It’s frankly amazing how even though Skyrim is an old game, Skyrim players can still find new things about it. One Skyrim player discovered an unusual event where they were absolutely surrounded by Imperial Soldiers. From glitches to exploits to just weird instances of the game trying to function normally, gamers are constantly discovering new oddities about Skyrim. In this specific case, the game didn’t glitch, at least not on screen. However, something clearly went wrong. (Or right, if you like seeing the game go a little nuts like this.)
During some normal gameplay, Reddit user Neftun was using a modded version of the game on what looks to be an average playthrough. From what we have in the post, the game doesn’t look to be modded too heavily. In fact, everything looks pretty standard. No special weapons or enemies seem to be around. In fact, even the graphics look the same as they should be in the base game. Regardless of what the mod was, the Skyrim player was minding their own business when they encountered an almost comical amount of Imperial Soldiers.
For those not in the know, Imperial Soldiers are typically the enemy in Skyrim, depending on how you play. If you join the Stormcloak side of the rebellion, they’re not your friends. If you join the Imperials, they’re your ally. In this case, it’s not entirely clear whose side the player is on, but it doesn’t take them long to provoke the mob. When he does, the game erupts into a mass of introduction voice lines mixed with the bashing of shields as the entire crowd addresses the player character as they are scripted to do.
What Caused the Skyrim Glitch?
Collectively, you can see that everyone in the post (if they aren’t talking about it) is trying to theorize what actually caused it. The Reddit user who recorded the video did mention that they were using mods, but from what we can see in the video, whatever they are using isn’t very intense. What we can chop it up to is perhaps just the game behaving erratically. Despite that being chaotic, it’s surprisingly normal for the game’s track record.