Top 15 Best Skyrim VR Mods That Make The Game 1,000% More Fun

Best Skyrim VR Mods
Make Skyrim VR so much more enjoyable with these great mods!

Not gonna lie, when I delved into the world of Skyrim once again, this time in stunning virtual reality, it left me somewhat disappointed.  In this article I’m going to show you what mods to download to crank up the fun!  In this article you’ll find descriptions and links of mods that will change you play the game, see the game, and feel the game.  Let’s get ready to make Skyrim VR 1,000% more fun!

15) The Unofficial Skyrim Special Edition Patch

For veterans of the Skyrim modding community, this should be a familiar name.  Considered an essential mod by many, this “mod” is actually a patch created by Unofficial Patch Project Team.  In a few words, it makes the game better.  It fixes bugs that Bethesda has chosen to ignore, tweaks some things that don’t make a whole lot of sense, and just makes the game more enjoyable in general.

Some features of this mod include:

  • Hundreds of changes to quests, NPCs, items, and many other things that don’t work quite right
  • No drastic changes such as deleting original objects
  • Compatible with almost all other mods for Skyrim

Before any other mods on this list, I would suggest downloading this one, it will make your Skyrim adventure considerably better.  You can get the mod here.

14) Enhanced Blood Textures

What’s more satisfying than chopping down Imperial Guards and Dragons in Virtual Reality?  If your answer was anything other than more blood, you’re probably more sane than I am.  But!  For my fellow psychopaths out there, this is the mod for you!

This mod allows you to:

  • Customize the detail, splatter size, and even color of your enemies’ blood
  • Adjust the values to your heart’s content with the extremely intuitive sliders in the mod’s menu

If this is not where your mind goes when you think of fun, keep reading I promise there’s something on this list for you.  You can get the mod here.

13) VR Combat Enhanced

One of my main discontents in Skyrim VR was the shoddy melee combat that was implemented.  It was bad enough that I mainly found myself using magic or bows for most of my playthroughs.  On a side note, being able to aim your bow and draw back each arrow with your own two hands feels epic in a way I cannot describe in words, that is until you miss because you’re the worst archer in Skyrim.  Back to the topic, this mod fixes nearly all of my complaints about duking it out hand to hand with your enemies.

With this mod, you can:

  • Feel each hit you dish out or take through controller vibration and camera shake
  • Wreak havoc on your opponents by disarming their weapons or shields depending on the power of your stroke
  • See the effects of each blow as your opponents stagger or fall to one knee if you hit them hard enough

This mod makes you feel like a proper hero as you chop down villains left and right… or the other way around if you’re honor is so inclined.  You can get the mod here.

12) Ultimate Combat

Yes.  Another combat mod, because if you find something more entertaining than fighting tooth and nail for your life in this game I would very much like to know about it.  This mod focuses less on the immersion of the combat, and more on the features.  It takes your generic hack and slash brawl session and transforms it into a tactical fight for survival as you must observe your opponents’ moves and react accordingly.

This mod adds:

  • Timed parrying and blocking to fend off your adversary’s attacks
  • Increased headshot damage for our sharpshooters out there and decreased damage to extremities, if you’re not the greatest archer in Tamriel, like me
  • Damage bonuses based on speed and direction
  • And many other features I don’t have time to list here

You can look at all the changes and get the mod here.

11) Cloaks of Skyrim

Need I say more?  What better way to feel even cooler whilst chopping down your enemies and galloping though the land on your horse than with a majestic cloak wrapped around your shoulders.  Whether you’re a hero or a villain, everyone needs a cape.

In the game, you’ll find:

  • Over 100 new types of cloaks, each one able to be enchanted and resist the cold, if you want a mod that makes you cold that is.  (Why would you?)
  • Cloaks specific to factions, locational loot, and crafting

This mod is perfect if you’ve ever wanted to add a bit of flair to your armor while you stand on a mountain of the slain enemies left in your wan tan trail of destruction.  Get the mod here.

10) The Notice Board

What’s fun about angrily stomping about the city looking for a new side quest to further deter you from slaying the might Alduin?  Nothing, that’s what.  Nothing is more frustrating in Skyrim than hitting a dead end because you’re tired of chasing around quests in all corners of Tamriel.  Luckily, it seems the tavern keeps have put up a nifty notice board, so you can more easily fulfill their every whim.

No need to run anymore, now you can:

  • Saunter up to your nearest tavern and take a peep at the quests available

Done.  That’s it.  Have fun with your newly streamlined adventures!  Get the mod here.

9) Immersive Citizens

How many times have you shot a Whiterun guard only to have him forget about you and go about his patrol with no acknowledgement but the phrase “Huh, guess it was nothing?”  If you’ve ever played Skyrim the count should be in the hundreds.  Quirks like this are present in almost all NPCs in the game and it has the ability to completely destroy your immersion.  This mod repairs these bugs and makes your gameplay experience much more believable and enjoyable.

Enjoy these following tweaks to NPC behaviors:

  • More realistic dialogue and behavior adjustments to NPC AI
  • A new feature called Survival Instinct that allows NPCs to more accurately assess threats and danger levels and react accordingly
  • Different NPCs have different modifiers depending on their status that dictates how they behave in combat

So, if you’d like more intelligent company, yes I’m talking to you Lydia, as you traverse the realm in your adventure, you can download this mod here.

8) Vivid Weather Definitive Edition

Nothing is more epic than climbing a frigid peak with the stinging snow raging in your face as you struggle to surmount the crag before you.  Weather can greatly impact the immersion and illusion of reality in a cinematic experience, and that’s exactly what this mod makes Skyrim VR, an absolute masterpiece.  It creates an environment different from anything you’ve ever seen, even if you’ve played this game a thousand times. 

This mod revamps the graphics of almost all circumstances of the world through the following features:

  • More than 500 new weather systems for rain, snow, or whatever else you may encounter in your journey
  • Completely revamped and adjustable color system that changes how you see the world around you
  • Enhanced God Rays and lens flare
  • And many other incredible features

View the entire mod description and download it for yourself here.

7) Immersive Armors

No matter how many times I relent to the desire to delve back into the dungeons of Skyrim once again, I always find myself back in the same old Daedric Armor at the end of every playthrough.  Not anymore.  Now you can gallivant through the land in bigger and badder armor than ever before with more choices than you could ever imagine.

Slay the game in style with these new items:

  • Almost 60 new armor sets and even more helmets and other clothing items
  • Over 2,500 new items total
  • A fully customizable mod menu that allows you to make the mod experience what you desire

Now you can hack down your enemies with tougher armor and look even more stylish while doing it, all you gotta do is download the mod here.

6) Custom Favorites Menu VR

This mod doesn’t affect gameplay, but it is almost essential to your VR experience.  It streamlines the GUI to make it more accessible inside your little world of virtual reality.  One of my major gripes about the base game is that it is nigh impossible to quickly and efficiently navigate the menus. 

This mod eliminates these issues by implementing the following:

  • Bigger text and more centered menus mean easier access to the features you need fast
  • Support for many mods, including the Immersive Armors mod that was previously mentioned on this list

This mod is crucial in combat by allowing you easier access to favorite weapons spells, and other valuable tools in your fights.  Get the mod here.

5) Scoped Bows SE and Scoped Bows VR Remix

Back when I still played Skyrim on a mouse and keyboard with a monitor to look at, primitive I know, Scoped Bows was one of my favorite mods.  Now, with the VR Remix, it has been brought beautifully into Virtual Reality for our enjoyment.  You’ll feel like a proper sniper, sitting in the bushes and lying in wait for your prey with a scoped bow to more accurately gun down your opponents.

This mod adds:

  • Scoped variants of bows previously included in the game, as well as several new, unique bows
  • Tweaks that increase arrow speed, increase the effects of the Eagle Eye perk, and the position of the stealth meter icon

Be a true warrior of the shadows with this game changing mod.  Get the base mod here and the VR remix here.

4) Imperious Races

When I’m picking my race at the start of each playthrough, it always seems like a difficult choice.  Then I remember, oh yeah, it doesn’t matter.  The races of Skyrim, although they look diverse, really don’t make a huge difference in gameplay.  This mod adds new and incredible perks specific to each race. 

This mod makes these changes:

  • Adds 3 passive abilities and 1 unlockable power for each race
  • Adjusted racial attributes for better immersion

View each of the races’ new attributes and abilities and get the mod here.

3) Ravengate

For those of you that played Oblivion, the greatest game of all time, you remember the glory of fighting through the arena and emerging champion.  Now you can relive that experience in the glorious immersion of virtual reality.  Provided you’re level 5 or higher and have murdered someone in cold blood, you’ll receive a message inviting you to the grand illegal prizefights in the Riften Underground.

In this brand-new adventure, you’ll find:

  • 14 fully voice acted characters with their own personalities
  • A brand new underground area to explore
  • Unique rewards given to you to reward your performance in the arena

Prove yourself and achieve treasure you won’t find anywhere else in this exciting new activity in the world of Skyrim.  Get the mod here.

2) Immersive Weapons

Crafted by the same connoisseurs that are responsible for the Immersive Armors mod, this mod fills out the sorely lacking weapons department in Skyrim VR.  Now you can hack, slash, spear, and do whatever else you can think of to dispatch your enemies in style. 

Up your game with the following additions:

  • 21 new weapon archetypes and over 200 new weapons to play with
  • The ability to smelt weapons down to base components
  • Custom crafting requirements such as requiring a certain quest completion

Attack your enemies with new ferocity with your newly boosted arsenal.  Get the mod here.

1) JK's Skyrim

This mod’s tagline is “an Enhanced Skyrim Awaits.”  Indeed, it does.  Although adjustments of the towns and holds of Skyrim doesn’t seem like that big of change, it completely changes the way you play the game.  Aside from changing the towns appearances themselves, it changes the dynamics of how alliances and relationships change throughout the Civil War.  Towns that you were once welcome at, you may be turned away at the gate or attacked on sight a fortnight later.

This mod changes the world of Skyrim by:

  • Overhauling the appearance and atmosphere of each major city and town in the land of Skyrim
  • New vendors and structures in each town to make it seem more alive and vibrant
  • Shifting allegiances based on your own choices in the game resulting in new banners and guards

Test your strategic mind as you try to keep track of who are friends, and who are foes.  Get the mod here.

These mods are just the first step in enriching your Skyrim VR experience, make sure you explore Nexus Mods for more ways to make your game more fun and immersive.  You can change the land, the people, anything you wish.  Through the power of mods, Skyrim is yours to command.

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samrisplaying 5 years 3 months ago

Playing skyrim vr without is basically just the wrong way to play.

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