I have the XBox standard version of Skyrim. If I bought the Legendary Edition on disc, would I be able to use the old saves with the new DLC? I know you can buy and download the DLC, but I am looking to use the the retail L.E..

Similar to the question here, http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/615804-the-elder-scrolls-v-skyrim/66294427 but I am not sure about console (XBox) Platforms.

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Yes, you can use your non-L.E. saves, even if you didn't have the DLC when the saves were made with the original game.

(Sources: QA Tester, Amazon Review, Yahoo Answers)

  • Do I have to do anything for L.E. to read the standard saves? I went to buy L.E. a while back at retail, and they said that the XBox reads them as two different games, so the standard saves cannot be read on L.E. Commented Apr 7, 2016 at 21:49
  • I think the people you were speaking to were misinformed--the console does not consider LE a different version of the game. The retail version of LE has two discs: the first is the original game (exactly the same as what came out on 11/11/11), and the second has all the DLC and patches. You can just use disc 2 to install the DLC/Patches on top of a non-LE Skyrim install if you want, as it's effectively the same thing.
    – pushasha
    Commented Apr 7, 2016 at 22:47

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