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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Anniversary Edition Announced

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Anniversary Edition is set to drop on Nov. 11, 2021, 10 years after the open-world RPG's original release.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Anniversary Edition is set to drop on Nov. 11, 2021, 10 years after the open-world RPG's original release. / Photo courtesy of Bethesda Game Studios

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Anniversary Edition was announced Friday as part of Bethesda Game Studios' celebration to commemorate 10 years since the open-world RPG's original release.

We've seen Skyrim VR and a Skyrim board game. Come this November, it's finally time for Skyrim in Concert, The Skyrim Museum and the 10th anniversary of Skyrim.

Skyrim's Anniversary Edition will contain the full game plus all three expansions — Dawnguard, Hearthfire and Dragonborn — as well all the enhancements found in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition.

What's new in the Anniversary Edition, however, is what's said to be over 500 pieces of unique content from Creation Club, including pre-existing and new quests, dungeons, bosses, weapons, spells and more.

Current and future owners of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition on any platform including Xbox Game Pass Subscribers will receive access to three free pieces of the new Creation Club content: Fishing, Survival Mode and new quests with Saints and Seducers. Additionally, Skyrim Special Edition owners on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S, as well as Xbox Game Pass subscribers on next-gen consoles, will receive a free upgrade to an enhanced graphics version Nov. 11 for their respective next-gen systems.

Lastly, starting Nov. 11, existing owners of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition and Xbox Game Pass subscribers will have the option to purchase an Anniversary Edition upgrade for their Special Edition version of the game to gain access to all the aforementioned 500+ pieces of additional content found in the Anniversary Edition.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Anniversary Edition is set to launch on PlayStation 4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC on Nov. 11, 2021.