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How to install local mods (skins and audio)

How to install local mods (eg skins and audio mods) from


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Reminder : This guide is about skins and audio mods that work only for the player that have them installed (local mods). It is not about maps. If you want to know how to play maps locally you can check this guide ->

Local mods are not compatible with auto-download, subscribing to them won't make them available on your server or your game.

There are 2 ways to install a local mod in mordhau :

I. Manual installation

1. On the mod's page, download the file by clicking on it under “Releases”. The file that has the modcup close to it is the latest version.

2. Once downloaded, you'll have to unzip the file. This is done by simply right clicking on it and select “Extract here”. If you don't have any program to unzip the file, download and install 7zip for instance (

3. Place the .pak file in the following folder of the Mordhau installation : C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Mordhau\Mordhau\Content\Paks


(if your mordhau installation is not here, it means that you have selected another folder to install Mordhau. If you don't know where it is, you can right click on Mordhau in steam -> properties -> local files -> browse local files).

4. Launch the game and enjoy !

II. Installing mods with the Mordhau Buddy application

Shmew created the Mordhau Buddy application, that has different features including a local mod manager. You should definitely check out this app !

Link to the releases :

Select the latest version.exe (as of the 15th of january, it is this one :


Link to the documentation :

You can report eventual issues on the modding discord in the #mordhau-buddy channel.

Frequently asked questions and common issues

- You won't get banned for using a local mod shared here, as they don't give any advantage.

- The hitbox will be different when you play in local, but in multiplayer it will be the exact same hitbox as the default weapon it replaces.

- Some weapons looks better depending on video settings (for instance bloom & postprocess for lightsabers)




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2cool @2cool

Could do, what mod you didn't manage to pak ?
All the mods here should be updated already

vance640 @vance640

Please make a video tutorial, it wont work for me. For the .pak please.

sglucas321 @sglucas321

go to steam rightclick on mordhau click local files then... i forgot tgĀ“here is some way to find the pak files just add the mod there restart the game you are done

mssj1 @mssj1

why are no colors tho!

dudeplayx @dudeplayx

Don't have a paks folder. When I make one mordhau crashes

DoggoDaDog @doggodadog

i am still very confused on how to get mods, I don't know what a .pak is and how to download it from the "old" way

tinygamer008 @tinygamer008

yeah but im confused on how to find servers that are running with it

DoggoDaDog @doggodadog

you know, you can play any server with it, you can't get banned.

tinygamer008 @tinygamer008

how do I find servers to play on with the mods?

albin33152nil @albin33152nil

Is there any good servers that are made specificly for lightsbers?

2cool @2cool

it is in the screen capture

Xentorious @justxen

where to put the pak files? text above doesnt show where is the folder

2cool @2cool

Maps auto-download when you join a server running them.

skimizzer @skimizzer

yeah thats great how do i install maps thx

Valiance @valiance

Much appreciated for this guide good sir

2cool @2cool

Their creators haven't uploaded them here yet, but they are available on the modding discord
Note that if you get them from the discord the format will most likely be different than the one on so there will be specific instructions for each.

Eldasck @ya-ebanulsa

Where get mods from screenshots?

2cool @2cool

Only a matter of hours before we see the first cosmetic mods pop up on this site !