WELCOME TO THE TEAM

If you ever want to manage your favourites, change your details or update your marketing preferences, just visit ‘My Account’

Personalise your GGRecon experience so that the information presented is bespoke to your likes
Games
Vanguard
Warzone
Overwatch
VALORANT
Apex Legends
Fortnite
Streamers
LOL
CS:GO
RL
Trending
FIFA
PUBG
Dota 2
Why Should I Join GGRECON?
Welcome
to the team
Sign Up via Social Media:
Or Sign Up Manually
Select A Country
Already got an account? Login Here
WHY GGRECON?

Customise the 'My News' page to create your own personalised experience

Recommended content based on your favourite games, teams, streaming stars and esports players

Exclusive articles, features, interviews and guides by our
award-nominated editorial team

Follow your favourite
players & streamers

RESET YOUR PASSWORD
Complete!
Success! You’ve reset your password
You’ll now be able to use this password to login successfully
RESET YOUR PASSWORD
RESET YOUR
PASSWORD
FORGOT PASSWORD
FORGOT PASSWORD
Email sent! Check your inbox

We’ve sent a link to the email ‘’.

Please follow the instructions in this email
to reset your password

FORGOT PASSWORD
FORGOT PASSWORD
Please enter your username so we can send you a link to reset your password
Welcome back to
Enter your details below to log into the GGRecon Site:
Login via Social Media:
Or Login Manually
Not a GGRecon member yet? Sign Up Here
WHY GGRECON?

Customise the 'My News' page to create your own personalised experience

Recommended content based on your favourite games, teams, streaming stars and esports players

Exclusive articles, features, interviews and guides by our
award-nominated editorial team

Follow your favourite
players & streamers

Coming Soon

We're making improvements to your experience, and we'll have new features ready for you in the near future!

Want to be the first to here about it?

Why Should I Join GGRECON?
Complete your sign up
 
Select A Country
Already got an account? Login Here
WHY GGRECON?

Customise the 'My News' page to create your own personalised experience

Recommended content based on your favourite games, teams, streaming stars and esports players

Exclusive articles, features, interviews and guides by our
award-nominated editorial team

Follow your favourite
players & streamers

Advertisement

Scroll to read

Skyrim Player Pulls Off Legendary Indiana Jones Trick

Bethesda | Paramount Pictures

Written by 

Tom Chapman

Posted 

22nd Sep 2021 14:10

Share via:

Snakes, why's it have to be snakes? If you'd ever wondered whether the worlds of The Elder Scrolls and Indiana Jones could collide, it turns out they can. Heading out into Tamriel and looting various mythical items sound a lot like a job for Dr. Jones, but thankfully, there aren't any Nazis in Skyrim.

Advertisement

In a game that's nearly a decade old, one plucky player has taken leaf out of Indy's book and come up with an ingenious way to complete a quest - with a little help from 1981's Raider of the Lost Ark. Indiana Jones' first adventure helped propel Harrison Ford into the Hollywood mainstream and includes some of the most iconic action movie sequences of all time. So, just how does this tie into Skyrim?

What is the Indiana Jones trick in Skyrim?

Posting on the Skyrim subreddit, u/Sublata completed the "Pieces of the Past" quest with a little ingenuity. Here, players have to head into the Cracked Tusk Keep to retrieve the Shards of Mehrunes' Razor. Those who know Skyrim like the back of their hand will have likely completed this a million times, however, have you ever seen it done this way?

Advertisement

Just like when Indy used a bag of sand to replace a golden statue in Raiders, the OP used a weighted potion to replace a Shard. Normally, we'd just barrel in, grab the Shard and do a runner in hopes of not being caught in the trap. As the video shows, yes, it's possible to snatch the Shard without triggering the trap. Very clever, very clever indeed.

Replying to the post, a fan said, "I love to do it, I take the object slowly (like you take the potion) to feel like Indiana Jones, is silly but is fun for me". Another wrote, "Oh ho ho.. now.. this is epic!", and a third concluded, "I usually look for a skull to do this. Seems appropriate somehow."

Advertisement

Not everyone was blown away though, with one sceptic concluding, "Yea but that potion could have saved your life 200 dungeons later. It's always better to never leave a potion."

Does the Indiana Jones trick really work?

If you've watched Raiders of the Lost Ark, you'll know things don't run quite as smoothly for Indiana Jones. The bag of sand was apparently too heavy, which lead to THAT iconic opening scene where he dashed away from a rolling boulder. Looking at the science behind the movie, the post soon descended into the madness of physics in Steven Spielberg's classic.

Advertisement

Critics reminded us that Indy wasn't as clever as he looked. One wrote, "Thinking that gold statue weighed the same as a bag of dirt was a rookie move", while another added, "Not just that but that he took dirt out of the bag and made it lighter. Way to go professor."

We've had a recent run on clever hints and hacks inside Skyrim, which shows just how alive the community is ahead of the Anniversary Edition's release later this year. As well as fondue being a surprising miracle food in Tamriel, there's the ability to shout butterflies out of the skies, or you could take some time out of your quests for a spot of bowling at Dragonsreach. If you fancy yourself as a fedora-wearing tomb raider, why not try the Indiana Jones trick for yourselves?

 

Check out everything we know about The Elder Scrolls 6 here.

 

Advertisement

Advertisement

Trending
Skyrim Mod Adds The Empire Strikes Back To Tamriel
Player Runs Skyrim On A 2012 Laptop - And It's Basically RuneScape
Skyrim Mod Lets You Take An Army Of Companions With You
Skyrim Players Shocked To Find Flying Horse
Skyrim Paragliding Mod Turns It Into Breath Of The Wild
Advertisement

Advertisement

Related Articles
Skyrim Players Baffled By Rogue Werewolf
Skyrim Players Are Massacring Butterflies With Their Screams
Dragonflies Are Kidnapping NPCs In Skyrim
The Elder Scrolls 6 Tipped To Be An Xbox Exclusive
Fans Warn Bethesda To Stop F*****g With Skyrim
Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

Scroll to read

Skyrim Anniversary Edition Could Exterminate The Game's Best Mods

Bethesda

Written by 

Tom Chapman

Posted 

13th Oct 2021 21:31

Share via: