Skyrim Update 1.7 Enters Beta

by Jim Reilly on Aug 07, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Update 2: Bethesda now says the 1.7 update goes live worldwide for Xbox 360 this Thursday and in North America for PlayStation 3. PS3 users in Europe can expect it next week.


Update: Bethesda says the update is now available to everyone on Steam. Console versions of the 1.7 patch are being submitted to console manufacturers this week.


A beta version of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim title update 1.7 is available now through Steam. Details about the update for Xbox 360 and PlayStation are coming later. "Specific to PS3 players, features included in the 1.6 title update, including Mounted Combat, will be rolled into 1.7," Bethesda says.

Below are the patch notes:

Update 1.7 (all platforms unless specified)


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)

[Source: Bethesda Blog]