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Bethesda will soon update the PS3 version of Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim so it has all of the fixes featured in the other versions of the game. Patch 1.8 for the medieval fantasy RPG is expected to go live early next week.

Patch 1.8 was released on the Xbox 360 and PC this past fall. The delayed release of patches, and downloadable content, on the PS3 has been a sore spot for gamers on that console. Bethesda admitted that the problems were their own fault rather than Sony's

The patch focuses on bug fixes rather than adding new features. A certain permanently locked door in Markarth will no longer cause problems. Duplicate character and vampiric grip issues have also been resolved.

The PS3 will receive Patch 1.8 on February 11th, according to Bethesda VP Pete Hines. That date only applies to the English version of the game, though. The French, Italian, German and Spanish versions are still awaiting certification

Soon after Patch 1.8 goes live, Bethesda will begin releasing the game's DLC on the PS3. The Dragonborn add-on will launch on February 12th in North America and on February 13th in Europe. It will be followed later in the month by Hearthfire and Dawnguard. As was the case with patch 1.8, only the English version of the PS3 DLC has been dated thus far. Hines expects the DLC to be available for all gamers by the end of February, though.