Skyrim 1.7 beta now available on Steam

Posted By | On 24th, Jul. 2012 Under News | Follow This Author @KartikMdgl


Bethesda has announced that beta 1.7 update is now available on Steam and is planned to be rolled out on the PS3 and Xbox 360 as well. PS3 patch contains fixes and improvements from patch 1.6 which will be included in patch 1.7.

No reason given as to why this is, but they have mentioned that they will be announcing more details on this soon. Meanwhile, you can check out the full list of beta 1.7 below along with instructions as to how to access it on Steam.

The cool image embedded above shows a bear eating a mammoth and threatening the Dovahkiin i.e., you. So what would you do? I suggest using a shout to blow it away from the mountain.

Patch 1.7 notes:

Update 1.7 (all platforms unless specified

BUG FIXES

  • General memory and stability optimizations
  • Fixed crash related to new water shaders
  • Fixed rare crash related to dragon landings
  • Fixed logic error with loading screens from add-ons (Xbox 360)
  • Using vampiric grip and swimming no longer prevents swimming animation from playing afterwards
  • Improved recognition with Kinect voice commands (Xbox 360)
  • Kinect-enabled dragon language shouts for French, German, Italian and Spanish work properly (Xbox 360)
  • Fixed issue with Dawnguard Kinect-enabled dragon shouts for French, German, Italian and Spanish (Xbox 360)

To provide feedback on the beta update, use our beta forum.

After the break, get details on how to participate in the Steam Beta.

DOWNLOADING THE BETA UPDATE ON STEAM

If you’d like to download the 1.7 Beta Update on Steam, you’ll need to follow these steps:

  1. Log into Steam
  2. Click on Steam in the upper menu
  3. Select Settings
  4. Under the Account tab, go to the Beta Participation section and select Change.
  5. A drop down menu will appear. Select Skyrim Beta.
  6. Select OK.
  7. Steam will now restart. After Steam restarts, Skyrim will be updated to the Beta version currently available.

If you opt into the Beta, be sure to back up your saved games or simply be careful not to overwrite your existing saves. If you decide to opt out of the beta program, your old saves will still work with the current release of Skyrim on Steam (v 1.6).

If you decide you don’t want to run the Beta anymore, redo steps 1 – 4. At the drop down, select NONE – Opt out of all beta programs. Let Steam restart, and Skyrim will automatically update itself back to the latest released version.


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