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Bethesda Releases Details For Skyrim 1.5 Update

More kill cam

Bethesda have released a list of the latest update that will be coming to Skyrim, including the addition of a kill cam for projectile weapons and magic.  

A trailer has been released showing those off.

The full list of updates includes:


  • New cinematic kill cameras for projectile weapons and spells
  • New kill moves and animations for melee weapons
  • Shadows on grass available (PC)
  • Smithing skill increases now factor in the created item’s value
  • Improved visual transition when going underwater
  • Improved distance LOD transition for snowy landscapes


  • General crash fixes and memory optimizations
  • Fixed issue with Deflect Arrows perk not calculating properly
  • In “A Cornered Rat,” the death of certain NPCs no longer blocks progression
  • Fixed issue where Farkas would not give Companion’s quests properly
  • Fixed crash when loading saves that rely on data that is no longer being loaded
  • Followers sneak properly when player is sneaking
  • Fixed issue with weapon racks not working properly in Proudspire Manor
  • Arrows and other projectiles that were stuck in objects in the world now clean up properly
  • Fixed issue where “Rescue Mission” was preventing “Taking Care of Business” from starting properly
  • Fixed issue where certain NPCs would fail to become Thieves Guild fences
  • Fixed issue in “Diplomatic Immunity” where killing all the guards in the Thalmor Embassy before starting the quest would break progress
  • In “Hard Answers,” picking up the dwarven museum key after completing the quest, no longer restarts the quest
  • Killing Viola before or after “Blood on the Ice” no longer blocks progression
  • Fixed issue where Calixto would fail to die properly in “Blood on the Ice”
  • In “Waking Nightmare” fixed occasional issue where Erandur would stop pathing properly
  • Fixed issue where letters and notes with random encounters would appear blank
  • Fixed rare issue where dialogue and shouts would improperly play
  • Lydia will now offer marriage option after player purchases Breezehome in Whiterun
  • Fixed issue where if player manually mined ore in Cidhna Mine, jail time would not be served
  • Fixed rare issue with skills not increasing properly
  • Fixed issue where the Headsman’s Axe did not gain proper buff from Barbarian perk
  • In “A Night to Remember” it is no longer possible to kill Ysolda, Ennis or Senna before starting the quest
  • Fixed issue with the ebony dagger having a weapon speed that was too slow
  • Fixed issue with “The Wolf Queen Awakened” where backing out of a conversation with Styrr too soon would block progress
  • The third level of the Limbsplitter perk now properly improves all battle axes
  • Fixed a rare issue where Sanguine Rose would not work properly
  • In “Tending the Flames” King Olaf’s Verse will no longer disappear from explosions.

The update is now live on Steam under the name Beta Update, and will come to PS3 and Xbox 360 soon.

Source: Bethesda Blog

  1. PoorPaddy89
    Since: Aug 2009

    Will it fix the pixelation across all smoke animations on my game? Cos I have no idea what happened there!

    I can see me reinstalling for the third time this weekend. Big fun.

    Comment posted on 15/03/2012 at 18:07.
  2. blackredyellow
    Since: Mar 2009

    DLC please!!!!!! I really can’t wait for it.

    Comment posted on 15/03/2012 at 18:14.
  3. Origami Killer
    Since: May 2010

    Bug fix number 4 is good for me :)

    Comment posted on 15/03/2012 at 18:24.
    • Origami Killer
      Since: May 2010

      And I completely forgot that I have this game, hasn’t grasped me as I wished it had.

      Comment posted on 15/03/2012 at 18:25.
  4. Jones81
    Since: Mar 2010

    Fantastic news, hopefully it will FINALLY stop crashing my ps3 every time I try to play it, been away from this game for too long

    Comment posted on 15/03/2012 at 18:29.
    • Tuffcub
      On the naughty step.
      Since: Dec 2008

      Just a guess, but no it wont :)

      Comment posted on 15/03/2012 at 18:49.
  5. hazelam
    Since: Feb 2009

    about 20 seconds in, i swear it looks like she sticks the knife up the guys nose.

    Comment posted on 15/03/2012 at 18:54.
    • blackredyellow
      Since: Mar 2009

      Haha. A whole new meaning to digging for gold.

      Comment posted on 15/03/2012 at 19:38.
  6. Foxhound_Solid
    Is a smart cookie.
    Since: Dec 2009

    Will give this a go during a game drought. If theres ever one on ps3

    Comment posted on 15/03/2012 at 18:56.
  7. blackredyellow
    Since: Mar 2009

    Looks nice, love the ranged killcams for arrows and magic.

    Comment posted on 15/03/2012 at 19:39.
  8. SH Number 7/Mini-Lipscombe
    Since: May 2011

    Awesome, hopefully this will be setting up for DLC as well.

    Comment posted on 15/03/2012 at 20:06.
  9. An-dz
    Since: Oct 2010

    for a second i thought it said details for DLC, but then the wishfull thinking stoped and i returend to reality

    Comment posted on 15/03/2012 at 20:09.
  10. gaffers101
    Since: Oct 2008

    Good news, I’ll be back on this very soon.

    Comment posted on 15/03/2012 at 20:27.

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