The development team at Bethesda has introduced a new patch for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, labeled 1.8, which is now available in beta stage on the Steam digital distribution service from Steam, allowing all interested fans to see how it changes the game.
The developers say that they have mainly worked on improving the game’s stability and performance, especially when it comes to the use of the PC system memory.
A crash linked to the Vampiric grip has been fixed and gamers who saw the Arnleif and Sons Trading Company become permanently locked should be able to once again use it for trading.
A number of problems with NPCs that would be duplicated has also been eliminated, as have been some problems with doors that refused to open.
Bethesda is inviting PC players to use the option tab in their Steam copy of Skyrim to opt into the new beta and test it thoroughly.
The developers are expecting feedback from the player base and will then make the 1.8 patch official.
After the certification process is done, the patch will also be offered on the Xbox 360 from Microsoft and the PlayStation 3 from Sony.
Bethesda has launched The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim almost one year earlier, and the fact that the team is still supporting the game with patches is a sign that it has been a massive success in terms of sales.
Recently, Skyrim fans have been able to download the new Hearthfire DLC, which allows them to create their own house with their own layout and design.
The development team at Bethesda has further hinted that more content is being prepared for the game, although it is not clear whether they will offer more story options or they plan to only add some side activities.