Skyrim 1.4 beta patch now available on Steam

You know that Skyrim patch we told you about last Friday? Well, it's available now—but only if you have Steam, and only if you're comfortable with the fact that the patch is still in development. Indeed, the version Bethesda currently offers is a beta.

According to this post on Bethesda's blog, Skyrim players can use Valve's distribution service to grab the beta update by enabling "beta participation" via Steam. Here are the instructions:

  1. Log into Steam
  2. Click on Steam in the upper menu
  3. Select Settings
  4. Under the Account tab, go to the Beta Participation section and select Change.
  5. A drop down menu will appear. Select Skyrim Beta.
  6. Select OK.
  7. Steam will now restart. After Steam restarts, Skyrim will be updated to the Beta version currently available.

Not happy with the patch? Fret not, because you can roll back to the latest production release. Just follow the same steps but select "none" instead of "Skyrim beta" in the drop-down menu.

In case you missed them, the release notes for Skyrim 1.4 can be perused here.

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