During Quakecon, Bethesda announced that it will be releasing a Skyrim Anniversary Edition on Skyrim’s 10th birthday, November 11th, providing an opportunity for Memories to unleash their gags around an endless cycle of ports and re-release again. The said Anniversary Edition will feature “more than 500 unique pieces of content from the Creation Club”, and if you’ve already got the Skyrim Special Edition, you’ll be able to purchase it as an upgrade. Even if you don’t buy the upgrade, the Skyrim Special Edition will get a hunting update, adding new mechanics that let you “grab a fishing pole, and do some hunting missions.”
Bethesda has now provided some additional information about the Anniversary Edition and the Hunting Update, as well as the release of Other Birthday RPG Plans. First, hunting isn’t the only thing current Skyrim Special Edition players will get, with two paid Creation Club mods joining for free: Survival Mode (an optional difficulty mod that adds hunger, fatigue, cold mechanics, more illnesses, plus restrictions on fast travel, health regeneration, weight bearing, etc.), and Saints and seducers (Mission mod themed around the shivering islands, which also includes Rare Curios, a mod that brings back ingredients from Morrowind and Oblivion.)
The Anniversary Edition will bring “all 48 creations currently available” in the Creation Club, plus 26 yet-to-be-released creations. This claim of “more than 500 unique pieces of content” is based on breaking these builds down into “individual items such as quests, items, armor, houses, etc.” That’s everything from pet foxes, hound hounds, and mud scats to new weapons and clothing, the return of old favorites like Gray Cowl and goblins, and mods like the addition of camping and backpacking.
You can of course download a selection of the best Skyrim Special Edition mods to achieve a similar effect, and you don’t have to worry about the only way to disable Creation Club items you don’t like is to delete the .esl file and . bsa files on your own.
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