Skyrim Anniversary Switch Players Seem To Be Experiencing Performance Issues

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
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Earlier this week, the Switch received the Anniversary Edition of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. As amazing as it is to finally have this particular version of the game on Nintendo’s hybrid system, it seems some players are encountering performance issues.

A number of Skyrim Anniversary Switch users are reporting frame rate issues – including stuttering and frame rate drops. Others are supposedly experiencing crashes more regularly now, with a lot mentioning how they’ve been playing the game’s Survival Mode. Here’s a look at one of the videos blowing up on the Nintendo Switch subreddit at the moment:

This is seemingly impacting players who have installed the anniversary content, with the base game still “silky smooth” according to some users. Some suggestions are to try a fresh install if these performance issues persist. Problems like this can often be resolved or at least improved across a series of patches, so hopefully, Bethesda takes note.

The Anniversary Edition of Skyrim comes packed with the base game, add-ons (Dawnguard, Hearthfire and Dragonborn), and a load of Club Creation content like quests, dungeons, bosses, weapons and spells. There’s fishing, too.

If we hear any other developments, we’ll let you know.

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