Skyrim Player Discovers New Kill Move After 600 Hours Of Gameplay
Skyrim is a pretty dense game. It’s hard to deny at this point, and it’s clearly big enough for Bethesda to repackage and resell the title as frequently as they have. The game has hundreds and hundreds of hours buried in its many stories, quests, side-quests and characters, and has gone down in history as one of the biggest and best games ever.
The game is so massive, in fact, that there’s still features in the code of the game being discovered every day, more than 10 years after its first release.
Skyrim Player Discovers New Kill Move After 10 Years
Every so often in Skyrim, when you get a lucky swing with your weapon and are landing a critical hit that will finish off your enemy, your character will perform a “kill move” - an animation that shows you dispatching your enemy with some serious gusto. And one player has discovered a new one after 600 hours of playing the fantasy romp.
Sharing a video on the Skyrim subreddit, user Halfgnomen has shared a kill move they’ve never seen before.
The player creeps up on their enemy, and they leap onto their back, grabbing them by the neck and falling to the floor, seemingly breaking their spine. Ouch.
This is one of the many kill moves associated with the unarmed combat style - but so few players are able to actually secure killing blows without wielding a weapon (especially from behind) that this move has practically gone unnoticed for so long.
Reddit Users React To Secret Kill Move
Some Skyrim fans are surprised by this move, to say the least. “Imagine just chatting with your bandit mate and woman comes up behind him and snaps his spinal cord”, says LLroyalty.
Some fans are shocked by the brutality of the finisher, and for good reason. “BY THE DIVINES, THAT MAN HAD A FAMILY”, says user GreekJediMD. It’s even convinced one player to give an entirely unarmed playthrough a try - “That’s it, I’m going unarmed from now on! Assassin Meat-Fisties, at your service!” says Reddit user Talvinter.
The finisher is pretty savage, and it’s one that’s gone pretty unnoticed for far too long. We know we’ll definitely be breaking out the kill move as soon as we can.