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 adding tough bandits, incredibly stealthy manoeuvres, and cosy homes to redecorate for your adopted family, with a few even going as far as completely rejuvenating the unique abilities offered to each of Tamriel’s races or giving you the chance to become high priest of your own temple.
If you’re a player who likes to stick around in Sovngarde after defeating Alduin, but usually end up disappointed that it doesn't contain much of interest aside from a hall of heroes and some chill vibes, a new mod might be worth adding to your load order.
Ever thought Skyrim’s depiction of the Nordic afterlife was a bit lacklustre?
The mod in question is called ‘Unmarked Locations Pack - Sovngarde', and is the work of modder GervantMods. Some of their previous projects have immersively overhauled Winterhold’s unorthodox jail and added some distant ships to Skyrim’s horizon.
This time, they’ve decided to build on another of their existing mods, which adds a bunch of extra unmarked locations to the game’s main worldspace, by doing the same to Sovngarde.
In total, there are 20 fresh landmarks for you to discover, designed to encourage you to spend more time exploring before you head back to Tamriel, many of which you can get a quick peek at in the section of the video below from YouTuber Capt. Panda that covers the mod.
As you can see, some of the spots include a bit of valuable loot, unique interactions or interesting encounters designed to fit seamlessly within the realm. For example, one allows you to sit down and meditate atop the Hall of Valor, while others contain messages in the dragon language for lore-savvy players to decipher.
You also shouldn’t have to worry about this mod conflicting with any others, provided you don’t have one of the relatively small number of existing works that directly edit Sovngarde’s landscape.
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