Skyrim Special Edition – Patch 1.1 beta is now available, features general performance & optimization improvements

Bethesda has released the first update for the special edition of Skyrim. According to the release notes, this patch features general performance and optimization improvements, and updates some sound files to not use compression.

Moreover, this patch fixes a rare issue with NPCs not appearing in proper locations, as well as an issue with saves erroneously being marked as Moddded, even though no mods are active.

This patch is available via the beta branch for Skyrim Special Edition. In order to access this beta branch, PC gamers will have to follow this guide.

  • Log into Steam.
  • Right Click on Skyrim Special Edition in your Library.
  • Select Settings.
  • Select Betas.
  • A drop down menu will appear. Select Beta.
  • Select OK.
  • Wait a few minutes for game to update.
  • When done, Skyrim Special Edition [Beta] should appear in our Library.

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John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities. Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved - and still does - the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the "The Evolution of PC graphics cards." Contact: Email