Next Skyrim DLC Takes Players Back To Morrowind [Rumor]

    October 16, 2012
    Zach Walton
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The last bit of Skyrim DLC to be released was a little disappointing. Hearthfire was a cool concept, but building your own home can’t compare to new adventures in foreign lands. The new DLC for Skyrim looks to be a return to the kind of DLC that players yearn for.

The Skyrim PC community found some hidden secrets in the latest update to Skyrim that came out this week. The 1.8 update features files that hint at a new DLC called “Dragonborn” that will take the player back to Morrowind. In even more exciting news, it will also feature dragon mounts.

So what parts of Morrowind will the next DLC pack be visiting? The files contain quest markers for Solstheim, Telvanni, Castle Karstaag, Raven Rock and Miraak Temple. It’s unknown if players will be able to freely explore the bits of Morrowind in this update, or if they will just go to certain closed off locations as part of the quest.

The DLC also references four new types of armor varieties – Bonemold, Chitin, Nordic and Stalhrim. Alongside the new armor, there are files for dragon riding animations including spell casting. Will the dragons be able to attack as well? There was a pretty amazing dragon mount mod for Oblivion that featured various elemental dragons with different attacks. Here’s hoping Bethesda took inspiration from that mod for their current dragon mounts.

We’ll probably hear more about the new DLC pack in the coming weeks. Bethesda usually throws these reference files into updates just before the official announcement. Whatever the next DLC is, it’s free to come out on all three platforms at once as Microsoft only got the first two packs as exclusives. PS3 players may still be waiting even longer though.

[h/t: OXM UK]

  • Clau

    Cool! I have always wanted to revisit Morrowind. Things brings back memories.

  • Jonathan

    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….)

  • Hector

    Omg i want more armor ad weponds for the smithing option =) yay

  • Brett

    “Like always, the DLC pack will come to Xbox 360 first and then PC.”

    This isn’t accurate information. Only the first 2 DLCs were included in the deal with Microsoft. Bethesda can release the DLC at the same time for all platforms now.

    • http://www.webpronews.com/author/zach-walton Zach Walton

      Doh! Thanks for bringing that to my attention. I wasn’t aware that the exclusivity window was only for the first two expansions. I just assumed it was like previous titles. I apologize for the oversight. It’s been fixed.