One of the big features of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim that console players have missed out on, are community mods. Bethesda Game Studios released the Creation Kit tools for Skyrim, to work with the Steam Workshop to provide a seemingly unlimitless amount of downloadable goodness for Skyrim fans. As they’ve been through the franchise for The Elder Scrolls PC mods have been a very popular addition to the game. Skyrim has been no different, as Bethesda has recently announced that there have been millions upon millions of downloads for Skyrim mods on the Steam workshop.
But what about console players? The closed systems of the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 really don’t play well with mods, but save files, save files are something that can be altered on the Xbox 360 with a program called Modio. The Xbox modders at videogamesinteractive have found a way to mod a Skyrim save file to give you some pretty neat powers, and character options that don’t come stock in vanilla Skyrim.
A recent tutorial was posted on their site, and describes a step by step method to patching your save file in Skyrim, that is said to be completely safe for your Xbox 360, so long as you don’t go online with it. Being that Skyrim is an offline affair, it seems like the perfect candidate for a little experimentation. In their tutorial, they show a Khajiit Greybeard as a playable character, definitely not one of your options when setting out in the world of Skyrim. Aside from the character mod, it also gives the player every in-game spell, and shout in the game with zero cooldown.