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.
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?