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Oh, , it's been so long. My, is that an amulet of Mara that you're wearing, or are you just pleased to see me? I thought that we were done, but when I see you all dressed up in beautiful 4K, it's like falling in love all over again. My body is ready to carry all the burdens.

The release of Skyrim: Special Edition has led to an Elder Scrolls Revival, and while it's arguable whether the remaster is worth the trouble for PC players who previously enjoyed upscaled graphical mods, there have been definite improvements in the game's muscle and performance, and Youtuber Cosmic Contrarian has set out to prove it.

Cosmic Contrarian, known for making a ton of customized Fallout 4, Dishonored and Total War videos, both awesome and ridiculous, has celebrated the release of Skyrim: Special Edition with a new epic custom battle set in Skyrim's Fort Greymoor.

In this epic conflict, a garrison of 1,000 imperial archers defend the fort against 100 dragons. The sky fills with fire and steel as the massed forces clash, pushing the hardware and game engine to the limit in order to deliver the entire scene in epic 4K resolution.

Rise of the Dragons

The video is chock full of dragon-fighting action, complete with poor guards flying into the air, dragons wonkily navigating around each other in the sky, and some cheeky upskirt shots. 100 dragons is a formidable force, but 1,000 archers pack some considerable firepower. The battle rages on for over 10 minutes in a brutal struggle of attrition. Who do you think will win? Place your bets now!

Let the Epic Battles Begin!

This is just the first in a planned series of videos, and Cosmic Contrarian is taking viewer suggestions on future set ups, so throw in your two gold septims. I'd like to see vampire lords vs werewolves, but that might just be my lingering Halloween spirit. Also, I think hundreds of Dremora on stage shouting 'You are weak!' in their huge hammy voices would be amazing.

I'm already excited for the possibility of epic battle mods taking advantage of the Special Edition's new capabilities, especially when I get around to playing through Skyrim's Civil War story again. It's also left me insanely thirsty for how beautiful and epic Elder Scrolls 6 has the potential to be. If this doesn't motivate you to pull that arrow out of your knee and start adventuring again, you have no (Daedra) heart.

[Source: Kotaku]


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