The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim is one of the biggest RPGs in recent history, with its developer only too keen to keep rehashing it for release on newer systems. As a video game that can eat up hundreds of hours of play time, there are numerous ways to experience this slice of Tamriel, whether it’s sword-swinging action, intricate knowledge of magic, or creeping around unnoticed. There are those who generally prefer one over the other, and a new mod has been released which definitely pertains to the latter.
JaySerpa, a veteran of the modding community, recently uploaded “Take A Peak,” a stealth-based add-on for the Special Edition of Skyrim that makes it possible for players to spy through keyholes. A short video shows the mod in action, with the player able to look through to the other side of a door, see who’s there, and decide whether or not it’s safe to enter. The footage plays out in a Metal Gear Solid kind of way, which is quite amusing.
According to JaySpera, the mod should work on just about any door, and it also seems to function even if the player is on the exterior of the map looking into an interior location, such as a home. Skyrim‘s stealth features are already pretty powerful, and this addition will serve many who like the idea of going all Sam Fisher or Snake on unsuspecting NPCs. The video goes on to say that if the player is also using the “Skyrim Souls” mod, the world will remain unpaused while peering through a keyhole, and it’s even possible for some characters to comment on what the player is doing.
JaySpera is no stranger to creating mods, with some interesting ones already under their belt. They’ve created a Skyrim mod that adds new dialogue to bandits and makes it so that NPCs get annoyed when they’re woken up by the player. These clever add-ons utilize spliced dialogue from the vanilla game to create new lines.
As more mods become available, making the experience much more immersive, Skyrim remains one of the best games to induce mindfulness, as players can become lost in the world for hours. Of course, it’s been more than ten years, and many are starting to get impatient about when the next Elder Scrolls game will make itself known. In the meantime, people like JaySpera continue to deliver some interesting content that expands the already vast world of the 2011 installment.
Skyrim Special Edition is available for PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.
Source: Nexus Mods