Rumor: Skyrim's next DLC is 'Dragonborn'

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim's next DLC may be titled "Dragonborn," according to notes hidden in a beta patch. Potential new features include mounted spell-casting, dragon mounting, new armor types, and a new location.

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By now you've probably had time to become a vampire and settle down with some kids in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. But rumors are circulating that the next downloadable content expansion will take the game back to its roots in Morrowind with dragons.

Users on the Bethesda Forums (via Eurogamer) looked into the beta source code for the 1.8 patch, and found possible hints of what's to come. The notes include mention of Bonemold, Chitin, Nordic, and Stalhrim armor, mounted spell casting, dragon mounting, and several new locations. The new locales are all said to take place on the island of Solstheim, which first made its appearance in the Elder Scrolls 3 expansion Bloodmoon.

Bethesda trademarked "Dragonborn" in September, lending some credence to the rumor. Shacknews has contacted the company regarding the potential DLC, and will update as more information becomes available.

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    October 16, 2012 9:35 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Rumor: Skyrim's next DLC is 'Dragonborn'.

    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim's next DLC may be titled "Dragonborn," according to notes hidden in a beta patch. Potential new features include mounted spell-casting, dragon mounting, new armor types, and a new location.

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      October 16, 2012 7:50 PM

      This seriously has no comments? This is some pretty exciting stuff! I hope they add spears...

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        October 16, 2012 7:59 PM

        the comment thread before the story was posted has all the replies

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        October 16, 2012 8:01 PM

        meh, game is nearly a year old

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          October 17, 2012 5:18 AM

          Spoken like a true born-in-the-90's kid: spoiled to death with constant sensory input and distractions, attention span whittled down to zero, until you soon can't even finish games before getting bored, abandoning after act 2 and installing the next.

          A year is nothing, now is when it's getting good, with all the mods, patches, DLC:s and fixes. I wish I'd waited until now to get it.
          The way game studios deliberately leave bugs unfixed at launch nowadays (because the competition does it), you should get used to waiting at least six months until getting a game with a complicated game engine. I'm not going to touch Diablo until at least Patch 1.1, which will add pvp.

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          October 17, 2012 7:24 AM

          Do you play games because you enjoy them or because of some arbitrary expiration date?

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          October 17, 2012 9:36 AM

          I wouldn't agree it's meh. But it is strange they've had so little DLC. Fallout and NV (though tbh that was Obsidian) both had a "season" of DLC with one fairly sized DLC released each month. Perhaps that is because they had a deal with MS for it, or because they are working on one big one.

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            October 17, 2012 10:50 AM

            To be fair, at least some of those DLCs (like the much anticipated Lonesome Road) was essentially one long corridor with hp sponge mobs.

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      October 16, 2012 8:39 PM

      The idea of going to Solstheim makes me all hard.

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      October 17, 2012 6:34 AM

      more like dragonboring