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News video games 12 November 2021, 19:02

author: Miriam Moszczynska

Infamous Horse Armor Available for Free in Skyrim Anniversary Edition

Skyrim: Anniversary Edition includes not only a ton of mods and all the official expansions - the developers have also added a certain iconic cosmetic add-on that paved the way for microtransactions in video games.

IN A NUTSHELL:
  1. The legendary golden horse armor is included in Skyrim: Anniversary Edition;
  2. The armor first appeared in The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, where it was available for purchase for $2.5;
  3. It is now sometimes considered the beginning of microtransactions in video games.

Skyrim: Anniversary Edition was released yesterday. The new release, in addition to many mods and DLCs, also includes the legendary golden horse armor. "Legendary" because, as PC Gamer believes, it probably started the fad for microtransactions in single-player games.

The armor in question launched in 2006 as a cosmetic item for The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, which released the same year. While the very presence of such an element did not raise any controversy, the players were enraged by the fact that in order to unlock a golden armor for the mount, you had to pay 2.5 dollars.

If you decided to purchase this year's special edition of Skyrim and you're wondering how to unlock the legendary armor (this time available at no extra cost) - let me help. The armor is on the recommended content list in the Creation Club, from where you can download it. Then just restart the game and find the stable and the merchant, from whom you can buy the armor.

Finally, it should be mentioned that the horse armor is available in two variants: steel and elven. Both have the same price - 500 septims. Skyrim: Anniversary Edition is available on XOne, XSX|S, PS4, PS5, and PC.

  1. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - game guide
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