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Skyrim gets a free anniversary update with fishing

Yep, Skyrim is getting fishing - o-fish-ially

Doing a bit of fishing in Skyrim.

This November will mark the tenth anniversary since Skyrim‘s original release, and after about a billion ports and upgrades to the game over the years, you probably know where this is going. Skyrim: Anniversary Edition is set to launch later this year, alongside a free update for the game. That free update will upgrade the console editions for the next generation, but more importantly, it adds a new feature for all platforms, including PC: fishing.

Yes, there will soon be an official fishing minigame in Skyrim. The feature was demonstrated during today’s QuakeCon stream. You’ll apparently walk up to a set of fishing supplies near a body of water, hit a button, and then be entered into the fishing minigame. The details of the mechanics aren’t quite clear, but we do see a player catch a “pogfish” – and I’m not sure if I love it or hate it.

“You don’t have to dive in the water and click blindly anymore,” managing director Ashley Cheng explains. “You can now grab a fishing pole, do some fishing quests. It’s a great addition to the game. It’ll be free to everyone.”

Skyrim: Anniversary Edition launches on November 11, 2021, and it includes the existing Special Edition plus “tons of creations and items”. This free update will launch alongside the updated new release.

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