Bethesda releases Skyrim 1.4 patch, mod kit previewed

By on February 2, 2012, 2:00 PM

Bethesda Studios has made the latest Skyrim 1.4 update available for everyone on Steam after just over a week of public beta. In addition to several bug and quest fixes, 1.4 adds launcher support for the Skyrim Workshop as the team puts the final touches on it and the Creation Kit ahead of their respective release.

Included in the extensive list of bug fixes are general optimizations for memory and performance, rare crashing with loading saved games and occasional issues where overwriting an existing save game would fail. In total there are nearly 30 bug fixes on the change log.

Bethesda lists even more quest fixes in the blog post such as fixing numerous issues with “Blood on the Ice” not triggering properly, clearing Knifepoint Ridge before starting “Boethiah’s Champion” no longer prevents quest from starting and the Unusual Gem that was inside the Thalmor Embassy is now accessible after finishing “Diplomatic Immunity”.

Players who want to try their hand at modding will surely be interested in the Creation Kit, a free download via Steam under Tools. The Creation Kit is said to make the modding process much easier for those who aren’t naturally tech savvy. 

In an effort to make Skyrim mods as accessible as possible, Bethesda teamed up with Valve to create the Skyrim Workshop. With it, you can browse and search for the latest or highest rated mods, subscribe to any that interest you, rate your favorites and post feedback.

Both features are currently in the works although a release date hasn’t been announced as of yet.

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