Skyrim Player Discovers Morrowind Reference After 1400 Hours of Playtime

After playing Skyrim for over 1400 hours, an astute gamer noticed a clever reference to Morrowind that only those familiar with the earlier title would pick up on. This reference is only one of many nods to prior installments in the series that Skyrim has to offer.

It’s been more than a decade since the game’s release, yet Skyrim continues to reveal new secrets. Recently, a player discovered some previously unseen Bleak Falls Barrow treasure, which likely would’ve gone unnoticed by even the most experienced of players. The game offers many random encounters, though some are intended to be rarer than others. With the community having broken the game up through modding, it’s still remarkable how certain elements can slip through the cracks.

1400+ hours and I’ve never seen this random encounter until now
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Redditor GISHMAN_THE_FISHMAN made an interesting discovery – when a spell is cast in Skyrim, it can send the wizard soaring into the sky only to come crashing down to their death. This is quite reminiscent of a similar situation in Morrowind. However, as revealed by players in the thread, there is a way to prevent this. By casting a paralysis spell, the wizard can be saved from their certain demise. The only thing they seem to say about it is “I don’t want to talk about it”.

Morrowind remains highly popular among Elder Scrolls fans, despite its age. Despite players calling for a remake from Bethesda, this appears unlikely. Nevertheless, there is Skywind, a fan remake for the game, which is being developed using the engine of Skyrim. It is uncertain when or if it will be released, but it provides a glimmer of hope for those who prefer the older works of Bethesda.

It appears that gamers will not be able to travel to Morrowind anytime soon, but hopefully they will soon learn the location of The Elder Scrolls 6. As Bethesda prepares to launch Starfield later in 2021, it is anticipated that the development of the sequel to Skyrim will be intensified. Fans of the series have been highly patient since the game was first announced in 2018, but hopefully that will be rewarded with an outstanding new role-playing game in the near future.

Skyrim: Anniversary Edition can now be played on PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.