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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.gfxHudmenu 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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  • 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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  • GabZDK
    And there goes another DLC that nobody will know how to put on a PS3...
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  • killerclick
    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
    +1 to riding a dragon. Finally!
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  • timw03878
    Skyrim was such a letdown

    I hate the simplified stat system
    story was good
    but that's about it..
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  • echondo
    I have been able to ride dragons on the PC version for months now...
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  • falchard
    I want to do what the first dragonborn did and kill all the nobility, then declare themselves Emperor.
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  • blackjackcf
    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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