Bethesda releases a new update for The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim, marking the game’s first update of the new year.


Bethesda has released a new update for Skyrim – Special Edition, focusing on bug fixes and improvements for all platforms.

The update addresses issues such as menu bouncing, incorrect rendering of the download bar, and bugs related to Skyrim's Creation content.

Platform-specific improvements include resolving the display issue of Creation Credits on Epic Games Store and fixing crashing issues on PlayStation consoles.

Bethesda has released a new update for The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim – Special Edition, the enhanced version of its beloved open world RPG. The original version of Skyrim released all the way back in 2011 for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360. It was followed by the Special Edition, which launched in 2016 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One and has since been ported to the Nintendo Switch, PS5, and Xbox Series X.

Bethesda has continued to support Skyrim – Special Edition with updates, including some rather substantial ones that have added new content to the game. Bethesda dropped a surprise Skyrim update at the end of 2023 that grouped the Mods and Creation Club menus into the unified Creations Menu, which proved to be controversial. Now the studio has released yet another update for Skyrim, with this one available to download now across all platforms.

According to the patch notes for the latest Skyrim – Special Edition update, the right stick is now exclusively bound to the description field when using a controller, with search now bound to A instead of the Right Trigger. Various bugs have been addressed in the new update, including bouncing menu items, the download bar not rendering correctly, and a variety of bugs related to Skyrim's Creation content.

The new update also comes with some platform-specific improvements. For example, those playing Skyrim – Special Edition on the Epic Games Store should notice that the issue causing Creation Credits from displaying on a user's account have now been resolved. Crashing issues tied to the Creations screen have been addressed when it comes to the PlayStation version of the game, while Xbox gamers should no longer have to worry about being kicked to the main menu when trying to download Survival Mode or Goldbrand.

For the most part, this new Skyrim update seems to be focused on ironing out lingering issues that came about from last month's update. It's possible that this new update will in turn have issues of its own that need fixed, but that remains to be seen. For now, Skyrim – Special Edition gamers can download the new update and hopefully enjoy a much smoother experience when it comes to engaging with the Creation content.

Skyrim Update Patch Notes

When using a controller, the right analog stick is now exclusively bound to the description field. When using a controller “Search” is now bound to “A”, not Right Trigger.

Bug Fixes

Menu items no longer “bounce”.

Author names should no longer shift upon inspecting the details page.

Fixed issues requiring the user to select menu options twice when returning to the main menu.

Fixed issues with the Download Bar not rendering correctly.

Fixed an issue causing the order of screenshots to change between sessions.

Fixed an issue causing deleted Creations to appear in your Load Order.

Fixed an issue rearranging the Load Order when updating a Creation.

The correct warning message is now displayed when a Creation is downloaded without its dependencies.

Fixed issue preventing Creation downloads after an extended time browsing the menus.

Fixed issue causing large Creations to sometimes fail to download.

Restoring your Load Order will now properly enable disabled Creations.

The “Download All Creations” menu option will no longer deactivate previously installed Creations.

Canceling “Download All Creations” will no longer result in a crash when returning to the Main Menu.

Uploading and restoring Load Orders to and from will no longer fail on large Load Orders.

The “Updated” category in the Channels List now shows Creations from your library with available updates, instead of showing “Latest” uploads.

Gallery images no longer change in size when browsing.

Resolved a crash that could occur after loading Anniversary Edition after linking a new account.

Fixed an issue that could cause the wrong Load Order to be uploaded.

Fixed flickering of arrows on the Banner on the initial load of the Creations Menu.

Categories are now sorted by "latest."

File size now properly displays after updating a Creation.

Resolved an issue that could prompt a deletion confirmation when exiting the menus.

Resolved an issue that would show some Creations as owned even if unpurchased.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Epic Only

Resolved an issue preventing Creation Credits from displaying in the user’s account.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​PlayStation Only

Fixed a crash that could occur from repeatedly entering the in-game Creations screen.

Creation names should no longer flicker after downloading.

PS5: Fixed Crash when browsing the menu while it is loading.

PS5: “Delete all Creations” now works as intended.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Xbox Only

Fixed an issue that would kick the player to the Main Menu when attempting to download Survival Mode or Goldbrand.

The “Show Missing Content” box on the Search Menu after loading a save with missing Creations now works.

​​​​​​​GOG Specific

Fixed an issue preventing the Anniversary Upgrade prompt from working.

Fixed issue that could occur, resulting in the wrong saves being overwritten.

Localization fixes.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Resource Pack

Resolved unfilled alias on Carriage Quest.

Added “CalendarDay” script.

Modular jugs now have audio when dropped.

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