By Vamien McKalin | May 25, 2012 12:24 PM EDT
Have you ever been riding your horse in the Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim video game peacefully without a care in the world, then suddenly out of nowhere comes a bandit or a wolf trying to kill you? To deal with the this obvious threat to dear life and horse, you are forced to dismount and put an end to whatever that brought violence to your peaceful ride in the woods, then mount your horse again to be on your merry way. Isn't that annoying? Yes it is, however, we are glad to announce that this will no longer have to be a problem.
The latest upcoming Skyrim updated will bring to the table, mounted combat. This means gamers are no longer required to dismount their horse to deal with simple threats such as a few wolves or just to kill a rabbit. With the new mounted combat feature, gamers will be able to use melee and ranged attacks on foes, or dinner, which is one of the top features requested by fans of the game.
If you have optioned for the latest Steam beta update, you can test the new feature today, if not, well, Bethesda failed to announce the availability of the full update for both consoles and PC.
1.6 Update (all platforms unless specified)
DOWNLOADING THE BETA UPDATE ON STEAM
If you'd like to download the 1.6 Beta Update on Steam, you'll need to follow these steps:
1. Log into Steam
2. Click on Steam in the upper menu
3. Select Settings
4. Under the Account tab, go to the Beta Participation section and select Change.
5. A drop down menu will appear. Select Skyrim Beta.
6. Select OK.
7. Steam will now restart. After Steam restarts, Skyrim will be updated to the Beta version currently available.
One guy already gave the beta a spin and posted a video on YouTube, check it below.