April 2021 Note: Some of the information in this post from 2018 may be out of date. For our most up-to-date article on Skyrim VR mods, please visit our latest compilation list.
Original: Skyrim VR, for those unaware, is finally out on PC. This not only means that Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Windows VR users can finally play the game, but also that the vast majority of the very best Skyrim Special Edition mods are fully compatible. Yes — Skyrim VR (unofficially) has mod support.
We’ve written guides on how to install mods, recommended some of the best for Skyrim VR, listed out tips for increasing immersion, and even streamed tons of mods (including a voice control one) but one thing we haven’t done yet is visually show the difference that modding makes. Until now. Behold: our breakdown of exactly how much of an impact over 100 mods can have on Skyrim VR.
It’s staggering to say the least. It is worth noting that, as impressive as it does look, it looks even better from inside the HMD itself. Furthermore, most of the mods we have installed do things under the hood that aren’t visibly obvious in that video. So even though we have 100 installed (full list here) you can replicate the graphics you see there by focusing on some of the mods in our top 40 list of recommended Skyrim VR mods.
There you are. That’s the difference, with direct comparisons. Let us know what you think down in the comments below!