10 Subtle Details That Make Skyrim WAY More Interesting

Could Elder Scrolls VI's story be right in front of us?

Skyrim Secrets

Over the past few years it's become something of a talking point to "see Skyrim as it truly is", labelling it a hot mess of a game. It is all too easy and somewhat deserved to rag on Skyrim and point out its many flaws which have gone long uncriticised, due to a godlike status in gaming. That said, these same people often forget just how Skyrim captured our hearts in the first place.

Unbelievably intricate and well thought out conceptually, the world of the game is jammed full of tiny, barely noticeable secrets. And considering the game's scope and expansive nature, it's not surprising that the vast majority of people completely overlooked some of the more subtle details the game offers.

Entire mechanics, secret easy kills, and even entirely unique dialogue that can only be unlocked through the most baffling set of circumstances. Skyrim accounts for so many memories and gameplay sequences, you will undoubtedly not have heard of everything on this list.

Seven years later and Skyrim still has secrets - a reason alone as to why Skyrim won our hearts. That, and Bethesda haven't stopped re-releasing the game for half a decade.

10. Foxes Can Lead You To Treasures

Skyrim Secrets

We'll start off easy and with one of the most well-known secrets in the game. Most people reduce foxes to simple arrow fodder or random nuisances, but they have a much more interesting use than being Fus Ro Dah'd of a cliff.

Should you opt not to butcher the helpless little animals, they will actually lead you towards treasure and hidden secrets buried in Skyrim's world. A lot of people condemned it as pure chance considering the fact that you can't stumble five seconds in Skyrim without finding something of worth, but the foxes distinctly stop next to the places that they lead you to.

They will often even paw at the location of treasure maps, meaning this is likely to a genuine tactic. Not to mention, it sounds exactly like the mental game design Bethesda is known for.


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