How to Sheath Weapon Skyrim VR – All You Need to Know!

Skyrim VR reinterprets the complete epic adventure game classic with an unprecedented sense of scale, detail, and immersiveness. From fighting against ancient dragons to exploring rugged mountain ranges and more, Skyrim VR gives you a completely open world to explore any way you choose.

Let’s find out how to sheathe weapons in Skyrim VR.

How to Sheath Weapon in Skyrim VR?

To sheath the weapon in Skyrim VR, press the “X” button. This will sheath your weapon, and you won’t have to worry about getting a cut while running.

What is a Mod?

Mods are extensions or alterations made by users to games. These mods are often done without charge and are the unsung heroes of the gaming world, especially for Skyrim.

For example, if you enjoy Game of Thrones, several mods are available that let you add items, creatures, and even dire wolves into your game.

If you want the dragon characters in your video games to fly instead of walk, you can do that.

Let’s go even further. How about entire new worlds to discover filled with completely original adventures? Massive DLC-sized areas that take place in places even better than the ones in the base games?

Hundreds of magical abilities that work just as well as those in the base game but tenfold the creativity? Specialized followers, who can talk back to you and have their own unique voices and locations to visit? Being able to speak out loud to them and having NPCs react to you?

Modding changes everything when it comes to vanilla Skyrim, but if you’re looking for mods for Skyrim VR, then Bethesda should be handing out big checks because the sheer number of amazing mods available for Skyrim VR will blow your mind.


  1. Run Skyrim VR for at least 30 minutes before playing any other games. Then, when you’re done, close out of Skyrim VR and play something else.
  2. Install SKSE via the Steam Workshop. This is vital to running Skyrim VR without any errors. Once you’ve done so, run Skyrim VR via SteamVR Launcher. Always launch through this launcher to avoid any problems.
  3. Find a mod manager to your preference
  4. Figure out which mods you’re going to want
  5. Install Mods

At first, the process for downloading Skyrim Mods on Skyrim VR was rather cumbersome because it wasn’t fully supported by mod managers at the time, and certain tweaks needed to be made to the.ini files and whatnot.

Fortunately, that’s no longer necessary, and it’s several simple steps to get your game moddable and ready to go.

Installing Vortex

  1. Sign up for a free NexusMods account here.
  2. Download Vortex.
  3. We’re now identifying the game in the section where people are looking for games.
  4. You’ll be asked to authorize the device’s connection to your Google Play Store app. Click “Authorize.”

If you haven’t already done so, we’re ready to go unless you’ve got your games saved elsewhere.

  1. To access Skyrim VR, navigate to the Mods tab and then click on where your game is located (for example, C:\Program Files (X86)\Steam\steamapps\).
  2. Confirm that as your staging directory so that you can easily install any mods later.

5 Mods to Enhance Your Skyrim VR Experience

The Elder Scrolls series of video games are designed to be played from a first-perso­nal view, and Skyrim is not an exception. Despite its clumsy fighting and writing hiccups, the game is praised by critics for its brilliant world designs.

Skyrim is an excellent game for exploring when played on a regular computer screen, but its strengths translate well into a virtual reality experience.

You can use modded Skyrim to enhance the experience even further by adding new features and functionality. There are several VR-specific modding tools available for Skyrim.

HIGGS – Enhanced VR Interaction

HIGGS is a one-stop fix for object physics in Skyrim VR. It implements several changes to the original version of the mod, including dynamic physics syncing with frame rates, so that players don’t need to adjust fMaxTime or fMinTime in Skyrim.ini to keep up with their VR framerate.

It also allows for realistic collisions between items and characters. For example, when the Dovah-kiin grabs an item, their fingers realistically grasp onto it in-world.

While this alone would be enough, Higgs adds an additional layer of interactivity by allowing players to grab objects with their hands and move them around. Higgs is short for Hand Interaction and Gravitational Glove, so there’s also a gravity glove add-on available to mess around with the reworked physics.

VRIK Player Avatar

While HIGGS takes care of physical interactions with the in-world environment, VRIK aims to provide a realistic representation of the user’s physical presence within the virtual world. With VRIK, players’ hands will now be accurately represented by avatars in scale, including their height and real-life body postures. Furthermore, the avatars will reflect the physical presence of the players in the virtual world.

With the help of this new input method, gamers can now physically sheathe or draw a weapon by reaching the holster with both their left and right hand. The second half of the mod uses this new real-time VR input method to allow for 26 different configurations of 8 actions per hand.

Navigate VR

Oblivion, the fourth game in the Elder Scrolls series, emulates the concept of navigating an imaginary world using a map. On the other end of the spectrum, Skyrim, the fifth game in the series, reinforces the open-ended nature of the genre by allowing players to explore their surroundings at any time.

For gamers looking for something more immersive than Far Cry 3, Navigate VR is a perfect fit. It offers a similar experience to Far Cry 2, but instead of having an open-world game where you’re free to explore at will, you’re given a small region to play in. You don’t need to worry about tracking your location because the game uses its own internal GPS system.

You can buy individual hold map packs from local merchants, as you can unlock a different level of details by buying them from Khajiit caravans.

Both the map and the compass are compatible with the aforementioned VRIK module, which allows them to be stored inside arm-mountable sheaths.

Spellsiphon – Immersive Combat

Skyrim did away with traditional classes and instead gave players a generalized skill set. To play efficiently, therefore, requires a player to juggle between different skills and abilities. For example, an Alteration user might need to switch from using Alteration spells to using Destruction spells when fighting enemies.

Inventory browsers can break the flow of battle and take away the immersive feeling of a game. Spellsiphon solves this problem by offering a completely different system of magic that can either be used alone or as a complement to melee and archery attacks.

With SpellSiphon, you can bind yourself to the elements of the environment. You can use these elements to cast powerful magic. It’s so complicated that we recommend playing through the entire mod before trying to understand it.

Combining different elements creates a combo buff. Casting these combos consecutively also stacks their effects.

When you install the mod, you’ll be given all the basics needed to play Spellsiphon and an in-depth tutorial upon loading up the game for the first time.

Dragonborn Speaks Naturally

Compared to other mods listed here, Dragonborn Speaks naturally has a much simpler concept. It focuses only on one feature: enabling players to speak their dialogue choices into the microphone.

This is handled by the Windows Speech Recognition Engine (WSRE), which is integrated into Skyrim. It uses a special DLL export library that the player has to load into the main executable. The dialogs are usually separate from the rest of the play, so they don’t interfere with the gameplay.

Dragonborn Speaks Naturally is also available for Skyrim Special Edition.

Mage VR

With this new feature, you can now customize your casting animations by drawing a hieroglyph in the air. It allows for more realism and immersion when using bows and arrows.

There is also a brand new backpack inventory system that allows you to loot items by dragging them into your bag. This makes it easier than ever for mages to get their hands on powerful gear.

Weapon Throw VR

This mod lets you equip your weapons from either your left or right hands. It supports all six melee weapons, shields, and torches.

It also has auto-return and auto-aim features. The best part of these guns is that they return automatically when you press the trigger.


This mod has been redesigned from scratch to be more user-friendly and easy to use. It features a beautifully organized and intuitive menu system.

It’s not really a necessity, but it’s definitely a nice thing to have.

True 3D Sound

Finally, if you want to experience true 3D sound, play these amazing video games. It uses surround sound technology. When something behind you moves, you’ll hear the sounds coming from behind you.

If something is to the right of you, you’ll hear it through your right earpiece. It sounds like basic common sense, but without the mods, you won’t be able to use this cool feature. Once you’ve experienced it for yourself, you’ll understand why it works so well.

So, here we go. These are some really cool mod packs for Skyrim VR. If you’ve already tried them out, then you know what I mean when I say they pack a lot of punch! But if you haven’t yet, I’d definitely suggest checking them out before playing Skyrim VR.

There are many other options available, but I’d recommend starting with these essentials first.

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  • 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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