Bethesda’s finally issued a new Skyrim Special Edition update for Xbox One, PS4, and Windows PC and the developer’s latest patch brings new content to the Creation Club marketplace
It took Bethesda three months but the company is back with another version of Skyrim Special Edition.
The March Skyrim Special Edition update is a little bit bigger than the December patch and it brings the Creation Club content Bethesda promised to gamers a few weeks ago.
Bethesda hasn’t posted an official change log and we don’t expect it to. With that in mind here’s everything you need to know about the Skyrim Special Edition 1.5.73 update.
Skyrim Special Edition 1.5.73 Update Size
The March Skyrim Special Edition update is called 1.5.73 if you’re playing on Xbox One. If you’re playing the game on a PlayStation 4 you’re going to see a different version number. They might have different version numbers, but the updates are the same.
The Skyrim Special Edition 1.5.73 update requires a pretty sizable chunk of space on your storage. If you’re playing the game on an Xbox One you’re looking at a 1.8GB download. The download size is around the same for the PlayStation 4.
If you haven’t played Skyrim Special Edition for awhile you’ll see a much larger download size because you’ll be forced to download the changes from any updates you skipped.
The Skyrim Special Edition 1.5.73 patch is a mandatory download for all Skyrim Special Edition players, not just those who want to download the new Creation Club content. That said, if you want to skip the download, you can put your console into offline mode and play the game offline.
If you’re tired of deleting games or game clips when you need to install updates, here are the best Xbox One hard drives and PS4 hard drives.
March Skyrim SE Creation Club Content
The Skyrim Special Edition 1.5.73 update brings a fresh round of content to the Creation Club marketplace.
Bethesda recently teased four new Skyrim Special Edition Creation Club creations including Umbra, Shadowfoot Sanctum, Arms of Chaos, and Spell Knight Armor. These are all included in this patch.
- Umbra (500 Credits)
The history of this Daedric artifact is recounted in the rise and fall of those that have wielded it. Forged from wicked hands and vile mind, legend says that Umbra itself lives, its echoes whispering from the winding halls of Champion’s Rest. Some even say the sword wields its bearer, but to find the answer, you must first defeat Umbra yourself. Umbra introduces a brand new dungeon to Skyrim featuring stunning visuals, puzzle solving, and an exhilarating boss fight, culminating in the acquisition of the iconic sword.
- Shadowfoot Sanctum (400 Credits)
A thief does not fear the dark, for they call the shadows home. Shadowfoot Sanctum is a brand new player domicile nestled in the dark underbelly of the Riften Ratways. With a secret entrance and easy access to the Thieves Guild, Shadowfoot Sanctum provides both convenience and concealment for any aspiring thief, as well as a secret room to display your spoils with discretion.
- Arms of Chaos (500 Credits)
The original Staff of Chaos, or Balac-thurm, was a relic of untold power, shattered into pieces and lost to time. In the years since, mages have sought to recreate its magic, traveling to worlds beyond the realms of mortal men. Follow the path of the mages as you obtain an ancient ring and restore the artifacts of chaos, including two new staves and an enchanted amulet!
- Spell Knight Armor (400 Credits)
Adorning the armor of the Spell Knight, the Keepers of the Crypt of Hearts were knights renowned throughout High Rock for their bravery and valor. Yet when the heart of a knight was stolen by a witch, they vowed to guard not just the crypt in Shornhelm, but the hearts of all men. Learn the story of the Spell Knight and obtain the armor that was their standard. The Spell Knight Armor comes in three variants, including iron, steel, and ebony!
Skyrim SE Creation Club Deals
There are also some limited time Creation Club deals on the marketplace that are worth a look if you want to add some additional items to your game.
For a limited time you can snag the Forgotten Seasons dungeon for 900 credits, the Rare Curios for 50 credits, and the Vigil Enforcer Armor Set for 300 Credits.
There’s also a Dwarven Armored Mudcrab, usually 50 credits, that’s available for free.
Content Updates, Bug Fixes & Problems
According to Bethesda, the Skyrim 1.5.73 update makes improvements to the mod download system. If you’ve had issues downloading mods, you’ll want to download this patch right now.
The update also brings some improvements to older Creation Club content. Here’s what’s changed according to Bethesda:
- Civil War Champions
Both sets of armor have updated textures.
- Lord’s Mail
Armor texture updated.
The Redguard outfits can also be found at Radiant Raiments.
- Ruin’s Edge
Improving this weapon only requires Arcane Blacksmith perk.
- Sunder & Wraithguard
Texture and skinning fixes for Wraithguard itself, and the left gauntlet that pairs with it.
Texture fix for Sunder
- Bone Wolf & Plague of the Dead
Zombies and Bone Wolves will now spawn in the world at set locations.
For Plague of the Dead, this is in addition to the original system of zombie encounters.
- Arcane Archer (December Patch)
Telekinesis arrows damage increased to 30 from 10.
Fixed elemental damage of elemental arrows.
- Base Game
Vegetable Soup and Venison Stew now properly restore health.
There’s also a chance the new update brings some problems of its own. New versions often bring their own set of bugs and performance issues.
If you run into an issue with the latest version of the game you’ll want to take a look at our list of fixes for common Skyrim Special Edition problems.
163 PS4 & Xbox One Skyrim Mods You Should Try Right Now
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.