Skyrim Dawnguard Dimhollow quest and Cavern puzzle

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During our Skyrim Dawnguard review we’ll feature some articles and videos from our journey through the first DLC. Once you reach Fort Dawnguard you will be given another quest to find out what the vampires are seeking, and this will take you to the Dimhollow Crypt and after fighting a few enemies within the Crypt you will reach the Cavern and a puzzle.

It’s worth pointing out that you might not want to take on this quest if you have only just hit level 10, which is exactly where we were at the start of this quest on the Xbox 360. The PS3 version has had over 500 hours of our time and as such we have maxed out many of the skill trees, although because the Xbox 360 got the Skyrim Dawnguard DLC one month early we decided to start again on this platform.

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Low skills makes the Dimhollow quest much harder – just starting Skyrim and downloading the Dawnguard DLC will make things a lot harder if you have not climbed the skill tress. We found this out on the Xbox 360 thanks to having none of the perks and enhanced weapons on our PS3 version of the game, which has made enemies we encounter much harder to defeat. We suggest you climb the skill trees, or at least find some more powerful weapons before attempting Dawnguard, although you can start the Skyrim DLC as soon as you reach level 10 with a Cross Bow but this is nothing compared to having many hours of upgraded skills.

Solving the Dimhollow Cavern puzzle – once you defeat the challenges on the way to the Dimhollow Cavern you will be met with a puzzle, which some of our readers might get stuck on. You can see a short video below that shows you how to solve the puzzle and get through the Dimhollow quest. We have also included three more videos that give a good walkthrough of the Dimhollow Crypt.

What level were you at when you started the Dimhollow quest within Dawnguard? One other tip to making sure you don’t die through this quest is to take plenty of healing potions with you, which will make everything that much easier.

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