Howard confirms that players can become vampires in Skyrim

Saturday, 10th September 2011 21:52 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Betheda’s Todd Howard has confirmed to G4 that players will be able to take on the role of a vampire in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

As in previous Elder Scrolls games, the malady will be contracted and if you can’t find a cure, you will not only become a bloodsucker, but it will completely change how you play the game.

As a vampire in the game, sunlight will harm you instead of making your skin sparkle as if thousands of tiny diamonds are embedded in it, thank God. However, as a vampire you will get a power boost, and feed upon the living as they slumber peacefully in their beds.

Watch the video of the vampire reveal with G4 below.

Skyrim is out on November 11.



  1. Strange Sultan

    “… instead of making your skin sparkle as if thousands of tiny diamonds are embedded in it …”


    #1 3 years ago
  2. sithsylar

    ohhh well it worked so well in oblivion…. In Oblivion i remember becoming a vampire no idea how i did it but it totally fucked up my character. I hated it…

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Phoenixblight


    Well there is ample time to get it fixed if you don’t want to then ignore getting the cure.

    I am looking forward to this, will be an interesting game mechanic.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. freedoms_stain

    @2, if you fight a vampire in Oblivion you can contract the “disease” Porphyric Hemophilia, which if you don’t seek a cure for within 3 in-game days becomes permanent vampirism.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. tontsa91

    Now he only needs to confirm the possibility to kill children and I will be a happy man.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Phoenixblight


    Keep dreaming. It will never happen.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Moonwalker1982

    Very old news, this G4 guy acting like its a big new reveal, sigh.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. OrbitMonkey

    Umm this need to be able to kill child NPC’s. Is that something sad little dweebs ask for on the internet, to try to appear “hardcore”?

    #8 3 years ago
  9. M. K.

    Oh Steph, that was a good one :D! But now I’m sad that I got it :(

    #9 3 years ago
  10. onlineatron

    As long as vampirism still allows me to complete the game, and is a legit way to play. I’m with ‘sithsylar’; contracted the disease in Oblivion and just couldn’t stomach my character anymore.

    #10 3 years ago

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