The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim patch 1.4.27 fixes companion sneaking

Skyrim Sabercat

Ever managed to sneak right up to an enemy's exposed back, only to have your companion stand up and start stomping around the place screaming battle cries and alerting the entire dungeon to your presence? The latest Skyrim patch insists that companions will "now sneak properly when player is sneaking." FINALLY. Hopefully that means lone rogues can roll with some company from here on in.

The Bethblog mentions that the patch has moved out of beta and will now apply automatically through Steam. The update also comes with fixes for a few mod issues, and will let you continue to download mods even when you're subscribed to 50 already, hopefully bypassing the pesky limit that some players were running into.

If you're interested in enhancing your copy of Skyrim, but don't know which mods to start with, check out our round-up of the 25 best Skyrim mods , and our guide to the best and weirdest entries so far in Steam's Skyrim workshop . Here are the latest patch notes.


  • Fixed issue with downloading mods when you are subscribed to more than 50 mods

  • Fixed crash when loading a subscribed mod that has been removed from Workshop by the author

  • Mod load order functionality


  • Fixed occasional crashes when loading a save that relies on plugins/master files that no longer exist

  • Fixed issue where controls would become unresponsive while charging an enchanted weapon

  • Fixed issue where controls would occasionally become unresponsive while switching from third to first person while using the Arcane Enchanter

  • Fixed issue where controls would become unresponsive if activating a crafting station with autorun active

  • Fixed issue where keyboard would fail if Rename Item was selected before choosing the number of charges, while using Arcane Enchanter

  • Fixed several issues with remapping buttons while using an Xbox 360 controller

  • Fixed issue where pressing Escape button after fast traveling but before the loading would cause certain menus to stop working properly

  • Followers now sneak properly when player is sneaking

Tom Senior

Part of the UK team, Tom was with PC Gamer at the very beginning of the website's launch—first as a news writer, and then as online editor until his departure in 2020. His specialties are strategy games, action RPGs, hack ‘n slash games, digital card games… basically anything that he can fit on a hard drive. His final boss form is Deckard Cain.