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Combat sounds are now enhanced to improve the overall quality of fights.

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DESCRIPTION: Combat sounds have been improved to sound more realistic and satisfying; wounds now sound deadly and gory. Bow and arrow sounds included as an optional file.

COMPATIBILITY: No compatibility issues so far.

Install through a mod manager such as Nexus Mod Manager (NMM) or Mod Organizer 2 (MO2). Install manually by dropping the files in your "Data" directory of your Skyrim Special Edition folder. Uninstall by removing the files in a mod manager or deleting them in your "Data" folder.

CREDITS: Bethesda for providing the sounds and judgefredd for granting me permission to port and upload this mod. You can find the original mod here - Improved Combat Sounds.


"Improved Combat Sounds


Basically the combat sounds are modified to make combat feel a little more solid. Blows feel
heavier and meatier. Some of the changes are quite subtle.

Sounds for magic are not modified.

Update 2: Optional file added, additional sounds for weapons coming soon.

Update: A few archery sounds added, arrow impact and bow fire sounds. Not sure
if I'm happy with them myself but try them out. Use NMM or just drop in
skyrim folder.


Small update
Unarmed sounds added
I thought the 1 handed axe sounds were too loud so I replaced them with
new ones, if you like the old ones just drop the ones from version 2.1
in sound\fx\wpn\impact\axe\flesh in your skyrim directory.
Includes all sounds and fixes from v2.1


Replaces old esp with a cleaner one, this hopefully fixes random combat sounds
occurring when saving, picking up objects, alchemy, opening doors etc.
Slighty alters 1 Handed Blunt Sounds (Maces) to give them more punch.
Includes all sounds from previous versions.


1.Each weapon type has its own sounds, no shared sounds between weapon types,
ie: hearing genric blade slashing sound when using a hammer(lol).
2.Fixed bug where hitting anything with a weapon(eg: the ground) would result in a slashing sound being heard initially.
3.No splatter/spurt sounds when using blades against draugr, these sounds are present when fighting non-draugr.
4.Added a few more impact sounds




Extract zip archive to Skyrim "Data" folder. (Usually C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\skyrim\Data)
Extract archive to any location and copy everything to Skyrim "Data" folder
Make sure esp is ticked in launcher, make sure this mod appears above ALL
other sound mods in load order. (Note: load order shouldn't matter from
V2.1 onwards)

1. Delete "wpn" folder from sound/fx folder OR delete entire sound folder IF you dont
have any other sounds from other mods in there.
2. Then use NMM
place new "wpn" folder in sound/fx or place "sound" folder in "Data" folder,
place Improved Combat Soundsv2.0.esp in data folder, make sure esp
ticked in launcher, make sure this mod appears above ALL other sound
mods in load order. (Note: load order shouldn't matter in V2.1)

Compatibility and Bugs - READ

This mod does not seem to be compatible with Sound Propagation Overhaul

Sometimes incorrect weapon sounds occur when striking dragons, is being fixed.

Slashing sounds occur when entering new areas/when saving/when info displayed on
UI (this bug and fix should be irrelevant from v2.1 onwards)
If you have Sounds Of Skyrim mod installed, ensure Improved Combat
Soundsv2.0esp. is above Sounds of Skyrim esp's in the load order (or
above any other sound mod just to be safe).
If this doesn't work use optional file fix esp ( ICS Possible Fix 1 or 2, try 2 first), these
optional esp's must replace any other esp from this mod.

NOTE: Optional esp's probably won't be needed from v2.1 onwards.

This mod is compatible with all other sound mods EXCEPT those that modify combat sounds.


Delete the entire "sound" folder or delete "bash", "block" and "impact" folders from sound folder (located in sound\fx\wpn)


This mod goes nicely with Enhanced Blood Textures, seen in the pics.
Thanks to users who have endorsed my file."