Skyrim mod brings one of the most immersive features from Red Dead Redemption 2 into Tamriel.
Skyrim modders have taken great pride and effort into keeping Skyrim fresh since it first hit shelves worldwide.
Many players have focused on customizing the game through adding unique weapons, potency spells and compelling quests – some have gone so far as adding quick access wheels from Witcher 3 or providing Dragonborn with climbing abilities similar to Assassin’s Creed!
If you find the subtle immersive details of Red Dead Redemption 2 fascinating and are ready for another visit back into Tamriel while waiting for Starfield or Skyblivion, adding new mods might make a welcome addition.
Modders JaySerpa and Naxmaardur created an immersion mod called ‘Immersive Death Cycle’ for Halo 2.
Some of their previous projects have expanded Skyrim’s vanilla quests into more exciting experiences, while they also added some highly terrifying undead creature variants to it.
Inspired by a YouTube thumbnail which showcased Red Dead Redemption 2’s decomposition mechanic that causes dead bodies left outside to gradually decay over time, they joined forces and attempted to replicate that experience in Skyrim.
The mod created by these two individuals largely centers on animal and creature bodies, creating an effect where those you kill become visibly decayed four hours post-death, before eventually decomposing into piles of bones that you can loot for useful alchemy ingredients at 12 hours post-expiry. As can be seen in video below.
While some creatures covered by this mod – Giants and Falmer specifically – may currently escape decay effects altogether, bears, rabbits and even horkers can go through both stages, with those which start off already deceased having had decay effects applied as part of their decomposition processes.
Contrary to RDR2, this mod won’t alter any bodies you slay – though an optional plugin called WDog367’s “Undead FX” adds decay effects when adding corpses that only exist as NPCs into gameplay.
“Hopefully this mod will inspire someone to create an accurate “NPC Corpses Deteriorate Over Time” mod,” JaySerpa stated in its description, adding: “Until then, this optional plugin should suffice.”
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