The multiplayer Skyrim Together mod is about to hit closed beta

    
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If you’ve been around the Elder Scrolls modding community long enough, you know that fan efforts to bring multiplayer elements to the franchise’s single-player games are a never-ending thing, perhaps especially in Skyrim, which has benefited (or suffered, depending on your view) from the longest gap between games than any of its predecessors. People have been mucking with it for over seven years.

So it was only a matter of time before one of these multiplayer creations, this one dubbed Skyrim Together, actually came to fruition, though we’re figuring the Patreon funding the project pulls in from donors every month probably helped spur that on more than mere time.

According to the announcement on Reddit, the dev team is prepping a “temporary closed beta” for backers, followed by free open beta testing of the eight-man (for now) multiplayer. Initially, most of the game’s basic features will be supported, with the exception of shared containers (and NPC inventories, because they are just containers), dropped items, the faction system, and object syncing.

Of course, if you just want multiplayer Elder Scrolls, a quite excellent MMO for that already exists, but this mod’ll be fun for when you, your kid, and your bro half a world a way just want to get your fus roh dah on without having some e-brat rush into your instance and steal your kills.

Source: Skyrim Together, Discord via Polygon. Thanks, Pepperzine!

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rafael12104

Heh.

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Loyheta

All I’ve ever wanted is a co-op TES game. 2 players would be enough for me. 4 if you want to go crazy. ESO tripped at the starting line for me by having classes and locking off abilities behind other classes. They should have just had the skill categories and have you pick 3 as a starting class name. Then allow you to fully delve into all the other skills after the fact.

I can’t wait to play this.

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G0dl355

Its just gonna be a grief fest with bored fortnite kids jumping in your game one shotting you with their scripts. Maybe I’m just jaded but I’m usually good at predicting misery.

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Rhime

Well, hopefully you can whitelist or pw protect the server you’re on?

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phaedrux

Self fulfilling prophecies and etc.

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ZeusBojangles

I ended my first ESO foray early because my expectations were out of whack: I thought I would be playing Skyrim: Online. This go-round has been significantly more fun – I believe – because I’ve been able to appreciate ESO for what it is: another Elder Scrolls themepark with MMO features.

Everyone saying “They’re not the same! ESO =/= multiplayer Skyrim”, well no shit Sherlock. Skyrim’s a single player game that won’t be replicated in an MMO setting, probably ever. To go further, I, for one, can’t bear the thought of playing Skyrim with other people. I wish these guys the best, but when I play Skyrim I play it to get away from people…

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Dug From The Earth

Awesome mod

and, at the same time, just pushes the concept that bethesda doesnt have good developers, and that their games are simply great ideas that are actually pushed to perfection by the fans, not the company itself.

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Heliton B. Amorim

Boy I’m waiting for this one for so looong… Glad they’re nearly there…

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Life_Isnt_Just_Dank_Memes

Watched a bit of their most recent stream and I’m giddy. They were playing modded and the multi-player UI they designed is clean.

I’ve been on this site for the last 5 years or so talking about how this is the game I wanted. It’s almost here.

This is going to open up a whole new slew of modding opportunities as well.

I am REALLY looking forward to actually playing a dedicated Resto for a real party lol.

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Sorenthaz

Hopefully Bethesda doesn’t try to shut it down like they did to previous multiplayer mods iirc.

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Veldara

@Sorenthaz, if they tried, the almighty shitstorm that will descent upon bethesda’s head will last about as long as the Fallout 76 fiasco.

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Schmidt.Capela

Of course, if you just want multiplayer Elder Scrolls, a quite excellent MMO for that already exists,

It doesn’t support the way I play any other Elder Scrolls game, though; without modding or the possibility of shaping the world according to my whims, ESO simply can’t scratch the same itch for me as other Elder Scrolls games do, and thus can’t fulfill my desire for a multiplayer Elder Scrolls.

Which, mind, is why I played ESO for just a very short time and went back to the older games for my Elder Scrolls fix. ESO having “Elder Scrolls” in the name is a constant reminder of everything I love about Elder Scrolls games that I will never be able to enjoy in ESO due to its always online nature, so the fact it uses the Elder Scrolls IP drives me away despite the fact I otherwise love Elder Scrolls games.

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rafael12104

Lol! Back to Skyrim I go.

Skyrim will never die!

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Veldara

I actually never finished the game, I just modded it so much that it turned into a singleplayer Second Life for me lol.

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semugh

also what does it mean finishing skyrim? Killing anduin? I think that’s more of a 10 hour long tutorial lol…

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rafael12104

Lol. I managed to explore everything that was marked on the map plus the main quests and side quest (for the most part), and yet, I’m quite sure I missed a bunch of stuff.

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Mordyjuice

I went back to ESO, wrangling Mods is a chore, and I missed my guild.