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Skyrim Special Edition 1.3 (1.05) Update: What’s New



The third major Skyrim Special Edition patch is now available for some users and today we want to take a look at the most important things you need to know about the Skyrim Special Edition 1.3 update and its release.

Skyrim Special Edition problems continue to plague the game on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Windows PC as we push into 2017. Gamers on all three platforms are complaining about a variety of issues including crashes, issues with quests and NPCs, and more.

Bethesda tackled some Skyrim Special Edition problems with its 1.1 and 1.2 updates but the game requires additional help.

Fortunately, help has arrived.


Bethesda’s released a brand new Skyrim Special Edition update. The 1.3 patch is currently available for two platforms with a release on the way for the missing console.

With the Skyrim Special Edition 1.3 patch here we want to take a look at the key release details for PC, Xbox One and PS4.

Skyrim Special Edition 1.3 Update Now Available

The Skyrim Special Edition 1.3 patch is out of beta and it’s now available for those of you playing the game on Windows PC and PlayStation 4. It’s dubbed 1.05 on the PS4.


The 1.3 patch isn’t available for the Xbox One. Yet. In its announcement, Bethesda notes that the patch will be coming to the Xbox One in the future. It doesn’t provide a release window or a specific release date.

To confirm the version number of your game, pause the game and head on over to the System tab. In the lower-left corner, you should see the updated version of Skyrim Special Edition.

What’s New

As for the Skyrim Special Edition patch’s contents, it’s a small bug fixer for both the Windows PC and PlayStation 4.

The 1.3 patch for PS4 mirrors the patch for PC and includes a short list of fixes including the infamous “General stability and performance improvements.” There are three other fixes including:

  • Fixed an issue where Slow Time effects weren’t behaving properly
  • Better support for 144hz displays (PC only)
  • Fixed issue with being unable to log into

It’s unclear if the 1.3 patch for the Xbox One will feature the same change log though we expect it to be similar.

Skyrim Special Edition 1.3 Problems

Before you download the Skyrim Special Edition 1.3 update take note of the problems plaguing Windows PC and PS4 users.


PC users are reporting several problems with the 1.3 patch. 1.3 update issues include issues with saves, random crashes, problems with gamepads, refresh rate problems, and more. PS4 users are noticing similar problems with the update. This list will grow as more people download the new update.

If you run into an issue, you’ll want to report it. You’ll also want to try and fix it. We’ve put together a list of fixes for common Skyrim Special Edition problems that could come in handy if you do encounter something with the software.

It’s unclear when Bethesda will release its next Skyrim Special Edition patch so if you do run into an issue you’ll need to be extremely proactive as we push into the new year.

163 PS4 & Xbox One Skyrim Mods You Should Try Right Now

A Quality Map

A Quality Map

One of our favorite Skyrim mods for PC is now available for console. 

A Quality World Map by IcePenguin is an essential mod for PC. And now that it's available for console, it's an essential mod for Xbox One. (It's not available for PS4 yet.)

Bethesda's vanilla Skyrim map is decent enough but this mod takes it to the next level with improved textures and detailed roads.

The developer has literally drawn out every single road in the game and needless to say, it's impressive. And useful. 

For more info, take a look at the video below.

Trust us, this one is very, very good. Give it a try today.

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