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Skyrim player kills all 5,000 NPCs just to see what happens

Skyrim player kills all 5,000 NPCs just to see what happens

There’s been a murder!

There is plenty of fun to be had in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, whether you’re partaking in an epic quest, treasure hunting, chatting with NPCs or just going on a casual wander. However, if you want to, you can murder everyone and everything too.

When Bethesda originally released Skyrim in 2011 for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, it instantly became a massive success alongside the likes of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion and Fallout 3. This is one of the main reasons why over the years, Skyrim has been ported on every console generation since its launch over a decade ago.

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“Play any type of character you can imagine, and do whatever you want; the legendary freedom of choice, storytelling, and adventure of The Elder Scrolls is realised like never before,” reads the description of the game. “Battle ancient dragons like you’ve never seen. As Dragonborn, learn their secrets and harness their power for yourself.”

As the description above states, in Skyrim players have “freedom of choice”, however, when Bethesda gave players the keys to Tamriel, I don’t think it expected players to kill over 5,000 NPCs. “I killed everything that was killable,” announced Redditor amelix34.

In total, amelix34 has killed 3,310 humans, 693 animals, 401 creatures, 947 undead, 55 daedra and 98 automatons, totalling a whopping 5,504 dead NPCs.

“All that's left is your character,” replied bugbootyjudysfarts with another Reddit user adding “Congratulations! You are the true world-eater.” I mean, you can spend your free time as you please in Skyrim, but perhaps next time, don’t kill everyone, but then, it might be fun.

I suppose if you decide to kill everyone and everything in Skyrim, it should at least help pass the time until the arrival of The Elder Scrolls VI, whenever that time may be. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is out now on just about every platform imaginable.

Featured Image Credit: Bethesda Softworks

Topics: Skyrim, The Elder Scrolls, Bethesda, PC, PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch