Bethesda has released a new beta patch for the PC version of Skyrim. This patch comes with some minor fixes and is essential for all those using various plugins that cause crashes. According to the release notes, those crashes have been fixed, alongside the missing sun (after fast travelling) and some issues with the frequency of first person kill cameras. Those interested in trying this beta patch will have to enable the ‘Beta Updates’ from the Steam client. You can find below the complete changelog of this patch.
Skyrim Beta Patch 1.5.26 Changelog:
Fixed issue with frequency of first person kill cameras
Underwater effects now display properly
Fixed crash when loading certain plugins
Fixed issue where sun would not appear properly after fast travel
Note: As Bethesda recently said in their latest Podcast, the latest Creation Kit update resolves reported issues with navmeshing. Recently they’ve discovered a change made to 1.5’s executable for support of the navmesh fix caused CTDs for users loading mods. As a result, they’ve removed the executable change in this beta update. For the navmesh fix, the team is currently investigating the issue.
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