One thing I loved about Fallout 3 was the slow motion cinematic killcams. So when I heard they were coming to Skyrim I was made up.

Yesterday my copy of Skyrim (PC) updated itself in Steam. I loaded it. I see that the version is 1.5 (1.5 and then some more numbers). No killcams whatsoever. I've killed about 10 enemies without getting a killcam. Is it something you have to turn on? I couldn't see a setting anywhere. It is supposed to work for projectile weapons and magic. I'm using a bow and arrow which in my book is a projectile weapon!

Edit (14/04/2012): To update this, I have had a few killcams happen now. They're pretty neat. Worth the wait :)

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They are in there, the new ones have made me laugh (especially the two-hander head banging)... But they are random. Getting them to show up is not a guaranteed thing. All I can suggest is keep playing.. I often work my combats to be 1 on 1 or 1 on 2 and such and I get the kill cam slo-mo quite often.

  • Thanks. I guess I thought they'd be every kill. I seem to remember seeing them almost every time in FO3 but then again I did use VATS most of the time.
    – MrVimes
    Mar 31, 2012 at 20:55
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    Yeah, VATS was a kill cam shot almost every time, especially with the plasma rifles. Skyrim is a bit more tricky in that regard.
    – James
    Mar 31, 2012 at 21:13
  • What's your source on them being random? I'm pretty sure they're purely random.
    – Zeno
    Apr 8, 2012 at 1:57
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    Many Many hours of game play for the most part.
    – James
    Apr 8, 2012 at 6:56
  • I've never had a Magic killcam on a target that had 100% HP.
    – Zeno
    Apr 11, 2012 at 15:12

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