The Dragonborn Comes in February (and Dawnguard & Hearthfire, too)

PC and PS3 fans, prepare to cast off. Next month, you will travel to Solstheim, home of Skyrim’s latest add-on, Dragonborn. PS3 fans can expect an expanded itinerary – with stops at Fort Dawnguard and Castle Volkihar – before heading back to the home of your dreams. Details below:

PC: On Tuesday, February 5th, Dragonborn will be available on Steam, including the English, French, Italian, Spanish and German versions of the content.

PlayStation 3: Dragonborn will be the first add-on arriving on PSN in February. Hearthfire will release next, followed by Dawnguard, and all three should be out in February. The 1.8 update will also release, just prior to Dragonborn. We’ll keep you posted as release dates get finalized both on our end and with Sony for each and its various languages. Last but not least, each one will be 50% off during their launch week on PSN.

Over the last year, it’s been a treat for us to work on new content for Skyrim, and we’re excited that it will soon be available for everyone to explore. Thanks for all your support and sharing your adventures with us.

Reader Comments

  1. Finally the release of dlc for the ps3 for Skyrim I cant wait and will be purchasing it on release day for all three!!! Thank you Bethesda.

  2. Decided it’s best not to answer the questions about how the DLC will perform or about the required optimisations to the main game. Wise move as no progress has been made on that front, but those with working memories remember how this played out when the much belated Fallout 3 DLCs were finally released.

    Of course, if you send a review copy out a full week in advance for all three DLCs so we can see what sort of lemon you’re selling then the benefit of the doubt shall be yours, the question is will you do that?

  3. Bethesda is my favourite game company and I hope one day I can maybe be a writer for one of their games. Though they have been a bit of a pain with the current problem with bringing the DLC to Ps3 users but now that they have finally started to bring it ps3 it is freaking AWESOME!!!
    Hope Beth gives exact dates as to when the deal expires and when each dlc comes out.

  4. Now that the PC and PS3 are finally getting caught up with content, can we PLEASE fix the vampire baldness glitch already? I know, many people say it isn’t a big deal, but none of them devoted so many hours obtaining all the different thieves guild armor only to find it hideous to wear.

    I know there are many issues that occur in the game, many of them that are actually game breaking, but I’d rather have dragons that fly backwards than a bald thief.

  5. beth has been my fav company, I hope to maybe be a writer someday. I am so happy that beth has finally finished fixing the skyrim DLCs. FINALLY I CAN BE A VAMP LORD!!! I hope beth continues its awesomeness and that they give dates for each DLC.


  6. Why is Malborn not in Solstheim, i read on the UESP that once he leaves Skyrim, he is gone for good, but doesent appear in Dragonborn

  7. I hope the preice is not 20 bucks with a %50 off it would be a $10 DLC , I much rather have one for free or all 3 for $10 with an %50 now that would a nice way to say thank you to PS3 owners and PC’owners for waiting and staying loyal to you Behtesda.

    • I’m a PC owner of the game and I don’t feel like I need a discount… I’ve been impatiently awaiting the release of Dragonborn (which hasn’t been out for that long anyway), but it’s whatever, I’m happy now that it will be out soon.

      And dear god, PS3 people need to chill. 50% off the regular price is a very nice gesture. I own a PS3, but I know better than to get Bethesda games for it. You are not entitled to free DLC or cheap DLC just because you had to wait longer. Microsoft has been paying a lot of developers to give them DLC first, I don’t see Call of Duty or Tomb Raider fans throwing fits because Xbox 360 got it first.

    • please note that Bethesda is careful to use the word “should”… this makes me wonder if we’ll actually see the DLC on PS3 at all this month… the inide tip from people i know that work in marketing at MS is that MS has been paying Bethesda to keep Dawnguard exclusive for 360… my guess the promise of a Dawnguard release is another lie from hell to lure people into buying the other DLC in a hurry due to there only being a 50% discount for the 1st week… my guess is that we’ll NEVER see Dawnguard on PS3… Bethesda has been losing loyal customers due to them kissing MS’s butts… I say we should have a 50% discount on all 3 DLCs up until 1 week after the 3rd DLC is released… I seriously think bethesda is lying again… sorry Beth… you’ve been lying to us the whole time as to the real reason Dawnguard not being released… How can anyone trust what you say anymore…

  8. Yes, i can finally play all three dlcs. I cant wait to have house in raven rock, ride with arvak, kill people with my vampire lord form and last but not least: watch some cool new loading screens. It’s going to be AWESOME!

  9. Bethesda, not all of us are whiners. Some of us ps3 players are happy just to get dlc and a stable running product.

    Keep up the good work guys.

  10. And im guessing you will charge full price for this?
    If so, i think you are shooting yourself in the foot, honestly, it’s been more then six months delayed, and it’s not the first time that the Playstation owners has been screwed over..

  11. thanks for all your hard work everyone at Beth i cant wait to play the new dlc its been hard since the guy i live with has a xbox and has been playing it for half a year but no hard feelings i love your work keep it up

  12. Few questions guys.
    1. How much cash altogether for PS3’s Dawngaurd, Dragonborn, and Hearthfire?
    2. Will getting the 3 pack of dlc’s on the PS3 Network use more memory than getting them on disc?
    3. (Statement/Request) I’m not into “Mods” because they seem like cheating, but I am not opposed to reasonable “Mods” for PS3. / I would deeply appreciate you altering the spells system to be more like E.S. 4 Oblivion in regards to spell creation from existing spells. That was fun- for example, I made one called “Feeding Time” that would cast Paralyze and at the same time summon a Daedra. It made the game more personal and creative.
    4. Would you guys be willing to offer a discount on the expanded Skyrim guide in hardcover for those of us who bought the original hardcover guide? I don’t know how that could work but it is a nice thought.
    To close I would like to say thank you for releasing all this on PS3 because I was extremely disappointed to never have the add ons for Oblivion released for PS3. I really wanted the Wizard’s Tower.
    Dated 1/23/13 Thanks guys, I’m Jesse.

  13. how much are each of the PS3 DLC’s going to cost in Australia? I will be disappointed if it is near double price like we usually receive,it won’t be much of a discount if we still pay the same amount as every else. 🙁

  14. Good to see progress, but why is it only 1/2 price for the launch week only? surely that should be a permanant discount for the inconvenience

  15. The reason it is only a week is because after a week no ps3 user will waste there money buying a product that will be full of issues and nothing more than a waste. There’s an answer for you. No one else will answer this because they can’t be honest and tell you the truth. Know this and don’t waste your money. You’ve been warned.

  16. now… all PS3 owners do NOT get your hopes up about Dawnguard PS3 release… since the only thing bethesda says is that it “should” be available sometime in february. PLEASE NOTE: from a legalstandpoint “should” is by no means definitive and bethesda can state that even if they have ABSOLUTELY no intention of releasing Dawnguard for PS3… seems kinda fishy that they’re not releasing all 3 DLCs at same time… so I’m not buying ANY DLC until i actually see dawnguard on PSN store cause i’m up in the air as whether to buy a new PS3 (due to needing larger HDD) or a 360… I’d rather pay full price knoiwing that i got all 3 DLCs on one platform than buying DLC for PS3 and not being able to get Dawnguard. Understand Bethesda… My guess is that anywhere between 3/1 and 3/15 you’re going to post some BS reason why you can’t release Dawnguard on PS3… people please take note of this post… i sure hope bethesda proves me wrong… I made 5 50-dollar PSN card bets with people on my FL that we wouldn’t see Dawnguard anytime in 2013 and this was one week prior to 360 release date… NOW… none of them wanna bet against me that PS3 won’t see dawnguard by end of march…. BTW bethesda… ty for helping me get 250 dollars on my PSN wallet…

  17. beth telling lies again?
    if u still believe in bethesda when ur ps owner
    your really really pathetic hahahahahah
    how many times do i need to screw u to be my friend
    and bethesda minecraft even looks better then your sjitty games
    how can you give a discount for something that should be free
    go find the highest tree and hang yourself up
    pathetic nerds

  18. So glad to hear that we’re finally getting all the DLCs on PS3. I’ve had no trouble waiting for the DLCs, since Skyrim already has so much to do and discover, but I’m relieved to hear we’re finally getting to experience them! Thank you so much Bethesda for your hard work and bringing us this fantastic game!

  19. Finally I can use the strength of my Thu’um again! There shall be no vampire nor werewolf match for my Shout! Fort Dawnguard here I come!

  20. gstaff – How are things going with Steam to make it available for pre-order? I would really love to prepay for this on PC so that it can start downloading immediately even if I’m working or sleeping.

  21. Hey, gstaff. How are things going with Steam to make it available for pre-order? I would really love to prepay for this on PC so that it can start downloading immediately on release even if I’m working or sleeping. Also, any word on the time of day for release? Does February 5th release mean 04:00 or 18:00?

  22. This post should be renamed “About Damn Time” 😉
    I highly doubt that anyways because I’ve always loved Bethesda, regardless of their ties with Sony. Good work guys! Just make it a permanent discount and we’ll be all set.

  23. I almost gave up on Bethesda!!!! I stopped playing skyrim in Jan to protest, until i caught this awsome news!!!!! Now I play everyday again, CAN’T WAIT TILL FEB!!!!!!

  24. Hey Gstaff,

    First of all I’d like to say thanks for the good news. I’ve pre-ordered my copy already.

    Would it be possible for us to get the Dragonborn Wallpaper on the main site now that it is coming out for all the platforms?

  25. i like the whole 50% discount but just for one week its been 6 months i think that’s a little much for just one week but then again it probably wont stop me from buying it

  26. Is it strange that all the “major issues” with sawnguard get fixed +heartfire issues when dragonborn is coming out? Thanks a lot of fullfilling ps3 gamers dreams about Skyrim dlcs. I got the game new with 30 euros and if cost per dlc is about 20 euros and you buy all three 50% off which makes 30 can be that 3 dlcs cost more than the base game? Is it worth it? Thanks greedy bastards

  27. I’m sorry, but we have a little problem here.
    The issues for the DLC were Dawnguard and Hearthfire, not Dragonborn.

    So essentially, with Xbox users you’re taking our money TWICE for DLC content (User purchase + $$$ from exclusivity), you sell the game + DLC through steam to PC users on sales. Now you insult your largest and highest revenue group by offering Dragonborn @ 50% as well, when it is releasing without issue and on time?

    Piss poor business model that is.

    • Dint you say you were very pleased a couple days ago? Now your going on about how they are “PISS POOR BUSINESS MODELS”. I agree with you on that. But ps3 users have waited for this content. X-Boxes exclusivity got you that dlc almost a year ago and now ps3 users might not even seen it until x-box has already had it for a year. And you are right about that the problems were dawnguard and heartfire it’s taken them almost a year to “FIX”. Dragonborn is only 2 months late.

      • Sorry sweetheart, but you’re clearly missing the point. Beth did not have to release anything on PS3, yet they chose to.
        Let’s review some facts here. The first two DLC’s had problems for PS3, which I wasn’t disagreeing about the price cut.

        However, Dragonborn released relatively on schedule, without problems or compromises. Yet they are offering it at 50% as well to only PS3 players.

        Let’s also review some basic facts:
        Largest population- Xbox
        Largest revenue console- Xbox
        Game designed primary for- Xbox
        Largest insult given to a console- Xbox

        ^^Not only is Beth taking our money TWICE(once from USER and once through exclusivity/Microsoft) they are offering a non-primary system discounts on a DLC that has ZERO issues for the platform. This is not good business, this is a poor business decision.

        Clearly Beth is now taking lessons from EA in terms of money mongering.

        Very disappointing Mr. Howard, very disappointing indeed.

  28. Yay finally i can carry-on with my PS3 skyrim….. i am a loyal player and this long wait hasn’t been too difficult to bear as i own the 360 version aswell lol, ppl thought me stupid for it and well it was worth it as the dlc’s came out on the 360 before the ps3 and now i cant wait to give my ps3 some skyrim love 😀 thanks Bethseda i look forward to any more dlcs in the future if any…

  29. How long will the dlcs be 50% because i would just like to know when i have to run to game stop and grab a psn card btw Bethesda since your almost done on skyrim you should make a new FALLOUT GAME you have the license just make it already or give us a hint like treyarc does with their games what it will be but not to much. IF you do so happen to contemplate a new FALLOUT try a new engine please its getting really dated.

  30. It’s going to be funny when they hold the DLC for us again. Wouldn’t put it past them any more. Gstaff won’t even give us an answer on half our questions. I find it funny when my followers in skyrim just walk away from me when I go any were as soon as a fight happens they all walk away. I just want my crossbow and dragon bone items.

  31. umm i got a problem,i have the follower glitch were i have none but people act like i do which is preventing me from doing quest n will actually not let me complete dawnguard can any one pls help me its really pissin me off…