Well, you gotta love gamers who take a closer look at one game’s files and uncover hidden information. Bethesda has released a beta patch for the PC version of Skyrim, and it seems that they have included some information about the game’s latest DLC. According to the information that has been brought to our attention, Skyrim’s new DLC will be called Dragonborn and is said to feature mounted spell casting, as well as mounted dragon combat.
Now before getting overly excited, nothing of this is officially confirmed and things may change until this DLC gets out. So take everything you are about to read with a grain of salt.
According to NexusMods member ‘Mardoxx‘, the Dragonborn DLC will be set in Solstheim and its main locations will be Raven Rock, Miraak Temple, Castle Karstaag and Telvanni Tower. Naturally, new armor types will be present, while there is possibility for a horse (?) Bomemold, Chitin, Nordic and Stalhrim.
Mardoxx has also provided some shots/quotes from the files of the Skyrim Update 1.8 Beta that contain this new information, as a means of backing his comments up.
Now we all know that most of you want to get on a dragon. That idea was hinted on Skyrim’s JAM, and it seems that Bethesda has been experimenting with it this whole time. Mardoxx has uncovered the following lines from the ‘Update.bsa\meshes\animationsetdatasinglefile.txt’ file, suggesting that mounted combat is coming indeed.
So there you have it everyone. Skyrim’s new DLC will most probably called Dragonborn and feature mounted dragon combat. No ETA yet and yes, this new DLC is planned for release on all platforms, including PS3.
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