Player Spends 200 Hours Modding Skyrim - And The Results Are Incredible
What have you accomplished in the past decade? While some of us who are a certain age have gone through a lot of changes and might be sat typing away about Skyrim, the world of The Elder Scrolls has remained largely unchanged for the past 10 years. We are, of course, talking about the fact Skyrim is celebrating its 10-year anniversary.
Being one of the few titles that seemingly transcends the laws of time, Skyrim is much like GTA V and shows no signs of slowing down. Part of the title's ongoing success is the fact it doesn't have a successor (that always helps), but another is the undying fandom of Skyrim that finds new ways to keep it fresh.
What Do 200 Hours Of Skyrim Modding Look Like?
If you aren't playing Skyrim with mods, are you really playing Skyrim at all? It's fair to say technology has come a long way from the limited capabilities of 2011- meaning modern Skyrim doesn't look much like the OG at all. The various ports, rereleases, and Anniversary Editions have helped that along too.
With the release of the Skyrim Anniversary Edition on November 11, Bethesda has finally accepted that modding is the very lifeblood of Tamriel - with the game including over 500 pieces of Creation Club content. There's a much bigger modding world out there, and if you want to add Thomas the Tank Engine to this fantasy realm, put Macho Man Randy Savage's head on a dragon, or replace spiders with Spider-Man, there's a mod for that.
Posting on Reddit, u/Ewan13579_ showed off what 200 hours of modding Skyrim looks like. We've got to say, we're pretty impressed. Although the OP doesn't reveal exactly what mods they've added, the title claims they've installed all the mods they can - suggesting Skyrim is running at maximum. It's a very different Skyrim to the one from 2011, with everything from textures to lighting clearly getting an Alduin-sized boost.
What Have Others Said About 200 Hours Of Skyrim Modding?
The Reddit community was blown away by this souped-up Skyrim. One wrote, "I’m in between apartments rn so I’ve been playing Skyrim on my SWITCH LITE for ease, and seeing these gorgeous graphics makes me wanna cryyyyyy lmao". Another added, "When ES6 takes so long you just make your own."
A third joked, "Truly breathtaking. Now it’s time to clean up the puddle that was once your graphics card". The extensive mods have wrecked their computer, with Ewan13579_ saying they're getting better performance playing Cyberpunk 2077 right now. Ouch!
We've all been there with modding, but as another rightly comments, where do you start? One plucky player concluded, "I've found sometimes that starting a new game of Skyrim is like scrolling through Netflix when you don’t know what to watch. I’ll spend a couple of hours looking through all the mods thinking what will work with what, then I realise it’s late and I need to go to bed."
Modding is a touchy subject right now. Although the Anniversary Edition will cover over 500 Creation Club mods, there's a danger a whole plethora of the most iconic mods will be sent to the graveyard. Someone said, "Careful when the Anniversary Edition drops", to which the OP confirmed they have updates turned off. For now, the modding community is awash with creativity in Skyrim, but with the Anniversary Edition ready to swing Miraak's Sword at modding, we'll have to see how long that lasts.