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Elder Scrolls Skyrim: Mounted Combat On Horse UPDATE
Using Weapons While On a Horse
An update to the PC version of Elder Scrolls Skyrim now allows players to use weapons whilst on a mounted horse. This mounted combat has not been implemented to consoles yet. Imagine being able to use a bow and fire arrows at an attacking dragon that is pursuing you while you are on a horse at full speed! What also makes this update useful is that you no longer need to get off your house to confront enemies on your travels in Skyrim. It can often be a pain to have to get off your horse in Skyrim when enemies such as bears, saber tooth's, bandits and other enemies attack you while you are riding a horse. This update to the PC version of Skyrim will now give you the option to fight enemies when you are riding any type of horse.
*Mounted Combat was implemented to the PC version of Skyrim on May 25th, 2012. *
Horses in Elder Scrolls Skyrim USEFUL NOW?
There has been some criticism about the horses in Skyrim because they die easily (except shadowmere). And of course, followers have a hard time following you when you are riding a horse. Then there is the cost of a buying a horse...Is it really worth buying a horse considering it may die and you just lose your investment? At least now, PC Skyrim players can use swords & bows etc. to kill enemies while they are on horseback. Who knows, perhaps followers will eventually be able to ride with you?
Elder Scrolls Skyrim Dawnguard May Include Mounted Horse Combat For Console Users?
New DLC content for Elder Scrolls Skyrim will be releasing in the future. There is a possibly that the update for mounted horse combat will be included with the upcoming Dawnguard DLC. Unfortunately it is hard to say at this time. But hopefully, PS3 and Xbox 360 owners will be able to use weapons while riding a horse in Skyrim.
*Note from author below*
Considering the success and popularity of Skyrim, many more updates will likely follow this one for console owners and PC owners. Perhaps followers will be able to ride on a horse with you or get their own horse? Does it really seem that difficult to implement that into a game of this scale? This would enhance the role-playing experience even more.