Bethesda has just released a fix for last week's terribly botched patch update, but only for the English version of the game - other languages will have to wait a little longer.
Patch version 1.3 launched last week, but was corrupting save files and causing high numbers of crashes. Bethesda then told people to stop downloading the update.
The patch is supposed to be preparing the game for the next downloadable content pack, Honest Hearts, but was also meant to fix numerous persistent problems with the game. There's no word yet on when the patch will be fixed for non-English speaking countries.
Source: Bethesda Forums