Skyrim Together Reborn, a multiplayer mod launching on PC this Friday, is set to bring the joys of co-op dragon slaying to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Skyrim Together Reborn, as you might have guessed, isn’t an official Bethesda release. Instead, it’s a fan-made multiplayer mod for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition that will let you roam Skyrim with up to seven other players. In other words, all the monster-slaying shenanigans you get up on your own, you’ll be able to share with other players.
If you’re anything like us, that very thought has you grinning. Sure, you could play Skyrim Together Reborn seriously, but we’re picturing eight Dragonborn roaming the lands, shouting at anything in their path, leaving chaos everywhere you go. After all, why save Whiterun from dragons when there’s cutlery to be kicked off tables?
Skyrim Together Reborn is, as the name suggests, a new version of a previous mod known as Skyrim Together, though it’s been built from the ground up. The Together Team, the volunteers who’ve made this a reality, emphasise that there may well be bugs, the game will likely crash at some point. But based on the work they’ve had to put in, it’s a real achievement they’ve got it to a 1.0 release.
No, that’s not a pop at Skyrim developer Bethesda’s own engine, though we do hope Starfield doesn’t suffer from the same memory leaks that plagued other titles. Instead, we’re referring to the sheer amount of work involved in turning a single player game into a multiplayer one.
Take the quests, for example – they’re designed to be completed by one person and, in some cases, players can find themselves locked in till a task is accomplished. So what happens when eight people are milling around a dungeon and one person activates the next quest waypoint?
Skyrim Together Reborn launches for PC this Friday and will require a full version of Skyrim Special Edition. You can find out more about the mod here, and it should be available through NexusMods this Friday 8th July.