Skyrim Special Edition 1.2 Beta Update available on Steam

Skyrim Special Edition 1.2 Beta Update available on Steam

Perhaps in part in response to reports of crashes with Patch 1.1, there’s already a Patch 1.2 available forĀ Skyrim Special Edition through Steam’s beta branch system. To access this, right-click on Skyrim Special Edition in your Steam library, click on Properties, then the Beta tab, and finally select 1.2 from the drop-down menu.

Steam should do the rest by automatically applying the beta patch, but give it a restart if that doesn’t happen. The game will gain a little [beta] tag to let you know you’re opting in.

This beta patch looks like it tackles problems with alt-tabbing out of the game, and some specific crashes related to Load Order of mods. Here’s the changelog.


  • General stability and performance improvements
  • Fixed issue related to using alt-tab while playing the game (PC)
  • Fixed issue with water flow not rendering properly
  • Fixed crash related to changing from werewolf back to human form
  • Fixed crash related to reloading after changing Load Order of mods
  • General bug fixing and improvements with browsing Mods
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  • Skyrim Special Edition 1.1 beta now on Steam
  • Comments: 3
    • Tyler Watson

      I REALLY hope this patch fixes the crashing problems people have been reporting. I didn’t pay $60 for a crash fest.

      • Kuro12

        Oboi Bethesda must be swimming in money again if people are willing to fork 60 for this old turd.

        • Tyler Watson

          Better than pre-ordering I’d say. I haven’t played Skyrim since 2014. I wanted a refreshing experience especially since I had the terrible PS3 copy. I trusted them with FO4, so I expected Skyrim to be even better since it has half the memory. If they screw up TES 6, tthey’ll never see a penny from me again.