Skyrim 1.9 Update on Consoles

Beginning today Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 players will have access to Skyrim’s 1.9 title updates by way of an automatic title update. Just be sure to have your console connected online to receive the title update.

In addition to adding Legendary Skills and the new Legendary difficult setting, the update adds a number of bug fixes. Full details 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. I just want to thank the company for making this update and to all of the workers who spend time on a master pice and for making it better. I can now again make a new character and put the setting on legendary and have a great time. I can’t wait for more, I don’t truly understand the legendary of perks, but I’ll find out when I experience Skyrim again. Can’t wait for the new DLC If planned! Thanks!

  2. Man… The comments are really depressing to hear. I won’t download the new update till they patch the crashing and lag as said in the comments.

  3. Question to skyrim developers have you ever thought of adding mod content to skyrim as an on/off feature for console in dlc or updates because I play on ps3 and I would love to experience mods like frostfall. skyre, deadly dragons , and something the game really needs for followers the convenient horses mod

  4. (PS3) I’m having these strange new bugs with some of the sounds since the update. For example when picking locks, the “clicking and clacking” and all the the other lock pick sounds are missing. And so are almost all in-game menu sounds (inventory, pause menu etc.) and the door opening and closing sounds. It’s not ruining my game but it’s annoying and makes the game feel somewhat uhh I dunno “empty”? I’ve tried deleting the game data and the patch and the dlcs and then re-installing them but it didn’t seem to make any difference. So basically what I’m wondering is if there’s a fix for this or not.

    • Just a thought – I usually play on a surround system over HDMI, but if I move the PS3 to a stereo TV in another room, I get the same problem, with no lock picking sounds and some NPCs being almost silent when in front of me. I guess anything over the centre channel is just lost. I have to remember to manually disable the 5.1 sound option in the PS3’s sound menu, then I get ordinary stereo and all the sounds come back!

  5. What is taking so long with the next DLC announcement? Why does everything have to be so cloaked in secrecy? Dragonborn was good, but it was no curtain call. I need to vanquish the Aldmeri Dominion and free the world from their oppression!!! I AM TALOS, THE ONE TRUE AEDRA!!!! Maybe I could be king or pick the king at the moot! Or you could just hire me and I could make the greatest elder scrolls game ever!!! I love you. Yours truly. – Sotha Sil Jr.

  6. Installed on my xbox and bookshelves are still borked. 🙁 I know it’s not game-critical, but one of most awesome selling points of Elder Scrolls games is how much one can interact with the game world. Please, please, in the next patch do what you can to fix bookshelves, as it’s a very widespread and much-cited issue. [and so it works with an existing save, for goodness sake.. I don’t use exploits to level, and I’ve spent 4 months of my time getting to level 75]

  7. After the 1.9 update, npc’s voices are now out of sync. My menu and favorites bar freezes for up to ten seconds sometimes. Please fix this if you can bethesda.

  8. Love all the fixes….except…you kinda missed a game breaking glitch with the dlc…the whole not being able to finish dragonborn because you are too powerful thing….just saying.

  9. all my grinding unimportant skills to get to face a legendary dragon was now for nothing… ohh well time well spent

  10. As soon as i downloaded this patch, i couldn’t do anything at either of the game menus (press up, down, left or right to pick options) as long as i was using a new controller…and I know it wasn’t the controller because i was able to bring up my favorites. So now I’m stuck using the controller that came with my ps3. please fix this because it’s very old and the buttons don’t work so well anymore

  11. two bugs that you needed to just leave alone was the leveling up speech quick in Riften, and the Oghma Infinium bookshelf. Some people just dont want to pain through each individual leveling up. Some just want to become awesome real quick and then go through the game experiencing the game.

    • I may not use the glitches to an advantage although i did enjoy filling peoples houses with random objects on oblivion but I do agree on this statement cause I make a lot of characters. mostly cause I like almost all of there special perks. anyways why not make a special glitch/cheat mode dlc that can be turned on or off and includes a list of the ones you can use. but when you use it the achievements are disabled on that save. for these people who enjoy using them and you make a little profit from it.

      • The Dragonborn DLC makes it easier to experience multiple different character styles. I’d recommend looking it up if that’s what you want. That’s all I’ll say about it though, to avoid spoilers.

  12. Can I just say Skyrim is the best ever game, loved Oblivion and can’t wait for your next masterpiece. The DLC Hearthfire has a major glitch in that the Falkreath plot can’t be bought if you were already a thane, can this be fixed?
    Great work, Thanks.

  13. When will the “Investigate the Bard’s College” glitch be fixed? It won’t leave my miscellaneous objectives list even after completion and it gets on my nerves!

  14. Im having problems. the game is slow now. i got the update and everything worked fine then all of a sudden after taking jail time (after having fun in whiterun) it slowwed down. like walking skipped. and rain went slow. fast traveling took 15 min even going tho a door takes forever… help?

  15. I am not pleased with the fact that the oghma cannot be glitched anymore. How come PC gamers have all the damn freedom can mod and get to lvl 81 or higher without a damn issue but the only way us console gamers could was by the oghma and now that is taken away from us. Honestly that’s stupid, why are we so limited with stuff but PC gamers can do whatever the heck they want?

  16. While I do enjoy playing Skyrim, I must agree with the majority of the commentators that ridding of the Oghma Infinieum duplication glitch is rather vexing. Also, playing as a Vampire Lord and receiving a tonsure when wearing the Thieve’s Guild Hood, Linwe’s Hood, or Guild Master Hood is even more irritating than that. I sincerely hope at the very least you’ll fix the issue regarding that.

    • On a side note, as I had forgot to mention this previously, please fix the glitches with Vingalmo and his missions. If you are not going to make anything new for Skyrim, at least fix all the problems with it.

  17. Like a lot of the other players have pointed out, this “update” has caused many more problems then it has fixed. I have many friends that say they dont play Elder Scroll games cause of how gitchey they are, and i have always stood up for the games especially for Skyrim. However since this update has came out i have had nothing but problems!!! I never had any problems with the other “glitches” that they tried to fix but now; NPCs walk through animals all the time, the game crashes and freezes all the time, the voices are off like someone else pointed out here. Also the game is so laggy now cause of all thats going on. I love the making your skills legendary to get the extra perks to use on other stuff, and it always got to easy so i would get bored but with the new difficulty lvl its good. Its for those alone i havent just deleted the update cause aside for those two bonuses the update has destroyed the game. I went from being one of the lucky players that had no problem with the game to being one that wants to use my skyrim disc as a clay pigeon PULLLLLL!!!!!!! Please please fix these issues return that amazing beautiful world of skyrim that you first gave us Bethesda!

    • I’m having the same problem, my game crash whem i go legendary in all skills, i tried to take the Lover Stone Blessing, the xbox 360 crash and i have to turn off/on

  18. I have a glitch where I can’t join the thieves guild. I completed the very first quest a chance arrangement and try to talk to him in the ragged flagon. All he said was hmm? and walked away. I don’t know how to fix this.

  19. I only skimmed through the fixes but did this update fix the glitch where you Had to manually put items in the display cases instead of being able to equip and place properly?

  20. Hey i’m so glad that they still have not fixed the item hopping exploit were you slow time and jump while looking down and then going into your inventory and dropping an item and then quiting and then jumping on that item and then going into the inventory and droping an item and then quiting the inventory and then jumping on that item and doing it over and over again it is the best thing to do when your board. Huh?
    Don’t fix it please

  21. I have A Bug To Report. When I Try To Activate The Blood seal At Sky Haven Temple, The Game Crashes An Everything Freezes.

  22. Hey I’m just wondering if you can fix the issue in Hearth fire houses, when you craft the lights with the goat horns and stuff, some of them don’t work. Like in the cellar, half will be lite and half with be dark. Please.

  23. So glad they fixed all these things but still there’s a problem when you walk into the companions building and all of a sudden vilkas won’t stop following me!! Please fix this in a future update. Please!

  24. Idk why but I have a glitch where I can’t access workbenches, forges, smelters, etc PLZ FIX I WANT TO UPGRADE MY GLASS ARMOUR!!!

  25. Thank you, thank you for legendary perks. I have taken a dozen different characters to the high level 70’s and the time required to get from level 70-80 was xX UNacceptABLE Haha. Mostly because I refuse to level glitch. And thank you for the best game series I have ever played, which should mean something since I have been a hard core gamer since the release of Pong.

  26. So.. in light of the recent update, what’s the new max level? There has to be an end. One does not simply, and effectively remove a level cap; there is always a limit, seeing how there is a limited number of perks to invest in, and you get perks from leveling your overall level up. Therefore there has to be a max level.

  27. I wish they’d fix the Trouble in Skyrim problem. I can’t compete that quest because the leader chick is already dead. I’d went to Ansilvund earlier in the game and killed her. Now, that quest is forever stuck .

  28. Is there some tricky way to get certain things in this patch to actually kick in? I was pleased when I initially read that it fixed quite a few problems I had, but I have since found that those problems are still afflicting me. I’m still stuck with a book from “Fetch Me That Book!” because I picked it up before receiving the quest, and I’m still stuck with an “Animal Extermination” quest because I cleared out the target cave before receiving that. I also still get werewolf load screens constantly, though I don’t particularly mind that. It’s just another example of things in this patch not correctly working.

    Is there some way I can get some of these things to work?

  29. Ash piles are still not cleaning up.
    Doors opening the wrong way.
    Game freezes more than ever.
    Followers still not equipping best gear.
    Lip synch bug is ruining immersion.
    Npc’s dropping weapons as separate items.

    I play on 360 and I started clean the day the 1.9 patch came out. How can the PC community fix things that the company who made the game can’t? This is getting annoying. I’m tired of starting over only to later find that there is something else broken. I am a fan of Bethesda and I understand that you guys have a hard job, but I paid money for a product and I expect it to work.

  30. Why does Skyrim now crash when I play a new game and discover locations outside Whiterun or load a new border/location near Riften? This is kinda disappointing and rather game-breaking…

  31. I’m unsure how to check what patch I have(Xbox-360) but i should have this one. I don’t seem to be having these problems that others are having but there are one or two fixes that need to be included in your next patch. quest items is first, now i can understand not being able to drop a quest item but I’m currently holding 4 Amulets of talos and cant make a shrine in my house basement cannot sell or drop them because they are quest items… I don’t know what quest as i haven’t activated it before. another thing that may help is where players are able to drop quest items or place them in chests and when done so the item does not reset but a quest marker is added for it when the quest it relates to is active. another fix is for haerthfire specifically. i have over 100,000 gold and yet I’m getting told i don’t have enough money for furnishing a room in my house that costs 1000 gold that’s really annoying. finally a Dragonborn/Dawngaurd bug… Serana from Dawngaurd is an awesome companion but when i go to solthiem with her the game becomes unplayable due to lag. (which reminds me its no big issue but it would be nice if you could pay the ship captain to take you back to skyrim rather than paying him and nothing happens and he just continues to use the tanning rack.) as far as new features goes well i figure you have heard this a lot but a Dawngaurd update for marrying Serana would be nice i can see how it would happen without a temple regardless of which side you choose.

  32. Honestly, everything you fixed and added was great, aside from fixing the one glitch that made this game incredibly fun for me to play. The whole Oghma Infinium glitch fix was an incredibly stupid thing to do. Why? Because it allows those who dont have the time to dedicated months of pure Skyrim playing in order to obtain max of every possible talent you have to pick from in order to get to 81. Now, we could sit here and redo a the Warrior trees, or mage trees or Rogue trees dozens of times in order to hit that level cap, only to not be able to reach the higher levels granted above the tripple digits. This glitch was a part of the game since it was out was it not? Why take it out now? Horrible decision, honestly. I can guarantee about a dozen of my friends that will not play this game any longer. All because of this one glitch that was taken out. Why? We dont have the time to sit there and play the game and reach that 100 cap of every skill on every tree once, AND WE DONT HAVE THE TIME TO DO IT AGAIN for Legendary. So all in all, awesome update, fix the new glitches that have now been presented to the game, the small glitches stated in the comments about out of sync talking in npcs, the glitches not entirely working because the game is so filled with tiny glitches/or bugs/ or what ever you want to call them. Another thing, once you fix these problems, re add the Oghma Infinium glitch/bug, its neither a bug nor a glitch, just something that happen to happen durring the play. So great job, but probably wont play the game because of this bug/glitch fix.

  33. Honestly i have two games one where i used the bookshelf glitch to level up and one where i do things the old fashioned way. i like the option. also every elder scrolls i have played (morrowind, oblivion and now skyrim) has had some kind of an exploit to make your character super powered. why patch this one? if you don’t want to use it you don’t have to and it was really cool to have the option ESPECIALLY WITH NO LEVEL CAP!! duh. everything else with this update was fine but seriously its a damn game let us decide how to have fun with it.

    • I hate they mess with book glitch” We paid for game and all dlc’s therefore we should be able to play how we want if thats leveling up fast with book so what its our game we paid for if you’ll done with skyrim add oghma infinium glitch back that was the only thing us console gamers had close to all these outstanding mod pc gamers get with your help cause you pretty much saying they get to have fun but consoles can’t it a freaking game who cares.

    • seriously i used to think this game let you make your own choices. booo this sucks… oh btw i still cant complete thieves guild cuz of “dampened spirits” quest was never available.. LOL ITS A SINGLE PLAYER GAME NOT MULTIPLAYER WHY RUIN THE EXPLOITS???!!! ARE YOU GUYS WORRIED YOUR A.I.’S WILL GET OWNED?? SERIOUSLY ITS A SINGLE PLAYER GAME SCREW THIS..

  34. Is there a fix to get Serana in her castle ? The fate won’t own and she just stands there and the old guy on ther other side of gate keeps telling your trespassing ?? This is on Ps3

    • Don’t know im on the 360. The problem with serana is that any bugs she had before take affect more offen since patch 1.9. I really wish they would fix her and dawnguard dlc

  35. So I enjoy this game got a level 57 and 1 level 81 (Book Glitch) so now you take my fun away and want me to trade the game in. I love the game but now you killed it for me. no more fun. PC gets all this fun crap but Consoles get burned at any chance of a little fun. Give me a God mode option (max everything) and i’ll be happy. some may say its not fun but I beg to differ I would love it. cus I still have my normal toons I play and then I have my fun. I see people modding it with flashdrives gues that my only option to fun .thanks D)#(*#@

  36. @Gstaff it is so disappointing that after paying for dragonborn the day it was released and still not being able to compete it on any of my 5 accounts 2 of witch I have had mirrak appear and take a Dragon soul it is still the same glitch on all of the accounts were mirrak stays erethal and unkillable I have tried everything uninstalling included so why wasn’t it fixed in this patch? As an avid skyrim user on Xbox it is just unbearable to think I can’t complete the game or talk to the skald until a patch is out for the game.

    • I had this issue too”
      what u do is ride your dragon take out all dragons so he can’t soul steal and this should work hell it is the only way till patch.

    • I agree same with me at least add an divorse and remarry option cause only way out is death which is a waste cause u can’t marry anybody else cause wives are dumb or say dumb stuff like one said i hate it here wtf i build u this house and this the thanks i get lol lakeview house.

  37. If you get stunned by a draguar death lord with his shout and equip a boe or a sword or whatever from your favorites it becomes invisible. It’s a small glitch but It doesn’t affect anything else other than the weapon being invisible

  38. Please fix the issue where, if you acquire chillrend before the thieves guild quest line you can’t finish it.I really want the nightingale armor.Please Bethesda. 🙁

  39. I’m not that smart when it comes to technology. Maybe someone can help me out. I thought I had the update but how do you check? Because my enchanting skill will not go beyond 100. Or is the problem that you have to start a new character for the updates to take effect? Any help would be appreciated.

    • Ok I figured it out. You have to hit Y to make legendary. While its cool to remove a level cap its also shitty bc you lose all perks. Is there a way to remove the update from the 360 version? My game is slower.

  40. They need to fix the manikins they are buggy. Also fix Serena she is buggy as well. When your with her your vampire Lord does very weak damage and she nerfs all your spells. Im sure they are working still on patching this game further its a massive game so all in all great patch! Love the new difficulty dragons are intimidating again and so are drauger!

  41. Despite getting the update, i still only get endless animal extermination quest from Aela whom i have married. Does anyone know how I can actually fix this?