When you start modding Skyrim, you quickly realize there’s not a single gameplay aspect that you can’t affect. There are mods for literally everything. Including your camera. In this guide I am going to give you a couple of mods that will do just that. I’ll explain what each of them does and you’ll need to decide which one is for you.
One of them is fairly simple, drag & drop, while the other (also simple) allows for more control and comes with an MCM in-game menu.
If you don’t know how to mod Skyrim, check out my beginner’s guide to modding Skyrim SE (Special Edition). It opens in new tab so go ahead and click it.
It’s the same for LE (Legendary Edition). You just need to download appropriate mods between them.
Improved Camera – INI Tweaks
As mentioned, this is a simple drag & drop mod which provides the following:
- First Person Crafting, Riding & Transformations.
- 1st Person Arms.
- Reduced Clipping.
- Crisp Controls (No Inertia).
- No Head Bobbing.
There is a two step installation process. First you need to pick it up from this Reddit thread.
Don’t forget to check (depending on when you read this guide) whether a newer version has been released on Nexus since there are plans for doing so.
Now also download Improved Camera INI Tweaks from Nexus and overwrite in MO2.
This mod is a bit more complex and it also comes with an MCM menu so you’ll definitely need SkyUI (SE).
With that being said, it’s super light and easy to use.
It will give you the options to edit your camera(s) depending on various in-game circumstances, such as:
- Adjust your FOV (field of view).
- Wielding different types of weapons (melee or ranged).
- Sneaking (the camera can go up above your character for easier navigation).
- Speed at which the camera zooms in and out.
- Minimum & maximum zoom distances and more.
This is the mod that I use and recommend. The first one is fine. But this one is way more powerful and customizable.
Download Customizable Camera for Skyrim SE (Special Edition).
A version for legendary edition should be available as well.