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Skyrim high-res texture pack updated for expansions

Samit Sarkar (he/him) is Polygon’s deputy managing editor. He has more than 15 years of experience covering video games, movies, television, and technology.

The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim developer Bethesda Game Studios updated the game's high-resolution texture pack today, adding improved textures for Skyrim's three downloadable expansions, publisher Bethesda Softworks announced.

The texture pack is available only for the Windows PC version of Skyrim. Bethesda updated the free DLC now that the game's third expansion, Dragonborn, is available on PC (it launched yesterday). The studio initially released the texture pack for Skyrim itself in February 2012, a few months after the game's launch in November 2011.

According to Bethesda, the update is approximately 1.5 GB in size; players who don't already have the texture pack installed will have to download the whole thing, which comes in at about 4.7 GB. Running the game with the texture pack requires a computer that exceeds Skyrim's recommended system requirements — players must have at least 4 GB of RAM, and a DirectX 9.0c-compatible video card with at least 1 GB of RAM.

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