The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition takes players to a distant land torn by war and destruction. Take on the role of the ancient dragon slayer, Dragonborn, and rise in power as you strive to save the world from utter destruction at the hands on the returning dragons. Travel across beautiful landscapes, collect epic armor and weapons, and learn more about the people of Skyrim with our detailed features below.

The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim Tips

Get ready to take on the world of Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Remastered with these easy tips and tricks.

  • The world in Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition is a massive and beautiful thing. But it is also extremely dangerous. Always watch your back, and be aware of your surroundings. You never know when a group of bandits are going to pop up.
  • The stealth feature can play a large part in your Skyrim adventure. It will allow you to slip by enemies undetected, or even sneak up behind them and pick their pockets for valuable items.
  • Think long and hard about the race and class that you seek to play as. Each one has valuable traits and advantages, so make sure those traits lineup with your playstyle.
  • When exploring new areas, take things slow, and explore every nook and cranny. There are tons of great items scattered throughout this massive world, so make sure you don’t miss out on any of them.
  • Choose your character archetype carefully. This is how you will need to focus your skills and upgrades throughout the course of the game, so make sure it is something you don’t mind using for upwards of 100 hours.
  • Take your time and have fun. Skyrim might be an older game, but the Special Edition adds a ton of new fauna, flora and content that you can find and enjoy. Take your time and enjoy it all. Meals this big aren’t meant to be scarfed down.

The Elder Scrolls 5 Skyrim Walkthrough

All the Traps in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

We take you through a brief video demonstration of all the traps that you’ll find throughout the land of Skyrim.

The Best Followers to Use

Find out which followers are best for which occasions.

The Best Armor Pieces to Use

Learn which armor sets are good, and which ones you should find first.

The Best Potions You Can Make

Craft these ten potions to ultimate success while traveling in Skyrim.

All the Best Spells in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Equip these spells and wreak havoc on your enemies.

The Top Ten Weapons in Skyrim

Find and equip these devastating weapons to bring your enemies to their knees.

The Best Weapon and Armor Enchantments

Enchant your weapons and armor to make them more powerful and dangerous.

Advanced Crafting Tips

Learn how to craft more advanced items in Skyrim and strengthen your arsenal.

The Best Places to Visit in Solstheim

Don’t forget to visit these ten amazing places while traveling through the expansive world of Skyrim.

How to Build Houses in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim’s Hearthfire DLC

Find out how to build your very own home and make sure each and every portion of it is utilized to make your life better.

How to Choose the Best Clothes in Skyrim

Clothing is about more than just fashion in the wilds of Skyrim. Find out how to choose the best clothing items to maximize your character’s strengths.

How to Become a Werewolf

Learn how to become a werewolf by joining the ranks of the Companions in Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

How to Join the Dark Brotherhood

Become the ultimate assassin and join the Dark Brotherhood in the Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition.

All Dragon Shout and Word Wall Locations

Find every Word Wall and learn every Dragon Shout in the Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

Tips for New Players

Dive headfirst into the land of Skyrim with these tips and strategies to help you survive your first hours in the game.

How to Use Console Commands

Learn how to enter console commands and take charge of the world of Skyrim using developer commands.

All Standing Stone Locations and Effects

Learn the locations of all 13 of the Standing Stones strewn across Skyrim’s vast landscape.

How to Make Money, Pickpocket, Sell Items

Find out how to make money effectively in Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Remastered.

How to Install Mods on Xbox One and PlayStation 4

Find out how to mod your game in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition.

How to Become a Vampire

Learn how to transform into a vampire in Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

How to Choose the Best Race for Your Playstyle

Choosing a race is about more than just visual appeal. Learn more about the races of Skyrim, and the benefits that come with each.

How to Adopt a Child and Start a Family

Want to start a family in Skyrim? We’ll tell you how to adopt your first child in the Special Edition.

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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition PC Requirements

If you want to enjoy the new updates and remastered graphics of the Special Edition version of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, then you’re going to need to make sure your hardware stands up to the test. We’ve included the PC requirements for the game below, so be sure to take a look and see how you stack up.

Minimum

  • Windows 7/8.1/10 (64-bit Version)
  • Intel i5-750/AMD Phenom II X4-945
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 12 GB free HDD space
  • Nvidia GTX 470 1GB /AMD HD 7870 2GB

Recommended

  • Windows 7/8.1/10 (64-bit Version)
  • Intel i5-2400/AMD FX-8320
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 12 GB free HDD space
  • Nvidia GTX 780 3 GB /AMD R9 290 4 GB

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is now available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. Players who already own the original version, and all of its DLC on PC, will receive the Special Edition upgrade for free. Fans should also be sure to pick up the Official Prima Games Skyrim strategy guide, as it features detailed walkthroughs, guides and tips to help you conquer the wilds of Skyrim.