I've been looking for a decent excuse to fire up Skyrim again and it looks like I may have found it. Bethesda has now made some changes to the PC version of the game, effectively removing the level cap. The changes are coming to the console versions of the game later this month.
I'm a little bit confused as to how it all works, but Bethesda has essentially added a 'legendary' difficult setting to its 1.9 update and the ability to make skills 'legendary'. What does this mean? I'll let Bethesda explain...
"Skills of 100 can be made Legendary," explains Bethesda in its blog. "This will reset the skill to 15, return its Perks and allow the skill to affect leveling again. This effectively removes the overall level cap."
I'm not exactly sure how this whole thing works — surely resetting skills removes any incentive for levelling up? At best I suppose it gives players an incentive to continue playing.
The 1.9 patch also fixes a number of bugs in the Skyrim. For full details, and details on how to install the beta version of the update, head to the Bethesda Blog.