The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
New Skyrim Update Brings Mounted Combat
Written Friday, May 25, 2012 By Lee Bradley
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Update 1.6 is cantering its way to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and its got mounted combat tucked away in its saddle bag.

According to the Bethesda Blog, the patch will allow you to fight – with both ranged and melee combat – on horseback. There's a whole bunch of bug fixes in there too, but they're not half as exciting. Giddy up!

The full change log for Update 1.6 is below. The release date is yet to be confirmed.

New features:

  • Mounted Combat

Bug fixes:

  • General stability and memory optimisations
  • General AI pathfinding optimizations and bug fixes
  • Optimisations and crash fixes for data leaks
  • Fixed rare crash with lighting
  • Fixed crashes related to loading and saving games
  • Fixed crash with summoned creatures/NPCs
  • Fixed rare issue where saves would be corrupted
  • Improved logic for when ranged kill cams are played
  • Fixed issue with ranged kill cams while killing a dragon
  • Fixed rare issue with certain ranged kill cams not playing properly
  • Fixed issue with nirnroot lighting not properly cleaning up
  • Fixed issue where bow damage was being calculated incorrectly
  • Fixed rare problem with werewolf kill moves would not finish animating properly
  • In "The Break of Dawn" fixed rare issue where Meridia's Beacon would disappear from player's inventory
  • Fixed occasional issue where followers would disappear after player pays off a bounty after committing a crime
  • Fixed issue where certain creatures and NPCs would fail to respawn properly
  • Fixed rare issue with dialogue subtitles not displaying properly
  • Fixed issue with water appearing blurry when loading a saved game after creating a save underwater


User Comments
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Comment #1 by newgroundsguru
Friday, May 25, 2012 @ 06:35:07 AM
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thats nice, when is fallout 4 coming out?

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Comment #2 by dda1996a
Friday, May 25, 2012 @ 06:35:41 AM
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Yes finally. I guess i wiuld finish borderlands and plat skyrim

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Comment #3 by Pabs_85
Friday, May 25, 2012 @ 06:37:59 AM
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I want DLC ^_^

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Comment #4 by nintendo64X
Friday, May 25, 2012 @ 07:09:21 AM
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Oh good now I dont need to get off my horse just to fight!

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Comment #5 by ItIsKimpan
Friday, May 25, 2012 @ 07:12:23 AM
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I got a rare bug. When I wear my equipment which give +112% Alchemy bonus. It just doesn't add on the potions I craft. I REALLY hope they fix it. Please?

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Comment #6 by Metalboy921
Friday, May 25, 2012 @ 07:50:59 AM
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@1 go start a forum about it somewhere else then.

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Comment #7 by Terminator
Friday, May 25, 2012 @ 08:23:18 AM
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I wish they'd been this proactive about fixing the bugs in FO3 :(.

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Comment #8 by January-Embers
Friday, May 25, 2012 @ 08:42:52 AM
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@1 it's already out. It's called Fallout: New Vegas.

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Comment #9 by Charlyposho
Friday, May 25, 2012 @ 09:01:30 AM
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Are the freezing bug and the slow frame rate fixed? I want to get this game but after all the comments about the problems with the frame rate, I was dissapointed. How is it now?

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Comment #10 by Jonotrek
Friday, May 25, 2012 @ 10:18:32 AM
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@9 I bought the game in January and VERY RARELY have Ihad do deal with a slow frame rate. It used to be a problem I guess with save file sixe, but Ionly had it go slow when there were about 15+ characters on screen.

I would recommend the game... I've put 240+ hours into it and I'm still not done.

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Comment #11 by DanDx
Friday, May 25, 2012 @ 11:21:05 AM
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They forgot to say what bugs they added this time.

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Comment #12 by King judah
Friday, May 25, 2012 @ 11:40:49 AM
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This sucks I beat the game and plat when is the dlc coming out so I can use the update fixes hope the, dlc is like $30 to make the game even more long, best game I played in april

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Comment #13 by twyz
Friday, May 25, 2012 @ 12:13:40 PM
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@12 Just cuz you platinum it doesn't mean you have to stop playing. I have the platinum too, but there is so much more to do in Skyrim.

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Comment #14 by Nakatomi_Uk
Friday, May 25, 2012 @ 12:58:50 PM
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I am thinking of starting my new file now since I platted it I always like starting a new game and making is different least now I can skip the Thieves Guild

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Comment #15 by brandaman69
Friday, May 25, 2012 @ 01:02:00 PM
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After I platinum skyrim that game went right in the garbage I really think its like a 2/10 then again what do you expect from a Bethesda developed game

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Comment #16 by LZRakaMAD
Friday, May 25, 2012 @ 01:12:35 PM
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@9 Frame rate and overall freezing cannot be fixed with a patch, it is a problem related to the game's engine. Bethesda explained why (increasing save data size etc), we'll have to wait until they develope a new engine.

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Comment #17 by FatalKrouzer
Friday, May 25, 2012 @ 04:40:20 PM
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My "A Night To Remember" quest is STILL glitched and it won't black out. It just stays in the bar and the guy just walks away... FOR FUCK SAKES. Im never gunna platinum this game.

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Comment #18 by ParadoxB17
Friday, May 25, 2012 @ 07:40:07 PM
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They need to fix the glitch were "Dampened Spirits" won't start

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Comment #19 by UndergroundHipHopHead
Saturday, May 26, 2012 @ 08:09:34 PM
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That's nice. I'd like a damn horse in Dragons Dogma too though.

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Comment #20 by ForceGrip86
Monday, May 28, 2012 @ 10:16:20 AM
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how about they fix the issue where you try and display armor on a mannequin and then the mannequin becomes invisible.

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Comment #21 by jscFALCONS
Tuesday, May 29, 2012 @ 01:45:21 PM
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Now I can defend my horse without dismounting!

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US November 11, 2011
Europe November 11, 2011
Japan December 08, 2011

Resolution: 480p, 720p, 1080i
Sound: Dolby Digital
Players: 1
ESRB: Mature
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