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Playing Skyrim With Mods Will Disable Trophies & Achievements

Terrible news for any trophy and achievement hunters out there waiting to receive a copy of Skyrim: Special Edition. Enabling any mods for the remastered roleplaying game will prevent you from unlocking the usual spread of virtual accolades.

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Even simple, non-intrusive mods such as lighting filters will completely bar any progress towards your trophies/achievements.

We suspect the reason for this is two-fold. There’s a chance modders could abuse the system, publishing a hack that offers an instant 100% or platinum trophy. On the other hand, Bethesda may want to preserve that sense of reward that comes from earning them legitimately.

Of course, this decision won’t effect a lot of players picking up a copy of the game. It’s just a shame there isn’t a way to have the best of both worlds, perhaps enabling compatibility with mods that only offer minor or cosmetic tweaks to the game.

12 Comments
  1. Starman
    Member
    Since: Jul 2011

    Expected, but a shame nonetheless. Would’ve bought it if I could play with mods and get achievements. Tbh I don’t see why using mods should disable them, seeing as they have no use or give any advantage at all. Would it really bother anyone if some random person you’ll never meet had unlocked them all via some sneaky method?

    Comment posted on 28/10/2016 at 09:46.
    • Jim Hargreaves
      Member
      Since: Nov 2009

      I think that’s my biggest problem with this. Having been out for six years, it shouldn’t really matter if the platinum is now up for grabs quite easily.

      Comment posted on 28/10/2016 at 10:02.
      • Starman
        Member
        Since: Jul 2011

        Yeah it’s not even a particularly hard platinum, just time consuming. That’s assuming they haven’t bothered to change the list. As much as I like Skyrim, I don’t want to play through it all again just with slightly better graphics.

        Comment posted on 28/10/2016 at 12:03.
      • kjkg
        Member
        Since: Apr 2010

        It’s exactly the same list, DLC and all.

        Comment posted on 28/10/2016 at 14:29.
  2. Tuffcub
    On the naughty step.
    Since: Dec 2008

    You can turn mods on and off, so could you turn mods on, and use them to boost progress towards a trophy somehow, then turn them off to collect the trophy, then turen them back on again?

    Comment posted on 28/10/2016 at 09:48.
    • Jim Hargreaves
      Member
      Since: Nov 2009

      No one’s quite sure if using such a method would work. Would be cool if it did though we’ll have to see.

      Comment posted on 28/10/2016 at 10:01.
      • MrYd
        Member
        Since: Mar 2011

        The screenshot of the warning you handily provided is when you’re loading a save. Presumably that means “the saved game you’re trying to load has been corrupted by eldritch forces, or possibly mods, and you can never earn trophies with it”.

        They couldn’t be that incompetent that you can get around it by turning mods off and having the trophies pop then, could they?

        Oh, wait. It’s Bethesda. You probably can, but the framerate will plummet permanently, and random things will disappear.

        Comment posted on 28/10/2016 at 10:23.
  3. Byacca
    Member
    Since: Oct 2016

    These mods was a bad idea from the beginning. Let the pc-gamers turn their games in trash holes

    Comment posted on 28/10/2016 at 10:31.
    • Byacca
      Member
      Since: Oct 2016

      *turn into a trash holes
      Sorry

      Comment posted on 28/10/2016 at 10:32.
    • Starman
      Member
      Since: Jul 2011

      Yeah mods will never take off…

      Comment posted on 28/10/2016 at 12:00.
  4. JustTaylorNow
    Member
    Since: Oct 2011

    What about fallout 4, did the mods disable achievement on exbone?

    Comment posted on 28/10/2016 at 13:22.
    • kjkg
      Member
      Since: Apr 2010

      Yeh they disable them too. This wasn’t a surprise decision really.

      Comment posted on 28/10/2016 at 14:31.

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