Skyrim Special Edition patch 1.3 now in Steam beta

More performance issues to fix.

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Bethesda has had some issues with The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition, some of them being introduced by a 1.1 patch that was supposed to fix problems, but instead caused others. The 1.2 update fixed some of those, but other bugs still needed to be squashed. So now a 1.3 update is in beta on Steam.

The patch, which requires PC users to accept the beta download and install it, addresses a few things without much detail, other than the Slow Time bug fix. Here's the changelog:

Fixes

  • General stability and performance improvements
  • Fixed an issue where Slow Time effects weren't behaving properly
  • Better support for 144hz displays

No word on if these changes are PC specific or will be implemented on PS4 or Xbox One. We'll know more when the patch officially comes out of beta.

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    November 22, 2016 8:00 AM

    John Keefer posted a new article, Skyrim Special Edition patch 1.3 now in Steam beta

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      November 22, 2016 7:59 PM

      According some people who've tried this patch, their "better 144hz support" is to hard-cap the FPS to 60 in the engine. Some special edition this is.

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        November 23, 2016 12:04 AM

        Brilliant.

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        November 23, 2016 12:09 AM

        I hope this all these issues with the game leads to the thinking abit harder about possibly finding a new engine and not just upgrading the current one constantly.

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        November 23, 2016 12:22 AM

        Well, in all honesty, that IS improved support. Now I don't have to use a 3rd party program or set my desktop to 60hz to prevent the game from flipping the fuck out.

        Of course it would be nice if it just worked above 60fps, but I'm really not that surprised that they're not re-writing parts of the engine for what is essentially a re-release of the game.

        I'm not complaining since I got it free.

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          November 23, 2016 1:12 AM

          Yeah. Not really complaining, but was surprised that it doesn't offer 21:9 support.

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          November 23, 2016 1:59 AM

          So THAT'S why everything was fucked when I played it. In the intro the horse was 50 foot long and the cart was flipping around like the wheels were jelly.