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Report: Next Skyrim DLC is Dragonborn, Set in Solstheim

By - Source: Eurogamer | B 22 comments

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 , October 19, 2012 3:21 AM
    +1 to riding a dragon. Finally!
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    mrmike_49 , October 19, 2012 1:40 AM
    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 , October 19, 2012 1:41 AM
    Although the original thread is locked due to exceeding 200 posts, the 15th continuation thread is going strong
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    mrmike_49 , October 19, 2012 1:42 AM
    is this working or NOT??
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    GabZDK , October 19, 2012 1:43 AM
    And there goes another DLC that nobody will know how to put on a PS3...
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    killerclick , October 19, 2012 3:13 AM
    YES! Woohoo, Solstheim! That's exactly what I wanted for Christmas!

    La la la so happy now

    Hope it's not an XBox exclusive for 30 days, but even if it is doesn't matter.
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    fuzzion , October 19, 2012 3:21 AM
    +1 to riding a dragon. Finally!
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    timw03878 , October 19, 2012 4:17 AM
    Skyrim was such a letdown

    I hate the simplified stat system
    story was good
    but that's about it..
  • 4 Hide
    echondo , October 19, 2012 7:15 AM
    I have been able to ride dragons on the PC version for months now...
  • 1 Hide
    falchard , October 19, 2012 7:29 AM
    I want to do what the first dragonborn did and kill all the nobility, then declare themselves Emperor.
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    blackjackcf , October 19, 2012 8:37 AM
    killerclickYES! Woohoo, Solstheim! That's exactly what I wanted for Christmas!La la la so happy nowHope it's not an XBox exclusive for 30 days, but even if it is doesn't matter.


    Keep in mind that it's still unconfirmed. :p 

    - Catherine Cai
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    blackjackcf , October 19, 2012 8:38 AM
    falchardI want to do what the first dragonborn did and kill all the nobility, then declare themselves Emperor.


    *SPOILER* Well, you technically DO kill the Emperor...
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    cats_Paw , October 19, 2012 9:19 AM
    Good! i can still wait for my edition of skyrim with all dlcs in it and with mods created by nexus.
    I wanted to play this game so badly, but i decided to wait untill its 100% ready for my high expectations.
    Im looking forward to my new skyrim with 30+GB size (my oblivion is currently at 18GB :F).
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    killerclick , October 19, 2012 9:22 AM
    blackjackcfKeep in mind that it's still unconfirmed. - Catherine Cai


    Oh, I suspected they were going to make a Sostheim DLC as soon as I first saw the in-game map of Skyrim and didn't see Solstheim.
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    alidan , October 19, 2012 10:59 AM
    GabZDKAnd there goes another DLC that nobody will know how to put on a PS3...


    the ps3 version of the game is so broken that they need to devote time to recode the hell out of it instead of putting dlc on top of it.
  • 0 Hide
    skine , October 19, 2012 11:57 AM
    I have to say that I'll be very excited if they're adding polearms.
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    ojas , October 19, 2012 12:16 PM
    Noooossss i want one in Asgard :D 
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    bigdragon , October 19, 2012 1:26 PM
    Dragon riding would get me to buy Skyrim. I haven't played a decent dragon riding game since Lair. Before that was a Drakan: At the Ancient's Gates. This is actually rather exciting news! Games need to do more things like this to separate themselves from the crowd of action RPGs. I don't care for hack and slash gameplay anymore.
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    d_kuhn , October 19, 2012 3:03 PM
    Bring it on... Skyrim is the best title I've played in a couple years on any platform, DLC has been decent but not nearly frequent enough!
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    spartanmk2 , October 19, 2012 4:16 PM
    How is Skyrim on PC? I liked Oblivion but i just dont like how they ported it from console :/  Do you get used to the oversized menus and what not?
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    Anonymous , October 20, 2012 1:50 AM
    Guys, the writing is on the wall. Think about it for a second. Pete Hines spent a solid month on Twitter responding to complaint after complaint from PS3 users, but has gone strangely silent over the past two weeks. In fact, he hasn't posted a single tweet about the Skyrim DLC PS3 issue since October 5th! This is great news, as he can no longer tell us the status has not changed yet....it HAS! But he likely can't make any statement until the official announcement is made by Bethesda. Look at what's going on and it's pretty clear to see...PS3 DLC has been figured out and is on it's way! (at least I hope....)
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