Skyrim update fixes Anniversary Edition crashes

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Bethesda has launched its first Skyrim update since the Anniversary Edition launched earlier this month on PC and consoles.

Appearing on some platforms as game version 1.21, the new Skyrim update is pretty small and is focused on squashing bugs players have been reported since the RPG’s re-release.

Fans will be relieved to see that Bethesda has fixed one particular issue where users were encountering black screen game crashes. You can catch the latest patch notes below.

  • Fixed a problem preventing some doors in Rielle from opening properly.
  • Fixed an issue where Russian and Polish notes were not displaying text properly.
  • Fixed an issue where German and French players were given incorrect menu text when leveling up.
  • Fixed an issue where players were experiencing a “black screen” and upon launching.

What’s the difference between the Special and Anniversary versions of Skyrim? Skyrim Special Edition launched 5 years ago, including the base game as well as the Heartfire, Dawnguard, and Dragonborn DLC expansions. Bethesda is now giving away four major content packs including: Saints & Seducers, Rare Curios, Survival Mode, and Fishing. Together, these add plenty of new items and features to the core game. For more details on what these pack bring to the Skyrim experience, here’s a pretty handy blog.

Meanwhile, Skyrim Anniversary Edition has only just launched. Celebrating 10 years of frosty open world RPG antics, Bethesda has released Skyrim yet again for PC and consoles. Grabbing a copy of Anniversary – or upgrading from Special – will net you every piece of creation club content with more than 500 bits of DLC to scour through. Those on Xbox One or PS4 can also upgrade to Xbox Series X|S and PS5 respectively, for free:

Owners of Skyrim Special Edition or the Anniversary Edition on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S will receive a next-generation upgrade for the game. The upgrade will be free and optimize the game with enhanced graphics, faster loading times and more.

As Skyrim turns 10 years old, it leaves behind quite a legacy. We can sit here and joke about the various ports and re-releases we’ve seen over the years but, in truth, this is testament to the enduring influence this mighty action RPG has had. From a slew of indie studios and AAA developers, all the way up to Nintendo, many have tried to capture that same essence – that feeling of wonder when the tutorial stabilisers fall away and you’re free to explore a vast living world.

Since Skyrim, there has been The Elder Scrolls Online, Blades, and the announcement of The Elder Scrolls 6, Bethesda now being a Microsoft studio. Needless to say, a lot has changed, but we’re still excited to see where this landmark series will take us next.

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