Skyrim Mod Now Enables Gamers to Forcefully Open Locked Chests and Doors

Players of The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim may have been given their final updates with the 2021 Anniversary Edition, but modders are still pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. One of the most recent changes is the ability to break open locked chests and doors. Since the dawn of open-world games, gamers have been trying to understand why they couldn’t kick in these hindrances, and now this Skyrim mod provides a way to break through these blockades.

Bypassing the need to use lockpicks or Skeleton Keys, a recently released mod for Skyrim allows players to bash locks with certain weapons. In the seven years since the game debuted, players have had the option of progressing through the Thieves Guild campaign until they obtain the Skeleton Key, but now they have an additional option. Some doors in the game still require keys, while others involve puzzles, but this mod affords another solution.

New Skyrim Mod

Edenstal92, a Skyrim modder, has created a mod known as Brute Force – Simple Lock Bash SKSE that allows gamers to bash open locked doors and chests. However, some limitations have been put into effect to avoid potential misuse. To unlock novice level locks, weapons higher than wood will be required. Steel, Draugr, Silver, and Falmer are needed for apprentice, Falmer Honed, Dwarven, Elven, and Draugr Honed for adept, Glass, Orcish, and Ebony for expert, and Stahlrim, Nordic, Daedric, and Dragonbone for master locks. Even with these restrictions, players should still be able to break through most locked doors and chests as they progress through the main Skyrim story, due to the availability of better loot.

The Brute Force mod, a script extender plugin, looks to be expandable in the future according to Edenstal92. He has suggested the possibility of melting locks with potions brewed using Skyrim’s alchemy system, or using physical force to break the locks. Edenstal92 has noted that spell support will not be included in the mod because there are already mods that offer such abilities. The incompatibility of Brute Force with other such mods is to prevent any potential crashes.

Those who are not adept at lockpicking in Skyrim and those who would rather not try, may find Edenstal92’s Brute Force mod of use. This can provide them with the opportunity to open chests that they may have otherwise overlooked, while roleplayers may find it a new creative outlet if they have adopted a weapon-focused approach in their playthrough of the game.

The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim is accessible at present for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S.

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