Skyrim modder brings iconic bonk sound effect to Tamriel

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A screenshot of a Skyrim character with a warhammer.
Credit: jg1 on Nexus Mods.

Life in Skyrim can involve a lot of fighting, especially if your Dragonborn isn’t good at alchemy and struggles to steal pocket change without getting caught by the guards.

Luckily, there’s plenty of money to be made in battle, especially if you download mods that give you Shadow of Mordor-esque nemeses or lore-friendly Deathclaws to take on using a completely overhauled combat system.

However, if you feel that your warrior playthrough has become a little too serious, a new mod will allow you to restore some of the quirky laughs that Skyrim’s infamous for to proceedings.

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Ever thought your warhammer-wielding warrior’s attacks didn’t sound intimidating enough?

The mod in question is called ‘Cheems Bonk on Blunt Objects’ and is the work of modder Grohiikiin0915, whose sole other work has increased the range of magical lightning bolts, allowing for a better Emperor Palpatine roleplaying experience.

Now, though, they’ve brought the terrible presence of Twitter memes to the game, giving hits with blunt weapons like warhammers and (possibly) maces around a one in three chance of playing this sound effect upon a successful hit.

So, don’t worry about every whack or smash you dish out being reduced to an overused gag, but do be prepared for enemies to have to stifle their laughter on occasion.

Also, if you’re anxious about not being able to max out your bonks-per-battle due to your character of choice’s preference for one-handed weapons over two-handed ones, modder jg1’s ‘One-handed warhammers’ might be worth adding to your mod list.

On the other hand, if your concern is offsetting the negative effect the goofy bonks may have on your immersion, another of jg1’s mods, called ‘Believable warhammers’, might be more of what you’re looking for.

If you’re not in the market for any new weapons, you might instead want to switch up your swing in order to reach the maximum BPM (bonks-per-minute) via miken1ke’s ‘Elder Souls - Battleaxe and Warhammer Animations SE’, which offers you the chance to bring some of the skills you’ve developed while playing Elden Ring into the Elder Scrolls.

So, dust off your best blunt weapon, take a few practice swings, and make sure to follow us for more updates on The Elder Scrolls 6 and the wacky world of Skyrim modding.