Bethesda’s released a new Skyrim Special Edition update and the latest patch should bring a fresh round of content to the Creation Club marketplace.
As we push into 2019, Bethesda continues to support Skyrim Special Edition. Updates have become infrequent, but the developer is still releasing new Creation Club content as an alternative to third-party mods.
The December Skyrim Special Edition update is a fairly sizable download and it looks like it brings the Creation Club content the company revealed back in November.
Bethesda hasn’t posted an official change log (and we don’t expect it to) but here’s what you should know about the Skyrim Special Edition 1.5.62 update.
Skyrim Special Edition 1.5.62 Update Size
The December Skyrim Special Edition update is version 1.5.62 for the Xbox One. If you’re playing Skyrim SE on a PlayStation 4 you’re going to see a different version number. You’ll see the same changes though.
The Skyrim Special Edition update doesn’t require a massive chunk of hard drive space, but some of you will likely need to clear out space in order to make room.
The download for the Xbox One X is right around 1.3GB and you can expect a similar download size if you’re playing the game on a PS4.
If you haven’t played Skyrim SE in a while you will likely see a much larger download size because you’ll be forced to download the content from the updates you skipped.
The Skyrim SE 1.5.62 patch is a mandatory download for all Skyrim Special Edition players, not just those who want to download the new content from the Creation Club marketplace.
However, if you do want to skip the download, you can put your console into offline mode and play the game offline.
December Skyrim SE Creation Club Content
We don’t have an official change log for the update and we probably won’t get one. That said, the patch appears more than likely delivers a fresh round of content to the Creation Club.
Bethesda teased five new Skyrim Special Edition Creation Club creations including Civil War Champions, Sunder & Wraithguard, the Vigil Enforcer Armor Set, Elite Crossbows, and the Saturalia Holiday Pack.
We don’t see them on the Creation Club yet, but it sometimes takes a few hours for them to appear. Keep an eye out for their arrival.
Here’s what you can expect from these creations:
- Civil War Champions
In the midst of an unending war, the Stormcloaks and Imperials have agreed to a duel. Two champions are to meet on the field of battle, to decide once and for all whose warriors are the fiercest. Choose a side, don the armor of the champion, and prove your mettle.
- Sunder & Wraithguard
Crafted by the Dwemer Tonal Architect Lord Kagrenac, Sunder and Wraithguard represent two of the three tools created to tap into the Heart of Lorkhan. Imbued with ancient magic, the weapons are said to empower not only their wielder, but each other.
- Vigil Enforcer Armor Set
While Stendarr may offer mercy, the Vigilant have none to spare. Among the ranks of these holy warriors are armored paladins who shed their priestly robes for hide and steel. Collect and craft four unique armor sets and deliver Stendarr’s justice to both the abominations and those corrupted by them.
- Elite Crossbows
The crossbow has long been the weapon of choice for skilled hunters, whether the prey be animals of the forest or creatures of the night. Forged from the rarest of metals, the Ebony and Elven crossbows represent two of the most deadly ranged weapons in all of Tamriel.
- Saturalia Holiday Pack
Once known as a day of debauchery, Saturalia has since transformed into a time of gift giving and cheer. Celebrate the holidays with these festive Saturalia garments, and spread merriment across Skyrim on your very own reindeer!
We don’t have any prices on these yet and won’t until they appear on the Creation Club.
Skyrim SE Creation Club Deals
There are also some limited time Creation Club deals on the marketplace and they’re worth a look if you want to spice up your game in December and beyond.
For a limited time you can snag the Survival Bundle for 900 credits, the Community Creator Bundle for 1200 credits, the Divine Crusader and Chrysamere Bundle for 600 Credits, the Survival Bundle for 900 Credits, The Sheogorath Bundle for 450 Credits, and The Sword, Backpack, and Nix-Hound Bundle for 650 credits.
There’s also a Dwarven Armored Mudcrab, usually 50 credits, that’s available for free.
Bug Fixes & Problems
As of right now we don’t know if Skyrim’s 1.5.62 update fixes any bugs or performance issues. New updates sometimes come with unlisted bug fixes and we’ll let you know if we find any.
Of course, there’s also a good chance the update brings some problems of its own. If you stumble into issues with the latest version of the game please take a look at our list of fixes for common Skyrim Special Edition problems.
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