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Skyrim patch to add mounted combat

by Bill Hess on May 24, 2012

There’s another new feature coming to Bethesda Game Studios’ The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim in the coming days. Update 1.6 will see mounted combat added to the RPG as a free update. The studio has plans to release the feature on PC first, followed by Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 at a later date.

Mounted combat will allow players to do both melee and ranged combat attacks while riding a horse. Update 1.6 will also see a list of bug fixes and optimizations for the game. In the recent update from Bethesda, they also said to expect more news about Dawnguard in the near future.

Stay tuned for more updates on the first Skyrim DLC, The Dawnguard expansion. But to download the beta update on Steam, access the Beta Participation settings under your Account tab, select change, then Skyrim Beta.

You can find the full list of patch notes on the BethBlog.  For a look at mounted combat in action, you can find the Skyrim game jam video below.

Skyrim Game Jam 2011

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  • Zach

    Oh yeah! I’m gonna get this tommorrow for sure.

  • Uncle Charlie

    I think its good that Bethesda is still supporting this game, but I stopped playing Skyrim a long time ago. These things would have been cool before, but I’ve kinda been there and done that six months ago. They should have just included this type of stuff when they released the game.

  • Dan Radler

    It’s good to see that Skyrim is still only getting better, I haven’t played in a while, but since the new upgrades and updates, I see some good reasons to come back to it. Plus I’ll have to get ready for the new DLC!


    :D :D :D :D :D :D finally i can hit things WHILE riding away from them after lol

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