The Elder Scrolls 5 – Skyrim: Patch 1.4.27 Fixes Sneaking Companion and Other Issues
So you’ve gotten your sneak skill leveled up high enough so you can inflict massive back stab damage. You manage to get behind your enemy’s back undetected and are ready to deal out some gnarly sneak attack damage when your companion manages to create a ruckus and your cover is blown.
This is, unfortunately, a common occurrence in The Elder Scrolls 5 – Skyrim. It’s caused by a bug and there’s a new patch, 1.4.27, out for it. What makes us hopeful about this particular patch package is that it has been beta tested prior to roll out. In addition to fixing the sneak issue, the patch also addresses a few other problems like inability to download mods when you’ve already subscribed to 50 mods at Steam. If you have a plugin/master file that has been deleted, you can now load a save file that relies on thos files and your system won’t crash. If you are charging an echanted weapon, controls won’t freeze now. If you are using the Arcane Enchanter and you switch character views from third person to first person perspective, controls won’t freeze. One particularly annoying problem is when you are trying to rename an item before you choose the number of charges, the keyword would fail. This is no longer a problem with Patch 1.4.27.
Quite understandably, many game fans have expressed their frustration in many blog comments and forum posts regarding the huge number of patches. As we’ve written before, The Elder Scrolls 5 – Skyrim has surpassed previous title’s patch volume. However, comparing Skyrim to previous games is quite unfair due to the scale, content density, and technical depth of this release. It is a very complicated and content dense game we’re just thankful works well enough to give us truly immersive RPG experiences. For that, we’re very grateful. Besides, Steam has made patching a no hassle experience.