The patch will be available to all Xbox 360 and North American PS3 users tomorrow (August 9), followed by a European PS3 launch next week.
"Just got word that Skyrim 1.7 update will be out this Thursday for 360 (Worldwide) and PS3 (N. America). PS3 Europe is expected next week," reads a tweet from Bethesda's Pete Hines.
Released for the PC last week, the patch includes numerous fixes and optimisations, including improved Kinect voice recognition for Xbox 360 users.
PS3 owners, meanwhile, will finally be able to engage in mounted combat, a skill missing from the platform's 1.6 update.
Skyrim's Dawnguard DLC was recently released for the PC. The PS3 launch has been delayed while Bethesda continues to improve its performance.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was released for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in November. It was named as the fastest-selling PC game on digital distribution service Steam.
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Watch a trailer for 'Dawnguard' below: