Steam users can now opt-in to try out a beta release of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim version 1.4.
Want an early look at what will become Skyrim’s 1.4 patch? Its now possible, as will be the case with future Skyrim updates, to download a beta version of the update through Steam before a final release across all three platforms. To opt in, follow the instructions listed here.
Of course, this is an unfinished product like any other, so you may well run into some nasty bugs. Bethesda are smartly advising you to try it out only if you’re suffering a problem noted the in the admittedly-gargantuan patch notes, and to back up your game saves beforehand. If you run into trouble, you can opt-out, restart Steam and Skyrim will be restored to the previous (i.e. current) version.
It’s worth noting that Steam Workshop implementation, despite being set for inclusion in 1.4, is not part of the beta. There is, however, a dedicated forum for providing feedback/glitchy horror stories.
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