Bethesda finally unleashes its Skyrim 1.9 update on consoles

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The patch foretold in legend is finally coming to Microsoft’s and Sony’s systems.

Last month, Bethesda updated its open-world role-playing game The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim to version 1.9 on PC. Now, the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 are finally catching up as Bethesda releases the patch to those consoles.

Skyrim 1.9 is already available for download on Xbox 360. The PS3 update should go live later today.

Update 1.9 introduces a new Legendary difficulty for players looking to challenge their high-level characters. The patch also expands the skill system by allowing any maxed out skill to roll back to level 15. This effectively removes the overall level cap as players can keep earning experience points without end.

Bethesda also addressed a few dozen game bugs, including issues with bad collision detection and quest errors.

For a full log of all the changes, visit Bethesda’s blog for the detailed patch notes.