Bethesda has announced that PC players of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim are now able to beta test the upcoming patch 1.4, which has been in the works for quite some time.
To allow for beta testing, Bethesda will be using Steam's beta functionality, which allows gamers to install the patch now, before development of it has been completed. As a disclaimer, Bethesda have warned gamers that they are installing the patch at their own risk and that if things go wrong, they can't be held accountable.
In a post on their official blog, Bethesda said "Be sure to back up your saved games or simply be careful not to overwrite your existing saves," they said. "If you decide to opt out of the beta program, your old saves will still work with the current release of Skyrim (v 1.3)."
Gamers on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 will have to wait until it's been given the seal of approval before they will be able to receive the update. Bethesda has gone on record as saying that they hope to address the PS3 lag issues the game has been suffering from with the upcoming patch.