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The Compass

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Scott Peers

How to Use the Skyrim Compass

The Compass appears on the top-center of the screen to show various locations, from cities to dungeons and even enemies. Various points of interest have white-and-black icons, depending on what type of location it is, while enemies are marked by red dots. Only enemies that are actively hostile (and at least nominally aware of the player) will be marked.

Undiscovered but known locations are black in color, while visited locations are white. When traveling around Skyrim, map icons appear on the compass at the top center of the screen. Locations farther in the distance appear smaller on the compass, whereas closer locations appear larger. Locations can be Fast Traveled to by clicking their corresponding icon in the Map menu. Some locations, while named and significant, do not have items on the map. They are known as unmarked locations.

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Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Bethesda Softworks
  • Platforms
    PC, PS3, PS4, Switch, XB 360, XB One
  • Genre
    Action RPG
  • Guide Release
    11 November 2021
  • Last Updated
    7 November 2021
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  • Guide Author
    Greg Wright

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Skyrim is the homeland of the Nords, a fierce and proud warrior people who are well suited for the bitter cold and mountainous terrain which defines the land. Now scarred by civil war, Skyrim faces its darkest days with the return of the legendary dragons and their leader, the World-Eater Alduin. The future of Skyrim and even the lands beyond hangs in the balance, as the people await the prophesized Dragonborn, a hero born with the power of The Voice and the only one who can contend with the dragons. You are that Dragonborn; your task is to investigate why the dragons are returning, and discover a way to defeat them. At the same time, you’re free to explore Skyrim at your own pace, uncovering its many wonders along the way.

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