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  • I've just started the bloodline quest and gone to the castle with Serena and the watchman won't let us in even thoug she's with me. Am I going to have to go back to an old save before I discovered the castle or is there a way of getting in?

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    • I am having the same issue with my xbox one.

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    • Same thing happened to me on XB1. Bethesda needs to fix their God damn bugs. This game has the same bugs as the original version. It's ridiculous. I've invested a lot of time in my save too so I'm not restarting my game.

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    • Has anyone figured this out yet?

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    • I’m stuck in the same spot as you. Any luck? I can’t believe after all this time there hasn’t been any progressive.

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    • This is so annoying i really wanted to do this quest and it still hasnr been fixed? Come on bethesda

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    • Get a couple of wooden plates and hold them in front of yourself at the gate and walk into them, try that. If it doesn't work, then I'm out of ideas.

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    • I have the same issue on my X Box One X system.  I even went back and started over twice and still the same problem.  Now I can not get rid of Serana. I tried to kill her, or ditch her several different ways but no luck.

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    • Same issues here cant get in at all

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    • I had mods and it still didnt work

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    • you mean the watchman isn't saying "serana is that you?"

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    • that is what happens to me when I try to get into the castle.

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    • 9sword wrote:
      that is what happens to me when I try to get into the castle.

      i just had an idea


      use the whirlwind shout/plate glitch

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    • 94.1.195.220 wrote:
      I've just started the bloodline quest and gone to the castle with Serena and the watchman won't let us in even thoug she's with me. Am I going to have to go back to an old save before I discovered the castle or is there a way of getting in?

      SAME HERE! idk whats going on it wont let me in. i thought it might be the mods i have installed but im not sure

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    • I have that same glitch on the nintendo switch

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    • 65.175.211.15 wrote:
      I have that same glitch on the nintendo switch

      seriously have you not learned the whirlwind shout yet?

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    • I'm having this glitch on ps4, the watchman just keeps saying "Get out of here!" so it's acting like Serana isn't there. I used the whirlwind sprint plate glitch to get inside the gate but I can't even open the door to the Castle! Whenever I press X it just makes the usual click sound, it acts like the door isn't there. Fucking hell you've gotta be kidding me 

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    • try this. Download the mod Alidon’s Ultimate Armory. It will be located in RiverWood. Go in it and find the Void Teleportation. Find the door to the castle and use it. You and Serana should be inside with the quest progressing as normal. I hope that helps

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    • It has come to my attention that you all want Bethesda to Fix bugs, Unfortunately Bethesda isn’t operating on Skyrim anymore because after Making the DLC’S they Trashed the Skyrim history so they can’t work on it anymore- they basically decided they where finished and deleted it. So I apologize for any Inconveniences with this glitch but, they won’t, and can’t fix it. ~Have a great Time

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    • I’ve done this quest so much and I’m always able to get in. I watched my dad and made him on his and it happened to him so now, he can’t do it and he blames me. Yey

      1. mood
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    • i need help because the gate opened on the first go but the actual wooden door that lets you into the castle isn't working properly. i waited just to try and let it reset and four npc's just appeared in front of the door and no one is able to get in. i can't figure this one out

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    • 70.15.165.178 wrote: try this. Download the mod Alidon’s Ultimate Armory. It will be located in RiverWood. Go in it and find the Void Teleportation. Find the door to the castle and use it. You and Serana should be inside with the quest progressing as normal. I hope that helps

      This works

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    • 5.30.65.136 wrote:

      70.15.165.178 wrote: try this. Download the mod Alidon’s Ultimate Armory. It will be located in RiverWood. Go in it and find the Void Teleportation. Find the door to the castle and use it. You and Serana should be inside with the quest progressing as normal. I hope that helps

      This works

      Not for me it doesnt

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    • 70.15.165.178 wrote: try this. Download the mod Alidon’s Ultimate Armory. It will be located in RiverWood. Go in it and find the Void Teleportation. Find the door to the castle and use it. You and Serana should be inside with the quest progressing as normal. I hope that helps

      Where is the Void Teleport within the mod?

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    • I had the same probs. So I used console command ( tcl - to clip through the gate then ) once through easy peasy I used console command ( tcl- again to turn clip back on) so far all is good. 

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    • 2020 and still the same problem whattt!!

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    • If you cant get past the second door, fast travel to solitude, save your game. Quit the game, go into game data utility(I am on a ps3) go to the file "the elder scrolls v: skyrim: dragonborn and delete it. Then load the last save from solitude. Save it again. Quit the game and go back to your game and install hearth fire and dragonborn dlc(don't install dawn guard yet) load the last solitude save(the one after you deleted the dlc) then save it again(this will allow you to keep any progress or items you accrued in hearth fire or dragonborn) quit the game again. Install dawnguard dlc and load your last save. Now go to riften, speak to a guard and restart the dawnguard quest and stop screwing around in locations you dont yet have quests for. This way allows you to erase all game data involving the dawnguard without restarting the game and you will be able to enter the castle after you redo the first couple dawnguard quests.

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    • 76.180.70.6 wrote: If you cant get past the second door, fast travel to solitude, save your game. Quit the game, go into game data utility(I am on a ps3) go to the file "the elder scrolls v: skyrim: dragonborn and delete it. Then load the last save from solitude. Save it again. Quit the game and go back to your game and install hearth fire and dragonborn dlc(don't install dawn guard yet) load the last solitude save(the one after you deleted the dlc) then save it again(this will allow you to keep any progress or items you accrued in hearth fire or dragonborn) quit the game again. Install dawnguard dlc and load your last save. Now go to riften, speak to a guard and restart the dawnguard quest and stop screwing around in locations you dont yet have quests for. This way allows you to erase all game data involving the dawnguard without restarting the game and you will be able to enter the castle after you redo the first couple dawnguard quests.

      That's way too overboard for a simple bug.

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    • I've found a solution to this bug, you need to exploit a glitch using a platter. On the bridge to the castle jump up on top of the left wall of the bridge and then face the wall of the castle to the left of the gate. you then need to drop a platter and by holding A (or X on PS4) you should hold the platter directly in front of your face. Once this is done, sprint into the wall and you should after a few tries, glitch right through the wall and you get then use the door to Castle Volkihar normally. Hope this helped

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    • For me I just had to talk to serena first

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    • I can t go in the castle n serena with me n she wont talk

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    • I know it's the obvious answer, but have you tried traveling away and then back again, both with the boat and via the map?

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    • 213.249.199.242 wrote:
      For me I just had to talk to serena first

      it's serana not serena

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    • the plate glitch works it took a few tries but it worked

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    • 216.228.49.6 wrote:
      Get a couple of wooden plates and hold them in front of yourself at the gate and walk into them, try that. If it doesn't work, then I'm out of ideas.

      or if you have VR put move controlers into teleporting mode and go

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    • Or if you have VR put move controlers into teleporting mode and go duck next to gate and move telepoting area through gate but you have to do it slowly and carfully or it won'nt work.And if you do this BEFORE you get sererna you can try to pickpocket people to find keys to seceret entrance on the left side of the castle then get serena and take her through there this worked for me

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