Skyrim Update 1.5 Detailed, New Kill Cams & Melee Attacks Video Released

March 15, 2012 Written by Nick Michetti

Bethesda has announced that Update 1.5 for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is available now as a beta update on Steam and will be available soon for consoles. They’ve released a new video of the new kill cams and melee attacks in the game.

Here’s a list of all of the new features and fixes coming in the title update (coming for all platforms unless noted otherwise):

NEW FEATURES

– New cinematic kill cameras for projectile weapons and spells
– New kill moves and animations for melee weapons
– Shadows on grass available (PC)
– Smithing skill increases now factor in the created item’s value
– Improved visual transition when going underwater
– Improved distance LOD transition for snowy landscapes

BUG FIXES

– General crash fixes and memory optimizations
– Fixed issue with Deflect Arrows perk not calculating properly
– In “A Cornered Rat,” the death of certain NPCs no longer blocks progression
– Fixed issue where Farkas would not give Companion’s quests properly
– Fixed crash when loading saves that rely on data that is no longer being loaded
– Followers sneak properly when player is sneaking
– Fixed issue with weapon racks not working properly in Proudspire Manor
– Arrows and other projectiles that were stuck in objects in the world now clean up properly
– Fixed issue where “Rescue Mission” was preventing “Taking Care of Business” from starting properly
– Fixed issue where certain NPCs would fail to become Thieves Guild fences
– Fixed issue in “Diplomatic Immunity” where killing all the guards in the Thalmor Embassy before starting the quest would break progress
– In “Hard Answers,” picking up the dwarven museum key after completing the quest, no longer restarts the quest
– Killing Viola before or after “Blood on the Ice” no longer blocks progression
– Fixed issue where Calixto would fail to die properly in “Blood on the Ice”
– In “Waking Nightmare” fixed occasional issue where Erandur would stop pathing properly
– Fixed issue where letters and notes with random encounters would appear blank
– Fixed rare issue where dialogue and shouts would improperly play
– Lydia will now offer marriage option after player purchases Breezehome in Whiterun
– Fixed issue where if player manually mined ore in Cidhna Mine, jail time would not be served
– Fixed rare issue with skills not increasing properly
– Fixed issue where the Headsman’s Axe did not gain proper buff from Barbarian perk
– In “A Night to Remember” it is no longer possible to kill Ysolda, Ennis or Senna before starting the quest
– Fixed issue with the ebony dagger having a weapon speed that was too slow
– Fixed issue with “The Wolf Queen Awakened” where backing out of a conversation with Styrr too soon would block progress
– The third level of the Limbsplitter perk now properly improves all battle axes
– Fixed a rare issue where Sanguine Rose would not work properly
– In “Tending the Flames” King Olaf’s Verse will no longer disappear from explosions

To view the kill cams and melee attacks video, click on the video below:


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