The combat song is playing over and over even though no threats are around. The song started during the quest "The Battle for Solitude". I tried player.kill and reloading the latest save, as suggested by some forums, but nothing worked so far.


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Problem solved!

All you need is this console command:

removemusic MUScombatcivilwar

After inserting this command the music slowly fades away. Unfortunately, if something else than Civil War quests caused it I'm afraid it might not work.

  • Why is this not marked the answer? I sided with the Stormcloaks and the music looped even after I finished the Civil War and worked on other quests elsewhere on the map. Dec 11, 2022 at 21:29

For me, saving and then quitting to desktop works, then when I log back in, it plays the normal "Peacetime" music.

  • I don't see why people downvoted you. Quiting to desktop worked for me too while saving to main menu didn't help, and the OP didn't mention having tried that specific action. Jan 6, 2019 at 21:05
  • My combat music loop appeared in a Companions quest of all things. None of the console commands worked, but shutting down to desktop and resuming fixed it. Mar 7, 2021 at 20:31

In case if it's the standard combat music that is stuck, use the following console command:

removemusic MUScombat

Source: discussion on Nexus Mods forum

  • Yep. This was in the Companions quest that it got stuck. The civil war console command didn't work, but this one did. Apr 20, 2023 at 1:55

console command removemusic MUScombatcivilwar

Unfortunately... if you're stuck combat music is due to a dragon battle- it may never go away! After killing a dragon in Riverwood, all the dragon's remains will sometimes fall into the middle of town and make the main dragon impassible. My typical manner of cleaning up unwanted corpses is to open console and click on the corpse. When I see the ID code for the unwanted corpse (in this case- a huge dragon skeleton), once the console is focused on the target- I simply type : disable

It would appear, though... (much to my dismay) that this may cause the combat music to become permanent. Killing your character multiple times does not make it go away. Starting a new game on the same file, and then reloading your developed character doesn't make it go away either.

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