Skyrim Special Edition Unofficial Patch Now Available On PC And Xbox One; Game Features Compressed Audio

Francesco De Meo
Skyrim Special Edition

The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim Special Edition is finally available on PC and consoles, allowing players to revisit the game's world with some graphics enhancements and more. Outside graphics, the role playing game by Bethesda hasn't changed much, so many of the bugs and glitches that plagued the original are also present in the Special Edition. Thankfully, PC and Xbox One owners can now download a fix for most of them.

The Skyrim Special Edition Unofficial Patch is now available for download for these two versions of the game. As it was for the unofficial patch released for the original version, the Special Edition patch brings a variety of fixes that vastly improve the experience. You can download the patch for the PC version from Nexus Mods and from the Bethesda Workshop for the Xbox One version. As mods work differently on PlayStation 4 as of now, the patch is not available for this version of the game.

A comprehensive bugfixing mod for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Special Edition. The goal of the Unofficial Skyrim Special Edition Patch (aka USSEP) is to eventually fix every bug with Skyrim Special Edition not officially resolved by the developers to the limits of the Creation Kit and community-developed tools, in one easy-to-install package.

Hundreds of gameplay, quest, NPC, object, item, text and placement bugs fixed.
Created by the authors of the Unofficial Oblivion Patch series.
No unsafe changes (such as deletions of stock objects).
Designed to be compatible with as many other mods as possible.

While Skyrim Special Edition brings some welcome improvements, there's something that did receive a downgrade. Users on reddit have discovered that the game's audio is worse than in the original release, as the Special Edition's audio assets are all in the compressed .xvm format instead of uncompressed .wav format. User LasurArkinshade also put together a comparison between the original and Special Edition level up sound.

The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim Special Edition is now available in all regions on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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