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Skyrim beta update 1.7 available on Steam

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PC players can grab the beta version of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 1.7 title update. Available on Steam now, the update provides general bug fixes related to new water shaders and dragon landings.

Although it's only available on PC at this moment, Bethesda did say the update is planned for release on Xbox 360 and PS3. Many of the bug fixes are related to the Dawnguard Kinect-enabled dragon shouts.

In addition, for PS3 players, many features included in the 1.6 title update, including Mounted Combat, will be rolled into 1.7.

Below are the release notes for Skyrim update 1.7 relating to all platforms unless specified otherwise.

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)
  • Fixed issue with Dawnguard Kinect-enabled dragon shouts for French, German, Italian and Spanish (Xbox 360)

To download the beta update on Steam, 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.
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