Bethesda has announced that a beta version of Skyrim’s survival mode is currently available on Steam. The Survival Mode is only available for Skyrim’s Special Edition – which is currently the only one being sold on Steam – and adds new gameplay features and challenges to transform Skyrim into a land of unrelenting cold and harsh wilderness.
Some of the new gameplay features that Survival Mode adds are hunger, fatigue and temperature effects. In addition, this mode disables the ability to fast travel as well as health regeneration. Furthermore, and in order to level up, players will have to sleep in a bed.
In Survival Mode, carry weight has been significantly reduced, shrines no longer cure diseases for free, both vampires and werewolves can restore their hunger by feeding on their victims, creatures across the land now carry threatening new diseases, previous diseases are now even more debilitating., and eating uncooked meat can now cause Food Poisoning.
In order to get access to the beta version of the Survival Mode, players will have to follow this guide:
- Log into Steam.
- Right Click on The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition in your Library.
- Select Properties.
- Select Betas.
- A drop down menu will appear. Select the available beta option
- Select OK.
- Wait for the game to update.