Skyrim Dawnguard: Necessities for patch 1.7

By Daniel Chubb - Jul 19, 2012

There is certainly a need for Skyrim Dawnguard to receive patch 1.7 on the Xbox 360, which would fix bugs some gamers have been experiencing, although we wonder what this would mean to PS3 players that haven’t even had the 1.6 update? We expect the first Skryim Dawnguard patch to arrive soon, so it makes sense to see a new update for all systems, which would allow PS3 and PC users to download the first Skyrim DLC on July 26, the hoped for release date, with fixes for bugs found by Xbox 360 gamers and developers.

We have been playing Skyrim Dawnguard on the Xbox 360 for almost a month, and while we downloaded the DLC on day one our free time to review, and play the new content has been limited. We have also taken our time to explore every inch of Dawnguard and plan on playing as both the vampires and Dawnguard with different save files. After spending this much time in the game you would think we found loads of bugs, although this is not the case but we do know a number of players that have found problems with Dawnguard.

What does Skyrim patch 1.7 need to fix in Dawnguard and the rest of the game? The only issue we found in Dawnguard so far has been floating bodies, and also after dropping some items they are left floating in mid-air. While this isn’t a big deal it could do with a fix, but there are some problems others have experienced that stops them from playing certain quests in Skyrim, which have not been fixed at the time of writing. There has been a number of reports of broken quests although this could be fixed in some circumstances if miscellaneous quests would auto complete when the final quest is achieved. Do you have broken quests in Skyrim?

New features within patch 1.7 – it seems unlikely that new features will come in the next patch considering the amount of time being taken up with Dawnguard, and launching a new patch to fix issues that still remain, but this hasn’t stopped some gamers publishing wish lists for new features to come in this patch or a future update. We’ve seen requests for moving hair, a toggle for headgear, capes to move more rather than be completely stiff, seasonal weather, and footprints in snow. What new features would you like to see added to Skyrim and Dawnguard?

It is worth noting that a new patch went live for Skyrim within the last 24 hours, which some people are claiming is for Dawnguard. We’d like to point out that this update has only been for non-english versions of the game so far, although we’ll update you when patch v1.7 goes live for english versions of Skyrim.

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