Skyrim lag: Patch 1.2 release date update for Xbox 360, PC and PS3

By Posted 21 Nov 2011, 03:03

We have some good news for those of you who are still having problems with each version of Skyrim depending on if you’re playing on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. You may have already read this but if you missed it – be assured that Bethesda is rapidly working on a new patch update for all versions of the game.

Just recently we asked you for your list of problems aside from the ones already noted on all platforms, and considering the widespread reporting of the PS3 game save bug in particular, Bethesda has now confirmed that the patch update will hopefully fix things up for good.

As with all patches, there is no set release date as it will go live when it’s ready, but Bethesda’s Nick Breckon has kindly given a timeframe for when frustrated games can expect the update to drop. Here is a recent message that he posted on the official Skyrim boards:

”Wanted to let everyone know that the next PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 updates have been submitted for certification, and that the PC patch is coming too. The current estimate is that they will be live the week after Thanksgiving.”

For those of you playing Skyrim outside of the US, that means that the patch could be going live after Thanksgiving Thursday on November 24. It would be a good time for Bethesda to release it on the Friday, so gamers can hopefully head back into a problem-free game after indulging in this year’s festivities and of course maybe picking up a bargain or two as well with all the sales going on this year – this 42-inch Sharp TV for example, perfect for gaming.

It’s worth pointing out that while a lot of you are clearly having problems with the game, many gamers are reporting that their Skyrim remains fine, with a lot of you engrossed into the Skyrim universe now, with 100+ hour save files too we’re guessing. If you are having problems with the game, we’re sure you can wait just a week longer – we have a good feeling that the patch update will be available on Friday, let’s wait and see.

Are you still having problems with Skyrim? How badly needed is this patch for you on your relevant platform?

  • YOMEME

    I have skyrim on the PS3 n man the lag is a total drag….hopefully this patch will really help with the problem….thanks for the info.

    • St

      Are you on the older PS3 version or the slimmer new version?
      My older(fat) PS3 works just fine.

      • ruff

        Im on the slim ps3 and mine lags like crazy.

      • http://www.facebook.com/wesley.crawford3 Wesley Crawford

        I noticed too that with my old 60 Gig ps3 its working fine for the most part.  A little lag but nothing too horrible or even really noticeable most of the time.

        • Mragninja

          Exactly how large is your save file?

      • Sr71ablackbird

        The model of PS3 is arbitrary to the lagging of the game.

        • Mragninja

          For example, I also have the older 80 GB model. However, my save file is currently at 16 MB, and lagging does occur usually half an hour into the game. I have tried reducing the overall items in my storage and inventory, but have only witnessed a mild difference if any. The 1.2 update did nothing useful towards improving gameplay. Lagging is still the same, and now every so often my game will end up freezing. Also, the glitches involving several side quests still persist along with the infamous yet trivial problem with the placed books disappearing on your Solitude home bookshelves.

  • Aveafatspliff

    on xbox i have loads of sodding quests that i either cant complete for sum reason say ive done one of the help 3 ppl before i got the help 3 ppl quest so thers no last person to help and stuff like misc objectives not dispearing after completion from the log