The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Patch 1.5 Hitting PS3 Later Today With New Killcams
Written Thursday, April 05, 2012 By Richard Walker
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Good news, everyone! Bethesda has announced that the latest patch for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is on its way to PlayStation 3's across the land later this afternoon, bringing with it a host of much-needed tweaks, including optimisation and crash fixes, as well as annoying quest-progression solutions.

Furthermore, Skyrim's Update 1.5 patch adds new killcams, kill moves and animations. Not too shabby, eh? Bethesda has also revealed that the average Skyrim play time is 85 hours, and 30% of players have played the game for over 100 hours. Blimey.

Check out the full patch notes for the 1.5 update below, then watch the accompanying video at the bottom of the page.

Update 1.5 

New Features:

  • New cinematic kill cameras for projectile weapons and spells
  • New kill moves and animations for melee weapons
  • 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 optimisations
  • 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
  • Fixed issue with frequency of first person kill cameras
  • Underwater effects now display properly
  • Fixed issue where sun would not appear properly after fast travel

[Via Bethblog]


User Comments
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Comment #1 by Wicked Seraph
Thursday, April 05, 2012 @ 09:49:05 AM
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I was wondering why Bows and Spells didnt get an execution.

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Comment #2 by Bounty V
Thursday, April 05, 2012 @ 10:03:17 AM
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0:20 totally has an Assassin's Creed Hidden Blade kill cam!

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Comment #3 by TheDoctor69
Thursday, April 05, 2012 @ 10:05:15 AM
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So is it safe to buy this now? So many people were saying it was broken and unplayable that i've been putting off buying it.

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Comment #4 by Psikorps
Thursday, April 05, 2012 @ 10:07:23 AM
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A welcome addition, now for some DLC.

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Comment #5 by Vuule
Thursday, April 05, 2012 @ 10:11:56 AM
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@3 No idea. I would wait for the responses after this update.

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Comment #6 by ItIsKimpan
Thursday, April 05, 2012 @ 10:12:15 AM
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Finally! My friend who play on PC got it two weaks ago. So now there will be some Dovah killing!

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Comment #7 by mjc0961
Thursday, April 05, 2012 @ 10:17:16 AM
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Where's the list of things that this will accidentally break? Maybe this time we can have upside down backwards dragons.

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Comment #8 by thepastorofmuppets
Thursday, April 05, 2012 @ 10:29:39 AM
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i hope the patch for shouts and voices corrects the audio bug that plays the wind sound effect constantly. that sound constantly playing is ruining my entire experience with this masterpiece. however i still have yet to see a dragon flying backwards. kinda looking forward to seeing that at least once. thats a bug i can live with.

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Comment #9 by Metalboy921
Thursday, April 05, 2012 @ 10:32:01 AM
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@3, Skyrim has been properly playable for months now. I highly recommend it to anyone really. I happily put around 100 hours into getting the platinum for this, and I still play it, it's great.

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Comment #10 by Jonotrek
Thursday, April 05, 2012 @ 10:45:33 AM
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@3 I bought it in January and the 2 bugs I ever ran into were fixed in February. I've put 160 hours into the game so far and still love it.

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Comment #11 by SleazyC69
Thursday, April 05, 2012 @ 10:46:02 AM
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What time(ish) will it be available in England?

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Comment #12 by hemihotrod402
Thursday, April 05, 2012 @ 10:50:09 AM
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am I the only who noticed that you can marry lydia now?

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Comment #13 by julesthegr8
Thursday, April 05, 2012 @ 11:05:02 AM
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LOL looking at all these patches and bug fixes, I have no idea how I was able to platinum this game months ago with all the errors.

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Comment #14 by ShadowFlame01
Thursday, April 05, 2012 @ 11:15:36 AM
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What about the glitched civil war quests?

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Comment #15 by Eric-B14
Thursday, April 05, 2012 @ 11:40:46 AM
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@3 ive been playing for around a month and havent encountered any gamebreaking glitches. Whoever said it was "Broken and Unplayable" were exaggerating.

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Comment #16 by dogwitch
Thursday, April 05, 2012 @ 12:02:39 PM
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Comment #17 by robinoyo
Thursday, April 05, 2012 @ 12:03:09 PM
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Played it for 40 hours, but I'm not so happy about Skyrim. Quest lines were good, but the overall gameplay and combat is really boring to me. I seriously have no clue why people like it so much.

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Comment #18 by Champloo4
Thursday, April 05, 2012 @ 12:23:13 PM
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Oh my sweet Lydia... How I miss you so.

(that bitch ran off and I havent seen her - or her coffin/corpse - in months)

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Comment #19 by aLamb979
Thursday, April 05, 2012 @ 12:25:06 PM
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Cool, I still need to get this game my friend has it and it's a lot of fun.

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Comment #20 by FatalKrouzer
Thursday, April 05, 2012 @ 01:39:21 PM
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This update did not help me and I am pissed because I still can't platinum this amazing all because A Night To Remember still won't work even after the 1.5 is installed. I'm about to give up on Skyrim. This is the last Daedric quest I need!

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Comment #21 by fletchar2
Thursday, April 05, 2012 @ 01:42:18 PM
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Nice to see the support for the game. I'm currently on 140 hours so I think I am part of that 30%!

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Comment #22 by SSWORM69
Thursday, April 05, 2012 @ 01:44:18 PM
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Arrow in the knee. Slow-mo version!

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Comment #23 by Nakatomi_Uk
Thursday, April 05, 2012 @ 05:04:43 PM
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I just platted it last night I've deleted the game data for now as I wont be going back to Skyrim for a while I've had fun and I think I'll wait for a couple of DLC's to come out and start again hopefully more patches and fixes for performance will be out too if there's any left to fix

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Comment #24 by SGTquig
Thursday, April 05, 2012 @ 07:00:55 PM
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What bow is that at the :42 second mark?!?!?!?

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Comment #25 by KyLeKhAoS
Thursday, April 05, 2012 @ 07:31:26 PM
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@3 Frankly I was quite surprised to hear all the problems people have had with this game... My only issues were towards the end of the game with the framerate/lag made certain areas very slow to move around in and a couple quests would not allow you to progress, but saving the game and restarting my PS3 seemed to help every time and then things would run smoothly... It's a great game and enjoyable platinum by all means, I just feel bad for all the people who have had so much issues with it, taking a lot of the fun away for them.

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Comment #26 by tylergarrett
Thursday, April 05, 2012 @ 09:07:22 PM
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first off, excellent name.

Second, it would be something to be attacked by a dragons ass.

Bring that glitch back!

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Comment #27 by SGTquig
Friday, April 06, 2012 @ 01:48:47 AM
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This update might make me revisit Skyrim again. After getting the platinum, jumped into RAGE then KoA:R and trying to catch up on my backlog. I want thst damn bow shown around the :42 mark!!!

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Comment #28 by Smasher419
Friday, April 06, 2012 @ 02:22:32 AM
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Comment #29 by kapow20
Friday, April 06, 2012 @ 05:24:10 AM
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Anyone having trouble post update... i cant get my game to load now, the save file is read fine but then the game just gets stuck on the screen with the object floating there and my lvl on it???

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Comment #30 by hemihotrod402
Friday, April 06, 2012 @ 06:48:08 AM
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@20 Sadly I'm pretty sure you are screwed. While yes patches fix game issues, they can't fix game saves. While the quest may have been patched (I don't which one) because it glitched you and you saved (these are all assumptions, I could be completely wrong) it will stay permanently glitched on that save, the only way to get it to work is to load a save before you tried starting the quest or starting over.

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Comment #31 by DeBunez
Saturday, April 07, 2012 @ 10:23:01 AM
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this fucking patch for water visualizations now crashes my game. Thanks Bethesda for making a small modification to the water and making my game explode because of it....

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Comment #32 by DontBlastME
Saturday, April 07, 2012 @ 05:15:23 PM
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@29 Same thing happened to me it was with my very first character i created you might have to start a new character like i did.

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Comment #33 by King judah
Saturday, April 07, 2012 @ 07:25:24 PM
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Why doesn't this game have dlc. Sooner or later the people or gamers are gonna have to stand up against these companies and demand more dlc I like playing great games besides so many people plat this game without patches

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Comment #34 by Cran
Sunday, April 08, 2012 @ 08:28:22 AM
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Is it just Lydia you can marry now or have more characters been added to the list?

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Comment #35 by TheJokersWild21
Sunday, April 15, 2012 @ 05:41:18 PM
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If only this patch was out when I had my level 81...
Honestly though, I can't say I had many problems before this update, and I did get platinum. But the one thing that really pissed me off was having to start a new character to get the daedric weapons. I mean, I put up with having to get them all, and I did, but when I made a new chracter it autosaved over my level 81. Now I have a level 30 some character and haven't touched the game for a while because of this incident. And yes, I did have 2 save files with my level 81, it went over both because when I checked again I had 2 new save files as a low level.

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Comment #36 by psfanboy123
Thursday, April 26, 2012 @ 01:25:37 PM
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so i got the patch and was hoping to finally start blood on the ice. i waited 24 hrs gametime and fast travled to the city and waited till 12:30 midnight, went to the graveyard no crowd over dead body! still cannot get this quest :( i waited 3 days nothing, gave up and decided to get it on my second playthrough, it is a pity to because i want that last house. maybe it is because i have finished both the civil war and brotherhood questlines that i can't get it. anyone else experiencing this or know anything about it?

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Comment #37 by tarkan
Friday, July 20, 2012 @ 12:56:05 PM
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US November 11, 2011
Europe November 11, 2011
Japan December 08, 2011

Resolution: 480p, 720p, 1080i
Sound: Dolby Digital
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