Skyrim Special Edition was released last month, and the diligent modding community has wasted no time in getting to business on Bethesda’s much-loved RPG. We have a quick rundown of five new or in-development mods we can’t wait to get our hands on!
For Elder Scrolls fans who weren’t quite satisfied by the Elder Scrolls Online, Skyrim Together promises expansive multiplayer functionality in the beautiful world of Skyrim. Ever wanted to tag-team a dragon with your buds? Your chance is coming up! This free-to-play fan-made mod is pencilled in for an October release. Fingers crossed!
Skyrim Survival Mode:
This official release from Bethesda is in beta on Steam right now, and is coming to Playstation 4 and Xbox this month. Similar to the Survival Mode of Fallout: New Vegas, Skyrim Survival will require you to manage your character’s physical needs on a much more realistic metric. No more subsisting off health potions and frolicking through the snow barefoot. Make sure your Dovahkiin is getting lots of rest and well-cooked food. You don’t want to give them food poisoning! Some in the fan community are disappointed in Bethesda’s decision to create an official survival mode for money after similar fan-made mods have been around for so long, but perhaps to sway people, the developers are offering a week’s free trial for console and PC players.
The Batman in Skyrim:
Perhaps one of the cooler fan-made creations out there, this mod gives you a new player home, a butler NPC, and a luchador-mask wearing villain to thwart. Have you guessed where this is going yet? Maybe the unique, bat-themed armor and transportation will help out. Yeah, you’re Batman. The mod adds a special Batman race to give you the necessary skills and spell access for Tamriel’s Dark Knight. Bruce Wayne isn’t just some normal Nord!
Beyond Skyrim: Bruma:
This ambitious fan-led project adds an entire county into the game. Visit Bruma, an area reputedly containing even more new gaming content than Bethesda’s own Dragonborn DLC. Players visited Bruma in Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, but Skyrim takes place 200 years later and things have changed. The mod contains three hours of original music, 24000 new lines of voice acting, new quests, storylines, and gear.
For those who like their games a little on the gothic side, the fan-made Glenmoril mod brings elements of Bloodborne, including quests, clothing and firearms, into Skyrim. This mod’s content is being released episodically, but you can get your hands on it early here.