Skyrim Mod Improved Combat, Makes It More Like God of War

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The Elder Scrolls 6 is still in pre-production, and the fifth installment in Bethesda’s epic RPG franchise is still getting a lot of time in the spotlight. Much of this is due to the modding community, which is pumping out new ideas at a rate of knots.

User dTry has uploaded a new mod for Skyrim which seeks to rebuild one of the game’s greatest assets, namely the combat. Regardless of whether players like the combat mechanics in the game or not, “Valhalla Combat” overhauls it to make it more like something a bit more contemporary. In the description, the modder defines this project as being inspired by the likes of Assassin’s Creed: ValhallaElden Ring, and God of War. A video revealed the mod in action, and it does indeed look a lot more modern, with more fluid fighting, and the ability to parry and stun enemies.

Melee combat is important in many video games, and the likes of the aforementioned games are infamous for having good mechanics on this front. The useful thing about “Valhalla Combat,” according to its creator, is that it works well in both the first and third person. It’s also not finished yet, apparently as dTry apparently plans to keep adding to their mod, with the goal of making a much more “comprehensive combat system.” Plans are afoot to execute additional features, or perhaps even turn new concepts into separate mods themselves.

Skyrim has a ton of mods that have helped elongate the shelf life of this decade-old RPG. While the vanilla experience alone is already pretty vast, the fact that a whole community is out there, dedicating time and effort to adding to the world of Tamriel, is a testament to how beloved the game is. It’s also a testament to just how long it’s been out. Eleven years is a long time for any release, but it has provided players with a ton of custom ways to change the visuals or general gameplay.

As such, Skyrim is an open-world game with a lot of replay value. To many, it may seem a little dated now, but that’s where modding comes into its own. While Bethesda seems to be making slow progress on the next installment in the series, fans can at least get a lot of life out of TES5.

The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim is available now for PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.

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