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Main article: Weapons (Skyrim)

The Weapon Rack is an interactive object typically found in Houses. They are a commonly used item that can be found scattered throughout Skyrim.


Activating a Weapon Rack, for the first time, will store the currently equipped weapon on the rack, and it can be retrieved at any time. It is often possible to store Quest-related weapons that are not normally droppable (such as Dravin's Bow) on Weapon Racks.


This section contains bugs related to Weapon Rack. Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:

  1. Please reload an old save to confirm if the bug is still happening.
  2. If the bug is still occurring, please post the bug report with the appropriate system template  360  /  XB1  ,  PS3  /  PS4  ,  PC  /  MAC  ,  NX  /  PS5  ,  XS  , depending on which platform(s) the bug has been encountered on.
  3. Be descriptive when listing the bug and fixes, but avoid having conversations in the description and/or using first-person anecdotes: such discussions belong on the appropriate forum board.
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  • Sometimes the weapon rack will cease to function, and there will be no option to use it.
    • If the option to use the weapon rack will not appear, it is possible to fix it by punching it with fists. Another way to fix this is to purchase every upgrade before entering.
    • There is no known fix if the option to activate it still does not appear. If a weapon is a quest item it can still sometimes be placed on a rack.
    • Dropping a weapon, holding the "grab" button to hold onto it without adding it to inventory, and rubbing it against the plaque or rack may also work.
  • Some weapons placed on a rack will fall off when the house is exited. This seems to happen most often to greatswords, such as a Dwarven Greatsword or Glass Greatsword, and the Ebony Blade.
  • Sometimes, the weapon will float in mid-air, and will not be attached to the rack.
    • Forks and knives always levitate perpendicularly to the rack when placed. Occasionally, they will levitate inside of solid objects, making them extremely difficult to retrieve.
  • The weapon may disappear, making it unable to be retrieved.
  • Sometimes the improvement, unique name, enchantment or its charge on a weapon might disappear.
  • When the Skull of Corruption is placed on a rack, it will be "standing" next to it, and other weapons can be placed on the rack.
  •  PC   360   Found in Heljarchen Hall Cellar but not limited to. When placing objects upon the five long weapon rack, they must always be placed from the inside out. If a weapon is placed on the outside first, then the immediate space beside will not allow placing anything.
    • This is fixed by placing objects first in either the center slot or the two inner spaces.HF
  •  PC   360   Sometimes, when placing weapons on the racks, they will appear in the air next to the rack and then fall to the floor.
    • It is possible to get the weapon on the racks if repeatedly attempted, but not guaranteed. This can also be attempted again at a much later time in the game, and it might be easier for that specific weapon/shield then.