A new Skyrim patch has been announced by Bethesda and it is getting fans hyped up for its release.
The cause for celebration: mounted combat. Yes, Skyrim Patch 1.6 will include a new feature to the game in the form of melee and ranged combat while mounted on a horse. And like other recently added features such as the kill cams and Xbox 360 Kinect support, this update is coming to you for free.
This highly-requested feature has fans itching for the downloadable content to arrive in their PCs and consoles for a first-hand experience. With the addition of mounted combat into the game, fighting enemies will have more versatility and challenges that are sure to appeal to gamers.
Luckily for PC users, they are able to get first dibs on the feature if they opt into the latest Steam Beta Update. Simply log into Steam and go to the account tab found under the settings menu to select “change” in the Beta Participation section to select Skyrim Beta. After the usual restart, Skyrim will be updated to the Beta version. Be sure to back up your saved games before opting into the Beta version so you can still revert to the current Skyrim release if you change your mind. If you’re playing Skyrim on other consoles, you’d still have to wait a bit more for the patch.
Bethesda Game Studios is also working on Dawnguard which is Skyrim’s first add-on DLC. Dawnguard is expected to come out in summer first on the Xbox then to other consoles. The patch also includes a few updates and bug fixes. Check it out.