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Are dragon fights buggy in the current version of Skyrim?

I have a problem with my dragons in Skyrim on the xBox 360. Whenever I encounter a dragon, it behaves buggy.

It never attacks me but flies to a distant spot and stays still in mid-air. I can go into fire range and cast on the dragon until its health goes down to a certain level (about one third of its max health). Then it flies away again, sometimes itt flies backwards, out of range. When I follow the dragon and come into fire range again it is at full health.

This happens at every encounter with a dragon in the open field (except for the first 'wild' encounter from which I finally ran away after being killed several times). When this lasts a bit longer, the gameplay starts feeling laggy and it becomes really slow after some minutes, frames are bing skipped.

So I can't kill any dragons and each encounter is really annoying.

What can I do so that dragon encounters work again like they are supposed to be?

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marked as duplicate by LessPop_MoreFizz, Wipqozn, StrixVaria, agent86, Raven Dreamer Dec 12 '11 at 15:06

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What version of Skyrim? –  agf Dec 12 '11 at 14:09
    
'The latest'. Like the last update from a week ago or sth. like that. Whenever my Xbox offers me an update, I'll download and install it. –  Sebastian P.R. Gingter Dec 12 '11 at 14:12
    
This has been fixed in Patch 1.3, which should be hitting for the 360 sometime this week. –  LessPop_MoreFizz Dec 12 '11 at 14:19
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What difficulty level are you using? I've found that if you have it on the easiest setting, dragons are incredibly unwilling to engage in combat with you - they just turn up, fly around and attack things nearby, but rarely come close enough to allow you to do them any damage (or vice versa). Raising the difficulty up a few levels makes them more prone to attacking.

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If he had to run away from his first encounter after being killed several times, he's almost certainly not on the easiest setting. –  agf Dec 12 '11 at 14:16
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