Bethesda is set to launch another version of Skyrim this month. On 11 November, Skyrim Anniversary Edition releases for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC. However, up to now, we all wondered how much this so-called “new Skyrim” is going to cost us. Bethesda has announced the price tag and upgrade system for the game.
According to Bethesda, the Skyrim Anniversary Edition bundles together the Skyrim Special Edition and every piece of Creation Club content released before this new game. This means Skyrim Anniversary Edition is the beefiest version of Skyrim to date. Especially good news for console owners who have been limited in mods up to now.
Players who already own Skyrim Special Edition can upgrade to the Aniversary Edition at launch. However, this upgrade is not free and will cost you a penny. If you own the game on PS4 or Xbox One, you can pay $19,99/EUR €19.99/GBP £15.99/AUD $29.95/RUB 1429/ +/- R249 (local pricing TBC) to upgrade to the Anniversary Edition on 11 November. This includes the upgrade to the PS5 or Xbox Series X/S version of the game.
If you don’t own the game, the full version will cost you $49.99/EUR €54.99/GBP £47.99/AUD $79.95/RUB 3399 / +/- R999 (local pricing TBC).
So in short, if you purchase the game on PS4 or Xbox One, you can then upgrade to the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S versions for free. Or you can simply purchase the whole thing again. Here’s a breakdown of all the content included in the Skyrim Anniversary Edition.
The Anniversary Edition and Upgrade includes over 500 unique pieces of content from Creation Club, including quests, dungeons, bosses, weapons, spells, and more. With Creations, there is a lot more to discover.
With this official add-on for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, journey off the coast of Morrowind, to the island of Solstheim. Encounter new towns, dungeons, and quests, as you traverse the ash wastes and glacial valleys of this new land. Become more powerful with shouts that bend the will of your enemies and even tame dragons. Your fate, and the fate of Solstheim, hangs in the balance as you face off against your deadliest adversary – the first Dragonborn.
The Vampire Lord Harkon has returned to power. By using the Elder Scrolls, he seeks to do the unthinkable – to end the sun itself. Will you join the ancient order of the Dawnguard and stop him? Or will you become a Vampire Lord? In Dawnguard, the ultimate choice will be yours.
With this official add-on to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, you can purchase land and build your own home from the ground up – from a simple one-room cottage to a sprawling compound complete with an armory, alchemy laboratory, stable, garden, and more. Use all-new tools like the drafting table and carpenter’s workbench to transform quarried stone, clay, and sawn logs into structures and furnishings. Even transform your house into a home by adopting children.