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Skyrim’s remastered Special Edition is free if you own the game and all of its DLC on PC

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I can’t pretend to be excited for the Skyrim Special Edition – but that’s because I lost hundreds of hours of my life to the game, and that was enough for me. Plenty of people are excited that there’s a new version of one of their favourite games coming – and for good reason.

The game may have had middling combat, but its world-building and atmosphere were incomparable, and the new Special Edition of the game is more than just a remaster, with higher resolution assets and a few updates. It’s being rebuilt, with all-new features like “remastered art and effects, volumetric god rays, dynamic depth of field, screen-space reflections and more.”

Importantly, as with Fallout 4, it’ll bring the magic of mods to consoles – allowing players to create new quests, new armour and weapons and so, so much more. Unfortunately for console players, those who already own the game will have to buy it anew, something that won’t be the same for PC players, if they meet specific requirements.

IF you own Skyrim and all of its DLC (or Skyrim’s Legendary Edition) on Steam, you’ll get upgraded to the Skyrim Special Edition for free when it releases on October 28.

Here’s another look at the trailer

Last Updated: June 13, 2016

29 Comments

  1. Dutch Matrix

    June 13, 2016 at 08:37

    I own it all on PC. Sadly though, I want this on console!
    So close. And yet so far!

    Reply

  2. Pariah

    June 13, 2016 at 08:38

    Ok that makes me a lot happier about this then.

    Will have to install it 😀

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  3. Captain JJ or is it I&J?

    June 13, 2016 at 08:38

    Or, you know, just use the mods available and you’re good to go.

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    • Pariah

      June 13, 2016 at 08:39

      Tbh, this is free. For those of us who have all of the DLC. But still, free. There’s actually very little to complain about.

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      • Captain JJ or is it I&J?

        June 13, 2016 at 08:41

        I have all the DLC. So will be getting it. But all it’s going to be is an addition to my library. I’m not going to actually play it again. Why spend the effort and time on this then? I know Elder Scrolls VI is just around the corner. Bethesda is trying really hard to make us think it’s not. So maybe this is just a warmup to it being announced.

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  4. Tiaan Venter

    June 13, 2016 at 08:40

    Would take a remastered Oblivion over a cashgrab any day of the week, but at least it’s free for the folk who already own it, which is a great start for end users looking for remasters of their old games.

    In other news, QUAAAAAAAAAAAKE

    AND IT BETTER NOT FUCKING CRASH LIKE DOOOOOOOOM

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    • Captain JJ or is it I&J?

      June 13, 2016 at 08:41

      I’d also love an Oblivion remaster.

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      • HairyEwok

        June 13, 2016 at 09:59

        Have you not heard about Valenwood? I suggest you google it. That could be the new Elder Scrolls.

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        • Captain JJ or is it I&J?

          June 13, 2016 at 11:59

          I’m waiting for SkyWind myself, but let me check out Valenwood!

          Reply

    • Original Heretic

      June 13, 2016 at 08:43

      Oblivion, hells yeah! I actually preferred it to Skyrim.

      Reply

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        June 13, 2016 at 08:44

        Me too. Skyrim looked better, but Oblivion was just more fun to play.

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        • Original Heretic

          June 13, 2016 at 08:47

          It was a significant improvement over Morrowind. Which is where Skyrim fell a bit flat for me. Yeah, I clocked almost 200 hours on it, but apart from the improved graphics and alternate setting, it was extremely similar to Oblivion.

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          • Tiaan Venter

            June 13, 2016 at 08:48

            TES IV: Oblivion: Dragons Edition

          • Dutch Matrix

            June 13, 2016 at 09:39

            Yeah. that Horse armor DLC was pretty spectacular, RIGHT??? XD

  5. DragonSpirit009

    June 13, 2016 at 08:43

    I so want to play this game. And this sounds just really awesome!

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    • Captain JJ or is it I&J?

      June 13, 2016 at 08:43

      Skyrim is excellent. Truly one of the best of its generation

      Reply

      • DragonSpirit009

        June 13, 2016 at 08:54

        I’ve watched many people play and it really looks like a game I would enjoy!

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    • Ottokie

      June 13, 2016 at 08:50

      Steam sale soooooon 🙂

      Reply

      • DragonSpirit009

        June 13, 2016 at 08:53

        I am actually considering getting it when there a sale… I just first need to fix my car.

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        • VampyreSquirrel

          June 13, 2016 at 09:16

          Priorities… I like that… getting Skyrim before fixing your car

          Reply

  6. Ottokie

    June 13, 2016 at 08:50

    “and all of its DLC” – that seems to be a keyword I am not liking

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    • Dutch Matrix

      June 13, 2016 at 09:03

      In the old days, we called ’em expansion packs. Skyrim’s though was/is one of the better attempts at making a big game much more er… bigger.

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      • Captain JJ or is it I&J?

        June 13, 2016 at 09:08

        I didn’t have any issues with Skyrim’s DLC. All of them added some decent content. That said. I bought all my DLCs on sale, so it was worth the price.

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        • Kromas GG

          June 13, 2016 at 09:37

          The hearthstone dlc or whatever it was called was a bit meh.

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          • Captain JJ or is it I&J?

            June 13, 2016 at 11:59

            It wasn’t the best yea, but I think I paid very little on sale for it.

  7. HairyEwok

    June 13, 2016 at 10:08

    But I’ve already got all those fancy Skyrim graphics and more like 3 years ago thanks to mods :/

    Reply

  8. Admiral Chief Maximum Effort

    June 13, 2016 at 10:48

    OH WOW

    Reply

  9. Raptor Rants

    June 13, 2016 at 11:33

    Got Legendary. YESSSSS

    Reply

  10. Peter Pan

    June 14, 2016 at 16:23

    Dunno! I loved the game when it was first released – I also sunk over 100 hours into it – but: “Been there; got the t-shirt”.

    Reply

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