I am trying to get Faendal back as a follower, but he says I already have a follower. I am pretty sure I do but can't find him. The follower I'm trying to get rid of is Windhelm's house Carl. I've tried to wait and see if he decides to become bored and leave, I've also tried to check my houses, I've fast traveled and even that doesn't work.

I'm on Xbox One, no mods. Can anyone please help me?

  • Might be a glitch, for me Lydia was gone for several days few times, but always got back to my house eventually. Commented Jun 2, 2022 at 8:04

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You've mentioned you've already tried fast traveling and that does not work, which is typically the first thing I do when I lose a follower.

You've also mentioned you've checked your houses. Which ones?

Have you checked Hjerim, the house in Windhelm? That's where he first appears, after you've purchased the home. He can also be found in the Sky Haven Temple if you are a Blade.

How long did you wait? If you told the follower to wait somewhere, he should get bored after a full day and then return home to Windhelm.

Since you are playing on Xbox and cannot use console commands, you can also try saving to a new slot, restarting the game, and then reloading the save.

  • I waited about 4 days and yes I have checked hjerim
    – Cupricrix
    Commented May 31, 2022 at 14:17
  • Do you have Hearthfire and have you built a homestead? He may be stationed at one of them.
    – Gsinti
    Commented May 31, 2022 at 14:18
  • Yes, yes and no he's not in there since I already checked it
    – Cupricrix
    Commented May 31, 2022 at 14:19
  • Are you able to load an older save where the follower is still nearby? Even if you don't revert to this save, it might at least help you track down where you last saw him.
    – Gsinti
    Commented May 31, 2022 at 14:21
  • Must I wait with the wait function or normal game time
    – Cupricrix
    Commented May 31, 2022 at 14:22

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