Viral Grimace Shake is now in Skyrim

Viral Grimace Shake is now in Skyrim
Bethesda | TikTok - Trisha Paytas | McDonald's

Written by 

Joseph Kime

Published 

4th Jul 2023 14:00

Can we escape TikTok anywhere? The app has taken over how we consume content, and many fear it's already having catastrophic effects on our attention spans - reducing us to mere zombies that can only process information if it's fed to us in 20 seconds or less.

Alas, TikTok is the new normal and has echoed throughout pop culture. All we have to do is look so far as the instantly dated Netflix series Is It Cake? to see that entertainment has followed the app's lead into the future.

Now, it's going even further and has made it to our video games. The viral sensation of the Grimace Shake is now in Skyrim. May God have mercy on our souls.

The Grimace Shake is in Skyrim

Skyrim's favourite merchant, Belethor, selling the player some Grimace Mead.
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NexusMods - MissileMan

Happy birthday, Grimace. The milkshake that has been dragging unsuspecting TikTokkers into delirium and towards unimaginable horrors has finally made its way to Tamriel. A mod brings the Grimace Shake, sold as a limited-time treat from McDonald's in the US, to Skyrim.

The new mod comes courtesy of NexusMods user MissileMann, adding a brand-new Grimace Mead to the game. You can purchase it from in-game merchants, and judging by the viral TikToks that have launched it to fame, it's safe to assume that the outcome might not be entirely safe.

We'd love to be able to tell you what will happen when you consume the Grimace shake, and what horrors beyond human comprehension you'll be greeted with after guzzling the purp drank - but the mod page keeps the secret locked up. If you want to know what happens when you drink the Grimace mead, you'll have to find out yourself.

What is the Grimace Shake?

If you want to take the mead for a spin for yourself, then you can download the mod from the NexusMods page and install it using the instructions there. The real-life Grimace Shake came to McDonald's in June 2023 and is a berry-flavoured shake to celebrate his 52nd birthday.

On TikTok, there has been a trend of people staging 'Grime Scenes' where bodies are covered in the luminous gloop. There was a similar story with the Spider-Man-themed Burger King Whoppers due to its equally obnoxious colouring. Even McDonald's itself has acknowledged the trend. 

Who knows what twisted fate awaits you on the other side of the Grimace mead, but we hope it won't be killing your Dragonborn. Either way, good luck to those who try it and don't forget to wish him a happy birthday. 

Joseph Kime is the Senior Trending News Journalist for GGRecon from Devon, UK. Before graduating from MarJon University with a degree in Journalism, he started writing music reviews for his own website before writing for the likes of FANDOM, Zavvi and The Digital Fix. He is host of the Big Screen Book Club podcast, and author of Building A Universe, a book that chronicles the history of superhero movies. His favourite games include DOOM (2016), Celeste and Pokemon Emerald.

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