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. nice fix, cant complain much im not experiencing as many glitches as people are saying might be because i have the games on demand version for 360 im not sure. still cant turn in my hagraven heads from a quest since day 1.

  2. I’m on ps3 and after this update I am no longer to able to start a new game. Every time I start a new game the game loads as normal but I and everyone in the carriage plus the horses fall out of the sky. The next time I attempt to start a new game everyone is on a flat plane not moving and not in the carriage. Does anyone know what this could be from?

    • You would consider and try to reinstall the game like: Uninstall it entirely from the ps3 drive, and start the game anew. It worked for me when I had a problem regarding an issue that prevented me from enter water. I don’t see any particularly other way. 🙂

  3. I must be one of the lucky ones. The only bugs I get (that are relevant to this update) are the freezing (which sucks, but isn’t a game breaker) and out-of-sync speech every now and then. Aside from that, I LOVE the Legendary Skills.

    Dawnguard and Dragonborn DLC’s… now that’s a different story.
    There must be some universal rule in Skyrim that the more fun/new/exciting something is, the buggier it is.

    Skyrim will always be worth the $60 ($100 with the two mentioned DLC’s) though. I’ve almost spent as much time playing it as I have all my other xbox games combined. Keep it up, Bethesda.

    P.S. How about Summerset Isles for VI? Bethesda could really do more with aquatic gameplay on an island. Fishing, swimming, aquatic combat, maybe even a new spell category. =] Anyway, I’ll take my blabbering Elsweyr. ;]

  4. Well }i understand the game is not perfect due to glitches happening, but thats because the game wasn’t really meant to be played on a console in the first place so I’m fine with it.

    A glitch I find very annoying is that while I’m wearing Miraak’s stuff and want to conjure seekers or ash spawn sometimes my character disappears and doesn’t conjure anything.

    this becomes annoying during battle really

  5. Is the Silent Moons Enchant enchantment still broken?

    Because that’s one of those things that would be kind of nice to use…

    Anyone know?

  6. I got this issue for the theives guild. My flllow brjnolf quest wont work becaise i accidently used a shout they attacked me. Now i rejoined by paying vex the 1000 gold. When i tlk to brjnolf to try and follow him he says hmph and wont move.So i cant become a full member. Any solutions?

  7. Many more freezes and crashes on 360 with patch 1.9, very frustrating. had 2 freezes within 30 minutes. Recommend do not update until (or if) the issue is fixed. I hope this doesn’t become unplayable like Fallout NV (too many freezes to continue gameplay). Played Dishonored since the launch without a single freeze or crash, just saying guys..

  8. When will we be alowed to marry serana u can ask her about marrage but cant marry her evan after convincing her to become human again u cam marry any other followers y not her.

  9. No new DLC is going to be released as far as I kno. Point being they have skyrim legendary edition comeimg out with the DLC included. They only do that when there finished with making DLC.

  10. Agree bad decision to remove Oghma Infinium glitch. I have gotten around it by deleting the 1.9 patch and all the DLC (Dawnguard, Dragonborn, Hearthfire) so all I have is the installed Skyrim game. Then I disconnect from the network (settings/network). Then play the game to the point where I use the OI glitch (also includes using the Black-Briar Meadery speech glitch which you inexplicably removed). Once I have the OI fully exploited then I reconnect to the network and re-download patch 1.9. A lot of frogging around. Plus if you waited and bought the legendary version it comes with patch 1.9 already installed – no option to play without it. Some bad decisions there which really negatively affected replay value.

  11. You still haven’t fixed Deerkeethus where he gets glitched if a damned Falmer spawns when you’re talking to him. Resulting in him not being able to follow you or talk to you again.

    And why hasn’t Shadowmere gotten fixed either? Each DLC pretty much got rid of her for me. Shouldn’t she respawn where the player originally got her?

  12. I am a PS3 player. Patch 1.8 helped game stability, no crashes, smaller savefiles.

    After i downloaded 1.9, i cant even RIDE a horse anymore, the screen freezes up, 3 times alst hour.

  13. I heard that you were half-done with a new dlc that you just scrapped. It might be bullshit idk but I heard that it would include spears. And I believe that you also talked about that or something. Doesn’t hurt to ask. Can you release all the content (if there ever was any) made to modders?

  14. I was so looking forward to resetting all my perks and using the oi glitch over and over again till I had enough points to max out each perk. Now what will I do.

  15. Everyone is complaining about the update, but I havn’t noticed anything wrong at all…. just played for about 5 hours straight, and the only glitch I saw was when I went to ride shadowmare my character stood on it’s back like a circus trick rider for a bit then went back to normal. But no crashes or lagging or anything of the like. So while everyone else may be having issues, at least for my part I want to say good job bethesda. I’ve seen a decrease in glitches and bugs, and my game is running smoother since the update. So thank you

    (Also, tip to peeps playing on xbox who are experiencing graphics lags and glitches, download the game onto your console feature accessible from main home page thingy, i beleive youbpress x when the little ‘play skyrim’ blip sshows up. Hope this helps :D)

    • Holding X at the start won’t do anything. That’s something from Oblivion. If you need to clear the cache, you’ll want to do it from the Xbox 360 dashboard.

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  17. There is only one glitch I wish they would fix and that’s the Runa Fair-Shield glitch. Every time I go home she keeps talking to me and will not leave me alone. I keep having to play hide and seek with her just to get a moments peace.

  18. I mean, seriously, what’s the point of removing something that only added enjoyment to the game? In Oblivion, if I got really bored, I would punch a guard in the face and bury him alive in a sea of 5,000 potatoes. 😛 That was FUN AS HELL! (bring that glitch back too, Bethesda? :D) In Skyrim, I would make the most ineffective/overpowered character I could think of and have him trollop through the mountains. 😛 But I can’t do that anymore because i can’t get the skills I need without playing a stagnant story.

  19. I need help Im on the dawnguard quest (prophet) and the part where you have to free the moth priest, take down the magical barrier and then talk to him. well he keeps attacking me. my objectives will all update and hell meet me back at fort dauwnguard. but as soon as i show up he attacks we get him submissive then he heals and attacks me again. my quest updated where I had to talk to Isran the the moth priest because he has to red the dragon scroll. and I cant talk to him. Isran wants me to talk to him so he can read the scroll and I cant.?????? help Ive tried everything. I probably have to start over huh?

  20. Why will my level 81 character not load after the update? It gets to the loading screen and never really loads the file. I was on my to being invincible and ready to face Alduin but it has made me start all over from the beginning in order to play. That’s 100+ hours lost! Why won’t my game load my level 81? That’s all I want. I deleted the update and tried playing offline but it told me that the files had recently been changed and it could not load them. The game does not freeze, it just never gets off the load screen and to the actual file. A new game started works and loads flawlessly. Any ideas? Help me Bethesda, you’re my only hope!

  21. man of all the things to update you’d think a fix for the thieves guild quest “dampened spirits” would come but no you guys ruin the exploit for the Oghma Infinium book lol seriously who cares if people wanna level up a new character sooner that the previous one.. man i just want to finish my stupid thieves guild quests without having to start from scratch but i guess making sure people dont get away with using exploits (in a single player game) is more important..

  22. can someone tell me how to delete the stupid update???? my stupid little brother updated skyrim cuz the stupid popup wont ever quit asking everytime it starts up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    after avoiding it for him and starting up his toon i pass him the controller.. but of course he couldnt wait for me so now im stuck with this lame ass punkbuster skyrim without any glitches/exploits!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙁

  23. I’m getting lots of lagging and also every time I fight something/someone new I have to keep making sure my fire breath shout is still activated as my game keeps reverting it back to night eye. Very annoying when you’re running low on health and trying to use shouts to give yourself that extra couple of seconds

  24. Have just been devastated-after installing the “down”, oops sorry, “up”date my I’ve lost my Ebony Mail in my Hearthfire house Winstad Manor. It had been copied due to the mannekin bug so I had 2 – 1 in a wardrobe & 1 on the mannekin at the top of the stairs. I am presuming the mannekin “fix” has deleted both my original & the copy-I am not impressed as it is one of my favourite armours!

  25. So here is my 2 cents, I have only been playing with the new patch for a few days, but the big thing for me it that Parthanux is invincible now, which means I can’t “Return to Esbren” also, my house of horrors quest is still broke.

  26. I was ok until now whit the 1.9 i love walking whit barbas and serana and for first time i went to the collage of winterhold wen i went to do the mission conjuration ritual spell barbas and serana attack the dremora and kill him now i cant summon him. Well that happens cause i change the dark brotherhood for the mages. Lol some one know how to fix i try taking to them saying go home dont follow me and still the dremora dont show.

  27. I dont understand why the felt the need to remove the Oghma infinium glitch….its not like we’re online facing each other (which would be tense) were killing bandits and slaying dragons, if anything i think that it was an attractive feature which made me buy it again.