Skyrim: Next DLC might be called ‘Dragonborn’, might feature dragon mounts

The next Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim DLC will be called Dragonborn and will feature dragon mounts in some capacity. At least that's the word according to a post on the Bethesda forums which claims to have uncovered the information after digging through the source code of the most recently released Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim patch.


Other key points of interest extracted from the code:

  • The DLC will take place on the island of Solstheim
  • Main locations will be Raven Rock, Miraak Temple, Castle Karstaag, and Telvanni Tower.
  • New Bonemold, Chitin, Nordic, and Stalhrim armour types
  • New creatures (not specified)
  • New Dwemer Artifacts (not specified)
  • PS3 Downloadable Content is mentioned (nothing specific)


Obviously all this info is currently 100% unconfirmed by Bethesda, but it’s worth remembering clues to Skyrim’s Dawnguard DLC were similarly discovered in an update patch pre-release which turned out to be accurate.


  • communinja - October 17, 2012 2:52 p.m.

    ...people still play Skyrim?!
  • julyfire94 - October 17, 2012 12:09 p.m.

    Wow with Halo 4, Assassin's Creed 3, Blops 2, Medal of Honor, Dead Space 3, and Far Cry 3 still on the horizon, and with new Skyrim DLC, (haven't even finished Dawnguard or even delved into Hearthfire at all) I really don't know how I will have any time or money to do anything.
  • nintendo365 - October 16, 2012 11:07 p.m.

    MOTHER OF GOD, I just bought 1600msp for Dawnguard today too! NO JOKE, I enjoyed the base game so much that Im just attempting to get the 1st dlc.
  • IamTheBalance - October 16, 2012 8:55 p.m.

    Yes moar DLC gimme moar while continuing to punish ps3 owners for their crappy decision in consoles!
  • johnjdeez - October 16, 2012 6:13 p.m.

    Obviously this is good news for console gamers but I seriously hope no PC gamers are spending money on this DLC. I see mods on Nexus and Steam that allow mounted combat, then Bethesda releases "Mounted Combat" in a game update. There are mods to let the player be a vampire before Dawnguard gets released by Bethesda (I get it, Bethesda expanded on this but still...). There are mods to allow players to build custom homes, then Bethesda releases Hearthfire. There are currently mods that let you fly dragons, zeppelins and huge dwemmer airships... and look now, Bethesda's going to possibly release flying mounts. I love Bethesda's support of the modding community (I'm not being a smart-ass, without Dev tools such as the creative Kit these things wouldn't happen) however I truly wish they would bring something original that only their resources could bring to the table. Something that hasn't been brought forth from the modding community. I'd love to see Bethesda take the time to create a toolkit for consoles to allow Modding. I really can't believe there isn't a larger demand for such features in games especially Sandbox one's such as this. I mean hell, even if it was a completely stripped down, controller based interface and simpler functions I'm sure PS3 and 360 owners would create all sorts of time consuming awesomeness (Heck, I still don't know why there isn't support to plug in a keyboard and mouse for additional features like modding tools. Who doesn't have a PC or couldn't afford a cheap $20 mouse/keyboard to use beneficial features like these). Okay, Rant over.
  • Shinn - October 17, 2012 3:14 a.m.

    I bought Dawnguard when it was on sale, but I do agree with you. More story content has been nice, but it would be so much nicer if Bethesda spent their resources doing things we aren't able to do ourselves.
  • Meleedragon27 - October 16, 2012 4:56 p.m.

    I knew I wasn't the only who thought of John Eden and the Enclave when I read "Raven Rock." But hey, new DLC is (potentially) on the horizon! That's good! I need an excuse to start playing Skyrim again.
  • DEDBURDYgames - October 16, 2012 4:20 p.m.

    Raven Rock has nothing to do with fallout 3. Raven Rock is a location on Solsthiem. Solsthiem was an add-on for morrowind called Bloodmoon witch came out before fallout 3.
  • nemesisuprising - October 16, 2012 12:55 p.m.

    Ravenrock O.o oh god pleeeaaasseeee have something fallout like in this!
  • tehtimeisnow - October 16, 2012 10:35 a.m.

    skytim is a pretty bad gane they need to ad guns in the game if they watn it to b any good
  • shadowkolo - October 16, 2012 11:43 a.m.

    skyrim is an amazing game you are just one of the many people in the world that dont play rpgs your a fps gamer and oblivion had guns with some mods and they didint work out to well but skyrims a good game and everyone has there own opinion oh allso you may want to learn to spell abit
  • sft10 - October 16, 2012 1:14 p.m.

    Obvious trollbait is obvious 0/10 points awarded
  • Aarononymous - October 16, 2012 10:23 a.m.

    Sweet! Hoping it's not more expensive than Dawnguard
  • UnrisingMuffin - October 16, 2012 10:13 a.m.

    Fantastic, another Skyrim DLC that we won't be able to get for the PS3.
  • MeanwhileGuy - October 16, 2012 8:36 a.m.

    If this is true (and knowing Bethesda, it probably is), then this DLC sounds like awesomeness cubed. Oh wait, I have a PS3, so I'll either get it in six months or something, or not at all. Thanks Bethesda, for being such monumental arses with your crappy PS3 coding.
  • jackthemenace - October 16, 2012 8:32 a.m.

    Raven Rock? Wasn't that the base of the Enclave in Fallout 3? I'm sensing a potential cross-over. involving time and space travel.
  • samsneeze - October 16, 2012 7:52 a.m.

    People still play Skyrim?
  • artistjdk - October 16, 2012 8:12 a.m.

    Yeah, people do keep playing games long after they're release.
  • samsneeze - October 16, 2012 10:06 a.m.

    Even the bad ones apparently.
  • SirNinja - October 16, 2012 10:39 a.m.

    Don't see what that has to with Skyrim.

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