There’s been quite a number of player reports of characters getting stuck in rocks, behind rocks, etc. in Skyrim. To put your minds at ease, no you haven’t done anything wrong that caused you to get stuck. These are either glitches or the developers nasty attempt to place pitfalls in the game.
What You Can Do
Regular saving will make this aggravating glitch less of an inconvenience. If you aren’t already saving often, now would be a good time to take up that habit. Unfortunately, there is no other way around some of these pitfalls. Jumping won’t work, sneaking or other movement changes can’t get you out. The only way to get out is to reload the game, preferably from a recent save point. Aside from the obvious downsides, this can be a huge pain if you haven’t saved after just taking out a group of trolls or other menacing enemy.
How To Avoid Getting Stuck
There are only a handful of places where getting stuck is impossible to get out of. The best way to prevent your character getting stuck is to avoid the situations if possible. Easier said than done, but some things to look out for are rock formations which dead end. In dark areas that means using a torch or candlelight so you can see the impending doom of a tight rock cluster. For areas covered by shrub or bush, move slowly through them and keep an eye on the ground to warn of ditches.
Sadly, you cannot ask your companion (if you have one) to help pull you out and so far as we can tell there are no magicka that will work to release you.
Remember, save often! Now go kill an ice troll, they deserve it!
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if you are on PC use the open the console with ~ in game and type TCL and push enter, then close the console with ~. TCL is for noclip mode so you can go through walls, then type tcl in again in the console and push enter to turn it off
Thanks for the tip! Hopefully PC users will benefit from the info.
skyrim = big fail, makers only know about grafics anything else… ooohh and waste people time that too.
@who-cares While I definitely don’t agree with you, we’re all entitled to our opinion. Thanks for commenting.
But remember PC players. ~tcl
No clipping is always handy to use in a pinch.
I would gladly do this if the give didn’t Autosave.
Quick traveling works too…
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At least on PS3, if you have Beast Form available you can sometimes activate that and free yourself by sprinting…helps in dungeons where quick travel isn’t available.
@Cardgage – Thanks for the tip!
i got stuck in Nordic ruins behind a bookshelf after a deathlord used unrelenting force. i was able to get out of it by dropping stuff below me, most of it i was able to pick back up afterwards.
@Jake – Thanks for the tip!
Well, thy for the tip but im lvl 40 and i got a new computer so i haven’t any more saves
and my glitch is in rift, so i was a vampire lord and uses my bat swarm skill…
then i was glitched between a wall and an stage on the water….
thats bad, i know…
i culd move with my shout of whirlwind but cant move normaly….
I got stuck in Blackreach hunting Crimson Nirnroots and I got out by slowly moving out of the crevice in one direction. When that stopped working, I moved in the other. The crosshairs helped show I was moving and I saved very frequently afterwards.
@Stov – Thanks for the tip!