Skyrim mod adds potion to put your character into cryogenic stasis until The Elder Scrolls 6 is released


Todd Howard alongside a frozen Skyrim character.
Credit: JaredAlexanderJohnson on Nexus Mods.

Modders have put an awful lot of effort into making sure Skyrim has continually evolved and expanded in the years since it was first released into the world.

Many have focused on changing the game by finding interesting ways to overhaul its most infamous dungeons or adding everything from fully voice-acted quests to unique player homes and fresh alchemy recipes to it, with a few even going as far as re-creating previous Elder Scrolls games or bringing terrifying zombies to Tamriel.

If you’re someone who’s more hyped up for The Elder Scrolls 6 than seeing what Starfield’s next showcase has to offer, a new mod might be worth adding to your load order.

Fancy giving your Dragonborn a chance to chill until the next entry in the Elder Scrolls series arrives?

The mod in question is called ‘Potion of Waiting - Freezes Your Character Until TES VI Comes Out’, and is the work of modder JaredAlexanderJohnson, who goes by Owlet on YouTube. Some of their previous projects have delivered Nazeem-inspired armaments and chill ambient music to Tamriel.

This time, they’ve decided to try and provide players patiently waiting for more info on TES VI with a means of combating the effects of ageing in the interim, via a potion that brings the scientific wonders of Fallout 4’s Vault 111 to Skyrim.

Found inside Arcadia’s Cauldron in Whiterun and priced at a very reasonable one gold, this interesting elixir is simply dubbed the ‘Potion of Waiting’ and, when imbibed, will freeze your character in place for “a long, long time.”

While the peculiar philter’s description claims your character will remain in this state for several real-world years, JaredAlexanderJohnson admits in the mod’s description that: “The potion doesn't actually freeze you for five years like it says it does, (because) any (value) over a certain number (in terms of effect duration) straight up crashes the game.”

So, sadly, it seems as though your dreams of permanently becoming the Elder Scrolls version of Sleeping Beauty won’t be possible.

That said, if you’re a fan of Morrowind and surreal joke mods, you can also check out stupidcatgirl’s ‘The Elder Scrolls VI’, which aims to turn the third game in the series into its highly-anticipated next entry via a range of zany and absurd changes.

Regardless of whether your Dragonborn has just been sealed away in a tower to await the arrival of Todd Howard in shining armour, make sure to follow us for more updates on The Elder Scrolls 6 and the interesting world of Skyrim modding.

You can also check out our mods of the month for February 2023 or our new series where we delve into the rich history of The Elder Scrolls 5’s setting:

For more articles like this, take a look at our Gaming News, Skyrim, and Role Playing Games pages.