Skyrim Patch 1.5 Detailed

By Michelle Balsan, 4 years ago
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim may have been last year's Game of the Year in many places (including here at TA), but that by no means implies that it was perfect out of the gate.

Thankfully, we live in a day and age where games can continue to be updated even though they've already been released into the retail space. Bethesda is quite familiar with this method of fixing issues having already released a patch or two for Skyrim in the past.

Alongside a host of fixes, which are detailed below, patch 1.5 brings kill cameras for projectile weapons and spells, new animations for melee weapons, and tweaks to the smithing system. There's even a video touching on what you can expect when the patch goes live.


NEW FEATURES

New cinematic kill cameras for projectile weapons and spells
New kill moves and animations for melee weapons
Shadows on grass available (PC)
Smithing skill increases now factor in the created item’s value
Improved visual transition when going underwater
Improved distance LOD transition for snowy landscapes

BUG FIXES

General crash fixes and memory optimizations
Fixed issue with Deflect Arrows perk not calculating properly
In “A Cornered Rat,” the death of certain NPCs no longer blocks progression
Fixed issue where Farkas would not give Companion’s quests properly
Fixed crash when loading saves that rely on data that is no longer being loaded
Followers sneak properly when player is sneaking
Fixed issue with weapon racks not working properly in Proudspire Manor
Arrows and other projectiles that were stuck in objects in the world now clean up properly
Fixed issue where “Rescue Mission” was preventing “Taking Care of Business” from starting properly
Fixed issue where certain NPCs would fail to become Thieves Guild fences
Fixed issue in “Diplomatic Immunity” where killing all the guards in the Thalmor Embassy before starting the quest would break progress
In “Hard Answers,” picking up the dwarven museum key after completing the quest, no longer restarts the quest
Killing Viola before or after “Blood on the Ice” no longer blocks progression
Fixed issue where Calixto would fail to die properly in “Blood on the Ice”
In “Waking Nightmare” fixed occasional issue where Erandur would stop pathing properly
Fixed issue where letters and notes with random encounters would appear blank
Fixed rare issue where dialogue and shouts would improperly play
Lydia will now offer marriage option after player purchases Breezehome in Whiterun
Fixed issue where if player manually mined ore in Cidhna Mine, jail time would not be served
Fixed rare issue with skills not increasing properly
Fixed issue where the Headsman’s Axe did not gain proper buff from Barbarian perk
In “A Night to Remember” it is no longer possible to kill Ysolda, Ennis or Senna before starting the quest
Fixed issue with the ebony dagger having a weapon speed that was too slow
Fixed issue with “The Wolf Queen Awakened” where backing out of a conversation with Styrr too soon would block progress
The third level of the Limbsplitter perk now properly improves all battle axes
Fixed a rare issue where Sanguine Rose would not work properly
In “Tending the Flames” King Olaf’s Verse will no longer disappear from explosions
There is currently no release date set for the patch as it has just entered beta testing. As always, once the patch is live, we'll be sure to let you know.
Michelle Balsan
Written by Michelle Balsan
Michelle is the Assistant Manager of the Newshounds at TrueAchievements and has been a member of staff since 2010. When not contributing to gaming websites, she makes her living as a mild-mannered librarian. She can be compelled to play just about anything if there's a co-op component, and has been playing games with friends and siblings since the Atari 2600. As it's reportedly healthy to have hobbies outside of gaming, she also roots for some of the most difficult sporting franchises to root for, the New York Mets and New York Jets, but offsets that by rooting for the New Jersey Devils. She's also seen pretty much none of the movies you have, but she's working on that.
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SyndicateKing
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Posted on 16 March 12 at 00:03
Good to know, hopefully for the dlc it will be at least 99% bug free, im sure they will try
CaptainSquishy1
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Posted on 16 March 12 at 00:03
I actually used that glitch when transitioning from air to water... I could see everything so clearly!
Dreakon1313
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Posted on 16 March 12 at 00:04
I'm digging it, I played Skyrim in it's entirety on the PS3 (including getting all of the trophies/achievements) but I enjoyed it so much that I would consider doing it all over again on the Xbox... not to mention I'm sure some quality DLC is coming down the pipeline sooner or later.

Won't spend the full $60 on it, but when the price goes down all these patches just sweeten the deal.
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Detr0itz Pr1nce
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Posted on 16 March 12 at 00:08
I hope this patch fixes the thieves guild achievement. I don't want to make a new game just to do that stuff over again.
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Detr0itz Pr1nce said:I hope this patch fixes the thieves guild achievement. I don't want to make a new game just to do that stuff over again.What Thieves Guild achievement would that be? Maybe I'm thinking of the PS3 but the only messed up achievement was the "One With The Shadows" where if you sold off your guild armor you'd hang up the game making it impossible to finish the questline.

That may have been fixed in 1.4 since they placed guild armor around the Cistern area for those who lost/sold theirs.
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Posted on 16 March 12 at 00:19
In “Waking Nightmare” fixed occasional issue where Erandur would stop pathing properly.

It's about time.
Is it really an achievement if it's easy or everyone has it?
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Posted on 16 March 12 at 00:25
That's quite a list.
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Posted on 16 March 12 at 00:29
DLC!
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Posted on 16 March 12 at 00:33
It's good to see that they're not only still patching the game, but adding in new features too.
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I really need to play this game I have barely touched it since its release
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Posted on 16 March 12 at 00:37, Edited on 16 March 12 at 00:38 by Pilboxybrown
Any news on improving the Ebony Blade with smithing?
IWillSmokeYou69
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Posted on 16 March 12 at 00:39
Hm, figures. I always wished I could have married Lydia in Skyrim but After putting 200+ hours; I won't be playing Skyrim until DLC.
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Posted on 16 March 12 at 00:46
Very nice, adding on to it as well...Well done

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So, they're gonna let Louis LeTrush keep multiplying for now? Ah, might have to start over after all.
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Posted on 16 March 12 at 00:51
Already finished this, so the patches won't help much. Looking forward to any DLC, though...
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Posted on 16 March 12 at 00:55
Am I the only one who can't gain companion's quests quest with Aela the Huntress?
I don' know if the latest patch fix it,but if you know how to fix it,please let me know.
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Posted on 16 March 12 at 00:57
Glad to see some developers take pride in fixing/tweaking their products.
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Posted on 16 March 12 at 01:15
Wow, this game is going to end up being on par with Dead Island and Fallout New Vegas as the games with the largest bug-fixes list.
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Posted on 16 March 12 at 01:17
Though I like Skyrim, it still baffles me that it won GOTY. I can't see how it is any different than Fallout 3, just set in a different universe. Batman and Uncharted 3 were better in my opinion -- Portal 2 as well, I think.
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