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Skyrim Patch 1.6 Now Live on Xbox 360

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Posted on June 8, 2012 AT 03:36pm

Bethesda has released patch 1.6 for the Xbox 360 version of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. This update finally brings mounted combat to the game, alongside a number of bug fixes and general gameplay improvements.

The team has a habit of botching releases and then slowly recovering before adding new content to the game – Skyrim is no different. Several bug-fixing patches later, the new features are now rolling out.

If the team had released a game that wasn’t bug-ridden at launch then these new features could have come a lot sooner. The full patch notes for 1.6 are below:

New Features

  • Mounted Combat – Skyrim now allows you to do melee and ranged combat while riding a horse

Bug Fixes

  • General stability and memory optimizations
  • General AI pathfinding optimizations and bug fixes
  • Optimizations and crash fixes for data leaks
  • Fixed rare crash with lighting
  • Fixed crashes related to loading and saving games
  • Fixed crash with summoned creatures/NPCs
  • Fixed rare issue where saves would be corrupted
  • Improved logic for when ranged kill cams are played
  • Fixed issue with ranged kill cams while killing a dragon
  • Fixed rare issue with certain ranged kill cams not playing properly
  • Fixed issue with nirnroot lighting not properly cleaning up
  • Fixed issue where bow damage was being calculated incorrectly
  • Fixed rare problem with werewolf kill moves would not finish animating properly
  • In “The Break of Dawn” fixed rare issue where Meridia’s Beacon would disappear from player’s inventory
  • Fixed occasional issue where followers would disappear after player pays off a bounty after committing a crime
  • Fixed issue where certain creatures and NPCs would fail to respawn properly
  • Fixed rare issue with dialogue subtitles not displaying properly
  • Fixed issue with water appearing blurry when loading a saved game after creating a save underwater
  • Fixed issue where map cursor would occasionally disappear after closing a message box with Kinect enabled (Xbox 360)
  • Fixed rare issue with shouts only performing the first level and not other unlocked levels with Kinect enabled (Xbox 360)
  • Fixed issue where the shout buttons would stop working properly if users mashed LB and RB during cooldown with Kinect enabled (Xbox 360)
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