I dropped a torch in my house in whiterun and somehow it was lit. It was actually very helpful as it lit up dark areas of the house. Is there a way to make this happen again (on xbox)? I can't seem to make this happen again.
I've been experimenting with dropping torches (Don't ask), and it seems there is a bug. The first time I dropped them, 69 were in an unlit stack and two more were lit and not stacked. Picking them up and dropping them again caused them to consolidate into a stack of 71 unlit torches. Try gathering more torches and see if some of them end up being lit upon dropping is the only advice I can offer.
If playing on the PC or Xbox One, there's a mod that allows you to drop lit lanterns and place them wherever you want: Wearable Lanterns (original / Legendary Edition - PC) / (Special Edition - PC) / (Xbox One).
Mine works like this: collect a load of torches, then when your ready to light some place up drop all your torches except for 6, then equip a torch and drop the last 6 and those 6 torches will be lit as one, it wont work if you just equip a torch and drop 6 out of however many, because the torch in your hand wont count as one of the 6.
Even though the topic is 2 years old i found an easier solution that you don't have to enter or leave areas (or kill someone lol).
The drawback on this one is that it you need 6 torches each time.
- Drop all your torches but 6. (should be unlit)
- Equip a torch
- Drop the remaining 6 torches as well. (Should be lit, and in a pack of 6 torches)
- Pick the rest of the unlit torches from the ground.
For some reason for this to work, when you have an equipped torch, it has to let you choose how many torches to drop in order to drop a lit one. That is why you need to have at least 6 to trigger it. Otherwise, (e.g. 5 or less torches in the inventory) you are going to drop each one individually.