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Published on July 24th, 2012 | by Cameron Woolsey

Skyrim Update 1.7 Enters Beta Phase

The title update for Skyrim, update 1.7, has officially hit Beta and can be downloaded now via Steam. The update fixes multiple bugs in Skyrim as well as the Dawnguard DLC, and tightens Kinect functionality.

The update is planned for Xbox 360 and PS3, but the release date has yet to be revealed. The blog also announced, “Specific to PS3 players, features included in the 1.6 title update, including Mounted Combat, will be rolled into 1.7.”

Update 1.7 patch notes:

  • General memory and stability optimizations
  • Fixed crash related to new water shaders
  • Fixed rare crash related to dragon landings
  • Fixed logic error with loading screens from add-ons (Xbox 360)
  • Using vampiric grip and swimming no longer prevents swimming animation from playing afterwards
  • Improved recognition with Kinect voice commands (Xbox 360)
  • Kinect-enabled dragon language shouts for French, German, Italian and Spanish work properly (Xbox 360)
  • Fixed issue with Dawnguard Kinect-enabled dragon shouts for French, German, Italian and Spanish (Xbox 360)

Source: Bethesda Blog

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