Dawnguard PS3 to release with many bugs

By Posted 25 Jul 2012, 19:16

If you thought Skyrim Dawnguard would release on the PS3 with less bugs considering Xbox 360 had a chance to find loads of them, then you are right but sadly the couple of fixes inside the Skyrim patch 1.7 notes are nothing compared to the long list created by gamers. It looks like Dawnguard’s PS3 release will take longer than the initial 30 day exclusive we first thought, and even after patch 1.7 is installed on the PlayStation 3 there are a growing list of bugs being kept track of without a fix planned for a while.

Dawnguard PS3 to release with many bugs

It is fair to say we expected bugs with the first Skyrim DLC and most of these are sure to receive a fix in time, but the first patch notes since Dawnguard released on the Xbox 360 last month include a small amount of fixes, which are upsetting some gamers when compared to this long list of bugs that cause problems for Dawnguard quests and the main game.

The Dawnguard main quest is affected with certain objectives/quests, which include Bloodline, Prophet, A New Order, Chasing Echoes, Scroll Scouting, Seeking Disclosure, Beyond Death, and Unseen Visions. There are also issues with side quests like Preemptive Strike and Hunting the Monster, although it’s worth pointing out most of the bugs being reported by gamers don’t stop you completing the main quest. These are minor problems like vampires disappearing into walls, but we did notice a couple that stop you completing a quest like in A Daedra’s Best Friend, which some people can’t find Barbas to trigger the quest. See the complete list of Dawnguard bugs here, and then hit the comments if you have experienced bugs that cause major issues to your game.

Our Dawnguard review resulted in hardly any bugs and we had an enjoyable experience, so we highly recommended PC and PS3 users to download the first Skyrim DLC as soon as available. The PC and PS3 DLC will launch with a lot of minor bugs unless there’s a major change with the patch notes after PC v1.7 beta, which is unlikely to happen on the level needed.

Are you happy to download the Skyrim Dawnguard DLC on PS3 even if most of these bugs remain?

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  • Redog1995

    I wanna play dawnguard.  Please just give it to us asap with ALL the bugs.

  • Arianorta

    yes just release it and we will get used to the bugs.

  • Sammydessie

    yes please just give it to us no matter how many bug

  • Fuckoff

    This won’t be released for a while, as usual.

  • RC

    I dont care, NONE OF US CARE. We just want the dlc. almost every ps3 fan is tired of restarting the game as a new character. Its gotten to a point where bethesda is trying to screw with us. Yes microsoft payed you guys millions of dollars to release the dlc on xbox first, but atleast tell us whether or not it will come out. This is bogus.  Just release it already.

  • Billy

    Redog1995
    I wanna play dawnguard.  Please just give it to us asap with ALL the bugs.

    Arianorta
    yes just release it and we will get used to the bugs.

    Sammydessie
    yes please just give it to us no matter how many bug

    You three would be the first to have moan wand a whine and to go rage on the internet because dawnguad
    has bugs, so stop saying stupid crap like this and let them fix fix the bugs.
    it will be released when they release it not before and you winging on the internet wont get it released any quicker.

    • Sammydessie

      dude i know when its going to release so shut up cause its going to release on MONDAY

      • RC

        How do you know it will release on monday?

        • Baneblade

           PS3 DLC cannot be available on monday if it is new. PS Store is updated on tuesdays and I still believe they also update on thurdays for America

    • Redog1995

      I sarcastically liked your comment(:

    • Mercury 8619

      Hey Billy,work on your own damn spelling and grammar before you start slamming other people about their frustrations over a video game,maybe you should state something positive to them instead of treating them as though they have a low IQ like you do.Sucks to be treated on a negative doesn’t it,Short Bus.

      • NoneOfYoBeezWaz

        Stfu, go duck yourself hippocrit

        • Menko90

          Learn to English.

  • Ckelly221

    I don’t care about the bugs I have been waiting about 3 months to play dawnguard and have been preparing the entire time please release dawnguard no matter how many bugs for the PS3 and PC.

  • Luke545

    Yes just release it and then work on the bugs

  • Luke545

    Maybe u should of worked on it befor advertising it

  • danny

    Im so tired of microsoft instead of making more exclusive titles that dont suck and making there online a better experience they give publishers contracts so they get dlcs first well guess what microsoft. Well since we have no brains amd our online players are brain dead we will just throw around millions of dollars in timed exclusive and not make any for ourselves how stupid is that ya really stupid

  • AProgrammer

    As a programmer, I’m afraid many of you miss the point in these epic sized releases. A company has a limited staff that works on playtesting these games and checking for bugs. However, the user base when a project is released is substantially larger, and will find bugs and glitches that are not readily apparent to the testers due to sheer numbers.

    The difference in what a million+ players can find in a few weeks is comparative to what a dozen or so can find in a few years. Proactive testing only goes so far, it is why all major softwares require patches and updates.

    • Scuba Steve

       As a retailer and game player, I’m afraid you’ve missed the point of everyone’s frustration:  Skyrim made $450 million dollars the first week it was released.  You have a limited staff?  USE THOSE MILLIONS OF DOLLARS AND HIRE MORE PEOPLE DUMBASS.

  • Crgorrell

    People calm down the thirty day period bought by Microsoft is over tomorrow and id it takes longer it is because that are fixing the bugs so consider yourselves lucky we won’t have to get pissed at the bugs like the xbox players

  • Butttnut123

    Yeah I want new Skyrim content tomorrow! I’m so bored of other things in the game. Please Bethesda release it with bugs. At least we will have something to do!

  • Mercury 8619

    Yeah,the thirty day period is over, but that means the release wont be out in 1 week to another month because of the damn 1.7 patch.I’d rather have a glitched version that I can play, than wait,when I’ve read that the 1.7 patch will be as useless as shit,just like half of the other updates were.The media is saying July 26th just to get us all worked up when in general Bethesda never stated when it would be out for PS3 consoles.It wont be out this week from what I can see because of the retarded update.If it is I can honestly state tomorrow that I was wrong and that I misunderstood.But I really think its not coming out this week from everything that I’ve read and heard.I heard it may not come out this month,it may be available in mid August to early September.I’m just as annoyed,my patience is gone,and I’m really pissed off about Dawnguard.

  • Mclarson20

    Yes release!! ill deal with the bugs please i just want dawnguard ive waited long enough

  • kindlelover451

    i was really hyped for this dlc but now i’ve really just lost interest in it i’ll still buy it of course but i won’t be as invested in it as i originally was going to be

    • Glendenninga

      Ditto. It it on PC. Looking forward to DG and then after 2 weeks I’m not interested. Dunno if I’ll even get it. Going back to classes full time I won’t have time or money to play it anymore.

  • Rayne2407

    So heres the thing… This “long list” of bugs that everyone has posted… much like the old Xbox 360 red ring issue… i have rarely encountered. The few i have encountered (mob dying and clipping into the ground or wall), i just reload, do it again, and problem solved. This has happened to me, with my over 400 hours of game play and 30 different character builds, 5-6 times tops.
    Here’s another hint too, if you cause a quest giver to be hostile, calm spells wont fix the issue. you may get the quest but you will never be able to finish it. make sure you make a separate save for the quest. If it is an issue for you aswell, reload, try to figure out where the quest glitched. most times a reload will fix the issue.

    Save and save often. that has ALWAYS been what you do with any TES game. If you read the forums and see something about a certain quest.

    Point is… release Dawngaurd for the ps3, as it is now. I for one would be surprised to run into many issues at all. and i highly doubt i will run into any game stopping issues. Watch some Let’s Play videos… you generally dont see any issues.

  • Himynameisnickp2317

    Release it with the bug i just want to play already!!!!!!!

    • Ewantait

      exactly, i don’t god dam care if it’s buggy or not i just wont to play dawnguard!

  • Dawnguard now

    Who cares about bugs. we just wnat the game fix them later.

  • Dasher1899

    For hell sake! Idc just release the dang thing!skyrim itself has more bugs than human hairs, and they released it anyways. This is just a lot of complaining

  • Kevinforster

    Now u just want me to kill my self lol

    Btw you should still give us a rough date on it’s release this just stupid I have been waiting for this for 2 1/2 months and it just seems to push back further and further

  • Mattswift007

    its the 26th now and it still hasent come out so when the hell does it come out am so deppressed :’(

  • Mattswift007

    IM SO  ANGRY >:|

    • Ewantait

      don’t think your the only one one pissed!

  • Rippa1981

    This Bullshit were is dawngaurd for ps3

  • Dawnguard NOW

    I will be so pissed if its not released today i have been waiting since they announced this then ps3 users have to wait another month we lost all patience
     

    • Mister Fixit

      I Agree with Dawnguard NOW guy. This is some real crap Bethesda ;/ You’re killing all of us and losing a heap of fans with the constant Bull**** you are pulling on us faithful PS3 users..

  • Someguygamer

    dammit Bethesda…your middle finger to ps3 and pc users has put me off dawnguard now…I waited all month really looking to it…i should have known you’d screw over other platforms..it’s fallout New Vegas all over again!

  • 702lax

    I stayed up all night for this to come out and I have been let down :( I’m gonna go sulk now

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002194151511 Chris Fowler

    me to this suck’s 

  • Dave! Yognaut

    I’ve lost all interest in anything Bethesda does ever again. Being constantly told to basically shut up and wait just because you have a Ps3 has both angered and upset me. Ps3 players paid the same as anyone else, yet we always get the rough end of the stick. Goodbye Bethesda, you won’t be receiving another penny from me again.

  • Someguygamer

    The worst thing is not that Bethesda hasn’t released it yet (even though the 30 days of being Microsofts B**CH are over) which is bad enough for other platforms…but that they are keeping us all in the DAMMED DARK about it is very naughty of them. They are only upsetting ps3 and pc players…which are just as importnant as 360 paying customers!…..bunch of idiots

  • Rippa1981

    It came out for x box for 6:00 am. We should get it earlier for the damn wait.

  • Griffin-1997@hotmail.com

    This is ridiculous xbox always get stuff before everyone else and ps3 always have to wait the longest it is like they dont want anybody to buy anymore bethesda games because i wont if they continue to bullshit

    • Tim

       well thats wrong, PC always get games last with having to wait 2 weeks + for the same game, and also PS3 got BF3 DLC before everyone else and continue to for the rest of the releases

    • Ewantait

      i’m with you on that bethesda is annyoing me like crap!

      • Ewantait

        if i have to wait till august or september i will go ballistic! then bye bye bethesda!

  • Rippa1981

    How cares if xbox has to pay double for the internet. ps3 is better in so many ways. F*ck Bill Gates. You bribing mofo.

  • Rippa1981

    We should boycott dawngaurd.

    • Griffin-1997@hotmail.com

      Damn straight

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002194151511 Chris Fowler

    maybe on tusday 

  • draken_demonsoul

    Yes, obviously, i just want dawnguard, i don’t give a shi* whether it’s glitchy, mostly because i have it ^~_~^ 

  • Doremeister

    if it had so many bugs already why did they not do more tests before they released it for xbox, and microsoft only got a 30 day exclusivity period so its unfair to make everyone else wait longer than that 30 days, its bullcrap, effectively if it doesnt come out today then xbox will be getting extra days of exclusiveness (sorry for poor wording) and they wont have paid for this extra amount of exclusive time on the game so wtf!!!

  • DarkBlade666

    idc about no bugs, i just wanna play ffs, you better not screw us over and release it like a week or 2 before borderlands 2 release, coz that’s just plain stupid, asking for trouble :L.

  • Dawnguard NOW

    PS3 users should get it first becuase of all of those psn crashes every year.

    • Ewantait

      we’ve all waited long enough bethesda, just give us dawnguard it’s not fair!

  • Jamie

    I really think that today ps3 users are going to get Fu*k by Bethesda. Todd Howard has said many times with many games including skyrim that they listen to the online community. Well if they did that then ps3 would have the latest update and dawnguard would be out today. However saddly no word yet from them because they know that today when the dlc doesn’t arrive everyone will be pissed off. As many people have said they don’t care if it’s buggy they just won’t the new content after playing the same stuff for 8 months
    Really the nee stop taking the piss out of ps3 users. Also from what I’ve read about sawgrass they could and should have done more in the 8 months than what they actually done so they really shouldn’t be a problem with releasing today for everyone else.

  • DeadlyFart50

    If its not released by 6:00am today then I guess thats a pretty convincing sign that it wont be released till aug. or sept. unless Sony decides to for once stand up for its customers and somehow get this update and the dlc by next week.

  • Mattyrulez98

    They should of been working on this well before if they knew loads of bugs would happen then PS3 & pc owners would be happy and they wouldn’t get all this annoyed complaints 

  • Jsolis624

    boycott dawngaurd. (PC and PS3 users) For once show them we’re not a tool!

  • Mikeythebrin97

    to be honest i dont actualy care about the bugs. I have done basically all the important things on skyrim and they should just release the dlc then focus on fixing it because by now most of the fans like me are probably thinking of not buying it because we dont reallly want to play skyrim because we has moved on to a different game

  • Blackheart

    Cmon really? Do we really believe that bethesda thought to protect ps3, and pc users from possible glitches? No, hell no. They saw $$$, and sure enough they took it. Do we believe Microsoft would be stupid enough to pay millions(maybe billions) for a glitchy product? No! Hell no!
    Theyre very shrewd, and thourough which is largely apparent in their success. So why havent we heard a peep from bethesda? Or at least a “We’re still working on it, we hope to have it to our fans soon”? Its kinda obvious, either it doesnt exist for ps3 and/or pc or someone took some under the table deal for some extra money to hold it longer.

  • Blackheart

    Cmon really? Do we really believe that bethesda thought to protect ps3, and pc users from possible glitches? No, hell no. They saw $$$, and sure enough they took it. Do we believe Microsoft would be stupid enough to pay millions(maybe billions) for a glitchy product? No! Hell no!
    Theyre very shrewd, and thourough which is largely apparent in their success. So why havent we heard a peep from bethesda? Or at least a “We’re still working on it, we hope to have it to our fans soon”? Its kinda obvious, either it doesnt exist for ps3 and/or pc or someone took some under the table deal for some extra money to hold it longer.

  • Rippa1981

    Boycott here I come.

  • Rippa1981

    You should see what I put on the elder scrolls Facebook page.

  • Rippa1981

    Nevermond Douche bags erased it.

  • Andrue

    Man, I’m frickin’ DONE waiting. Release Dawnguard, or I’m gonna take my money elsewhere. I’m sure I won’t be the only one either. I’ve been looking forward to this DLC ever since I heard of it. Seeing in depth look-sees of what is to come from xbox players was just more of a teaser. Just release it and patch it later!

  • Rippa1981

    Im saving my money for black ops 3

  • Rippa1981

    I meant black ops2 lol.

  • PS3 We are here to stay YeaH

    Arggg   .   Let alone ps3 user Oh what  wait scratch that  LET ALONE  BITCHESDA  Hell yeah

    we  ARE PS3  USER  AND we are here TO STAY   ,  PS3 USER UNITED will NevER be Devided ,
    PS3 USER United will never be defeated  yeahh  and by the way  you guy say about it releasing on monday  what  monday  exactly  the  up coming monday that about to arrive or the next monday after the monday that about to come or the next monay after two monday of the next monday ?  im confuse     

    • Alex

      English isn’t your first language, is it?

  • Mike

    I’m done with bethesda! I will never buy another game from them it might not make much of a difference to there sales but I will not be made a fool of just because i own a PS3 instead of a 360!!

  • Dawnguard NOW

    Im checking psn every half an hour to an hour for dawnguard it better be out today

    • Owencr7

      same here its a joke :/

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002194151511 Chris Fowler

    halk smash 
    bethesdaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa me angry 

  • Gamerxdr3

    side quest i not even know their would be side quest  but that’s a bonus  we do not want to wait any longer we were looking forward to vampire lord & crossbows   forget the bugs cant you just fix it later in a patch   you made a awesome dlc got are hope’s up and we want it now  thanks 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002194151511 Chris Fowler

    i agree

  • Penguin10

    Played dlc on friends 360… Not glitchy at all, the ones who are lagging are probably people who drop there discs on their floor when done playing and they have a ton of scratches :P I think Bethesda is trying to give us a ton of bulls**t cuz Microsoft Payed them extra. I have been waiting since dawnguard rumors started stirring. I will be so mad if it don’t release today!

    • Owencr7

      i completly agree its a joke :/ 

  • Rellik241

    I’m gonna be so pissed if dawngauard doesn’t come out on ps3 today because today’s the 30 day exclusive that Xbox gets it and i dnt rlly care if it glitches out sometimes it’s funny to c a vamp get stuck in the wall so that he can’t kill u

  • Jddyer23

    All I’ve been doing is searching the Internet for answers. But there’s still NOTHING!

  • concernedplayer

    I’ve just got back from work and came on to download dawnguard (as the 30 days for xbox are up now) and it’s still not there. i do not understand? initially, Bethesda said “coming out for xbox 360 on June 26 and ps3 and pc owners can expect it 30 days later”.I’m not one to go off on a ‘rant’ complaining, but I booked a day off work tomorrow and chilled a couple of 4 packs to stay in and vamp it up tomorrow and it looks like I’m denied this after a months wait and having to pull strings to get my day off!?I tried looking for it’s release date now that they have no contract to keep us in the dark…and still nothing!?surely they wouldn’t keep paying eager customers in the lurch like this. Does anyone know where (or have a link to somewhere) I can find a release date for pc!?thanks guys

    • Dave! Yognaut

      There is nothing. Bethesda has essentially said F**k you to their PS3 and PC fanbases because Microsoft slipped some money in their pockets. Its time PC and PS3 ended the petty fanboy wars and united, to show Bethesda we aren’t just numbers on a page. We paid the same as Xbox players, yet we always get screwed over in the end. Its not about DLC anymore, I don’t care.
       Its about being treated like you don’t exist.

  • Dave! Yognaut

    Erm, guys there’s something worrying on the Elder Scrolls Facebook page: “The first Skyrim game add-on EXCLUSIVELY on Xbox 360.” Does this mean PC and PS3 are never going to get Dawnguard? Because from where i’m sitting that’s what it seems like. Think about it:
    1. All the Dawnguard marketing material only refers to Xbox.
    2. Someone tweeted Pete Hines concerning Dawnguard and was met with the response: “We haven’t said anything about other platforms.”
    3. There has been zero mention of anything Dawnguard related on PC and PS3.

  • Lachyr

    If I was running a game company I would tell them if the DLCS is being delayed. They said they listen to us… Bullshit! If I have to wait until August I will be pissed. Just release it already besides, 8 months and u want to delay it? Did u guys even test dawnguard? I’m pretty sure you would have rooted out all the bugs for playing a little over. 2 months.

  • concernedplayer

    It can’t be released on just the 360..that’s ludrricrus…surely they wouldn’t do that. THE game is on all platforms…why would they upset thousands of players and deny them the dlc on thier platforms of coice?

    • Mikepage0429

       well they have done it plenty of times before, albeit with smaller dlc such as the one that added Mehrunes Razor to Oblivion.

  • PS3 User

    Here is my result from finding answer all day today  for those who say it never  coming out on pc and ps3 you are wrong it said in the 1.7 that will be release monday next week its include all the necsessary needs for dawnguard every single thing in that patch that will be release for pc and xbox ,ps3 so dawnguard will be exist on pc and ps3 so dont you guy worry about that  in the forum from bethesda blog the developer said that the 1.7 patch will be coming out next week for xbox and pc and ps3 so we have to wait 3-4 more day to get 1.7 patch and yes you will get dawnguard too after you get the patch in that 1.7 patch after you install it and there it will be Add on in the game for you to download dawnguard so be patient guy at least we get bug fix and we dont have to be upset about bug it will be like perfect for us than the xbox that get it first but full with bug in the beginning  

    to all my ps3 fellow user be patient and pc user too you are in the same boat with us at least we have friend  and we are not alone in this : )

    • PS3 User

      almost forgot  the bethesda will not release 1.6 patch for pc and ps3 but they will skip to 1.7 instead

      one of their excuse  for them to drag out the release date longer but 1 week longer since 1.7 patch release since 23/7/2012 on monday so the 1.7 patch will come out on monday next week 30/7/2012
      if they dont have any other excuse to drag it longer , that when we will get it

        

      • PS3 User

        ***the 1.7 patch that they release on 23/7/2012 is the beta only but they will release the full one on xbox pc and ps3 the week after the 1.7 beta was release  *****

    • Mikepage0429

      please post a link to the page you saw this on

    • Mikepage0429

      please post a link to the page you saw this on

  • pc user

     well. I’ve just got in and was setting up to settle and play dawnguard…and it’s not out (Throwing away self made calendar countdown to dawnguard as I write;-))
    and it’s a tad upsetting to see us pc and ps3 users shafted again!

    but to you dear ps3 user:
    You made me feel happier about the whole affair..and to you sir..my friend..a ps3 user…you are right…we are in this together…at least we are not alone.

    • PS3 User

      Anytime my friend glad to be able to help fellow that in need

  • pc user

     well. I’ve just got in and was setting up to settle and play dawnguard…and it’s not out (Throwing away self made calendar countdown to dawnguard as I write;-))
    and it’s a tad upsetting to see us pc and ps3 users shafted again!

    but to you dear ps3 user:
    You made me feel happier about the whole affair..and to you sir..my friend..a ps3 user…you are right…we are in this together…at least we are not alone.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ManatuBear Rodrigo Almeida

    BUGS???? On Dawnguard? NO!! I cannot believe that! The next thing you are going to say is that Skyrim has bugs, or that Bethesda ignores Ps3 gamers! How dare you?? *humpf*

    • PS3 User

      in 1.7 patch there wont be or at least in that patch it reduce many bug off our back : )  but you know that will do that good enough for me i dont expect anyone to be perfect .

  • Ethan Lenoir

    Just don’t buy their content. 

  • Bolo34

    ps3 user here,i would just like to say screeeeewwwww you xbox owners i hope you all get the red ring of death half way through your game!!!

  • Ashlyn

    I really don’t understand why it is taking them so damn long to debug a 6 year old console. What are they gonna do when the next gen consoles come out?

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