9 things you didn’t know you could do in Skyrim

Skyrim PS3 tips guide things you didn't know

Few games are as stuffed with things to do as Skyrim. It’s a game you can play for a hundred hours, and still not see everything. In this feature we’ll show you some of the game’s best kept secrets, along with videos to tell you how to uncover them. If you think you’ve seen everything the ancient homeland of the Nords has to offer, think again.


1. Use your shield as a weapon

It’s the most time-consuming stat to upgrade in Skyrim, but if you take the time to get your block skill up to master level, you can use the Shield Charge perk to knock enemies off their feet.


2. Get a follower that never dies

When you start the A Daedra’s Best Friend quest, Barbas the talking dog will follow you until you visit Clavicus Vile’s shrine. Ignore the quest and he’ll stay with you forever, and he can’t die.


3. Shoot arrows with style

It must have taken this guy hours to work out the exact trajectory of this shot, but there’s no denying that it’s the coolest way to assassinate someone in Skyrim. They never saw it coming.


4. Unleash the Wabbajack

This video tells you how to find a dangerous Daedric staff that has a random effect every time you use it, from turning enemies into bunnies to summoning demons that attack you.