Skyrim mod lets you fight like God of War’s Kratos

God of War's Kratos in Skyrim.

God of War's Kratos in Skyrim.

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 fresh ways to improve its combat or adding everything from interesting new alchemy recipes, subtle immersive details and interesting quests to it, with a few even going as re-creating dungeons from other Elder Scrolls games or serving giant sweetrolls to the province’s populace.

If you enjoy getting immersed in the power fantasy of being a Dragonborn and have been playing God of War: Ragnarok religiously since it was released, a new mod might be worth adding to your load order.

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The mod in question is called ‘Real Leviathan's Axe combat action set(MCO)’, and is the work of modder jiaowei521. Their previous work has added animations inspired by the likes of Elden Ring and Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty to the game.

This time, they’ve decided to try and bring Kratos’ attacking animations to Tamriel, with help from ‘Attack - Modern Combat Overhaul’ and STGAMPLE’s ‘Simple Movement Key trace'.

As you can see in the showcase clip above, when paired with Barraganchik’s ‘Mjolnir - Leviathan Axe - Blades of Chaos’ and BruvRamm’s ‘Play Kratos in Skyrim’ the axe throws, shield bashes and bursts of spartan fury seemingly included in the mod’s moveset will bring something substantial to any God of War-inspired playthroughs you’ve got planned.

If you’re desperate to imitate as many aspects of Ragnarok as possible, jiaowei521 has also thrown in some of the God of War-style lens presets they used during the video’s recording as an optional file.

Though, if you want to ape the interactions between Kratos and Atreus, the mod can’t help you there, so you’ll just have to adopt one of the province’s orphans via the Hearthfire DLC and hope for the best.

Regardless of whether your Dragonborn is now pondering the philosophical quandaries conjured up by the complex psychological nature of their namesakes, make sure to follow us for more updates on The Elder Scrolls 6 and the interesting world of Skyrim modding.

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