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The highly anticipated Skyblivion has announced the year of its release, so to celebrate, here's five mods for its predecessors whilst you wait!

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Skyblivion, the highly-anticipated merging of Oblivion into the Skyrim engine, has announced a release date for the year 2025! That's still a bit to go, sure, but knowing Bethesda we won't be halfway till the next Elder Scrolls by then anyway, so whilst you wait, here's five mods for both games to encourage a revisit in the interim!

Forests of Dibella

By lupus-hegemonia

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Skyrim's immersive world is the reason many can't stop coming back to the land of the Nords and digging in to yet another previously undiscovered nook or cranny. Special Edition turned things up a notch, but for some, there's always room to go further - so enters Forests of Dibella, which brings a beautiful new set of tree and foliage replacements into the game so that if you're visiting one of Skyrim's more verdant regions, it's more beautiful than ever.

Black Marsh & Valenwood

By dalecallen1987

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Two new lands, each rife with their own conflicts, are offered by this mod - one digging into the Black Marsh and an Argonian-led effort to restore artifacts of their ancient past, and another revealing the secrets of a vast and unfaltering wilderness. Though no formal quests are handed out to the player, there's plenty of new locales to explore, creatures to face, and secrets to find.

The Fall of Granite Hill

By Arthmoor

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Granite Hill is mentioned in a few places in lore and existed prior to the 4th Era. However nothing remained of it in Skyrim by 4E 201 except the dragon mound where Vuljotnaak was buried in ancient times. With this mod, the 3 farms and the inn are back, but instead of the weekly market, the town has a blacksmith. Of course, that would not be much of a fate, would it? Granite Hill's fate is sealed from the moment Alduin burned down Helgen. Surely the beast and his newly resurrected allies didn't stop there...

Crimson Tears

By specopsbarton

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There's always trouble somewhere in Cyrodill, and this mod introduces a new threat complete with its own main quest, new spells, new enemies, new loot to find, and even new music to build up the depth of its world. Older content has also received another visit, with old spells brought up a notch in usefulness and a variety of other additions aimed at producing a strong new story for players to pursue.

VKVII's Oblivion Mods


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VKVII is a user who has added many of their own personal graphical overhaul packs to the site covering individual locales in Oblivion. Want your Khajit to look higher quality than ever? What about a fresh new look for the city of Anvil? Or maybe you'd even like your interface and map of Cyrodill to be sharper and better looking? This user's contributions are worth stacking up on to produce a visually distinct version of Oblivion.

Returning To Cyrodill

Skyblivion is the highly-anticipated (and long-awaited) mod for Skyrim re-introducing the world of Cyrodill into the newer engine, complete with the main quest, a full range of new voice acting talent, and all the environments players grew to love in the fourth Elder Scrolls entry. Skyblivion has been in development for many years and has been joined by Skywind as another effort to modernise yet another classic Elder Scrolls title. Now, after a long wait, we've only got to wait a while longer - 2025, in specific, which was announced as Skyblivion's release year "at the latest."

Skyblivion is hoping to bring Oblivion's Cyrodill into the Skyrim
engine and provide a solid new way to experience this classic


2025 still gives the team behind Skyblivion a few years before their projected finishing line, and whilst that may sound like a lot of time, the task they've taken on is monumental - some may have once argued, insurmountable. But if the team's confident enough to say when they plan to release, we're confident enough to say that we can't wait to play it.

Check out more Skyrim: Special Edition mods here!

You can also find more Oblivion mods here.

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d0415 - - 28 comments

I wish a mod existed for Skyrim to let players destroy the Thalmor once and for all. I hate how that one loose end never gets resolved.

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Guest - - 698,699 comments

a wonderful news!

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