Skyrim Special Edition Update 1.04 Is Live on PS4, Fixes Crashes

Following a PC release last week, Skyrim Special Edition update 1.04 (aka Update 1.2) is now live on PlayStation 4, Bethesda has announced. The Xbox One version of the update is expected later this week.

Here’s what changed with today’s Skyrim Special Edition update on PS4, which is 477MB:

  • General stability and performance improvements
  • Fixed issue with water flow not rendering properly
  • Fixed crash related to changing from werewolf back to human form
  • Fixed crash related to reloading after changing Load Order of mods
  • General bug fixing and improvements with browsing Mods

In the Known Issues section on Bethesda’s website, they explain what to do if you get stuck in the world:

There are some obscure areas where you can accidentally get stuck in the level geometry and be rendered unable to escape by normal means. On all platforms, if you are outdoors, you can attempt to Fast Travel elsewhere via your World Map. This will not be possible if there are enemies nearby.

If you are indoors or otherwise in an area or situation where you cannot Fast Travel, you will have to reload a previous save and be wary of the area in the future.

Bethesda also explained how to access the Dawnguard, Dragonborn, and Hearthfire expansion content:


Once Dawnguard is installed, players that are level 10 or higher will hear rumors about the Dawnguard from guards in major cities. They may also be approached by a courier who will give them a note about the Dawnguard. Otherwise, if your character is below level 10 or you wish to find the Dawnguard on your own, you can seek out the Dawnguard headquarters roughly east/southeast of Riften. It can be reached by a small cave through the mountains.


To begin Dragonborn, you must travel to Solstheim. This can be done at any points after installing the game add-on content by travelling to the Windhelm docks and locating Gjalund Salt-Sage, a sea captain that may be willing to take you to the island for a small fee.

The “main” questline of Dragonborn will start soon after you have started the main game’s quest “The Horn of Jurgen Windcaller”, after consulting with the Greybeards for the first time. After having started this quest, you will soon run into a group of Cultists when traveling around the world that will discuss Dragonborn’s questline.


If you have already completed tasks for the jarls of Falkreath, Hjaalmarch, or Dawnstar and earned their trust, you will receive a letter from the steward of their respective towns letting you know that land has become available for purchase. Receipt of this letter is required in order to be able to purchase land. You will receive a iscellaneous objective, and a quest target that points to the Steward or relevant authority of that hold.

If you have not yet earned the trust of the Jarls, you will receive a letter via Courier once your character is level 9 or higher. The invite will allow your character to visit and learn about the benefits of working for them and the possibility of buying land. If your character is already level 9 or above when Hearthfire is first installed, you will soon receive the letter from a Courier while visiting a town or settlement.

Bethesda has yet to say if the issues affecting Skyrim Special Edition on PS4 Pro will be fixed in an upcoming patch.

[Source: Bethesda (1), (2), (3), (4), (5)]