We’ve asked and Bethesda have listened.
Soon your beloved steed will no longer serve just for getting you from A to B in Skyrim, but will also now enable you to rain behooved death on poor unmounted opponents!
Jodhpurs at the ready brothers and sisters, equine war is upon us!
Whilst not released just yet, the exciting feature is available via Steam in Beta form… more details on the official Blog.
For those unwilling to negotiate Bethesda’s Blog’s age verification system find a copy of the salient details below;
1.6 Update (all platforms unless specified)
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 inventory
Fixed occasional issue where followers would disappear after player pays off a bounty
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 saving underwater
If anything changes, we’ll let you know…