Bethesda provides details of some new content Skyrim: Anniversary Edition, Which it calls the “most comprehensive version” of the game released so far.
As previously reported, it will bring 500 Creation Club modules as well as new missions and phishing.
One of the new missions added in this version is Saints & Seducers, which includes an extra storyline that spans two missions and side missions. It also contains additional armor sets, weapons, enemies, etc. Basically, it has some of the largest amount of content contained in a single creation.
As part of Saints & Seducers, Rare Curios created Skyrim’s Khajiit Caravans to bring additional merchandise imported from Tamriel. These kitten-like suppliers will be more than happy to sell you these items, from arrows to special potions.
There is also a survival mode, where you need to wear some warm clothes and seek shelter in colder areas of the game to prevent freezing to death. You also need to pay attention to your level of hunger and exhaustion, while also fighting robbers, dragons that fall from the sky, and common troubles like Skeevers. This sounds like a rather interesting creation, we might try.
Fishing is also in the game, allowing you to catch more than 20 different kinds of fish in various waters all over the land. It is up to you to decide what to do with your catch. Do you make it, sell it, or get its specimen stripped? If these options sound boring, you can throw them into your home aquarium at any time.
All owners of Skyrim Special Edition will provide the above creations and all the creation club creations previously released for free.
One of them is the ghost of the court, which contains more than a dozen new weapons and armors that have appeared in Morrowind before. There is also The Cause featuring the mythical dawn, trying to form a new gate of oblivion. It also has new enemies, locations and weapons, and a summonable demon horse that sounds super cool.
If you already own the Skyrim Special Edition, you can purchase the anniversary upgrade or purchase the creation separately when it is released.
Simultaneously with the release, Bethesda is adjusting all Creation Club missions to align them with the rest of the game. This means that the old and new Creations are no longer initialized at startup, making it easier to encounter Creations organically when taking risks. If you want to pursue a specific creation, just read the instructions included in its store description.
Fortunately, Skyrim: Anniversary Edition contains a lot of creations, because due to the new update, other modules, such as those available on Nexus Mods, may not be compatible with this version.
This is because the Anniversary Edition is an update rather than a new version, and with it comes changes to the Skyrim Script Extender, which is a plug-in that allows the mod to work with the game.
In layman’s terms, the Anniversary Edition updated the compiler from Visual Studio 2015 to the 2019 version, which changed the way the code is generated. This basically forces the module creator to find features and write hooks from scratch. This means that unless the creator decides to update their creation, many modules will no longer be valid. Therefore, if you choose to upgrade, it is likely that your favorite mod may no longer be used with the game.
Skyrim: Anniversary Edition was released on November 11, and it has been ten years since the day it was released on November 11, 2011. In addition to PC, it will also be available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S.
For those with next-generation systems, Bethesda said that more details about optimization will be shared soon.