Continue your Skyrim experience this week with Dragonborn


The wait is over! For the next three weeks, we’ll be releasing a new Skyrim add-on each week on the PlayStation Store. This week, with Dragonborn, you’ll journey beyond Skyrim to Solstheim, an island off the coast of Morrowind. Use all your abilities and skills honed in Skyrim to save the island from a mysterious power that threatens to destroy Solstheim’s inhabitants.

Beyond Dragonborn’s main quest, the content is packed with hours of new areas to explore complete with new characters, new towns, new dungeons and plenty of new side quests to complete. And for elite players that have attained Level 81 status, you’ll have a chance to square off with the game’s fiercest adversary, The Ebony Warrior.

For more details on Dragonborn, available for 50% off (£6.49) during launch week only, read our list of features below:

  • Explore beyond Skyrim – Leave the province of Skyrim and travel to the coastal island of Solstheim. Encounter the Dark Elven settlers of Raven Rock and the native Skaal, as you unravel the mystery of a Dragonborn’s return.
  • Become the ultimate Dragonborn – Harness the power of the Voice as you face off against the first Dragonborn. Wield new shouts and spells including Dragon Aspect – allowing you to summon the inner power of a dragon to deliver colossal blows and strengthen other shouts.
  • New powers – Discover dark powers as you journey into a new Daedric realm. Collect books of forbidden knowledge and choose new paths for your skills and abilities.
  • New dungeons, creatures, weapons and more – Suit up in Bonemold and Chitin armors and wield Stalhrim weapons as you navigate through a myriad of dungeons. Battle formidable foes like Ash Spawn, Rieklings, and more.

Next week we’ll be back with information on next Wednesday’s release, Hearthfire.

Dragonborn releases across the PAL region tomorrow, with the exception of France, Germany, Spain and Italy. A release date for those territories will be confirmed as soon as possible.

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Wonder how much of the game these DLC will break? this is bethesda afterall.

Oh at bloody long last !!!

Bethesda finally sorted themselves out!

Matt Grandstaff 12 February, 2013 @ 17:30

We’re excited to have the content available to you guys tomorrow!

What’s the size of the Dragonborn DLC?

Matt Grandstaff 12 February, 2013 @ 17:45

The download size is around 900 mb

wellbeingosteo 12 February, 2013 @ 17:37

Price makes this even more attractive.

Happy to wait for content as long as its relatively glitch free.

Any trophies?

Matt Grandstaff 12 February, 2013 @ 17:44

Yes, we have 10 trophies for Dragonborn

“We’re excited to have the content available to you guys tomorrow!” oh, that explains why i cant find it in the store today, looking forward

Hey Matt, I’m looking forward to Dragonborn and Dawnguard, but I’m from Spain. Any clue of when we can expect the release here? Thank you.

Matt Grandstaff 12 February, 2013 @ 19:16

We’re working to get those dates nailed down… we’re almost there. Keep an eye on Bethesda Blog for the final release date.

Wait-Jester-Sec 12 February, 2013 @ 17:54

In reply to number 1

this is taken off bethesda’s blog page

First Week Pricing: £6.49, € 7.99, AUS $11.75 thats for both dragonborn and dawnguard

Here is the link if you want a look

Matt Grandstaff 12 February, 2013 @ 19:17

Thanks for posting that :)


Should I delay playing Dragonborn until I’ve played the other two? Aren’t these hitting ps3 in the wrong order?

Matt Grandstaff 12 February, 2013 @ 19:18

Just like Skyrim’s main game, it doesn’t the matter what order you approach content.

We wanted to release Dragonborn first, because we think it’s the best of the bunch.

almighty-slayer 12 February, 2013 @ 18:01

It’s 50% off on XBLA too, so it’s not as if they’re even giving PS3 owners a discount for being late, lol.

Sold my copy of Skyrim, so no.


#12 That’s a good point. So not an apology price afterall, more likely a sale that was planned all the while.


why advertise the DLC to launch on the 12th, then tell us the 13th ? why this discrepancy in dates ? is the software full of bugs they have not fixed yet ?

Matt Grandstaff 12 February, 2013 @ 19:19

The discrepancy of dates relates to our blog post with announced release dates for both North America and Europe.

Because the weekly update to PlayStation Store is Tuesday in North America, the content is releasing there today.


So not half price then, nice one Beth. I wouldn’t buy this anyway now to busy with DS3. So many quality games coming out at the moment. Keep your bug fest and every other game you make or are involved with. You have also lost my custom for TES online since the way you have treated the ps3 community., you are totally unreliable as a Games company. Goodbye


#13 Would be a good point if it was actually currently on sale. I believe its next week and for one week only. Also 800 points is still €10 whatever way you look at it.
#14 You, like so many people wondering were Ni No Kini was this time 2 weeks ago, were looking at a US date.

Regarding the previous posts:

The US version is the 12th, EU 13th. EU PSN releases are ALWAYS a day after the advertised date.

Playing Dawnguard before Dragonborn is not needed, and you won’t spoil the story. Furthermore, Dawnguard is a hideous buggy mess and will most likely break your game. As soon as you install it, Vampires start killing everyone in the cities – including essential characters. AVOID IT. Furthermore, it’s incredibly dull.

Dragonborn is actually a decent adventure, but also utterly riddled with bugs. It *probably* won’t trash your game like Dawnguard does, though.

Note: I tested all DLCS on PC and Xbox. The PS3 versions are likely to be even worse than I described.

SKYRIM is dead

SMOKIN_WEED_1986 12 February, 2013 @ 18:52

Skyrim’s not dead, if your an elder scrolls fan, think of oblivion was out for 5 years before Skyrim and people still play it. what you mean is your not interested, so i refer you to the door… close it behind you. I for one will purchase all 3 dlc’s and im not upset about the wait as i’m a huge sony fan and my hatred for xbox is only overshadowed by my hatred for the ignorance of some people in the ps community. That being said thankyou for bringing us TES fans what we have been longing for, what time on 13th will we see dragonborn drop? afternoon maybe. For all those that have no interest in purchasing the dlc i suggest you go post your childish comments on youtube, were they belong.

SMOKIN_WEED_1986 12 February, 2013 @ 19:19

@14. the 12th is North american release 13th is EU release. why does eveyone think there’s some big conspiracy going on. Betheseda has lost alot of money on this hold up as it is and to give it us at 50% off is netting theman even bigger loss.

A fair price indeed .

@19 The store update is usually between 3pm and 5pm (assuming you’re in the UK as your flag suggests) – you can occasionally get the content half an hour earlier by using the store’s ‘Search’ function and going directly to the relevant game’s page (they only update the frontpage once the content has been uploaded)

For what it’s worth, I did enjoy Skyrim and Dragonborn (but not Dawnguard). It just irks me that I had to buy it for several formats in order to achieve a 100% playthrough (both console versions self-destructed on me). This is sadly something you get used to as an ES fan.

Is Skyrim already playable on PS3? Is the water-freeze bug problem solved? And other game-crushing bugs as well? Cause all these issues convinced me not to buy this game, since I don’t own a X360 or a strong PC. If it’s playable now I might actually consider getting it and all the DLCs, but I’d like some confirmation here.

Matt Grandstaff 12 February, 2013 @ 20:07

The water issue is something you can resolve by going in the game utility folder. From our official forums, here’s our post on the matter:

If you’re having a freeze issue when going into water, head to the PlayStation XMB menu. From there go to Game>Game Data Utility. Delete the game data and title updates for Skyrim.

Note: Game Data is not the same as your game saves. As long as you’re not deleting anything from the game saves folder, you’ll still have your saves.

Once you restart Skyrim, you’ll need to wait for the 1.8 title update.

Number 25, all the infamous bugs on ps3 are long gone, I’ve played, many, ours without a single crash. Up to 50% completion. I waited until I knew the problems were fixed before I started. Well worth the wait, Skyrim is awesome.

Meant 23, sorry!


I just want to say a huge thank you for bringing the Skyrim dlc to the ps3. I have enjoyed the dlc on my xbox 360 and now I can enjoy it again on my favourite console the ps3 and get more trophies for Skyrim. Thank you very much. It is definitely worth the wait. :)

Matt Grandstaff 12 February, 2013 @ 21:14

We’re excited that you’ll be able to play Dragonborn tomorrow.

Thanks for playing

Why not in Germany?

i sold my limited edition halo reach xbox bought skyrim for 30 quid and a 30 pound psn card for the dlc so i hope its not buggy

n now i find out theres a sale on xbox next week at 50% when i had skyrim on xbox

Liquidjellyfish6 12 February, 2013 @ 21:30

So do you need to have the game in the console to download it or do you just need to look for it in the PlayStation store?

Matt Grandstaff 12 February, 2013 @ 23:29

You can download directly from the PlayStation Store once it’s available.

Guess MS payed you guys alot of money to also have an discount on the same week. Also 100% sure these DLCs will be REALLY buggy and glitchy on the ps3.


Interesting that you put a 50% discount on Xbox when your apparent “apology” for the delay is a 50% discount for us. I have a question would LOVE To here your excuse why didn’t you learn anything from oblivion and fallout 3 on ps3 coz it might be a “new” engine but skyrim suffers from the same exact problems!!


I hope that no one buys the DLC.
So many people have been complaining about Skyrim and the treatment towards the PS3, and they don’t care, because it isn’t affecting them.
They only way they will notice and care, is if you speak with your wallet.
Do not buy the DLC.

hey. the 13th in sweden in 13 min. what time in the day will dragonborn come out on psn?

ExtremeGamer1995 12 February, 2013 @ 23:14

When I said boycott I wasn’t joking, still haven’t played dishourned

SMOKIN_WEED_1986 12 February, 2013 @ 23:27

@ 35 your not missing much dishonoured isn’t all that good and FYI it was only published by bethesda softworks a subsidiary of bethesda, they didn’t actually work on the game itself that was down to ARKANE STUDIOS so your boycott is for not and has left you looking uninformed and a total ass.

captain57boots 12 February, 2013 @ 23:38

very excited
Downloading tonight after work. Pity I have to work the rest of the week.

Farnzzy: The store is updated either 17.00 or 18.00 in Norway at least. :)

SMOKIN_WEED_1986 12 February, 2013 @ 23:50

@ 33 suck it up… bethesda is a multi million pound/$ company i’m sure they really couldn’t care if you buy it or not. As this Dlc is now profit on what they’ve already accumulated, im sure they won’t loose sleep over your £6.49p. If you don’t want it, why are you here? Anyway you already purchased skyrim so way to go, you stuck it to the man there didn’t you..

Everyone’s arguing about bethesda…so can someone just say if their PSN has dragonborn on it yet? I don’t care what country or what time it is there, just need some sign that it actually is coming out today

oh sorry just read it’s coming on the 13th..thought i’d mention it before I get called an idiot or something by you lot. Anyone know when tomorrow?

SMOKIN_WEED_1986 13 February, 2013 @ 00:02

it won’t b on psn till 3pm- 5pm uk time on 13th so from now…. about 15- 18 hours.

@41. 6 or 5 PM norwegian time, and we’re one hour ahead of you.

Can’t wait till 2moro! It’s going to be intense! Does anyone know the dates for hearthfire and dawnguard? Also just out of curiosity has anybody heard anything about a goty edition?

what time will the dlc be available ?

Between 3pm and 5pm I think.

So i guess it’s true that you at Sony catagoraise Australia as European Teritory. Can you please tell what time i would expect Dragonborn to be avalable to download via PSN like the exact time in Australian Eastern Standard?

SMOKIN_WEED_1986 13 February, 2013 @ 00:27

Hearthfire 20th dawnguard 27th. but tbh sony got their big announcement on the 20th…. u know the ps freekin 4!!!! looks like m queing up for another midnight release.


Can i find out what time dragonborn will be available on psn for uk users please…. The wait has been long enough so the last few hours are agony ty…… @!@

Matt Grandstaff 13 February, 2013 @ 17:02

English version is now available :)


what time will it be in australia?

Matt Grandstaff 13 February, 2013 @ 17:01

should be live now

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