If there is one Game which always remains fascinating 11 years after its release, it’s good Skyrim. The game of Bethesda still has many secrets which require you to spend 74 additional hours in front of your console or pc to be discovered, like this odd feature.
Skyrim : a secret quest or a very funny bug?
The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim. The game may be 11 years old, but its quality, the amount of content it offers, the community of fierce modders and the (very, very) many reissues of the game mean that the Bethesda title still has a bright future ahead of it. Many people are still very active on it and it is important to remember that three generations of consoles were able to try it out, ranging from the PS3 to the PS5, via XBox, the Nintendo Switch, obviously on PC but also in VR. And as we know that The Elder Scrolls VI is not ready to happen, the game is not likely to disappear. Currently, fans of the license EST have three options. Play the Online version, replay old games or a new 74th game of Skyrim.
And it is a player of the third category that interests us today. In effect, the Reddit page dedicated to Skyrim is still very prolific in funny messages and shares. One of the most popular posts of the week on the platform relays the existence of a secret feature, a quest that no one had discovered before. The user u/BiShyAndWantingToDie shared a series of three screenshots proving… thatit was possible to play tag with a dragon. This kid’s game usually consists of running after the other person, and if you touch it, it becomes “the cat” and must in turn touch someone else so that it becomes it in turn. If the right conditions are met, it is quite possible to play tag with a dragon, and even in the vanilla version of the game.
Skyrim : Dragons are big children too
Given the success of the publicationmost likely not everyone was unaware of the existence of this feature before. In Skyrimwhen you play Cat with a child, you get a small quest, also called “task”, telling you that you need to find the child and interact with him. Then you have to hide and depending on your stealth score he will have to do the same. But when a dragon joins the game, that’s another story. It looks like the game didn’t quite plan for that.
The privileged hypothesis is that, as the game of the cat is accessible theoretically by all, the game code specifies that anyone who interacts with a “hiding” target in turn becomes the cat. If you are playing with a child and the appearance of a dragon interrupts your game, if this dragon “touches” the child (don’t worry, they are immortal), the dragon therefore immediately becomes the cat and you will get a mission to run away from it. The other hypothesis advanced by a user in the comments would be that the AI of the cat game would be coded in such a way as to exclude only adults from the game, leaving the possibility for creatures to participate, since there are little chance of encountering such monsters in town. But farm animals are not included in this exception. The case would therefore be specific to dragons. Whatever, the mystery remains intact and it is always nice to see that new things continue to be discovered in Skyrimjust like the original look of the game’s werewolves, which were very ugly.