How To Mod Skyrim VR – In-Depth Analysis, Tips & More

VR headsets are taking the world by storm, and with the launch of Web 3.0 and Metaverse just around the corner, you will require access to all of the associated games and apps to keep up with the times.

One such game which is taking the virtual reality gaming community by storm is Skyrim VR. One reason for its popularity is its downloadable mods.

In this post, we’ll look at a step-by-step installation process on how to mod Skyrim VR.

Quick Summary

In this article, we will tell you how you can install Skyrim VR mods easily and some other information related to this game.

We will also inform you about the main software required for the quick installation of the game mods.

How to Mod Skyrim VR? – Step by Step Guide

This step-by-step guide on how to mod your Skyrim VR game consists of a primary manual method set up along with an insight on how to use Vortex Installer to customize your VR game according to your choices. 

This guide will give you an insight and access to a variety of customization to the game, all at your fingertips.

Here are the steps to install Skyrim VR Mods on your device:

Step #1

For your first step in installing the mods you first need to download the Vortex Mod manager. The following process can be completed by going to the Nexus page and clicking on the link which provides the latest version of the mod manager.


Step #2

Now after clicking on the button you will be redirected to another page where you have to select the manual download option. After that, you need to scroll down and select the slow download option and after the mod manager is installed follow the instructions of the prompt.

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Step #3

After Vortex has been completely installed go to its login page and connect it to your Nexus account.


Step #4

Next, you need go to the games tab corner and find Skyrim VR. Then hover over the game icon and then select manage.

Step #5

Moving on from the above steps, you have to go to the Nexus website and find the best Skyrim VR mod guide and then select a suitable mod.

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Now select the download method that you want to choose. After clicking on the mod you want to choose click the Vortex button and then select slow download.

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Step #6

Next up, after completing the above steps you will be prompted to open the mod in the mod manager. Then, click on the open vortex button to download the mod into the Vortex.


Step #7

When the mod has been downloaded into the Vortex Mod manager, go to the mods tab in Vortex and enable the mod. Now you can enjoy your mod inside the game as well.

How to Install Skyrim Mods Manually

How to Install Skyrim Mods Manually?

It is not recommended to install mods manually, as it requires manual file editing which is quite burdensome and Vortex Mod Manager just makes everything quick and easy. But if are going to install it manually here are the steps:

  • Enable Mod support for Skyrim VR
  • Go to the folder where you have your game saved and create a plugins.txt file with a new line in the format Pluginname.esp for every mod you are installing. You also need to add a new line every time you install a mod and change the “Pluginname.esp” part to match the mod file.
  • After installation of the mod, move the mod into the Skyrim VR program files folder

This is the complete process of how to install mods manually.

How to Enable Mod Support for Skyrim VR?

Before starting the game you have to enable the mod support first. This can be achieved in the following way:

  • First, launch Skyrim VR and then quit the game 
  • Then on your PC, open the folder which stores the Skyrim VR game
  • Open the SkyrimPrefs.ini document in the notepad
  • Then after opening the notepad, add [Launcher] at the bottom of the document
  • After that, add the line bEnableFileSelection=1 and then save the changes

Now you are able to install any mod you want for the game you want. Furthermore, you cannot mod Skyrim VR on Playstation VR as you cannot edit the files on the operating system.

Will All Skyrim Special Edition Mods Work on Skyrim VR?

Skyrim Special Edition which is the basis for the Skyrim VR game will also work with most mods just fine, but there are a few exceptions of which you should vary.

Mods that hinder the graphics or the feel of the first-person look will not work. That is because in Skyrim VR the first person is your self and you are controlling the player with the help of controllers.

A mod that is linked to the Creation club or has an .ESL file will not work as well.

Similarly, mods that use Skyrim Script Extender and SkyUI will not work unless the appropriate extension or software is not downloaded. SKSE lets you download or install mods with an altercation of scripts while SkyUI can be downloaded from Vortex.

If you try to use mods that are not compatible with your game, the Vortex Mod Manager will give an error.

What is Vortex Installer?

Vortex Mod Manager is a software that lets download and install mods on multiple games. Some of the games which can be moded from Vortex Mod Manager are:

  • Skyrim VR
  • Dark Souls 
  • Fallout
  • Borderlands 2
  • The Sims
  • Grand Theft Auto

The Vortex Mod Manager works in close association with the Nexus website from where you can get a wide array of different mods for Skyrim VR.

Lastly, Vortex only works on windows and does not work on Mac, so to download the mod on Mac, you have to do it manually. Similarly, if you have installed the modification from any other website then you have to opt for the manual installation method.


We believe that each game offers something unique, making the overall VR experience unique. Nevertheless, that unique experience is further enhanced with the introduction of modifications to the original game.

There are several ways to add modifications such as SKSE, SkyUI, and Vortex Mod Manager, and you can even try the manual method as well. It is recommended to use Vortex as not only is it easy to use but it is also quick and convenient to use.

Hopefully, this article provides you with a detailed insight on what is needed to be done to install the mods on your game.

Let us know what you think in the comments below. 


  • Victor Marquez

    Victor is the Editor in Chief at Techtyche. He tests the performance and quality of new VR boxes, headsets, pedals, etc. He got promoted to the Senior Game Tester position in 2021. His past experience makes him very qualified to review gadgets, speakers, VR, games, Xbox, laptops, and more. Feel free to check out his posts.

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