Download Skyrim Patch 1.5 via Steam: Release Date on PS3 and Xbox 360 Stil Hazy


The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has a newly released beta version called Skyrim 1.5 now available for download. This new beta comes with an entire array of new features and changes, including a highly anticipated killcam feature that also incorporates long range combat and magic. Skyrim has released a video of the new kill cameras in action which is available for viewing online.

Apart from the killcam, new features include:

  • New animations and kill moves (melee weapons)
  • Increase in smithing skill now a factor in the value of created items
  • Improved underwater visual transition
  • Improved snowy landscapes distance LOD transition

Updates include:

  • General memory optimization and crash fixes
  • When player is sneaking, followers sneak properly
  • Clean up properly projectiles stuck on objects in the world
  • After purchasing Breezehome in Whiterun, Lydia will now offer marriage option
  • Ysolda, Ennis and Senna no longer possible to kill before the start of the quest in “A Night to Remember”
  • Limbsplitter perk third level properly improving all battle axes
  • King Olaf’s Verse no longer disappearing from explosions in “Tending Flames”

List of issues fixed:

  • Deflect Arrow perk not calculating properly
  • Death of certain NPCs in “A Cornered Rat” blocks progression
  • Farkas not giving up Companion’s Quest properly
  • Crash when loading saves that rely on data no longer loaded
  • Weapon racks not working properly in Proudspire Manor
  • “Taking Care of Business” prevented from starting properly by “Rescue Mission”
  • NPCs fail to become Thieves Guild fences
  • Killing all guards in the Thalmore Embassy before starting the quest in “Diplomatic Immunity” breaks progress
  • Picking up the dwarven museum key in “Hard Answers” after completing the quest restarts the quest
  • Before or after “Blood on the Ice”, killing Viola blocks progress
  • Calixto not dying properly in “Blood on the Ice”
  • Erandur occasionally stops pathing properly in “Walking Nightmare”
  • Letters and notes with random encounters appears blank
  • Improperly playing dialogue and shouts
  • Jail time would not be served if player manually mined ore in Cidhna Mine
  • Skills not increasing properly
  • Headsman’s Axe not gaining proper buff from Barbarian perk
  • Weapon speed of ebony dagger too slow
  • Backing out of a conversation with Styrr too soon will block progress in “The Wolf Queen Awakened”
  • Sanguine Rose not working properly

If you decided to download and play the Beta update, make sure to back up your saved games so that you can still use your old save data if ever you decide to opt out of the Beta program. Another option is to just be careful not to overwrite your existing saves so you can use them again.

Skyrim 1.5 Beta update is now available to download via Steam. No specific dates for its Xbox 360 and PS3 release but pundits did reveal that it will be arriving soon.


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