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Latest Skyrim: Special Edition Patch Is Live, Bug Fixing And Performance Improvements

Latest patch for Skyrim: Special Edition was quite a mess. Instead of improving the game quality, this patch caused the game to crash for a lot of players. Now, Bethesda has released a new Skyrim: Special Edition patch to fix these problems.

Also see: Skyrim Special Edition PS4 Pro Version Runs At Native 4K With Some Minor Issues

Skyrim: Special Edition patch 1.2 is already out for PlayStation 4 and PC, while Xbox One is getting it within the weekend.

Here you can find the full notes for Skyrim: Special Edition patch 1.2.

  • General stability and performance improvements
  • Fixed issue related to using alt-tab while playing the game (PC)
  • Fixed issue with water flow not rendering properly
  • Fixed crash related to changing from werewolf back to human form
  • Fixed crash related to reloading after changing Load Order of mods
  • General bug fixing and improvements with browsing Mods

However, PlayStation 4 Pro has finally been released and players wanted to give it a try, hoping to see a difference in terms of performance and graphics quality. Unfortunately, they were disappointed.

In fact, Skyrim: Special Edition frame-rate is worse on PlayStation 4 Pro than on the regular PS4.

It was Digital Foundry to talk about this question with one of their latest reports. According to them, the reason behind the frame-rate drop is apparently that the game is not entirely suited for 4K resolution, as running in “4K-mode” can cause the frame-rate to drop even over the standard edition of the game. These issues are at odds with Sony’s requirements for game porting to PS4 Pro, according to which the frame-rate must be higher or equal to the standard version of the game.

By the way, Skyrim: Special Edition is already out for PS4, Xbox One and PC.