Gamers are an intelligent bunch. When they’re not hunting for domain name registrations or poring over employee CVs, they’re picking apart game code to find references to future content.

That’s exactly what one devoted Bethesda forum poster did with The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim’s most recent patch — and he made some interesting discoveries along the way. New code included with the update makes several references to Snow Elves, located in a folder called “DLC01”. We don’t think we need to explain what that might pertain to.

The directory also includes data for several new crossbows. Unfortunately, when questioned, Bethesda offered a stock response. “Snow comment,” and all that.

[via forums.bethsoft.com]