Report: Next Skyrim DLC is Dragonborn, Set in Solstheim

According to Bethesda forum member Mardoxx, who did a little bit of digging in Skyrim's 1.8 patch source code, Bethesda may have another Skyrim DLC, dubbed "Dragonborn" in the works.

His post on the official Bethesda forums points out the following evidence:

"data\interface\Translate_english.txt

$Crafting_$DLC2ArmorBonemold BONEMOLD
$Crafting_$DLC2ArmorChitin CHITIN
$Crafting_$DLC2ArmorNordic NORDIC
$Crafting_$DLC2ArmorStalhrim STALHRIM
$Dragonborn Quests Completed Dragonborn Quests Completed
$DRAGONBORN_ESMName Dragonborn
$DOWNLOADABLE CONTENT_PS3 DOWNLOADABLE CONTENT


update.bsa\interface\exported\hudmenu.gfx & quest_journal.gfx
Hudmenu compass markers/quest journal quest header:
http://i.imgur.com/mWGUj.png
Clockwise from top, Telvanni Tower, To Solstheim, Raven Rock, Castle Karstaag, Standing Stones, To Skyrim, Miraak Temple.
Bottom is quest header for Dragonborn quests

update.bsa\interface\startmenu.swf\startmenu.as:

 MainList.entryList.push({text: "$DOWNLOADABLE CONTENT" + (iPlatform == 3 ? "_PS3" : ""), index: StartMenu.DLC_INDEX, disabled: false});


Update.bsa\meshes\animationsetdatasinglefile.txt

DragonMountedDualMagic.txt
DragonMountedDualStaff.txt
DragonMountedMLhSolo.txt
DragonMountedMLhStaff.txt
DragonMountedMRhSolo.txt
DragonMountedMRhSolo_ShieldOrTorch.txt
DragonMountedMRhStaff.txt

There are other things like new creatures and dwemer objects, but they're not that interesting."

Though Mardoxx's forum topic was locked, others have been started to carry on the speculation. So far, it's been uncovered that Dragonborn may feature spears, new armor types, and the one thing we've all been yearning for out of Skyrim: dragon riding.

Solstheim was the setting for Bloodmoon, Morrowind's werewolf expansion. However, considering there are already werewolves with the Companions faction in Skyrim, it's highly unlikely that the conflict that'll be present in Solstheim will revolve around werewolves. But who knows? Maybe this will be the werewolf DLC that parallels the vampires in Dawnguard.

 

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  • fuzzion
    +1 to riding a dragon. Finally!
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  • mrmike_49
    Although the original thread is locked due to posting limit (>200 posts in a thread) right now the forum is up to continuation thread #15!! Hot Topic!!!!
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  • mrmike_49
    Although the original thread is locked due to exceeding 200 posts, the 15th continuation thread is going strong
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  • mrmike_49
    is this working or NOT??
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