Skyrim patch 1.6 live, adds mounted combat to Xbox 360

Friday, 8th June 2012 13:27 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Bethesda has announced the availability of Skyrim patch 1.6 on Xbox 360, which brings mounted combat to the game. Now you can shoot your bow and put an ax to a frost troll’s head all while astride your horse. A host of fixes have been applied as well. Patch notes are below, as outlined in the Steam version.

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).

We’ll let you know when it’s available for PS3.



  1. Beta

    Why do I bother to buy Bethesda games on PS3? We even get patches last!

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Moonwalker1982


    #2 2 years ago
  3. cubone285

    No love for the PS3….

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Dovahkiin


    (everyone go to Alduins wall and bow your head down for 20 mins)
    [in honor of Adam Adamowicz]
    =who worked for Bethesda=
    {who died of cancer}

    #4 2 years ago
  5. OrbitMonkey

    ^ He passed away in February…

    Now who likes to drag up old news and generally take the piss? No!! It couldn’t be!!

    *Ominous music*

    #5 2 years ago
  6. jack1345

    Now all they need to do is fix the bug where you have a follower when you don’t :/

    #6 2 years ago
  7. M. K.

    No patch in Germany yet :/

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Sadismek

    @5 Yeah, when I’ve seen the news about Adam Adamowicz’s death appearing on latest comments, I thought “What the fuck?”. But it’s highly probable he only found out about it now.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Hybridpsycho

    It’s so silly that Microsoft have special rights to accessing the patches early. I could understand them having issues getting it onto PSN (’cause sony are dicks sometime).
    But for the PC? Come on, really????

    #9 2 years ago

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