The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has been on store shelves for five days now, and is already more popular with Steam users than Modern Warfare 3. No wonder. Skyrim is a beautiful game with a solid story and a world that feels “alive” in every sense of the word. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is already a contender for Game of the Year; Game Rant loves the game (read our Skyrim review) despite it’s graphical glitches, and we look forward to the hours upon hours the title still has in store.
That being said, with any game of this size, there are bound to be some glitches and exploits that resourceful players will uncover. Skyrim is no different in this regard. Three new videos of Skyrim gameplay exploits have surfaced online, showing players how to gather infinite gold, infinite magic, and infinite sprinting. Check them out below.
In this video, the narrator/player explains how to get infinite gold at a specific point in the game. The exploit is not easy, but it can be done (I personally failed to get it exactly right twice before ultimately succeeding the third time). The important point to note is that players must follow the narrator’s footsteps (horsesteps!) exactly for the exploit to properly work. As mentioned in the video, it really helps to have a companion along to help carry the goods that are being exploited.
Go Speed Racer!
This video shows players how to sprint indefinitely, even with a fully drained stamina meter. The exploit is fairly useful, though the series of tasks needed to make it work might be too much for many players. It is great for making a quick escape, but has little use beyond that. Now, if someone can find an exploit for infinite shouts that make the player sprint, that will be worthwhile!
Mana from Heaven
The magic meter continually drains when magic spells are used, and can completely run dry when players use powers that are “kept up,” like flames. In this video, we discover how to exploit the system and continually cast powers without ever fully draining the magic meter. It involves using an item that passively adds magic to a character’s total, like the Novice Hood seen in the video. The exploit requires players to repeated pause the game using the quick task menu. Speaking frankly, it could get really tiresome if one had to keep doing this, especially for several minutes at a time.
Soon enough, Bethesda will release Skyrim’s next title update, which is designed to fix the texture scaling problem afflicting the Xbox 360 edition of the game (remember: don’t install Skyrim, 360 players). Naturally, the possibility exists that these gameplay exploits will be eliminated by the title update as well.
What do you think of these exploits? Have you found any other gameplay exploits in Skyrim?
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is now available for the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.
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