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Skyrim Patch 1.5 Now Available On Xbox 360, PS3 Later Today

Jonathan Lester
Bethesda, Patch, PS3, Skyrim, Update, Xbox 360

Skyrim Patch 1.5 Now Available On Xbox 360, PS3 Later Today

Skyrim, for all of its glories, was properly broken when it released last year - and Bethesda has been fixing it ever since. Patch v.1.5, which released previously on PC, is now available to download on Xbox 360 via title update and will hit the PS3 later today.

As well as lots of important quest fixes (such as Waking Nightmare, yesss, Erandur will finally pathfind properly!), v.1.5 includes a new cinematic kill-cam for projectile weapons and spells along with a number of new melee animations. You can get the full patch notes after the break.


  • 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


  • 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
  • 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
Add a comment4 comments
gamer012342  Apr. 5, 2012 at 18:38

What a bugged up game rofl at the number of fixes... horrible

ViktorKrum  Apr. 5, 2012 at 19:36

What a bugged up game rofl at the number of fixes... horrible

I'd like to see you make a game of this size and caliber without bugs, especially to this quality.
If you do I'd be intrigued to see how it does against Skyrim, but in the meantime I'll just have to wait and see :3

Late  Apr. 5, 2012 at 20:27

Buggy but fantastic nonetheless. Even with it's bugs Skyrim is the best game we've seen in years, imo.

linighan  Apr. 5, 2012 at 22:18

Dark Souls is much better


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