Skyrim patch 1.6 adds mounted combat to Xbox 360

One of the tricky things about developing video games is that sometimes it takes a ridiculous load of work to enable the player to do something they should obviously be able to do.

In Skyrim, players have an ax, and a horse, but can't use both together. It's very sad. Seven months after release, Bethesda has finally managed to correct that omission.

They announced today that patch 1.6 is now live for Xbox 360 players, after undergoing a beta on Steam last month. This patch also introduces a number of other fixes as well, demonstrating Bethesda's impressive level of commitment to supporting Skyrim with free updates post-launch.

The content in this patch is puny compared to the bounty that will be coming later this month however. Skyrim's first expansion will be releasing on June 26 for 1600 MSP ($20), and follows and epic struggle between vampires and the titular "Dawnguard" in a war to save/destroy the sun forever.

Andrew Groen

Andrew is a freelance video game journalist, writing for sites like Wired and GamesRadar. Andrew has also written a book called EMPIRES OF EVE: A History of the Great Wars of EVE Online.