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Huge Skyrim mod brings new life to the cities

The modding community has a long history with Skyrim at this point with a ton of mods available to tweak and change every aspect of the game. However, there are still massive, impressive mods coming out to this day, the latest of which is Holds: The City Overhaul, which has been in the making for three and a half years.

The mod weighs in at 4GB in size, making it one of the largest mods you can grab for Skyrim and as the name suggests, it completely overhauls the cities in the game. The mod has rebuilt Falkreath, Winterhold and Dawnstar from scratch, making them bigger than ever before, with more people, buildings and most importantly, more personality.

Holds

The other major areas in the game like Solitude and Whiterun have also had plenty of work done to them while some additional settlements have also been added to the game but hidden out of the way so that the expansive wilderness isn’t clogged up. As the mod author puts it, the aim of all of this is to “create a more memorable and diverse experience, making the cities actually feel like cities without ruining the natural and realistic design of the vanilla game”.

Work began on the mod way back in 2012 and has been worked on for a couple of hours a day since then. The mod is already off to a good start too with over 41,000 downloads and 156,000 total views so far at the time of writing. If you’re still interested in Skyrim, then you can find ‘Holds: The City Overhaul’, HERE. 

KitGuru Says: I haven’t played around with any Skyrim mods in quite a while but I must admit, this city overhaul is making me want to jump back in for a bit. Do any of you have any favourite mods from Skyrim? 

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