Posted Fri Apr 24, 2015 at 10:40 AM PDT by Justin Clark
Acclaimed RPG free-to-play this weekend.
Anyone who hasn't yet experienced Bethesda's magnum opus in any way shape or form yet, this weekend's your chance. To celebrate Steam's new paid mods system, Bethesda is offering the ability to play 'Skyrim' for free until 10 am PDT/1 pm EDT on Monday, at which point the game's price will remain heavily discounted, with the main game costing $5, the Hearthfire DLC costing $2.40, Dawnguard and Dragonborn costing $7.49, and the Legendary Edition, which includes all of the above, available for $13.49.
Now, as a headsup, the premium, paid mods will NOT work with the free-to-play version. That said, there's still plenty of free ones to fool around with, including, my personal favorite, "Divine Punishment", which strikes down any NPC who makes that damned "Arrow to the knee" comment with great vengeance and furious anger.
The new paid mods system has been going well so far, but has already had a red flag situation, in which a mod has been removed because it used assets from a free one without the creator's permission. We'll see if Valve can keep up the good work as more premium mods make the scene.
Source: Bethesda, Steam
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