Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim looks incredible. But if you like storming across
Skyrim in the third-person, you may have noticed a small graphical glitch
plaguing both PC and console players. When you get hit by an enemy archer, the
arrow sometimes gets stuck in your head, chest, back, leg, or bottom. Even
after killing the enemy, healing, or sleeping, the arrow remains,
making your serious Dragonborn look like a clown.
could just wait till the next patch. There’s also the chance that the next
arrow that hits you will replace the current one, landing in a less
embarrassing spot. But if looking good is important to you (and it should be),
there’s a quick fix you can do on the PC version of the game to get rid of the
stuck arrow problem.
hit the “`” (tilde) key to open the console menu and type in “sexchange.” Your
character will switch gender, resetting your character model and eliminating
the rogue arrow stuck on your body. Then, you can either type in “sexchange”
again to revert back to your former self, or continue adventuring with a brand
new gender. Some 360 users have also reported success by playing the game off
the disc without installing it to avoid the arrow glitch.
On a related note, the “sexchange” command also lets you abuse the speech perk
that gives you better deals when bartering with members of the opposite sex.