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Next Skyrim Patch Introduces Mounted Combat

Next Skyrim Patch Introduces Mounted Combat

Next Skyrim Patch Introduces Mounted Combat

Details on Dawnguard are still scarce, but until then, why not try fighting atop your horse instead of killing it?

Bethesda has just confirmed that the next Skyrim patch is set to include mounted combat. As it stands this patch is currently part of the Steam Beta Update for the PC, but will eventually find its way onto consoles at a later date.

Patch 1.6 is set to include the following:

New Features:

  • Mounted Combat – Ranged and melee combat will now be available for use while comfortable atop your steed.

Bug Fixes:

  • General stability and memory optimizations
  • General AI pathfinding optimizations and bug fixes
  • Optimizations and crash fixes for data leaks
  • Fixed rare crash with lighting
  • Fixed crashes related to loading and saving games
  • Fixed crash with summoned creatures/NPCs
  • Fixed rare issue where saves would be corrupted
  • Improved logic for when ranged kill cams are played
  • Fixed issue with ranged kill cams while killing a dragon
  • Fixed rare issue with certain ranged kill cams not playing properly
  • Fixed issue with nirnroot lighting not properly cleaning up
  • Fixed issue where bow damage was being calculated incorrectly
  • Fixed rare problem with werewolf kill moves would not finish animating properly
  • In “The Break of Dawn” fixed rare issue where Meridia’s Beacon would disappear from player’s inventory
  • Fixed occasional issue where followers would disappear after player pays off a county after committing a crime
  • Fixed issue where certain creatures and NPCs would fail to respawn properly
  • Fixed rare issue with dialogue subtitles not displaying properly
  • Fixed issue with water appearing blurry when loading a saved game after creating a save underwater
  • Fixed issue where map cursor would occasionally disappear after closing a message box with Kinect enabled  (Xbox 360)
  • Fixed rare issue with shouts only performing the first level and not other unlocked levels with Kinect enabled  (Xbox 360)
  • Fixed issue where the shout buttons would stop working properly if users mashed LB and RB during cooldown with Kinect enabled  (Xbox 360)

Source: Bethesda


  1. Prof_Hockenberry

    Seems like that would be really hard with magic, but still a pretty awesome update.

  2. Mr.Sammich_Man

    Oh by The Nine, this is totally gonna break all my horse-related mods isn’t it? Still looks pretty cool and I’m kinda glad that its in a patch and not a DLC, would make more sense on Beth’s part for a DLC feature though.

  3. PandaPornStar

    I’d be excited but it seems like a feature that should’ve been at launch.

    • Marin

      Still, it’s good that a developer is actually improving their game, and doesn’t just neglect the fans.

  4. Kellin Bruce


  5. Marin

    This looks so unnecessarily clunky, why couldn’t they implement it more fluidly, like Mount & Blade’s horse combat?

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