New Skyrim Patch Suggests That DLC Will Bring The Game Back To Morrowind

Skyrim's next DLC could be taking us back to the world of Morrowind, the third game in Bethesda's popular RPG series.

Eagle-eyed Elder Scrolls fans have dug through the files for patch 1.8, which Bethesda released yesterday for PC, and found all sorts of clues that could hint at future content for the game.

One line hints at a return to Solstheim, the Nordic colony last seen in the second expansion to Morrowind, Bloodmoon. Other patch files hint at dragon riding (!) and a bunch of other locations in and around Solstheim.

The patch also suggests that the DLC will be named Dragonborn, which was trademarked by Bethesda back in May.

If Dragonborn is really a thing, it would be Skyrim's third piece of downloadable content. Dawnguard and Hearthfire were both released earlier this year.

I've reached out to Bethesda for comment and will update should they respond.

1.8 Beta Update and Dragonborn DLC hints discussion [Bethsoft Forums]


    Err...isn't Vvardenfel essentially obliterated due to the Red Mountain aftermath?

      Yes it is but I think Solstheim is an island of the coast so assuming it avoided the volcanic ash it should still be habitable. I did think it odd that they decided to wipe out an entire province but I guess future games could involve exploratory expeditions or resettlement attempts. Maybe as an ES-Online expansion?

    Man, I guess I should really play through the content for Dawnguard and Hearthfire before I fall so far behind on DLC that I never get through it.

    Still haven't done Mothership Zeta in Fallout 3, or Old world Blues/Lonesome Road for New Vegas.

      Stop what you're doing, go home, and play Old World Blues right now. SCIENCE!

        yes!!! play play play! old world blues was hilarious!

        I've actually midway through it. I'm at Big MT, I've had the intro stuff, now I'm wandering around doming missions.

        I just got sidetracked and never got back around to it. :(

    Great, more potentially fantastic content I will never be able to tap into because I'm a PS3 user.

      Why anyone buys consoles other than Nintendo I can't understand. Most games that are released on xbox/ps have a superior PC version.

    Any talk about the possibility of this coming out for PS3? I think, in light of recent non-events, I will not get my hopes up.

      ... that comment sounds pathetic. But seriously, I'm so depressed about PS3s chances for Skyrim DLC, I was so excited for them and it's just been crap for everyone else to have it and not us.

        it is unfortunate for sure. i hope Bethesda and Sony sort out the issues on PS3 soon

          I don't think it can be sorted out.
          I think the only way they can overcome it is with a massive rewrite of parts of the games engine and then re-release the game with the DLC as part of the one master.

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