The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition is now available for both Xbox One and Windows PC. This game version brings the epic fantasy to life in stunning detail.
The Special Edition brings a series of add-ons with all-new features, such as remastered art and effects, dynamic depth of field, and more.
Unfortunately, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition also brings issues of its own. The game’s fans recently created a special Steam forum thread to serve as an unofficial bug and resolution thread.
Here, you can list the issues you encounter while playing the game, as well as the corresponding workarounds.
Gamers hope that in this manner, Bethesda will take notice and quickly fix these problems in a patch, or at the very least, players will have a consolidated place where they can find possible answers to their questions.
What can I do to get rid of bugs in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition? Depending on the encountered issue, there are some simple solutions. For your peripherals, change the USB or remove some of them, and for graphical issues, enable vsync and set your dedicated GPU as the default one.
To see how you can do that, check the steps below.
How to fix The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition issues
- My Mouse / Keyboard doesn’t work
- Animations are weird
- I’m getting terribly low FPS
- Skyrim SE keeps crashing
My Mouse / Keyboard doesn’t work
Solution 1: Some have reported that unplugging or changing the gamepad setting in the settings fixed this.
Solution 2 (By Smellsbad): If you have a USB device such as a microphone, memory, or even a webcam, try unplugging them and see if this fixes it. Some have reported that the USB microphone was the culprit.
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Animations are weird
Solution 1: Many have reported that vsync should be enabled/forced and limted to 60hz. This can be done in the NVIDIA/AMD control panel.
Solution 2 (By BeastMomba11): Go to DocumentsMy GamesSkyrim Special EditionSkyrimPrefs.ini and set iVsyncpresentinterval to 0 if using a G-Sync compatible system. You may also want to do this in the NVIDIA/AMD control panel specific for the game and as an added bonus, it should speed up the game’s performance according to multiple accounts.
I’m getting terribly low FPS
Solution 1: By default Skyrim MIGHT set your GPU to integrated graphics instead of dedicated. From what I’ve seen this is mostly an nVidia issue.Go to your NVIDIA control panel and then go to “Mange 3D settings”. Add Skyrim SE if it’s not in the list and then change its settings from Global/Integrated Graphics to High performance NVIDIA processor.
Solution 2 (By Timptation): Disabling G-Sync can vastly improve performance and remove stuttering.
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Skyrim SE keeps crashing
Solution 1: If you are using mods, please make sure your mods aren’t using any scripts and have reliance on other mods that uses scripts.
Solution 2: Various people have reported that changing the Language helps prevent crashing. You can change the language in Skyrim.ini
For more information about the bugs affecting The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition and the workarounds available to fix them, check out this dedicated Steam thread. The page is regularly updated.
If you found other bugs and glitches in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition, please let us know in the comments section below, along with any other questions you may have and we’ll surely take a look.
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in October 2016 and has been since completely revamped and updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.Editor's Note: This article was originally published in October 2016 and was revamped and updated in May 2019 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.