The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim PS3 1.8 Update Is Live, DLC Starts Tomorrow

Bethesda has updated their blog to announce that the 1.8 update (2.08 in Europe) for the PlayStation 3 version of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is now live. In addition to preparing your PS3 for the long-overdue Skyrim downloadable content the update will also correct the following issues with the game:

  • General memory and stability improvements
  • Fixed rare crash when using vampiric grip
  • Fixed issue where Arnleif and Sons Trading Company could become permanently locked
  • Fixed issue related to duplicate NPCs
  • Fixed rare issue where exterior door would not open properly

As a reminder, all the downloadable content for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is due to launch on the PlayStation 3 this month according to the release schedule below. Additionally, Bethesda is providing a 50% discount for all users during each packs release week to make up for the small delay.

  • Dragonborn (releases Tuesday, February 12th NA, February 13th EU) – Players travel to the island of Solstheim off the coast of Morrowind. There they will find new towns, dungeons, and quests, as they embark on a quest to become the Ultimate Dragonborn. Additionally, players will also discover new powers/weapons and eventually gain the ability to tame dragons.
  • Hearthfire (releases Tuesday, February 19th NA, February 20th EU) – Players gain the ability to purchase land where they can then design and build their own home. Once they have outfitted their own personal manor they can use the add-on’s adoption system to take in their own orphans and start a family.
  • Dawnguard (releases Tuesday, February 26th NA, February 27th EU) – Players choose between fighting against the Vampire Lord Harkon or joining him on his quest to use the Elder Scrolls to destroy the sun. The downloadable pack adds new locations, creatures, weapons, spells, and armor to the game. Additionally, players can choose to become a Vampire Lord or use the new Werewolf perk system.

To be honest, this is a day that I never thought would happen. After experiencing all the initial problems that plagued the PlayStation 3 version of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, I gave up all hope of the DLC ever being released. My hat is tipped to Bethesda and Sony for actually making it happen.

All that remains now is to find out exactly how many players are willing to jump back into the game.