Bethesda confirmed today via a YouTube trailer that The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is to get its second DLC pack, following Dawnguard, title Hearthfire. The content brings players housing and a new Adoption system for players.
If you’re eager to get back into Skyrim, then prepare to build houses an adopt plenty of children
Bethesda released the Dawnguard DLC content for its RPG epic The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim back in June 2012, and returns with a second — and considerable more considered — DLC pack. Titled Hearthfire, the content doesn’t bring new ways to be a vampire and instead news way to builds houses.
You can watch the trailer below. It was described as allowing players to leave a lasting mark on the world of Skyrim. To build a house you’ll first need to buy a plot of land, Bethesda revealed, and then gain the raw materials to build house components. This is done through a crafting table and carpenter’s workbench. You’ll be able to create rooms from a kitchen to a greenhouse, a trophy room, along with furnishings to spice up your property.
Head outside and you’ll be able to create a garden, a fish hatchery, or a bee Apiary (a bee hive basically) along with useful additions Bethesda didn’t talk about.
Building The Future
If you’re too lazy, or busy, to do it yourself then a Steward can be hired. Stewards buy materials equip houses with furnishes; transportations options are also available, so hopefully a horse and cart will be faster than a horse. Unless you’ve install a speed-increasing mod. And perhaps for the temptation of firing a shout to vent frustration, a personal Bard is also available.
Regarding the Adoption system, you move your spouse into the newly built house, walk up to a child and ask if it wants to be adopted. While that’s pretty relaxed, you’re going to have responsibility. Skeeter and Giants will invade and attack your house.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Hearthfire DLC arrives September 4, 2012 for Xbox 360. It costs 400 Microsoft Points to buy ($5). There’s no word on non-Xbox platform availability; with Dawnguard, the previous expansion pack, it arrived a month after the Xbox 360’s release on PlayStation 3 and later for PC players.