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This article is about the add-on. For the quest, see Dragonborn (quest). For the player character, see Prisoner. For general information, see Dovahkiin.

Released 4 December 2012 (Xbox 360)
5 February 2013 (PC)
12 February 2013 (PS3, US)
13 February 2013 (PS3, English-speaking EU)
PC Available from Steam
($19.99/€19.99/£13.99/¥2499/$24.23 AUD/429 RUB)
Xbox 360 Available from Xbox Marketplace
($19.99 US & Canada, was 1600 MS Points)
PS3 Available from the Playstation Store
($20/$25 AUD/¥2400)
Other Included with Special Edition, Switch Edition, Skyrim VR, and Anniversary Edition
Dragonborn box art

Dragonborn is the third major official add-on for Skyrim. The existence of this expansion was first alluded to by patch files found in the 1.8 Patch, and it was confirmed by Bethesda on 5 November 2012 with an official announcement trailer. Dragonborn takes place on the island of Solstheim, first visited many moons ago during Bloodmoon. The add-on's plot tasks you with uncovering the identity of the person seemingly controlling the entire population of the island, and stopping them.

With this official add-on for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, journey off the coast of Morrowind, to the island of Solstheim. Encounter new towns, dungeons, and quests, as you traverse the ash wastes and glacial valleys of this new land. Become more powerful with new shouts that bend the will of your enemies and even tame dragons. Your fate, and the fate of Solstheim, hangs in the balance as you face off against your deadliest adversary – the first Dragonborn.Official Summary

Quest Information

  • Quests — Walkthroughs for new quests

Gameplay Information

  • Creatures — Creatures you may find in Solstheim and Apocrypha
  • Dragon Riding — A guide to riding dragons
  • Factions — Various groups occupying Solstheim
  • Items — A plethora of new items and equipment await you
  • Magic — New powers and shouts gained from forbidden knowledge
  • NPCs — Listing of all non-player characters in the game
    • People — New people you will meet on your travels through Solstheim
    • Classes — NPC specializations added by Dragonborn
  • Places — Various settlements, caves, ruins, and other locations added by Dragonborn
  • Services — A listing of all the services provided in Solstheim

Miscellaneous Information

  • Achievements — Ten new achievements can be earned after installing Dragonborn
  • Easter Eggs — Funny, out of place, or reference-related non-bug findings
  • Historical References — References to people, places, and events from previous Elder Scrolls games
  • Loading Screens — Thirty new loading screens are added after installing Dragonborn


  • Dragonborn was subject to a 30-day exclusivity deal with Microsoft, during which it was only available on the Xbox 360. In February 2013, it was released on both PC and PS3.
  • The soundtrack that plays on Solstheim contains several pieces from the Morrowind soundtrack.

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