Skyrim 1.6 update goes live on Xbox 360

Mounted combat! Bug fixes!

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The Skyrim 1.6 update is now live on Xbox 360, Bethesda has announced.

It brings mounted combat to the openworld fantasy role-playing game for the first time and implements a raft of bug fixes.

The beta update is already available on PC via Steam.

The 1.6 patch notes in full:

New features:

  • Mounted Combat - Skyrim now allows you to do melee and ranged combat while riding a horse.

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 bounty 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).

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