Explorer achievement in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim


Discover 100 Locations

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How to unlock the Explorer achievement

  • XI AlphaMale IXXI AlphaMale IX947,189
    13 Nov 2011 13 Nov 2011 17 May 2012
    44 0 7
    You need 100 WHITE markings on your map.

    Black markings are for the locations you haven't actually visited, even if you've got them on your map or compass.

    A good tip for getting around quickly is using the stables. Some have carriages you can use to get around to the major Holds (for 50 gold). That puts you in a position to discover even more locations. You can buy or steal a horse to make getting around "on foot" even easier.

    There are well over 100 locations available in Skyrim. There are closer to 300 than 100.

    Once you discover your 100th location, the achievement pops immediately. You can check your progress at any time by pressing start and going to the Stats tab.

    EDIT: Here's a link to a map from the comments: http://www.uesp.net/maps/srmap/srmap.shtml

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    XI AlphaMale IXThanks, I'll add it.
    Posted by XI AlphaMale IX on 17 May 12 at 22:49
    LadyKillerinaMuch appreciated!
    Posted by LadyKillerina on 01 Sep 13 at 00:27
    KalujoThank you both so much! :D
    Posted by Kalujo on 13 Sep 13 at 01:30
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  • AngelicQueenxAngelicQueenx339,914
    13 Nov 2011 17 Nov 2011 28 Dec 2011
    16 1 0
    I take no credit for this map just thought I'd share it. It has all the locations in Skyrim listed on it.
    All credit goes to the guys over at realsg.com ( Anthony Accinelli, Roger Hansen, Layne Smith, Bryan Cole, and Samy Masadi )


    To discover a location just go to where it should be, you should see a black marker appear on your compass when your getting near one, then when you arrive the marker will turn white and a message will pop up on your screen saying you have discovered a location. Do this 100 times and the achievement is yours.
  • NonfaithNonfaith489,775
    22 Nov 2011 04 Dec 2011 13 Apr 2012
    15 1 0
    Best Map Out There

    This is the BEST MAP made to date. It is a complete map of Skyrims locations that I was finally able to find. It is in PDF format and you'll have to print it out and piece it together, or just read it as a PDF.

    Very helpful.


    Click the "have you covered" link on the webpage for the DL.

    *This map is courtesy of GameBanshee.com.
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