We jumped straight into the Skyrim DLC yesterday and featured an article that gave newbies a quick guide for starting the Dawnguard expansion, although it seems that some players are still having problems getting to the Fort Dawnguard location. If you are above level 10 then any guard will start the quest for talking to Dawnguard’s leader, but finding the location is not straightforward thanks to a map marker throwing you off course.
To be completely honest we also got confused when working out how to start Dawnguard, or more to the point finding a way to Fort Dawnguard. It is simple to find the Fort on the map but when you head towards that location you meet a dead end, and a message that states, “you cannot go that way“. If you then decide to set the marker on the map for the first quest it sends you to a place up a hill or small mountain, and we found nothing there so went back in the direction of Fort Dawnguard.
The answer is pretty simple — ignore the map marker from the quest and head towards the Fort Dawnguard location, but when you are on the road nearing the location keep an eye out for a cave, which is how you enter the Fort area. Bethesda has caused a few people to get lost thanks to the incorrect marker, but we wouldn’t want things to be simple in Skyrim would we?
To make finding the cave even easier we have included a video below this article, so take a look at that and leave a comment if you found starting Dawnguard a little confusing. The image above is a screenshot we took after leaving the cave and heading up the hill towards the Fort, but the video below also shows this and several minutes of gameplay.