Bethesda understand, perhaps better than any developer, how powerful mod support can be. Their games have enjoyed endless years of life thanks to devoted gamers who've played around with what Bethesda initially gave them. Mods have transformed games and have often introduced gameplay mechanics or systems that have genuinely improved upon the original product. Skyrim is one of those games.
The amount of mods that have been created for Skyrim are ridiculous. Every aspect of the game has been manipulated by the modding community and we love them for it! So in celebration of the best Skyrim mods, here are 5 things that we want to see in Elder Scrolls 6 from these talented designers!
Elder Scrolls 6 - 5 Things We Want From Skyrim Mods
If there's a mod out there that you love and want to see represented, please let us know in the comments below! Be it from Skyrim, Oblivion or Morrowind, we'd love to hear what you want for the release date of Elder Scrolls 6!
Followers were a great idea in Skyrim. However, Bethesda never really went far enough with this feature. I often lost my companions with relative ease and they ended up simply serving as dragon bait. However, one mod expands upon their abilities immensely! Amazing Follower Tweaks allows you to change your follower's behaviour in every situation, they can even carry items they're not equipping in their backpack! They became more intelligent and were far more effective in battle. We'd love to have this in Elder Scrolls 6 & Fallout 4 too!
Survival of the Fittest
Realistic Needs and Diseases introduced a remarkable survival element into Skyrim that helped immerse the player even further into both the world of Skyrim and their character. Having to carry out daily tasks such as eating, drinking, sleeping, and staying healthy all contribute to a feeling of authenticity. We'd love to see something like this in Elder Scrolls 6 to really make us feel at home!
Duel: Combat Realism
This mod fixed the one aspect of Skyrim that I felt needed the most work, its combat. Skyrim's combat is extremely clunky and very unintuitive. It also became pretty easy to hack your way through the world after a while. However, this mod not only introduced changes to the difficulty of the game, it transformed the way that you had to fight. Enemies were much more difficult to hit; keeping your shield raised and an eye out for openings was vital and we'd love it in Elder Scrolls 6.
This mod introduced a new area in Skyrim for players to explore, but it also allowed gamers to find a shortcut through the mountain that divides the map. What I'd love to see Bethesda take from this is map design. I almost hate having to use fast travel in games, but when you came up against these mountains it was difficult not to use it. It made the experience of crossing the land of Skyrim a lot more fluid and enjoyable.
You can't talk about great mods for Skyrim without referencing the changes to graphics. Bethesda's games are never the prettiest, so having someone come along and update the visuals is always a pleasure. But we'd love to see Elder Scrolls 6 blow our minds with its beauty when it eventually receives its release date! Also, what do you think of mods coming to XBOX One and possibly PS4? Awesome, right?!
What Do You Want For Release Date?
There we have it! But what would you love to see Elder Scrolls 6 take from the mod community? Do you have a favourite Skyrim mod? Then be sure to let us know in the comments, Bethesda fans!