Bethesda has prepared a special surprise for Skyrim fans. The popular game will feature a special release, which will include a survival mode, where players will have to face tough conditions, such as shifting environments, extreme weather, or scarce food. They will be able to play the mode for free one week after the release. Once this ‘trial’ is over, it will become available as a premium item.
Why do players hate Creation Club?
This survival mode for Skyrim will resemble the one Bethesda delivered for Fallout 4. Moreover, it will also be provided via Creation Club. This club gathers all additional content for both Skyrim and Fallout 4, namely elements related to gameplay, skills, or items. In this sense, they resemble mods, but they are provided by the game creators themselves.
However, fans disagree with this Creation Club because it provides content they have to pay for. They blamed video game companies for banning fan-made mods and, instead, offering their own paid mods. Bethesda doesn’t think this strategy is bad, and finds this a clever way to offer players new content.
What is different in the new Skyrim survival mode?
Through this survival mode, Bethesda wanted to allow Skyrim players to see how tough they actually are, and to test their ability to survive in a cold land. Before they start, they can take a look at a detailed map where all areas with harsh weather are marked. The land has several safe zones as well, where players can look for shelter.
Players will have to face extreme hunger, which significantly decreases their stamina, so they need to search for food to survive. Also, they need to be careful to what they eat, as some foods might affect their health. Hunger comes with fatigue, which also affects the effectiveness of potions.
Fast travel is also disabled in survival mode, so players need to use horses or travel by foot. Therefore, they will have to roam around in harsh conditions, look for places to rest and restore their stamina, and be as clever as possible to reach the end of the quest.
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