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Skyrim 1.7 Beta Update Now Available on Steam

The beta for the latest update to the world of Skyrim is now available to players who own a Steam copy of the game. The Bethesda Blog explains that these changes will eventually come to the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions, but it will take some time. PS3 users can also expect the 1.6 title update to be included with 1.7. The fixes seem to focus mainly on the latest expansion Dawnguard.

The latest update fixes the following,

  • 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).

Those interested in applying this update can do so by following these few simple 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 selection and select Change.
  5. A drop down menu will appear. Select Skyrim Beta.
  6. Select OK.

What do you think of the frequency of Bethesda’s updates for Skyrim? If given the option, will you participate in betas for updates? Let us know what you think in the comments below, or head on over to the Stick Skills forums.

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