The latest update to Skyrim, patch 1.8, has landed on Steam within the last 24 hours for PC users to enjoy in beta form, so once the tests are completed it will go live immediately on PC and then Skyrim’s 1.8 patch will go live on PS3 and Xbox 360 after certification, which can take up to 2 weeks in normal cases.
Bethesda made the Skyrim 1.8 patch notes live earlier today, although there isn’t much to look at in the way of bug fixes and new features, which basically addresses select crashing, rare problems, and the normal stability and memory improvements.
You can see a list of the bug fixes in the image below, although this list has been met with complaints considering a number of quest problems will still remain after Skyrim patch 1.8. We’ve played Skyrim for well over 600 hours on the PS3 and Xbox 360, which personally has been experienced with few problems but this doesn’t mean other gamers aren’t meeting issues and looking at the reactions to this next update, it is clear a lot of people still have problems with not being able to finish certain Skyrim quests.
Problems not fixed with Skyrim patch 1.8 – we’ve seen numerous issues being reported from gamers, other than PS3 owners complaining about the lack of Dawnguard and Hearthfire DLC, and this normally starts with “so many quest bugs, and you’re only fixing these issues“. Other gamers are more specific and name areas of the game not working, which apparently still include bugs with the “Myriad” quest.
The massive delay in fixing the Myriad problems alone resulted in a number of people downloading an unofficial Skyrim patch, which fixed all the problems, but this would only work for PC users and some people want the game developers to fix certain quest bugs with an official update.
Do you have a problem with Skyrim, which won’t be fixed with patch 1.8? Feel free to let us know if you’re beta testing the new Skyrim patch, and if so how you are finding the game after the 1.8 update.
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