Skyrim Special Edition 1.5.16 Update: What’s New

Bethesda’s rolled out a brand new Skyrim Special Edition patch and our walkthrough will take you through the most important things to know about the new Skyrim 1.5.16 update for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

The previous Skyrim Special Edition update, the 1.5 patch, delivered Creation Club and new downloadable content from Bethesda and its developer partners.

The latest update, the 1.5.16 update, doesn’t come with any new content, but it does bring fixes for lingering Skyrim Special Edition problems which include issues with the Creation Club platform.

Skyrim Special Edition 1.5.16 Update Size

The Skyrim Special Edition 1.5 update was a fairly substantial download, but the latest Skyrim Special Edition patch is much smaller for all three platforms.

The Skyrim Special Edition 1.5 update is just a few MB for the PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 and it took less than a minute to complete over a high-speed Wi-Fi network. It will likely take a lot longer if you passed on previous Skyrim Special Edition updates.

If you haven’t fired up Skyrim Special Edition in a few months, you might need to clean up your hard drive before starting the game.

No Skyrim Creation Club Content

Bethesda’s controversial Creation Club store was first announced back in June and it delivers new high quality content from Bethesda and outside developer partners.

The previous patch delivered several new downloadable items, but the latest patch doesn’t bring any new content to Skyrim Special Edition.

The latest Skyrim patch doesn’t have any new Creation Club content on board.

The Skyrim Creation Club store remains the same after the latest patch which means the list of content still looks like this for Xbox One, PS4 and Windows PC users:

  • Survival Mode: 500 Credits
  • Divine Crusader: 500 Credits
  • Ruin’s Edge: 400 Credits
  • Plague of the Dead: 400 Credits
  • Chryamere: 300 Credits
  • Staff of Shergorath: 250 Credits
  • Stendarr’s Hammer: 200 Credits
  • Arcane Accessories: 100 Credits
  • Arcane Archer Pack: 100 Credits

The latest patch doesn’t bring anything new to the table, but we Bethesda and its partners to deliver brand new content well into 2018.

Creation Club credits are purchased on the game store. On the PS4 and Xbox One Store in the United States, 750 credits costs $8.00, 1500 credits costs $15, 3000 credits costs $25, and 5,500 costs $40.

Bethesda supplied Skyrim players with 100 free Creation Club credits in October, but the latest patch doesn’t bring any additional funds.

Bug Fixes

The Skyrim Special Edition 1.5.16 patch for Xbox One, PS4, and Windows PC is focused on bugs.

Bethesda’s new patch includes a fix for the rate of critters respawning in world, a fix for a crash related to changing profiles (Xbox One only), a fix for issues with screenshots displaying incorrectly in Creation Club/Mods, and minor bug fixes to Bethesda.net.

It also includes a revised Message of the Day heading and Bethesda says its changed logic for how Creation Club content is initialized.

The 1.5.16 patch fixes issues, but there are still problems plaguing the base game and its DLC expansions. Some users are also reporting issues with the Skyrim Script Extender.

Bethesda hasn’t confirmed the next Skyrim Special Edition update so you’ll be on your own for a few more days at least. If you run into issues with this version of Skyrim take a look at our list of fixes for common Skyrim Special Edition problems.

171 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.

This is still one of our favorite Skyrim mods. Give it a try today.

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