Image: Digital Dreams

The fifth installment of Bethesda Game Studios’ Elder Scroll series is nearly ten years old now, but that hasn’t stopped the modding community from flexing its creativity and amping up the visuals of the epic fantasy RPG to such an extent that it could pass for some as a next-gen title.

This was recently demonstrated in a 4K video shared by Digital Dreams, which shows Skyrim running with an insane amount of mods (over 500) that completely overhaul the game’s visuals in myriad ways that include ray tracing, realistic lighting, and beautiful, high-resolution textures.

An ASUS TUF GeForce RTX 3090 graphics card was used to run this heavily modded version of Skyrim, but it seems that not even NVIDIA’s flagship GeForce GPU could cope all that well with the demanding package. Most of the scenes seem to be running at under 60 FPS.

Skyrim fans who have similar, high-performance hardware can try the graphical upgrade themselves by installing Wabbajack, an automated modlist installer, and searching for the total visual overhaul.

Skyrim reimagines and revolutionizes the open-world fantasy epic, bringing to life a complete virtual world open for you to explore any way you choose. Play any type of character you can imagine, and do whatever you want; the legendary freedom of choice, storytelling, and adventure of The Elder Scrolls is realized like never before.

Source: Digital Dreams

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  1. Well duh, it looks like a different game, it is a different game, as for the low fps there is a reason the game looked the way it did back then if you wanted it to run a a pc from back then.

    Imagine if a couple people who realy new their stuff would compile these mods in 1 or a couple mods iso hundreds, it might actually run somewhat better too.

    Not that I know a lot about modding, I used to dabble a bit in build lvlbuilding and some Q2 maps, got bored of that sort of stuff pretty fast.

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