Sure, you’ve played Skyrim over a dozen times in your life, but have you played Skyrim in VR?
I recently got the Oculus Quest 2 and naturally one of the first things I wanted to do was try Skyrim VR. As I suspected, it was pretty dang cool and super immersive. But if you know anything about Skyrim, you can bet that a lot of mods were involved in making my VR experience as immersive and badass as it could be.
So, as promised, here are 6 easy mods to install that will significantly improve your Skyrim VR experience.
VRIK Player Avatar
This mod gives you a body, weapon holsters, gestures, and finger animations. Not only that, but it allows you to actually look down at your body and weapons and see your gestures in real time. When you look down at your sword, you can physically draw it from your belt. If you reach over your left shoulder, you can grab and draw your bow & arrow. This feature is super cool and adds a sense of adrenaline when you enter combat.
This mod adds more customization in the way you cast spells. Basically, you draw a hieroglyph in thin air in order to cast a particular spell. Most notably, it makes using the bow and arrow so much more realistic and immersive. There is also a new backpack inventory and convenient looting feature that lets you loot via drag and drop (without pausing the game). Mages will definitely want to take advantage of this mod.
Weapon Throw VR
This mod allows you to throw your equipped weapons from your left hand, right hand, or both. All six melee weapon types, shields and torches are supported. It also includes Auto-Return and Auto-Aim features. The best part is that your weapons will come back simply with the press of a button!
This mod adds a completely new and improved interface. You are able to quickly pull up the menu that is now wonderfully categorized, more intuitive, and easier to navigate. This is more so just a quality of life improvement, but a much needed one at that.
Enhanced Vanilla Trees
This mod is just what it sounds like. In addition to enhanced vanilla trees, you can also make the trees lush, larger, or even leafless. It also supports realistic Aspen trees and Snow Pine Trees, as well as optional branch and bark textures that make the trees much more detailed and beautiful. It may not seem like much, but when you’re surrounded by nothing but trees, this mod is such a trip.
True 3D Sound
Last but certainly not least– True 3D Sound makes this game extremely immersive by implementing surround sound. If something behind you makes a noise, you’ll hear the sound come from behind you. If something is to your right, you’ll hear it on your right. It sounds like basic logic, but without the mod you will not have this neat feature. When you put the headset on and experience it yourself, it truly feels like you’re in the game world.
Well, there you have it. These mods are quite simple but they sure pack a lot of punch. Whether you’ve played vanilla Skyrim VR a couple times or you’re interested in trying it out, I would highly recommend setting up these mods beforehand in order to make the most out of your VR experience. Of course, there are plenty more to check out, but I would recommend starting with these essential mods first.
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