Mounted Combat Arrives at Skyrim’s Latest Steam Beta Update

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Skyrim gets a bit more interesting as Bethesda announced that those who joined the game’s latest Steam Beta update can access its mounted combat. The feature is still in beta, so console gamers will have to wait for a while, until the content can be migrated from Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Listed below are the patches included in Skyrim’s update 1.6, as posted on Bethesda’s unofficial weblog. The bug fixes are available on all platforms, unless specified:

New Mounted Combat Feature: With this feature, Skyrim gamers can now do close-combat and ranged-combat while riding a horse.

Bug Fixes

  • General stability and memory optimizations
  • General AI path-finding 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)

Gamers can download the game’s 1.6 update by logging on to Steam and changing the Beta Participation found under the Account tab in Settings. By selecting the Skyrim Beta in the dropdown menu, Steam will restart and it will automatically update the game’s beta version.

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