- Skyrim’s dragon battles are a defining feature of the game, rewarding players with dragon souls and valuable materials.
- Unexpected encounters with dragons in Skyrim can lead to memorable moments, but not always for the reasons expected.
- Killcams in Skyrim can result in unexpected and sometimes humorous outcomes.
An Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim player shared a clip of themselves accidentally killing a rabbit while fighting a dragon in Bethesda’s acclaimed open world RPG. One of Skyrim‘s defining features is its dragon battles. Skyrim players that manage to kill dragons are rewarded with dragon souls, which are used to unlock Shouts, as well as valuable materials like dragon bones that can be used to craft Dragon Armor.
As players explore Skyrim‘s open world, they are bound to find themselves face to face with a dragon. Some Skyrim dragons are fought as part of quests, but others can be encountered unexpectedly. Skyrim dragon fights can lead to some of the most memorable moments in the game, but not always for the reasons one might expect.
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Reddit user Mariaeduardabk recently shared a clip of their Dragonborn fighting a Skyrim dragon. The battle is an exciting one, with the dragon slamming into the ground and breathing fire at the Dragonborn, who flees to safety. The player pelts the dragon with arrows from a distance, dwindling their health bar to nothing. The player then sends a final arrow flying, triggering one of Skyrim‘s killcams. But instead of showing a cinematic defeat of the dragon, the killcam shows the heartbreaking death of an innocent rabbit that happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time and was unfortunately hit by the arrow.
Skyrim killcams are meant to give some extra excitement to battles in the game. Typically, they show flashy and devastating killing blows, but sometimes they result in unexpected moments, as is the case here. Other times the killcam doesn’t work as intended, like in one instance where the Skyrim killcam made it seem like the player was going to kill a spider, only for the enemy to slide out of the way at the last second.
Killcams in Bethesda games have proven to be rather divisive. There are those who enjoy them, but others don’t like how they wrestle control away from the player in the middle of a fight. Some were happy to see Starfield ditch killcams, while others have expressed their disappointment that Bethesda’s open world sci-fi RPG didn’t carry the feature over from the Elder Scrolls and Fallout games.
Now that Starfield has been released, Bethesda will be turning its attention to The Elder Scrolls 6. The Elder Scrolls 6 release date is still years away, but when the game comes out, it will be interesting to see if it features a killcam or if the feature remains on the shelf.
- November 11, 2011
- M for Mature: Use of Alcohol, Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Sexual Themes
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