After Being Thrown Back By An Enemy Strike, A Skyrim Player Finds Themselves Trapped In A Fireplace

After Being Thrown Back By An Enemy Strike, A Skyrim Player Finds Themselves Trapped In A Fireplace
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Accidentally falling into a fireplace after being yelled at by a Draugr Deathlord, a Skyrim player finds themselves trapped inside. The robust physics engine in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim can cause exciting reactions and occasionally place your character in dangerous situations, something players are well aware of.

The gaming experience of the fifth part of the Elder Scrolls series, Skyrim, is full of peculiarities, such as glitches that cause players to sprint on top of their horse or run into difficulties with the physics engine. But, of course, players in Skyrim are used to this sort of thing, and it’s usually simply a harmless diversion that leads to a little laugh.

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Skyrim’s gameplay oddities and bugs can sometimes be more frustrating. A roar from a Draugr Deathlord knocks Redditor ktmartinez back, sending their character crashing onto the hearth. The “getting up” movement further squeezes the Dragonborn into the narrow doorway of the place. Once standing, the protagonist can move around a little bit, but he can’t crouch down low enough to re-enter the chimney.

Skyrim has a lot of add-ons that can be added, but it’s too bad there isn’t one that allows the player to lie on the floor, and then the army crawls forward to escape from a fireplace. Given the game’s abundance of mods, it’s possible that a similar mod already exists.

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Other commenters suggest that ktmartinez utilises the console commands available in Skyrim on a PC to escape the blaze. They are playing on a console, though, so they can’t use that feature. As a result, they are powerless to do anything but either exit the game and start over or absorb enough damage from the flame to die and respawn somewhere else.

Nevertheless, this one is guaranteed to deliver numerous more hours of amusement to tide players over until the next Elder Scrolls game is out.