Skyrim patch 1.4 performance tip: make a new manual save

Alteration.

There's a knack to getting good PS3 performance gains from new Skyrim patch 1.4, Bethesda has revealed.

Shared Bethesda community manager Nick Breckon:

  1. To ensure the fastest jump in performance after applying the patch, be sure to first create a new manual save by entering the save menu and choosing 'save game'. You should then restart your PlayStation 3 before continuing to play.
  2. If you encounter strange behaviour while playing immediately following application of the patch, do not be alarmed - this is a temporary effect of Skyrim scripts correcting themselves after the update. Once this process runs its course, be sure to make a new save and restart your PlayStation 3.

Skyrim patch 1.4 was wheeled out yesterday. The PS3 lag-fix was the most high profile bullet-point fix, but was by no means alone.

With yesterday's 1.4 patch came the Skyrim Creation Kit.

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