‘Skyrim: Dawnguard’ Patch Fixes “Nudity” Bug

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Skyrim Dawnguard Nudity Patch

It looks like Bethesda has accidentally been giving some Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim modders a run for their money — at least until a recent Dawnguard patch was released, which fixed several bugs, not the least of which spawned naked NPCs out of thin air. Like all good things, this interesting anomaly has come to an end — and, strangely enough, it only affected French, Italian, German and Spanish versions of the well-received DLC.

Before anyone gets too excited and runs off to image search the bug in question, it should be noted that it only caused very specific characters (guards and vampires are among the few) to appear without clothes. Oh, and the NPCs are still wearing undergarments when they appear — just no armor to speak of. It turns out the bug was caused by a version mismatch with a previous update, and has now been fixed for the affected regions. Phew!

As far as Skyrim bugs go, however, folks playing since its release last November will recall experiencing many throughout their time in the northern province of Tamriel — some of them game-breaking. While many bugs were minor, such as dragons flying through walls and giants pummeling players hundreds of feet in the air, there were a select few that stopped the game dead in its tracks.

Skyrim Flying Horse Bug

"I don't remember parking my horse here..."

One of the best examples for the latter occurs directly in the middle of a quest, where dialogue with a key character contains no audio, skips lines of important plot development, and even stops the quest cold. Before its fix, PC players were a bit more fortunate with this particular bug, as in-game console commands can be used to bypass quest markers and continue.

Fortunately, the recent cheeky NPCs have not hindered gameplay for anyone, that we know of — only turning a few curious heads. While video game puritans and concerned parents alike can relax that no suggestively textured skin was showing, some players may now be wondering what might be coded underneath characters’ tattered undergarments — and for that, we leave the curious to their own devices.

Ranters: what are your most memorable bug-related experiences in Skyrim? Dawnguard? Maybe just Tamriel in general? As for me, I still have a saved state on my PC version, wherein a quest-essential (immortal) NPC is chasing and attacking a little girl inside the Sleeping Giant Inn at Riverwood. Yikes!

Dawnguard is the first DLC to be released for The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim, and features a multitude of disrobed characters new features worthy of any Dovahkiin.

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Source: VG247

TAGS: Bethesda, PC, PS3, Skyrim, The Elder Scrolls, Xbox 360

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  1. The Giant’s moon launch was never a glitch and it hasn’t been “fixed”

    • That actually was a bug, but it was so funny and so popular the devs decided to leave it in.

      • i have only had it happen once a long time ago so i just figured it got fixed….then again i also havent been going around picking fights with walking mountains either

        • Lol. I used to get pummeled by them giants. After the 3rd time I NEVER got close to one again so I don’t know if I can fly like a rocket still.

  2. I wish they would fix the crossbow bolt placement, dunno abiut anyone else but my bolts are floating off my characters back and moves with my crossbow not my character, its normal for npcs having the bolts equipped though.

    • yeah that is totally annoying >< it only happens when i sneak tho

  3. I wish they would fix the crossbow bolt placement, dunno about anyone else but my bolts are floating off my characters back and moves with my crossbow not my character, its normal for npcs having the bolts equipped though.

  4. The ‘Confront Gulum-Ei’ glitch is the worst, I still can’t complete the Scoundrel’s folly mission.

    • i still havent come across that particular one. what exactly happens?

  5. lol i remember one that was pre-dawnguard where the courier would spawn with no clothes on lol. was funny as hell. and he was kinda cute too lol

    • That happened to me yesterday on my PC version(I have both).

  6. Dragon spawned inside Breezehome. Most epic/ glitch-y battle I have ever fought.

  7. Falling mammoths from the sky!!! I love that one so much! It was hilarious the first time it ever happened. I had no idea what happened!

  8. My favorite is the giant hammer catapult. But ih haven’t bin able to play skyrim on my ps3 since the update back in may, because now if I go into the water at all the game crashes. I hopped they fix that when they release dawngard for PC & PS3.

    • that has been fixed for a LOOOONG time dude. google skyrim ps3 water glitch fix.

      • Sweet! Im gonna have to try that, i’ve bin dying to play it again.

  9. I’ve never really had any problems with the Elder Scrolls series, I mean besides the occasional crash or hilarious glitch that poses more danger of laughing than to the game itself. Maybe it’s just me, but I never experience the outstanding amount of bugs that gamers have…

  10. they need to fix the colledge quest in mzfult where the guy cant die i was so pissed plus it means i cant get the last dragon mask

  11. I quit the game after it stopped my game dead in its tracks. All Npc’s would attack me on sight. (Before anyone asks, no I was not a Vampire and no I did not commit any crimes.)

    • *facepalm* its called…..create another character

      imagine that

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