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Skyrim 1.6 update enhanced with crossbow mounted combat

As Skyrim owners on Xbox 360 patiently wait for the Dawnguard DLC expansion to arrive, the second best prize is now available in the form of a brand new update which happened over the weekend. An update to Skyrim version 1.6 is now available to download and it brings one major feature that was previously discussed – mounted combat.

After Bethesda generously added Kinect support for the game at no extra cost, Xbox 360 users will now have another reason to smile since mounted combat may significantly change the way you play the game from now on and you won’t have to pay a penny for this either.

Mounted combat, as the name suggests, will now allow you to take on Skyrim’s worst enemies from the comfort of your own horse, even allowing you to shoot arrows on the move as well. The addition of mounted combat is going to get even more exciting once Dawnguard arrives, since you should be able to launch crossbows from horses as well.

Just so you’re aware, this 1.6 update is the same update that arrived on PC in beta format recently. There’s still no sign of it landing on PS3, but Bethesda has promised that mounted combat will be available on PS3 as well in the future. Aside from the mounted combat features, this new update will also bring a vast amount of bug fixes, which may or may not improve on specific broken quest problems that you’ve been experiencing.

Bethesda’s patch notes mention that the mission titled ‘The Break of Dawn’ has been fixed to the extent where Meridia’s Beacon will no longer disappear from the player’s inventory. There’s also three main fixes detailed for players trying out Skyrim with Kinect enabled – one of which will fix Kinect shouts for moments when it stops working during various button inputs.

You can read through the new 1.6 patch notes here. What are your initial impressions of mounted combat – do you prefer fighting on a horse now or not? We can’t wait to see mounted combat in action with the crossbows.

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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at least we have to pay for our live on xbox, as where ps3 gets it free.


this is taking the mick now Bethesda keep on forgetting about the PS3 players, they give things to the PC and XBOX360 and we get nothing 


and thats why we pay for xbox live, gotta love getting DLC first

Dave! Yognaut
Dave! Yognaut

PC: beta patches, endless mods, texture packs, creation kit.
Xbox: Early DLC, kinect support and now preference when patches are released.
PS3: Unbearable lag, dragons flying backwards, broken quests, last to get patches, last to get DLC.
We payed exactly the same as people on other platforms, yet we always seem to get screwed over by Bethesda.


Damn patch broke my game, cannot use spells, map has only icons, when traveling to location from map it freezes on loading screen…


Thewebsite is called product reviews yet the product isn’t getting reviewed.

The new patch is buggy and frustrating, but horse combat is decent…not quite Red Dead quality though.

Jim Mils
Jim Mils

For anyone reading this this; this is not the same patch “recently released for PC”. There has been no official release of the patch for PC yet, what they are referring to is a beta patch, not the same thing!

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