Due to Skyrim’s dragons and dead men were never quite hard enough, the game is now adding something riskier: climate and starvation.
They are part of an update known as Skyrim’s Survival Mode, that is coming to Skyrim special edition on the computer, Xbox One, and PS4.
Whole parts of the map have now been zoned to reflect the weather, with gamers needing to be careful in colder areas to keep away from freezing to death. You could keep heat with armour and clothing, or by standing close to a fireplace.
Your stomach is now part of the game too, with gamers wanting to eat to stay alive. Don’t eat and also you die, eat sufficiently and you get a “well fed” bonus. Eat uncooked food and you can get ill, eat cooked meat and it will have you feeling good.
Other things it adds:
- Fatigue will run your Magicka meter down, and also you’ll need to sleep in a bed to get better.
- Shrines aren’t free anymore, you want to pay gold to use them.The amount you could bring has been drastically decreased.
- The amount you could bring has been drastically decreased.
- The fast journey has been disabled.
That final point leads us properly into the fact that Skyrim’s Survival Mode is part of Bethesda’s controversial creation membership, and is being advertised as “free for one week”. In case you get it during those first seven days you may keep it for nothing. Anybody downloading it after this is going to must pay.
There is a beta of Skyrim’s Survival Mode is available now for anybody playing on the computer, even as PS4 and Xbox One get it “early next month”.