Bethesda has released Skyrim’s first chunk of DLC, Dawnguard, on Xbox Live.

The expansion will set you back 1600 Mircrosoft Points, weighs up at 581.70MB and can be queued up at this very moment via the site if you’re away from your console right now.

For those of you with FIGS (French, Italian, German or Spanish) copies, the expansion will be available to purchase sometime mid-July.

Sadly, Bethesda hasn’t yet dated the PC or PS3 editions of the expansion yet but we’ll let you know as soon we find out when they’re coming.

Dawnguard lets gamers choose the path of becoming a Vampire Lord, or, if they’re not into fangs and late nights, become a member of the Dawnguard, who loooove hunting vampires.

Being a Vampire Lord, of course, has its perks, like the ability to sprout wings or raise the dead but sunlight isn’t a bloodsucker’s best friend, so expect daytime damage.

Vampire Hunters are able to summon trolls and fire awesome crossbows, your call.

The DLC should last somewhere between 10 and 20 hours.


Bethesda has provided a little information on how to get to the content:

Bethesda has issued a note explaining how to access the Dawnguard content, and confirmed that player characters do not have to be level 10 or higher to enjoy it.

"Once Dawnguard is installed, if you're level 10 or higher you'll hear rumors about the Dawnguard from guards in major cities," Bethesda explained. "You may also be approached by a courier who will give you a note about the Dawnguard.

"Otherwise, if your character is below level 10 or you wish to find the Dawnguard on your own, you can seek out the Dawnguard headquarters roughly east/southeast of Riften. It can be reached by a small cave through the mountains."