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Skyrim 1.5 Update Officially Arrives for PC

Xbox 360 and PS3 to get the update "soon"

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Last week, Bethesda released the Skyrim 1.5 update in beta.

The update fixes various bugs throughout the adventure – like weapon specifics, character glitches, and minor problems with certain quests. But probably the most important and exciting thing to arrive with 1.5 are the new kill cams. Now, ranged attacks and magic attacks have their own kill animations. Until now, those cool, slow-mo, third-person animations were only with melee weapons.

And if you were bored with the melee animations and kill moves, there are some new ones in this update as well.

Being mostly a stealth player, new kill cams for bow attacks is pretty exciting. You can check out some of the new cameras in the video below:

The Bethesda Blog says that they are submitting the update to consoles this week, so Xbox 360 and PS3 players can expect 1.5 pretty soon. Check out the full range of new stuff on the 1.5 update:

New Features:

  • New cinematic kill cameras for projectile weapons and spells
  • New kill moves and animations for melee weapons
  • Shadows on grass available (PC)
  • Smithing skill increases now factor in the created item’s value
  • Improved visual transition when going underwater
  • Improved distance LOD transition for snowy landscapes

Bug Fixes:

  • General crash fixes and memory optimizations
  • Fixed issue with Deflect Arrows perk not calculating properly
  • In “A Cornered Rat,” the death of certain NPCs no longer blocks progression
  • Fixed issue where Farkas would not give Companion’s quests properly
  • Fixed crash when loading saves that rely on data that is no longer being loaded
  • Followers sneak properly when player is sneaking
  • Fixed issue with weapon racks not working properly in Proudspire Manor
  • Arrows and other projectiles that were stuck in objects in the world now clean up properly
  • Fixed issue where “Rescue Mission” was preventing “Taking Care of Business” from starting properly
  • Fixed issue where certain NPCs would fail to become Thieves Guild fences
  • Fixed issue in “Diplomatic Immunity” where killing all the guards in the Thalmor Embassy before starting the quest would break progress
  • In “Hard Answers,” picking up the dwarven museum key after completing the quest, no longer restarts the quest
  • Killing Viola before or after “Blood on the Ice” no longer blocks progression
  • Fixed issue where Calixto would fail to die properly in “Blood on the Ice”
  • In “Waking Nightmare” fixed occasional issue where Erandur would stop pathing properly
  • Fixed issue where letters and notes with random encounters would appear blank
  • Fixed rare issue where dialogue and shouts would improperly play
  • Lydia will now offer marriage option after player purchases Breezehome in Whiterun
  • Fixed issue where if player manually mined ore in Cidhna Mine, jail time would not be served
  • Fixed rare issue with skills not increasing properly
  • Fixed issue where the Headsman’s Axe did not gain proper buff from Barbarian perk
  • In “A Night to Remember” it is no longer possible to kill Ysolda, Ennis or Senna before starting the quest
  • Fixed issue with the ebony dagger having a weapon speed that was too slow
  • Fixed issue with “The Wolf Queen Awakened” where backing out of a conversation with Styrr too soon would block progress
  • The third level of the Limbsplitter perk now properly improves all battle axes
  • Fixed a rare issue where Sanguine Rose would not work properly
  • In “Tending the Flames” King Olaf’s Verse will no longer disappear from explosions

Skyrim 1.5 Update Officially Arrives for PC
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  • http://www.webpronews.com/author/john-vinson John Vinson

    Ohhh, now I’ll really be able to push my new behemoth PC to the max…setting shadows on for grass. And more fatalities is always a good thing, definitely glad they stole their own idea from Fallout 3. I kind of wish they’d just completely rip off Mortal Kombat and let me rip someone’s heart out of their chest, especially in werewolf form.

    • http://www.webpronews.com/author/josh-wolford Josh Wolford

      word on the fatalities.

    • http://www.webpronews.com/author/zach-walton Zach Walton

      You should install the lush grass mod for Skyrim. That coupled with shadows for grass would bring any gaming PC to its knees. While you’re at it, modify the shadows in the Skyrim .ini to be more realistic for that extra 5 FPS killing experience.

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