Attack of the Fanboy

Skyrim Update 1.7 arrives in Europe

by William Schwartz


Finally, PlayStation 3 Skyrim players outside of North America have gotten their hands on patch 1.7 for the RPG. This new patch on the PlayStation 3 brings big changes to the way Skyrim is played. Added to the mix is the ability to use Mounted Combat, as well as various bug fixes for the game. The patch will be offered to players for download when playing Skyrim on the PS3 while connected to the PlayStation Network.

While this latest patch is some consolation for PS3 fans, many are still waiting for Skyrim Dawnguard on the platform, the first expansion since the game’s 2011 release. Having already been released on the Xbox 360 and PC, Skyrim Dawnguard is a vampire themed expansion that tasks players with cleansing a vampire uprise in Tamriel. Earlier, Bethesda announced that the major cause for delay on the PlayStation 3 platform was due to “quality concerns”.

There have been no further updates on the timeline for an arrival of the first expansion on other platforms. Meanwhile, new findings are pointing to another new expansion for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. A recent trademark filing point to Skyrim “Hearthfire” as another expansion that is set to arrive at an undetermined date in the future, possibly as soon as Halloween.

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