. Users can then share their creations with the rest of the community through the Bethesda Community Forums and the Game Delivery Service. This means that anyone who plays The Elder Scrolls Online can have the opportunity to make a unique video featuring one of their favorite models or an interesting item created in the Creation Kit. In this article I will explain how the kit works, and what kinds of content it enables modders to use.
The Bethesda Creation Kit is actually a program for creating mods. It is not a game itself and is available for free download here. Unlike many other modding tools, it does not require any sort of mod installation software. All that is required to play The Elder Scrolls Online with this kit is a disk or an online connection. Once installed, the user can then use the included video tutorials to guide them through the process of creating a new mod.
There are many types of video tutorials included in the kit. There are a few instructional videos on the official website, which show exactly how to install the mod, some instructional videos in English and several written ones in Spanish. These instructional videos provide step by step instructions that can be followed easily. However, I found the instructions to be a little too simple for my tastes. Fortunately, there are a number of excellent written tutorials available for download from the official website, which should cover most if not all of the topics that you might run into while creating your mod.