You Can Turn Into A Cloud Of Bats In Skyrim's Dawnguard Expansion

Bees? No, not bees! Bats! I've just had a chance to play some of Skyrim's first upcoming downloadable expansion, Dawnguard, which will be out exclusively on the Xbox 360 on June 26.

In my demo, my character had already chosen to become a Vampire Lord (as opposed to the vampire-fighting Dawnguard), so I had a chance to mess around with the Vampire Lord's various powers. Side note: Why the heck is this expansion called Dawnguard? It should be called Vampire Lord.

The Vampire Lord works a lot like Skyrim's werewolves — you transform using a right shoulder button. After doing that, you lose access to the gear in your inventory and get a whole grip of new powers. Actually, one of your new powers is a grip… a death grip.

So yeah, you can shoot globes of red death at people and suck peoples' blood and summon a gargoyle… pretty cool. You can flap your wings and glide over the ground, and you can turn on night-vision.

But while all that is well and good, do you know what else you can do? You can warp around the world as a mother effin' cloud of bats. (Can you guess what this ability is called in the quick-select menu? That's right. It's called "Bats.")

Man. I have to admit, I felt more like a wizard than a vampire for the first part of my demo. Then, I discovered "Bats". Suddenly I was blasting around the gameworld, appearing and disappearing in a cloud of vicious black bloodsuckers.

There are plenty of other cool things about Dawnguard, and I'll share more detailed impressions soon.

For now: Bats.


    Now all that is needed is a Mod that skins you like the Batman, so you can roll around as a cloud of bats then BOOM, I'm Batman. Also a Bat signal in the sky.

      It will so happen

        but only on nexus, steam will roll that copyright infringement in seconds

    Sounds lame imo.

    Only different is PC and PS3 users will have to wait till July 26th to play (exclusive for xbox for a month before released everywhere else). Still looking forward to it and gonna pay for it

      Should give them time to patch all the new bugs.

    Oh my God. This sounds awesome. I loved this feature in Infamous: festival of blood.

    I was excited until I remembered my internet is too limited for big downloads, guess I'll be waiting a year or so for Game Of The Year Edition :(

    Havent been able to be a cloud of bats since the KAIN games

    Really cool vampire overhaul I am playing:
    Better Vampire's by Brehanin

    This author is constantly updating his work and he will be making it mesh with Dawnguard when it is released. Check it out, you won't be disappointed! Can't wait for the DLC

    Vampire Lord is surprisingly ugly, but then again, it's Bethesda. Wish they had worked on it more, but then again, that's what mods are for.

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