The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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How To Disable Kill Cam
By Mr. Shaggnificent
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Why?
There are a few reasons why people want to disable the kill cam. It can break the flow, it can interfere with play, or it's just plain annoying.

For me, I found that it changes the launch point for arrows, and can make them hit terrain or other obsticles that non kill cam arrows easily clear.

I've also heard that it changes the impact point of spells, but I don't use magic very often, so I never really had that problem.
How To:
Go to:
Documents/MyGames/Skyrim/Skyrim (not "SkyrimPrefs")

Paste the piece below at the bottom of that page-

[VATS]
bVATSdisable=1

that should disable kill cam.
[Note]:
The melee kill-move animations are still used, but it will no longer force you out of first person to watch in slow motion and from a diiferent angle(usually a side view).

For example; If you use the stealth throat slit move in first person with the kill cam still enabled, it will switch to a third person, slowed side view until the animation ends. However, if you disable the kill cam with the bit of script above, you will stay in first person and just see the back of the victim's head.

You will still have the "power moves", but it won't slow down and force the camera to change to a side view.
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28 Comments
Alex Mar 24 @ 2:37am 
Thanks, this stupid killcam is not only annoying, but it often messes up with arrows and spells, making them miss.
Lost Trekkie Mar 17 @ 11:17pm 
Kill cam wouldn't have done Oblivion or Morrowind any favors, so why would I want it in my Skyrim? Stop trying to make Elder Scrolls play like fallout, Todd.
xTug Jan 18 @ 9:41pm 
YOU ARE A LIFESAVER! That kill cam is always the ONE thing that made me hate Skyrim! With this the game is perfect!
Formy Zee Aug 10, 2021 @ 1:10pm 
Perfect, I play with a bow 95% of the time, and that damn kill cam messes up the battle flow, and sometimes it feels like enemies move towards you while you are watching the kill and patting your own back. I find it buggy and disorienting to have enabled.
So Thanks for this one :steamthumbsup::cozyspaceengineersc::47_thumb_up:
skiller狼 Jul 21, 2021 @ 2:31am 
for me the worst time for the killtime was when it showed me how Im not even hitting draugr, then he shouted me and my camera stayed to the draugr meanwhile my character was away from the camera :D
nOs Jun 29, 2020 @ 3:20am 
Killcam is so fekking buggy, half the time it sticks the animation, i dont fire my arrow, and the stuck killcam gives the mobs time to run up to me, aaaand i have to holster and reequip to be able to fire again... Shit unnecssary "feature" that contributes nothing to the game.
Thief Apr 4, 2020 @ 5:44am 
Dear friend, i can't remember how many times i have try to find something to disable this feature, i love to play the Game with Bow, but the Killcam make me crazy, thanks for your Help. Its works to 100%
svinoman Jul 25, 2019 @ 5:33pm 
vats lol
Cryptid Jul 19, 2017 @ 10:23am 
Thank ya.
Mr. Shaggnificent  [author] Jul 19, 2017 @ 9:48am 
@Cryptid:
I really don't know why. I just was annoyed with how it worked so I looked on the interwebs. I found that piece a few different places, but not here so I made this to be a bit easier to find.

Maybe if you make a thread about it in the main forum someone else can answer.