Skyrim Player Discovers Very Rare Cow Encounter After Years of Playing

10 years after The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was originally released; a fan has discovered a very rare cow. Yes, a rare cow in Skyrim.

As picked up by Screen Rant, Reddit user RazcullUK shared an image of a cow with blue markings seemingly cosplaying as Kratos. It’s quite amazing to think that after all these years, gamers are still discovering new things in the world of Skyrim.

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Never encountered this before despite playing for years,” said the Reddit user. “If I talk to the farmer, he explains he’s sacrificing his painted cow to the giants. I followed him and they killed him, and the cow ran off. Anyone else encountered this?

Personally, I’ve put a lot of hours into Skyrim over the years and I’ve never encountered the quest in which a farmer is sacrificing painted cows to the giants. But then again, Skyrim is such a huge game, it’s quite easy to encounter something that the next person has not.

Some Reddit users are speculating that the painted cow quest is a result of code left in the game for storylines that the developers never finished.

There are actually some scripts left for a Storm cloak quest where you would gift a cow to the giants and eventually recruit them to the stormcloaks,” says Reddit user Tabris. “There is not much left of the quest but one or two scripts, however.

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Have you ever encountered the painted cow in Skyrim? Let us know across our social media channels. Skyrim Anniversary Edition was recently released for PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X|S.

If you want some tips and tricks for your adventures in the world of Skyrim, you can check out our extensive guides here.


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