New Skyrim Patch; Access To Developer Tools

New Skyrim Patch; Access To Developer Tools


Earlier this week, Bethesda released their much-needed Skyrim 1.2 patch. And while it did correct many of the problems that have been annoying players, it also added several new and exciting bugs. Our favorite newly-added glitch is the one that causes dragons to fly backward .

But there is a bit of good news for frustrated Skyrim owners; the developer is getting another patch together for release next week. The full list of fixes hasn’t been divulged just yet, but Bethesda did reveal that it would solve the reverse-flying dragon issue and the problem that’s causing magic resistances to fail.

PC gamers can expect to get the update first with the patch being released for PS3 and Xbox 360 shortly after. Bethesda’s Blog also detailed their plan of attack for future patches: “After the holidays,” the post reads, “we’ll continue to release regular updates for the game—through full title updates, as well as incremental “gameplay updates” to fix whatever issues come up along with rebalancing portions of the game for difficulty or exploits. We plan on having a lot of these, not just a few.”

The blog also mentioned that PC gamers will be given access to an unexpected perk: “Beginning in January, PC players will be able to download for free the same development tools we used at Bethesda Game Studios to create Skyrim. In tandem with the Creation Kit’s release, we will roll out a new Wiki and videos to help you get started.”

So, if you’re a PC gamer and you feel like fixing some of the major problems that Skyrim has been experiencing, just wait until January. But I think it’s safe to assume that most people will use the developer tools the same way Bethesda does: to break everything.

By Josh Engen

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