A beta version of the 1.7 patch for the Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is now available on Steam. Bethesda has reported that the updates will be available for Xbox 360 and PS3 with additional information on console patches expected later.
When the PS3 update becomes available, the 1.7 patch will include 1.6 title update features that Xbox 360 players received in June. Mounted combat, fixes for load/save crashes, and miscalculated bow damage are some of the many bug corrections included in the 1.6 patch. For the most recent 1.7 update, Bethesda’s blog includes a full list of fixes including crashes related to dragon landings, loading screen errors, and multiple Kinect repairs. The blog also includes instructions on how to download the beta update through Steam.
But perhaps the more notable news is that PS3 and PC Dovahkiin may finally get the Skyrim: Dawnguard DLC. Peter Hines, Bethesda marketing executive, said earlier this week that Bethesda may finally have Dawnguard release dates for PS3 and PC users and asked players to just “sit tight”. More information is expected to be released later this week, an excruciating and continued wait for PS3 and PC users. Comments on the Bethesda Blog show frustrated Skyrim fans who are still waiting for Dawnguard news even after the expiration of the Xbox 360, 30 day exclusive DLC.
Perhaps fans would be less agitated if Bethesda released any information about Dawnguard. Being kept in the dark by Bethesda’s tight lips has caused a lot of distrust and anger among their most recent fans while older fans comment they’re used to this sort of treatment. Some comments include “I won’t be buying anymore Bethesda games” and “This is ridiculous. I play this game just as much on my PC as any Xbox guys.” One positive commenter wrote he was happy Bethesda was debugging and “testing” the DLC on Xbox so PS3 and PC users could have a polished version. Hopefully by the end of this week PC and PS3 players’ patience will be rewarded with some solid information.