I’ve been playing Skyrim on my PS3, and though I’ve yet to hit the 5MB file threshold and thus the freeze bug, I have noticed my fair share of frame rate issues and dead wedding guests. The new 1.02 patch from Bethesda supposedly fixes the general bugs across all platforms and remedies the PS3 save file/freezing problem, but some users out there are saying it does so much more.
Some players have reported on dragons flying backwards, lowered texture resolution, broken bookshelves and armor racks, disappearing furniture, improper save loading, and so much more. I’ve already taken a hiatus from Skyrim to finish up Assassin’s Creed: Revelations and Rayman Origins, but does this mean I should continue to abstain from playing it? It sounds like this patch could possibly do more harm than good.
To be fair, though, just about every patch for any piece of software in the history of patches and software has caused problems for at least some subset of users, and given the immense number of people playing Skyrim and the incredibly unpredictable nature of its game states, I’m not surprised a lot of people are reporting problems. Are these horror stories enough to discourage you from updating?