The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR is this man’s weight loss tool


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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR just came out a little over a week ago for PC (our full review) and one dedicated player (elliotttate on Reddit) has already used it to lose 10 pounds. In case this isn’t obvious: extremely rapid weight loss.

The player accomplished this by enforcing rules upon himself that both increase the game’s immersion and force him to be as mobile and active as possible. Skyrim VR on PC already supports motion controllers and standing up while you play, but there’s currently a bug that restrict’s the player’s hitbox in place even if you physically move around your room. One of his rules was to ignore that bug and attempt to physical dodge arrows and spells just by moving around his environment.

He also read all of his character’s dialogue out loud and never rode a horse or fast-traveled at all while playing. That’s right: he ran everywhere.

By simply walking, jogging, and sprinting in place at whatever speed his character was moving, he was able to not only simulate the feeling that he was actually there, but was able to work up quite a sweat as well.

“In my room-scale room, I laid down a couple yoga mats, strapped on my running shoes, blasted a fan on me…

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