Skyrim: Dawnguard beta invites going out; patch 1.6 hits PC

In a double-barrelled blast of Skyrim news, invites are now going out for the Xbox 360-exclusive beta test of Dawnguard, while the patch which introduced mounted combat has now arrived on PC.

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In a double-barrelled blast of Skyrim news, invites are now going out for the Xbox 360-exclusive beta test of the 'Dawnguard' DLC, while the patch which introduced mounted combat has now arrived on PC. Don't get too excited about your chances of getting into the beta, though.

"About 75% of our invites have gone out. The rest will go out tomorrow," Bethesda said on Twitter yesterday. So that's today. "With an overwhelming # of applicants, half of one percent received invites," it added.

If you're a PC player for whom this has no consequence, though, at least you have something new to play with in the meantime. Patch 1.6 landed on PC last night, bringing mounted combat along with gads of bug fixes. As ever, it'll update automatically through Steam.

As for when Dawnguard will properly launch, it's "tentatively" slated for an Xbox 360 release on June 26. What with the 30-day exclusivity period and all, it should be on PC and PS3 in July.

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    June 12, 2012 7:30 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Skyrim: Dawnguard beta invites going out; patch 1.6 hits PC.

    In a double-barrelled blast of Skyrim news, invites are now going out for the Xbox 360-exclusive beta test of Dawnguard, while the patch which introduced mounted combat has now arrived on PC.

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      June 12, 2012 8:24 AM

      The BETA is fantastic, have not left my mancave since I got my beta invitation. I have to give props to Bethesda for putting in the time and not just pushing out one little DLC at a time.. this thing is massive and can be easily compared to Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare (In terms of how they rolled out he DLC on the former plot of land with new landmarks, characters, environments & storeline).

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        June 12, 2012 8:27 AM

        is it like the fallout dlcs where its your own area you visit separate from the main world?

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          June 12, 2012 9:01 AM

          well the trailer showed some locations that are most certainly not in the current map

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        June 12, 2012 8:58 AM

        Thats is great to hear. Is it something we can do with a new character, or do we need a lvled character? I don't mind paying for DLC if its resembles the expansion packs of old. I'm happy!!

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      June 12, 2012 10:10 AM

      Suits take notice how DLC's are supposed to be done... minus the inevitable and notorious bugs that come with Bethesda releases. That's an entirely different discussion.

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      June 12, 2012 10:49 AM

      Does the horses rocks now? After playing RDR, the horses were "oh-hum" a lot.

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      June 12, 2012 10:52 AM

      Patch 1.6 causes my windows mouse cursor to appear in game :(

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        June 13, 2012 4:36 AM

        Did you try disabling the desktop composition and/or visual themes on the shortcut to it? (Yeah, create a desktop shortcut for it first)

        I wonder if that might fix this for you at all.