Skyrim 1.7 Beta Patch Available on Steam, PS3 to Get Mounted Combat

The Elder Scrolls V: SkyrimThe Steam version of Skyrim may not yet have Dawnguard but it does have a new beta update.

If you’re a PS3 Dovahkiin (like myself), you’ll be happy to know that this update also comes with previous features that released for the other platforms, most notably mounted combat. The catch is that you’ll have to wait a tiny bit longer since this beta patch is only available on Steam for the moment.

The below release notes were taken from the Bethesda Blog post:


  • General memory and stability optimizations
  • Fixed crash related to new water shaders
  • Fixed rare crash related to dragon landings
  • Fixed logic error with loading screens from add-ons (Xbox 360)
  • Using vampiric grip and swimming no longer prevents swimming animation from playing afterwards
  • Improved recognition with Kinect voice commands (Xbox 360)
  • Kinect-enabled dragon language shouts for French, German, Italian and Spanish work properly (Xbox 360)
  • Fixed issue with Dawnguard Kinect-enabled dragon shouts for French, German, Italian and Spanish (Xbox 360)

In order to download the update on Steam, simply log in and follow this trail: Settings -> Account -> Beta Participation -> Skyrim Beta.

You can always opt out again and restart Steam in order to jump back to how things used to be; the good ol’ days when crashes were more abundant and optimizations were not as optimized.

Out of curiosity, are you still loving the hell out of Skyrim or have you moved on?

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