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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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
    31 May 2012
  • Last Updated
    24 October 2021
    Version History
  • Guide Author
    Greg Wright

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Skyrim is the homeland of the Nords, a fierce and proud warrior people who are used to the bitter cold and mountanous terrain that mark the lands of Skyrim. Wracked by civil war, and threatened by the return of the legendary dragons, Skyrim faces its darkest hour. You must make sense of this maelstrom, explore the frozen tundra and bring hope to the people. The future of Skyrim, even the Empire itself, hangs in the balance as they wait for the prophesized Dragonborn to come; a hero born with the power of The Voice, and the only one who can stand amongst the dragons. You are that Dragonborn.

Version 1.2

  • Introduction to the Races.
  • How to complete every storyline quest.
  • Where to find and conquer every side-mission.
  • Location of every powerful Dragonwall.
  • Search out and defeat every Dragon.
  • How to find hidden, powerful weapons.
  • Over 200 captioned screenshots provide even more help.
  • Dragonborn DLC covered in full.
  • Dawnguard DLC covered in full.
  • Screenshots for the major side-missions.
  • Achievements/Trophy descriptions (includes all 3 DLC packs).
  • Character Creation guide.

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