Strange Skyrim Glitch Lets Players Fly Using Just a Bowl

May 4, 2022

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is no stranger to bugs, but this particular one lets players take advantage of a peculiar jumping glitch in order to fly.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim launched over a decade ago, yet it still enjoys a vast community of dedicated players. With seemingly endless quest possibilities and a wide range of play styles, it’s no wonder why fans keep coming back.

As fans of Skyrim take to walking the path of the Dragonborn again, it seems there’s no end to what they discover. Whether it be obscure lore or a funny undiscovered bug, Skyrim still seems to have secrets in abundance. Now, one of those secrets has been exposed, as one Skyrim fan discovered a jumping glitch that lets players fly.



Originally posted to the r/Skyrim subreddit, u/Sambone38 shared a recent discovery of a weirdly specific glitch. While exploring the Dwemer ruins at Mzulft, Sambone38 came across a Dwemer bowl and decided to try and jump inside it.

In a comment, Sambone38 says they had been inspired by a bucket flying glitch video they had seen previous. Thinking that the bowl “looked perfect to stand in and keep your character in it without falling out,” Sambone38 hopped onto it to see what would happen. Strangely, when they tried to hop out, they realized that their character was flying.

In the video, Sambone38 takes the item while jumping atop it, which results in the flying glitch. Able to ascend higher and higher, they use this trick to reach the ceiling of the ruins. Though this isn’t the first strange item glitch players have discovered in Skyrim, this one has gone undiscovered until today.

It seems it’s an overall element of Skyrim‘s bucket/bowl models – and though glitches may generally hinder performance, they tend to make Skyrim that much better. Speedrunners are notorious for taking advantage of weird glitches like these to skip through vast portions of the game. Regular players, too, just have fun messing around with the world’s sometimes wacky items.

Whether this glitch will make any appearances in speedruns is debatable, but it’s a fun discovery that hints there’s still secrets in Skyrim.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is available on Switch, PC, PS3, PS4, PS5, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.

Natalie Schmidt

Natalie (She/Her) is a writer and game design enthusiast hailing from way-too-sunny Los Angeles. She loves to dissect game narrative and analyze mechanics, but she doesn’t even want to think about how many hours she’s spent playing D&D or The Witcher 3. Aside from triple-A adventures, she’s passionate about RPGs of all kinds and meaningful representation in games

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