After spending a week in beta, it looks like the latest patch for Skyrim is now available for all players on Steam. According to an announcement on the official Bethesda blog, the Skyrim 1.7 update is out of beta and available to all Steam users. All you have to do is launch Skyrim on Steam and the update will automatically be downloaded and installed. The 1.7 update features general memory and stability optimizations, fixed crash related to new water shaders, fixed rare crash related to dragon landings, and several other gameplay bugs.
Does the release of patch 1.7 finally mean that Dawnguard is coming soon to the PC and PS3? Fingers crossed. The Skyrim 1.7 patch will also be made available for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 when the console manufacturers approve it – after Bethesda submits the updates this week.