Skyrim Online mod adds co-op

With such a vast, open world to explore, it goes almost without saying that it would only be a matter of time before some enterprising modder attempted to leverage co-op functionality into Bethesda's latest opus, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

Enter Skyrim Online, the fan-made mod that intends to allow players to quest, chat, and trade with other players.

According to the release notes on Skyrim Nexus, the "mod also includes an Arena to fight with waves of creeps."

Skyrim Online is still in an early alpha state, and as you can tell by the footage below, the movement and animations of players other than the host aren't playing correctly yet. The mod summary and instructions also encourage players to rebind the in-game Journal and "Wait" functionality to alternate keys. "In UI mode some keys are sill enabled such as Journal and Wait, you might want to bind these keys to keys that are not needed in the UI," the instructions explain.

Be sure to read the instructions carefully if you intend to install the alpha version of Skyrim Online. For example, the mod will overwrite the game's config files, so you'll want to back those up beforehand.

We haven't had a chance to check it out for ourselves yet, but we'd love to hear early impressions from any Skyrim mod fanatics in the comments.

(via GameFront)