Bethesda has confirmed that update 1.6 for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is going to bring an array of new features, including Mounted Combat, allowing players to execute attacks while on horseback.
Skyrim came out last year for the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 platforms and, since then, Bethesda has released all sorts of updates for the game in order to eliminate bugs and to implement features, like the new kill cameras or the Kinect support
for the Xbox 360 version.
Now, with the upcoming patch 1.6 for Skyrim, Bethesda has confirmed that a major new mechanic will be added: Mounted Combat.
After the launch of the update, players will finally be able to execute attacks, either melee or ranged ones, while riding on their trusty horses through Skyrim.
You can check out the rest of the things included in Skyrim patch 1.6 below.
Mounted Combat - Skyrim now allows you to do melee and ranged combat while riding a horse
General stability and memory optimizations
General AI pathfinding optimizations and bug fixes
Optimizations and crash fixes for data leaks
Fixed rare crash with lighting
Fixed crashes related to loading and saving games
Fixed crash with summoned creatures/NPCs
Fixed rare issue where saves would be corrupted
Improved logic for when ranged kill cams are played
Fixed issue with ranged kill cams while killing a dragon
Fixed rare issue with certain ranged kill cams not playing properly
Fixed issue with nirnroot lighting not properly cleaning up
Fixed issue where bow damage was being calculated incorrectly
Fixed rare problem with werewolf kill moves would not finish animating properly
In “The Break of Dawn” fixed rare issue where Meridia’s Beacon would disappear from player’s inventory
Fixed occasional issue where followers would disappear after player pays off a bounty after committing a crime
Fixed issue where certain creatures and NPCs would fail to respawn properly
Fixed rare issue with dialogue subtitles not displaying properly
Fixed issue with water appearing blurry when loading a saved game after creating a save underwater
Fixed issue where map cursor would occasionally disappear after closing a message box with Kinect enabled (Xbox 360)
Fixed rare issue with shouts only performing the first level and not other unlocked levels with Kinect enabled (Xbox 360)
Fixed issue where the shout buttons would stop working properly if users mashed LB and RB during cooldown with Kinect enabled (Xbox 360)
The patch is already available for download as a beta version on the PC platform, via Steam, while the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of Skyrim will be released at a later time.
Bethesda also promised that it would reveal the first details about the upcoming Dawnguard
expansion for Skyrim in the near future.