Skyrim: List of Technical Issues You Should Know About

Posted By | On 10th, Nov. 2011 Under News | Follow This Author @KartikMdgl


Skyrim is finally here, and the review scores are off the charts. So here’s what you need to know. The Elder Scrolls games always had a history of bugs, glitches and other technical issues. It’s no different here. One thing to keep in mind is that the PC version will be eventually fixed by the modders, but the console version?

This would require Bethesda’s intervention. The game is getting perfect scores but you also need to know that there are some technical problems which were usually insignificant compared to the full experience offered.

Here they are below. Some of them are from the reviews.

We have been receiving reports that the PS3 version has been freezing a lot, but is actually the superior version out of the two, due to better textures. Yes that’s right, if you have bought the PS3 version, you can be satisfied at the fact that it is indeed really well optimized when it comes to textures.

PS3 version crashes as this has been the primary complaint so far. One of the complaints said, “Hi everyone, just a quick question. I’ve been playing Skyrim on PS3. It’ a great game but it keeps freezing on me forcing me to eject the disc and reboot the ps3. 

“Weird thing is that the first 10 hours went by without a single problem but now it freezes every 10 to 15 minutes. It’s not the fact that I’ve been playing long, just started playing about an hour ago and had 3 freezes.”

These are hard freezes as well, so if you’re a console gamer, be careful as this can happen on the 360 as well.

Here’s an another complaint, “My game locked up five or six times, though I didn’t lose any progress thanks to the game’s frequent automatic saves. I also experienced a handful of weird animation glitches and conversation errors — nothing major or game-breaking, but worth noting.”

Note: Day 1 patch for the game already up.

  • Dead bodies jittering.
  • Wall clipping
  • Your hands may disappear
  • Wearing a mask may turn you invisible
  • Mammoths may find it difficult to stay on the ground
  • Quests may be bugged (you know what happens then)
  • Game crashes

Have you encountered any problems? Tell us in the comments section below.


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