Skyrim Special Edition is free to play for the weekend, and half-price until April 23

If you're a Skyrim fan but haven't bought Skyrim Special Edition—maybe you're perfectly happy with the original, or find that mods for Skyrim already do plenty to improve it—you've got a nice window to take a peek inside without spending a dime. Skyrim Special Edition is free to play on Steam from now until April 16.

If you decide you do want to buy it, it'll be half-priced through the free weekend and all the way until April 23. If you see any Creation Club items that strike your fancy, those are all 50% off as well. And, if you want to find the best mods to use with Skyrim Special Edition, we've got you covered there, too.

Christopher Livingston
Staff Writer

Chris started playing PC games in the 1980s, started writing about them in the early 2000s, and (finally) started getting paid to write about them in the late 2000s. Following a few years as a regular freelancer, PC Gamer hired him in 2014, probably so he'd stop emailing them asking for more work. Chris has a love-hate relationship with survival games and an unhealthy fascination with the inner lives of NPCs. He's also a fan of offbeat simulation games, mods, and ignoring storylines in RPGs so he can make up his own.