I am seeing this bug in Skyrim where Wulfgar doesn't respond though you found his horn.

Various attempts and work-arounds I've tried:

  • Gate-related
    • Walked or sprinted through the gate and closed it
    • Replayed and closed the gate immediately after learning Whirlwind
  • System-related
    • Current on all patches (as of March 2, 2012)
    • Deleted character and related Skyrim files in case any files were corrupt
    • Reloaded multiple times before and after returning the horn
  • Additional (frustration-driven) attempts
    • Attacked the Greybeards, left the area, and snuck until forgotten
    • Completed side quests before returning
    • Slept and tried multiple times (16 or so)

Despite what I try, replaying up to the same spot gives me the same bug.

Does anyone know of a workaround aside from the closing the gate or reloading an earlier manual or autosave game?

I've returned the horn to Arngeir, but he doesn't stand in the circle with the other Greybeards. I've noticed from videos where this is working that he is part of the circle.

I emailed Bethesda support, if you have the same issue consider emailing them as well.

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    Please keep in mind that there is a game called "Glitch" and so use the "bug" tag instead. – Joe the Person Mar 4 '12 at 6:40
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    Removed Glitch tag – Dave Mar 4 '12 at 6:47
  • @disinter, I realize that it isn't relevant but the game has been out for about 4 months now and apparently that isn't long enough for Bethesda to appreciate what they're putting their customers through. So I was just turning up the volume. – Dave Mar 4 '12 at 6:56
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    @Dave Understood. I sympathize with your pain but this isn't quite the right place to voice your complaints to Bethesda. Incidentally, someone else edited that out soon after I commented, so I have already removed my comment. – disinter Mar 4 '12 at 7:04
  • Are console commands possible on the XBOX360? If so you can simply set the Quest status to the right stage. – Doomsknight Mar 4 '12 at 7:55

Along with shutting the gate, also try using Whirlwind Sprint through the gate one more time, shut it and go talk to him.


  • Thank you for the suggestion. I tried this before deleting my game (sprinting through the gate again and closing, as well as just walking up and closing). This time, I actually shut the gate right after learning Whirlwind and then went to go find the horn. No luck either route. – Dave Mar 4 '12 at 6:38
  • Upvoting though because it does seem to help some people, but it isn't working for me (you can see in the comments of the video that others also complain it doesn't work for them): youtube.com/watch?v=qZUQZ8P9hug&feature=related – Dave Mar 4 '12 at 6:42

I'm going to give you the answer you don't want, but with a twist that you do.

Reload from a previous save.

Wait keep reading!

Seriously, reload. But don't do it just once and expect it to work. I encountered the invisible bug from the mage's colledge quest and had to reload a previous save about four times. Save the game just prior to doing the quest, and then reload until it works. Sure it might take a little while but it'll be a heck of a lot less time than restarting from scratch each time. Good luck!

  • I'll give excessive reloading a shot. I know I've tried this but I'm going crazy. If this doesn't work after a couple hours I'm returning the game. – Dave Mar 4 '12 at 15:41
  • No luck. Returning. If only they could refund the 20+ hours of gameplay. – Dave Mar 4 '12 at 17:39
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    @Dave you've likely returned the game by now, but on the offchance that you got busy and never managed to do it, check this out [ gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/53324/… ] Third comment on the OP is what I'm directing you too, left by GALACTICNINJA – Ender Mar 5 '12 at 10:52

This is what worked for me: I attacked Wulfgar. He killed me. I went outside and closed the gate. I went to Arngeir. He said come inside. I looked at the gate, activated R2 as sprint. The gate opens and the others start to walk inside.


When you receive the horn from the girl and listen to her give her story don't rush off to kill the dragon, drop the horn off first... It screwed up for me the first time when I dropped off the horn after then replayed and did the latter and it worked.


I ran through the gate and then followed him around, when the greybeards got in a circle he finally taught me.


You have to talk to Arngeir twice first he'll tell you to talk to Wulfgar then he will tell you to go inside and then Wulfgar will tell you

  • I did. If you watch the youtube video I linked to you will see that they did the same there as well. – Dave Jan 2 '13 at 0:37

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