Now on Steam: Skyrim 1.9 (Update)

Update (3/18): Beginning today, Steam users can download the Skyrim 1.9 title update – featuring Legendary new features (see below) and new bug fixes. For console players out there, we’re hoping to release 1.9 later this month — we’ll keep you updated when we have specific dates.

So what’s in the update? Check the changelog below…

Skyrim 1.9 


  • Legendary difficulty setting
  • Legendary Skills – Skills of 100 can be made Legendary. This will reset the skill to 15, return its Perks and allow the skill to affect leveling again. This effectively removes the overall level cap.

Bug fixes after the break…


  • General memory and stability improvements
  • Fixed issue with quest scripts that were not shutting down properly
  • Companions will equip better weapons and armor if given to them
  • Fixed rare issue where player is unable to learn the Clear Skies shout during “The Throat of the World”
  • Fixed rare instance where Alduin would become invincible during “Alduin’s Bane”
  • Fixed a rare issue where player could become stuck in Night Mother’s coffin during “Death Incarnate”
  • Fixed rare issue where protected companions could be killed from poison damage
  • Fixed rare issue with certain ash piles left from resurrected NPCs not clearing properly
  • Fixed rare issue with NPCs and creatures respawning improperly after player fast travels
  • Fixed rare crash when entering Dark Brotherhood Sanctuary
  • Fixed rare crash when entering a player owned home
  • Random dragon attacks will no longer occur during “Battle for Whiterun”
  • Fixed a rare crash when attempting to save your game during “Waking Nightmare”
  • Fixed issue where “Glory of the Undead” would not start properly if player is in combat with Eorlund Gray-Mane
  • The white phial is no longer consumed if given to a follower
  • If player marries Aela, the “Totem of Hircine” quest will be available
  • Unused briar hearts can be dropped after finishing “The White Phial”
  • Fixed issue with paying off a crime against the Companions that prevented player from getting Companions quests properly
  • Thieves Guild caches are now properly enabled in the appropriate cities
  • The Dragon Infusion perk now works properly when taking Esbern’s Potion
  • Cragslane Cave properly resets if player receives a radiant quest to clear it out
  • Fixed rare issue with bounty quest objectives not properly clearing after completion
  • Gallus’ Encoded Journal is no longer a quest item after completing the Thieves Guild
  • In “No Stone Unturned” Vex will now accept Unusual Gems if you’ve collected them all before starting the quest
  • Vekel the Man now gives rewards for completing “Toying with The Dead”
  • Fixed rare issue with being unable to turn in stolen items in “The Litany of Larceny”
  • Fixed issue with followers becoming over-encumbered after being repeatedly rehired
  • Fixed rare issue with visiting Kynesgrove on horseback not progressing “A Blade in the Dark” properly
  • Fixed issue with receiving a duplicate radiant quest from a Jarl
  • Fixed conflict with clearing Driftshade Sanctuary before starting “Trouble in Skyrim”
  • Fixed issue with using shouts while in jail and having guards unlock the jail cell
  • Fixed rare issue with quest NPCs not properly moving to quest locations
  • Fixed issue with NPCs not selling master level spells
  • Fixed rare issue where player gets control locked outside the Thalmor Embassy at the start of “Diplomatic Immunity”
  • Fixed rare issue with disappearing containers after upgrades in player owned house
  • Fixed issue with being erroneously attacked while as a werewolf during “Ill Met By Moonlight”
  • The Ebony Blade is now only improved by two handed perks
  • Locked door to Proudspire Manor can now be unlocked by proper key
  • Fixed issue with merchants not receiving the proper additional gold with the Investor perk
  • Fixed a rare issue where the player would be unable to learn a word after leaving for several days during “The Way of The Voice”
  • The Nord Hero Bow can now be improved
  • The Purity perk no longer requires the Experimenter perk
  • Fixed rare instance where Lovers Comfort would not be applied properly
  • If you approach Frostmere Crypt from the north, “The Pale Lady” will start properly
  • Fixed rare issue where player could be prevented from speaking with Atub to start “The Cursed Tribe”
  • Fixed rare issue where a dragon could appear in the Mind of a Madman realm and kill the player
  • Fixed instance where player could get stuck in Japhet’s Folly
  • Fixed rare instances where Arngeir would not teach Whirlwind Sprint
  • Fixed issue with “Ill Met By Moonlight” if Sinding dies before the quest starts
  • Gharol can now properly train up to level 75
  • Fixed conflict with visiting The Karthspire before starting “Alduin’s Wall”
  • Reduced the instance of random dragon attacks after fast traveling post main quest
  • Recruited Blades now have appropriate dialogue while at Sky Haven Temple
  • Fixed rare issue where an incorrect dungeon could appear as a location during “Totems of Hircine”
  • Fixed rare instance in “Fetch me that Book” where books found before getting the quest would not be properly recognized
  • Fixed rare issue with traveling to Thalmor Embassy with companions during “Diplomatic Immunity”
  • Fixed issues with Matching Set perk not working properly with certain pieces of armor
  • Fixed issues with Custom Fit perk not working properly with certain pieces of armor
  • Fixed issue with NPC dying in a bear trap blocking progress in “Time of My Need”
  • Fixed rare issue with swinging door becoming stuck and blocking an entrance in Volunruud
  • Imperial Light Armor can now be crafted
  • Fixed issue with “Vald’s Debt” where Vald was not leveled properly
  • Fixed issue with Vilkas not giving proper greeting after completing “Battle for Whiterun”
  • Fixed issue with respawning actors that were raised by using the Ritual Stone power
  • Fixed issue with the Ancient Knowledge perk not calculating properly
  • The Palace of Kings now has patrolling guards on upper floors
  • Reduce percentage chance of getting a werewolf loading screen while player is a werewolf
  • Pantea’s flute is no longer a quest item after completing “Pantea’s Flute”
  • Placing an unread Oghma Infinium on a bookshelf in the player’s house no longer allows the book to be reused again
  • Adjusted dialogue priority to improve chances of hearing more combat dialogue from certain NPC enemies
  • Fixed issue with falling damage on high difficulty levels
  • Fixed bad collision on certain clutter objects
  • Fixed rare instance of couriers who would appear only dressed in a hat

Reader Comments

  1. What?

    No fix on Hearthfire glitch, where you can’t buy a plot of land in Falkreath after you finished the Dark Brotherhood quest?

    What the hell Bethesda…

  2. wtf?!


    Why did you delete my comment? There was nothing uncivil about it! There was no reason not to answer it or even delete it. Actually it was a polite hint about the 1.9 glitches and a question if the devs are working on a fix.

  3. Fix the wolf howl audio that has been muted since Dawnguard! And more frequent animal calls such as the elk; I have only heard an elk make an actual elk call once out of about five hundred gaming hours.

  4. Will this patch fix the word walls at Korvanjund and Hag’s End? I am unable to learn the second and third words of the Slow Time shout. The music plays, and the crackling sound is heard, but the words don’t glow and the screen doesn’t change, and then the words aren’t learned. I’ve had this issue for quite a while now, and haven’t been able to fix it. I’ve read of other people having the same problem, so I know it isn’t just me. If you guys could fix that, that’d be awesome.

  5. Any news on the skyrim patch 1.9 release for consoles you said later this month tomarow is the end of the month an update would be appreciated

  6. The reason for the OI glitch fix is b/c otherwise peeps would over-abuse it to break their game. I would bet that at some point, the glitch would overload the xbox and ps3, and cause it to explode when there is no level cap.

  7. Will any Khajiit or Wood Elf NPCs be able to be married legitimately in a future Skyrim DLC? Currently they are the only races in Skyrim that can’t have their NPC married to our Player Character legitimately.

  8. it’s March 31st and no patch yet? been waiting since I’ve heard of it not only want the fixes but since playing since 11-11-11 more glitches than what is listed are still in the game ( can’t stand all the little white arrows pointing to nothing when given the mission ) kind of ruins it for completing any mission given. Still, I to wish the dragons where more aggressive towards the Dragon-born, after all that’s what He or She is here for? And could you PLEASE fix the darn burning dragon after it’s been killed and then NOT getting to get the Dragon Soul or getting it to count towards your total count of souls collected?

    I only play this game on PS3 so that’s what I would like to see get the patch along with the Xbox Users out there.

    Another problem is Thanks for giving us the only option to be a really bad person in the game? What? no way to do a Divine Champion Quest line where one could quest after Divine Armor and have it actually be stronger than Daedric stuff? (of course even higher than Dragon stuff) I mean after all these are the GOD’s of the game and outside of a pathetic blessing there’s not any kind of interaction? what give’s you guys think only the bad guys should win?

    One last thing, just west of Whiterun is a nice mountain that could be used as the Dragonborn’s mountain where He or She could use the building stuff from Hearthfire in which to finally build one’s castle and all the city around it with farms and shops, (one being that of the Dragonborn’s) amazing! really a shop where you actually have to supply with all the adventuring you do across Skyrim, what a simple concept? eh?

    Anyway! Looking forward to the Patch……HURRY UP ALREADY!!!!

    • yes i wish they had armor like daedric but divine looking, i dont mean daedric just white and gold but as divine as daedric is evil. silver main color, gold trim have emerald,diamond,sapphire or amethyst studs and spikes with a gold trim and a deficient amount of spikes and studs, white cloth for areas between armor with a nice silver chain over top and all the white had a gold trim as well if it actually ended like ebony mails cloth between the legs u can see the edges.

  9. You Know What Would Be Nice A LEGENDARY UPDATE would be really nice on consoles (PS3) so get working on it in is the 31st of March and we STILL DONT HAVE IT

      • Well Then Sony And Microsoft should hurry up I cant wait to make my Mage character awesome I hope they buff up Alteration soon i love Telekenesis and Mass Paralasis but there needs to be alot more spells for it because personally alteration and illusion are my favorite types of Magic makes the game extremely intricit to play and since i play on master and consider it easy I think Legendary Diffuculty Would Make this game alot cooler.

    • bethesta can only tell you when they summit it. I just wish sony and microsoft would do the same. we probably won’t know until the day of, which could mean another week or two. sucks cause i just got my redguard at max level now, after breaking a ton of lockpicks lol

  10. Hello Bethesda
    I’m a PS3 player and I would just like to say.
    Thank you for your continuing support of Skyrim. I’ve played since day 1, made and built quite a few builds in the game (Khajit wizard/thief being a favorite)and unlike much of the hoard attempting to condemn you for fixing a simple glitch, I would rather congratulate you for making the glitch unnecessary.

    I also hope that in your next DLC for this massive game (Rumors amount to so little without verification) you expand on the legendary skills with legendary perks. I’ve seen a long-dead dragon priest cast the strongest destruction spell in the game with one hand and ask myself “Will I be able to do that too?”.

  11. I would like to see this glitch fixed. I got Serana from that tomb place, now we are going to Castle Volikhar for the first time. We go to the boat, ride there, and we walk up to that door. The old watchman keeps saying “Go on, get out of here!” and shit like that but the door never opens. It is preventing me from continuing the goddamn quest!

    • Plz correct this glich at the ps3. I’ve bought Dawnguard, but I can’t play, because the guy doesn’t open the gate of the castle.
      I’ve looked a lot on the internet and I couldn’t find any solution to this problem…


  12. I also would like to see:

    1. The Illia bug (were dismissing her will not let you have her as a follower again) be fixed.

    2. Add the hardcore feature you have at Fallout New Vegas where your character has to eat, drink, and sleep.

    3. Be able to remodel your house (the one’s you get from Hearthfire DLC) when you want to. Like if you want to change say the Library Tower Wing for the Kitchen Wing.

    And yes I do hate it when fighting a dragon it leaves and chase a goat, deer, bunny , etc.
    Well this my rant for now. TYVM

  13. i wish they would release it already. i already made a new redguard player and leveled him up to 81, without the oghma… I just have lockpicking left. right now it’s 91 and i saved my last perk to get unbreakable lockpicks. So this still can be done without the book. I’m ready for legendary now

  14. The problem with Spell Absorption and Conjuration needs to be fixed. This problem also affects the Konahrik mask as well…

    Change static leveling of followers. Allow them to scale to the player.

  15. Hello Bethesda I for one love Skyrim it is probably the best game I have ever played and despite I am a bit angry about not getting the update I just wanted to say that your games are really good and you should continue the Elder Scrolls series and I’ve done a few builds in my time of Skyrim my favourites being Theif (Trolololol) NightBlade (Intriquite Style Of Play) And Archer (Bow and Arrow is Epic) But Honestly this update lets me expand further so I can make my current Warrior class into maybe a Badass sneak thief but honestly I just wanted to say thank you Bethesda if you are reading this I hope it means something because believe me your games are the best games ever I have been with your series since Dagger Fall and I loved Oblivion and Morrowind but in my opinion you really stepped up with Skyrim so thank you for all those epic games including Fallout 3 and New Vegas and keep on making games because your games are awesome

    Sincerely A PS3 Gamer epicdude181

  16. Here’s a thought put something in the game to buy helgen. Otherwise its a pile of rubble doing nothing. You should be able to buy it for… lets say 100,000 gold and then be able to customize it the way you like. You then could build your own town and castle. Customize your banner, customize the guards armor, be able to set a tax rate, keep people happy or they revolt….etc. It would be nice to see this kind of thing if you don’t want to go out questing at the moment. I think it would be the best patch or dlc there is. You can call it “The Story of Helgen”

  17. I think maybe someone should send sony and microsoft a bunch of emails and bug them. kinda like what you gotta do to your divorce lawyer to get your papers done lol… well that’s always worked for me

  18. @gstaff

    Is there any chance you guys could keep the Oghma Infinium boosting? It should be the player’s choice to boost with it or not. Skyrim is a game about choices, right?

    • I’m guessing it will be live in a couple of days, because it was given to sony and microsoft on the 22nd. It usually takes them a couple of weeks to implement it. So Xbox will probably get it first, then PS3 sometime in the next 12 months lol…

  19. Hi i’m from Belgium and all I can read about the patches for all bethsoft games I have (Fallout 3, Fallout new vegas, Oblivion and now skyrim are unavailable for non english countries. Why?

  20. @gstaff

    Is there a chance you could add the Oghma Infinium boosting back in with a later update? I don’t use it, but I think it should be a player’s choice to boost or not.