April Fools' Skyrim Mod 'Fixes' One Key Feature

A Skyrim modder has released a hilarious mod that “fixes” one of the game’s biggest problems. Players have sought to fix Skyrim’s problems since its release in 2011, but this mod takes that mantra to another level.

The best thing about Skyrim mods is the variety in content and scale. For some players, it’s the small quality-of-life changes that matter most, and there are tons of them available. For others, graphics will take center stage, with the game allowing mods to make the game look like it was released in 2023. Others just want the game to be totally dumb, and that’s okay – it’s been a long time since the original Thomas the Tank Engine mod was released for Skyrim, but there have been many other mods like it since then. This mod fits exactly that.

The mod is called “Ultra Immersive Horses” and replaces Skyrim’s horses with Mazda RX-7s. That’s right – players no longer need to waste time traversing the harsh lands of Skyrim on horseback, and as Nexus Mods author IAmNotSimon describes it, “a vastly superior form of transportation” is available. It even includes custom sounds for added immersion. This mod has been released as a fun way to celebrate April Fools’ Day, but there are also plenty of real mods that overhaul Skyrim’s horses for players looking to refresh one of the game’s most criticized features.

Overhauls are very popular in the Skyrim modding scene. While this mod is clearly an April Fool’s joke, this mod that overhauls the gameplay of Skyrim’s bandits is not, offering gamers a great way to give the game’s core functionality a new lease of life. Skyrim has a ton of mods available, so there’s sure to be some joke mods to lighten the mood, especially on April Fool’s Day. There might even be players who actually use the mod. Modding is an individual experience, and Skyrim can be anything a player wants it to be. If that means driving a Mazda RX-7 through Riverwood, so be it.

Fans of The Elder Scrolls are hoping that the Skyrim sequel will offer the same modding versatility as its predecessor. Not much has been confirmed about The Elder Scrolls 6 so far, but that’s not the case if modders can’t get a cheap laugh in the Mazda RX-7. There are plenty of fans who think Bethesda should take influence from The Elder Scrolls 6’s Skyrim. While that’s largely true, and generally a good thing, “hyper-immersive horses” probably shouldn’t be part of the conversation. Still, it’s really exciting to see what modders will come up with in future games after such a stellar track record with their Skyrim counterparts.

Skyrim is available now for PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.

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