The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Update 1.20 Patch Notes

The Anniversary Edition is finally here.

by Diego Perez
Skyrim Anniversary Edition Upgrade

Update 1.20 has arrived for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, and here’s the full list of changes and fixes added with this patch. Skyrim Anniversary Edition is now available, marking the game’s 10th anniversary. It’s hard to believe it’s been that long, especially since Skyrim gets rereleased so often these days. Still, the Anniversary Edition adds a ton of new content that is sure to please veterans and newcomers alike. Some of the content is free, which is what this update for Skyrim contains. Here’s what’s new with Skyrim update 1.20.

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Skyrim Update 1.20 Patch Notes

This update adds free content for Skyrim Anniversary Edition. Most of the content and quests are locked behind the Anniversary Edition upgrade, which costs $20, but some things have been added to Skyrim Special Edition for free. Here’s what’s new.

  • Fishing
    • Fishing spots to various locations around Skyrim
    • New fishing-related quests at the Riften Fishery
    • Fishing rods
    • New fish
    • Aquariums to display fish
  • Survival Mode
    • Optional survival mode
    • Players must manage food, hunger, temperature, fatigue, and much more in this mode
    • Carry weight is significantly reduced
    • Fast travel is disabled
  • Saints and Seducers
    • Several new quests in the new Saints and Seducers questline
    • New dungeon
    • Two new artifacts
    • Multiple sets of weapons and armor
    • Recruitable pets
    • New alchemy ingredients
    • New summoning spells
  • Rare Curios
    • A companion piece to Saints and Seducers that adds new items to Khajit vendors
    • New ingredients
    • New potions and poisons
    • New arrow types

These additions are available via the Bethesda Creation Club. They used to cost money, but now they are offered for free to every Skyrim player. If you choose to upgrade to the Anniversary Edition, you will receive everything else from the Creation Club as well, including several new armor sets, weapons, items, and quests.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Anniversary Edition is available now on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch.

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Currently serving as an Associate Editor at Attack of the Fanboy, Diego Perez has been writing about video games since 2018, specializing in live service games like Destiny and Final Fantasy XIV. His work is featured at publications like Game Rant and The Outerhaven, but Attack of the Fanboy is home to his best work. When he's not editing or writing guides, he's yelling about Ape Escape or grinding Lost Sectors in Destiny. Plus, he has a Bachelor of Science in Telecommunication Media Studies for Texas A&M University.