•"Story of dawnguard involves the return of a vampire lord named Harkon,who seeks to put stop to his greatest enemy: The sun." •You choose sides:fight alongside the dawnguard(vamp hunters) or join harkon,"alot of unique content depending on which side you choose" •Two new homes,one for each side of the conflict. •If you choose to side with harkon you can become a 'Vampire Lord',grants you new powers,players can exit vampire lord form at will. •Vampire lords & werewolves now have their own perk tree. •Legendary dragons are new high level beasts,Gargoyles,death hounds and armored trolls. •Crossbows being added •Some quests will take you into the oblivion realm,specifically 'the soul cairn' the realm of trapped souls •you can change your face/gender via a character in riften's ratway. •New shouts like 'soul tear',where you steal the soul of a dead enemy and use it as a minion.
Mounted Combat – Skyrim now allows you to do melee and ranged combat while riding a horse
General stability and memory optimizations General AI pathfinding optimizations and bug fixes Optimizations and crash fixes for data leaks Fixed rare crash with lighting Fixed crashes related to loading and saving games Fixed crash with summoned creatures/NPCs Fixed rare issue where saves would be corrupted Improved logic for when ranged kill cams are played Fixed issue with ranged kill cams while killing a dragon Fixed rare issue with certain ranged kill cams not playing properly Fixed issue with nirnroot lighting not properly cleaning up Fixed issue where bow damage was being calculated incorrectly Fixed rare problem with werewolf kill moves would not finish animating properly In “The Break of Dawn” fixed rare issue where Meridia’s Beacon would disappear from player’s inventory Fixed occasional issue where followers would disappear after player pays off a bounty after committing a crime Fixed issue where certain creatures and NPCs would fail to respawn properly Fixed rare issue with dialogue subtitles not displaying properly Fixed issue with water appearing blurry when loading a saved game after creating a save underwater Fixed issue where map cursor would occasionally disappear after closing a message box with Kinect enabled (Xbox 360) Fixed rare issue with shouts only performing the first level and not other unlocked levels with Kinect enabled (Xbox 360) Fixed issue where the shout buttons would stop working properly if users mashed LB and RB during cooldown with Kinect enabled (Xbox 360)
Dawnguard, the massive DLC package coming to Skyrim, will launch in France, Italy, Germany and Spain in mid-July, Bethesda tweeted today. The tweet also reminds us that the US version will hit for Xbox 360 on Tuesday, June 26.