It’s fair to say that modders have managed to extend the life and value of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim far beyond that of any other game.
This latest effort by modder Fled1 is further proof, if any were needed, that a little tinkering can breathe new life in Bethesda’s open world classic. Azeroth in Skyrim – Unofficial Warcraft Expansion does exactly what you’d expect, by bringing World of Warcraft’s vast land into Skyrim.
It’s a perfect fit, given that the two franchises represent two iconic RPG titles that absolutely dominated chunks of most gamers’ lives.
The work in progress mod aims to bring to recreate the entirety of Azeroth within Skyrim, which is certainly no mean feat. The project was actually started back in 2012 by Hellscreamy and Celsiuz, before being abandoned a few years later.
Luckily, Fled1 has decided to pick up the slack, releasing an update that features all kinds of improvements – including additions to the world in the form of Westfall and Scholomance.
“I’ve got to the stage where I feel this is a pretty substantial upgrade on the previous version 0.1 and felt it should probably now be available for you to download and try.”
In all honesty, it’s unlikely that this mammoth undertaking will ever be finished. However, if Fled1 ever decides to give up on it (which would be perfectly reasonable), I like the idea that a new modder will one day take up the burden, just as Fled1 did.
If you’re interested, you can check out an early version of the mod just below:
If you’re eager to give this ambitious mod a whirl yourself, head on over to Azeroth in Skyrim’s Nexus Mods page and get it installed, and be sure to thank Fled1, Hellscreamy, and Celsiuz for all their hard work.
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Ewan Moore is a journalist at UNILAD Gaming who still quite hasn’t gotten out of his mid 00’s emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), he went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis, before landing a full time gig at UNILAD in 2016.