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. 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
    Apr 7, 2016 at 22:47

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