- A Skyrim player has encountered a hilarious slow-motion combat glitch, sharing a video of a funny encounter where it occurred.
- When the bug happens, the right-hand attack becomes incredibly slow when dual-wielding, giving enemies an advantage. The issue may be connected to the Dual Flurry perk.
- Bethesda recently released a new update for Skyrim, fixing issues but causing mod compatibility problems. As fans eagerly await news on The Elder Scrolls 6, they will likely encounter more silly glitches like this.
A confused Skyrim player online has posted footage of a strange bug that appears to put them in slow-motion while using certain moves in combat. New Skyrim glitches are still being found all the time, but this new discovery is particularly hilarious.
As odd as it might sound, bizarre glitches are almost a core component of Bethesda titles at this point. Across the years, there have been countless clips from the Elder Scrolls, Fallout, and Starfield games, all showing off a variety of weird bugs that players have experienced. Because they’re so abundant and usually harmless, it’s become something of a meme about how buggy Bethesda games can be at times. Skyrim is arguably the worst offender in this regard, being home to several of the funniest glitches in Bethesda games.
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Skyrim’s Slow-Motion Combat Glitch
Redditor TheOldZoltarino shared the clip, which takes place while fighting through one of Skyrim‘s dungeons. The player is dual-wielding two weapons, but while using the right-hand attack, the character becomes extremely slow. The world around them continues at full speed, too, giving the enemy a huge advantage in the fight. While the clip shows the glitch in third-person first, they even repeat the bug in first-person to show that it isn’t an issue with the perspective.
Gamers in the thread found the problem hilarious, with one user even claiming that their “right hand was directed by Zack Snyder,” referencing the director’s penchant for slow-motion shots in his movies, for better or worse. One player did float a potential solution to the bug. It’s possible that it is connected to the Dual Flurry perk, so removing and then re-adding this to the character should solve the problem for any gamer who happens to experience the same issue. One thing is for sure – while there are many helpful Skyrim glitches out there, this certainly isn’t one of them.
While gamers continue to wait patiently for any news about The Elder Scrolls 6, it seems as though Bethesda isn’t done with Skyrim just yet. On PC a few weeks back, Skyrim got its first new update in 2024, which fixed a host of issues mainly related to the game’s Creation content. Not every player was pleased, however. New updates cause issues with mod compatibility, and with the game now over twelve years old, some feel that it should just be left alone to avoid the breaking of these mods. Still, it’s good to see Bethesda committed to the Elder Scrolls franchise, and hopefully, it isn’t too long before the studio has more to share on its upcoming plans for a sequel.
Skyrim is a beloved game for a reason. There is so much to do in the game, and with the new anniversary updates, even veteran players will have a fresh experience if they haven’t played it in a few years.
Perfect for players who want to play Skyrim on the go, but don’t have a Steamdeck or another portable gaming system, this deal is likely not going to be repeated until end of year sales start going. Take the opportunity now to become the dragonborn on the Switch!
- November 11, 2011