Thanks to Steam's beta functionality, Bethesda are utilising early user access to their The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim update, patch 1.4, which is still very much in the works, to ensure it rolls out as complete as possible.
Bethesda warns though, you enter this beta at your own risk, and remind anyone interested to back up your saved games (these will work unaffected should you back out of the beta at any point). To get in on it though, here's what you need to do:
- Log into Steam
- Click on *Steam* in the upper menu
- Select *Settings*
- Under the Account tab, go to the Beta Participation section and select "Change".
- A drop down menu will appear. Select "Skyrim Beta".
- Select "OK".
- Steam will now restart. After Steam restarts, Skyrim will be updated to the Beta version currently available.
Obviously then, Bethesda are encouraging anyone who does use the beta to jump into their forums to provide feedback on your experience. Let us know in the Comments section if you plan on getting in on the 1.4 beta action.