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'Skyrim' Player Accidentally Skips Game's Opening Sequence, No Mods Required

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'Skyrim' Player Accidentally Skips Game's Opening Sequence, No Mods Required

I love The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim like I imagine I'd love my own son if I had one, but Talos knows I'm sick and tired of the game's opening sequence. The thought of having to ride into Helgen on that bloody cart before escaping Alduin's wrath through the caves yet again is almost enough to put me off replaying it for the sixth time. Almost.

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Obviously, there are plenty of mods these days that allow players the option of an alternate start somewhere else in the world. But what about those of us who don't have access to mods or simply want to enjoy the vanilla experience? Turns out there's a brilliant way to skip Helgen, and one player discovered it entirely by accident.

Before we move on, take a look at some of the best Skyrim wins and fails below!

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Over on the Skyrim subreddit, Beavwa accidentally found out that you can avoid the tunnels beneath Helgen completely with a little bit of luck and the right positioning.

As you can see in the video below, our hero attempts to flee the town via one of the main gates (which are of course always locked during the game's opening sequence). But when Beavwa's character was knocked on the floor by one of Alduin's shouts, they simply... slid under the gate and into the open-world. As far as glitches and exploits go, this one is certainly among the funniest I've seen in Skyrim.

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Unfortunately, escaping Helgen in such an unconventional way has its consequences. Your hands remain bound, for one thing, which means you can't actually attack anyone - or defend yourself. That's kind of an issue in a region as deadly as Skyrim.

Hopefully Beavwa can sprint to a village in one piece and start a new life there. I certainly don't fancy their chances as the Dragonborn if they can't hold a sword, that's for sure.

Featured Image Credit: Bethesda

Topics: Skyrim, Bethesda, The Elder Scrolls

Ewan Moore
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