Bethesda previews Skyrim 1.5 update

Bethesda posted a video of the upcoming software update 1.5 for Elder Scrolls: Skyrim.

An official date hasn’t been announced, but the beta is accessible through Steam for PC users. This update has a plethora of content and bug fixes, and the preview video features a major addition to different Kill Cam animations. Enjoy this Kill Cam montage:

The new features coming in the update include:


-New cinematic kill cameras for projectile weapons and spells

-New kill moves and animations for melee weapons

-Shadows on grass available (PC)

-Smithing skill increases now factor in the created item’s value

-Improved visual transition when going underwater

-Improved distance LOD transition for snowy landscapes


And a few of  the bug fixes:


-General crash fixes and memory optimizations

-Fixed crash when loading saves that rely on data that is no longer being loaded

-Followers sneak properly when player is sneaking

-Fixed issue where certain NPCs would fail to become Thieves Guild fences

-Fixed issue where letters and notes with random encounters would appear blank

-Fixed rare issue where dialogue and shouts would improperly play

-Fixed rare issue with skills not increasing properly

-Fixed issue with the ebony dagger having a weapon speed that was too slow

-The third level of the Limbsplitter perk now properly improves all battle axes


For a full list of bug fixes, which covers a lot of issues that arise during quests, hop on over to Bethesda’s website. This is quite a long list of fixed issues. Have any of our members had issues with Skyrim, or has the experience been too good to worry about them?