Posted by John on December 6, 2011

Fix for Skyrim PS3 Lag and Shuttering issues Revealed

The lag and shuttering issues in Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is giving sleepless night almost to all PS3 gamers. These issues makes Skyrim almost unplayable for gamers who have spent lot of time playing it.

Bethesda released a patch 1.2 or 2.0 and claimed that the issue have been resolve, but several reports still indicates that lag and shuttering on PS3 is still a problem. However, a PS3 gamer on Reddit has provided a possible solution for gamers who are experiencing these issues in Skyrim.


A user on reddit says that disabling the auto-save options Skyrim, and deleting all corrupt saved data works in his favour and made his previously unplayable version of Skyrim playable again. Check out below what HE exactly said:

Just trying to help everyone know. I can finally play this game again. My file size was 13 MB after 140 hours clocked (granted, I have the bad habit of leaving my PS3 on while not playing) and it got to the point where the game would actually just freeze up without fail if I tried to wait, sleep, load a new area, or just leave my character idle. I was afraid it would f**k up my ps3, so I stopped playing for 2 days, until I read a few comments on various forums.

He then went on to offer the solution to all Skyrim PS3 gamers facing lag and shuttering issue:

First, before you start the game, make sure all corrupted files are removed. From the XMB go to the Game menu, and scroll up to Saved Data Utility (PS3), from there you should be able to see files simply labeled “Corrupted File”, delete that shit.

Then load up Skyrim. Go to system options, then settings, then gameplay, and make sure to disable all 5 auto-save options.

He further gave a confirmation that the above method worked for him, making Skyrim playable again.

After I did that, I can finally play again. Finally finish that fuckin’ mission, and move on. Finally leave Whiterun.

Another user on Reddit asked, if we disables “Auto-Save” option, then from where would the game load, as we all know that Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim loads up from last “Auto-Save” location in-case gamers die.

The answer to this query is sweet and simple, if “Auto-Save” option is turned OFF, then Skyrim will load from the last manual save point.

Do let us know guys in the comment section below whether the above solution works for you or not

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