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Start Skyrim Hearthfire in these areas

Today is the launch day for the Skyrim Hearthfire DLC on Xbox 360, and after a shaky start thanks to Xbox Live going down for a short period, it is time to get started with the new DLC. The first thing to learn how to do is start Skyrim Hearthfire, and while this seems pretty obvious it had been an issue for some gamers when Dawnguard first launched. We found a few players finding it difficult to access the Fort Dawnguard quest, although the second DLC is a lot easier to start.

How to start Skyrim Hearthfire — the first thing you will want to do is go to a town, and once you get there you’ll find a courier that offers you a note. You can see this note in the image below, which starts a quest to speak to the Jarl of Dawnstar and there you get to find out how to purchase your first land.

The note explains that some undeveloped land has become available, and the Jarl wants to offer you the opportunity to become “a landowner in the Pale“. It is worth noting that you might get a different message depending on where and how you meet the courier, which could lead to a number of other Jarl’s offering you land to build a house.

Skyrim Hearthfire will also let you find land for sale and build a house in Falkreath, Hjaalmarch, and of course The Pale as stated above. We’ll be getting hands-on to build a house in all these areas, and will deliver our quick reviews in the coming days and weeks. If you end up buying land in each of these areas, then feel free to hit the comments with your experience.

We only played Skyrim Hearthfire for under an hour to give our readers a quick first impressions and how to get started, although when you visit the Jarl’s steward in Falkreath you’re given an opportunity of adopting children from the Riften orphanage. In the limited time we spent in Hearthfire we’ve built an animal pen, stables, and garden. Surprisingly vampires have already attacked us, although keep connected to PR for further details on each of the areas, tips, and how to buy land within the add-on.

Have you downloaded Skyrim Hearthfire yet, and if you are on the PS3 do you hold much hope of seeing the DLC make it to your platform? You can see a video below that shows some Skyrim Hearthfire gameplay, and also a visual look at how to get started.

Written by Daniel Chubb

Daniel is the CEO of Dansway Communications LTD and founder of product-reviews.net; a top blog dedicated to breaking tech news, hands-on reviews and delivers real solutions to everyday consumer electronics hang-ups.

Daniel now spends his time keeping an eye on the latest technology and business trends. Also developing other blogs/news sites in the entertainment and business industries.

Contact Daniel Chubb: daniel@product-reviews.net

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Mr. RoflTrofl
Mr. RoflTrofl

The steward lady in Falkreath won’t sell me anything, nor the Jarl. And I’m the thane! Somebody tell me what’s going on. Also no letters from any couriers, this is getting really annoying.

Darkar
Darkar

Guys i had the same problem….what i did was i wen to Morthal and the courier was there..it work for me.. hope it helps

Jopo181
Jopo181

I got a letter only about adoption. nothing about land. Any help?

kari
kari

I am having the ‘No letter” problem too. i bought hearthfire the day it came out. i have played it for 2 hours a day went to every hold and talked to the jarls AND stewards and still nothing. i have compleated all the jarls quests befor i bought hearthfire and the only letters i got were to say i can adopt a child and to go to riftens orpanage and another letter 5 days after that saying i can buy a childs bedroom for the houses i allready own.. it is getting very frusterating. help please if you can.… Read more »

rh
rh

installed 3 times! no jarl info, no courier, no house! fuk you hearthfire, you suk my azzhole

Buddy McCoy

You need to befriend the jarls to purchase land. To do this, you need to solve the problem that’s plaugeing the town, in Dawnstar’s case the nightmares. To do this, talk to the priest of Mara at the local inn. After you complete this, talk to the jarl.

TruckerBob
TruckerBob

I got the letter in Whiterun immediately, but to Falkreath, not Dawnstar. I hadn’t even OPENED Falkreath yet, but went there anyway. I had only one quest (kill the leader of the bandits) to get theJarl’s approval to buy land. Plot was SW of Guardian Stones near Riverwood. Stone was quarried to the Left of the (provided) benches, Clay to the Right up the slope. Logs were acquired from Riverwood Mill (pull a log and operate the mill bandsaw to get Hod to come and accept the money). BUY AT LEAST THREE THOUSAND SKYBUCKS’ WORTH OF WOOD! You’ll need it.… Read more »

John Peter LoFaro Jr.

As soon as I get the letter saying that the option to adopt children is available, all the children is Skyrim apparently pull their clothes off. Every single kid is wearing nothing but their underwear. Anyone else having this issue? Also, does anybody know if Benor can become your steward?

Adam "NovaC0re" Persson
Adam "NovaC0re" Persson

First Impression: Cool! Not as awesome as i maybe would have hoped for, but then again, it’s only 400MSP, right? Anyway, i thought it would feature lots and lots of more ways to make this house YOUR house, for example, where do i want the front door to be? Where do i want to place this chest? (Obviously not ANYWHERE in a room, but the posibility to choose a few diffrent spots) and so on.. The fact that you can only put certain things (Like armory, or kitchen areas) In just one place, is a bit disapointing. (I don’t mean… Read more »

brad
brad

does anyone know how to remove furniture in a room?

Toom
Toom

I don’t know how so many of you can be having issues with this. You must be retarded or something

Glen Lamb

To anyone having difficulty with this, buying a plot of land s much like buying a house, out need to have earned the favour of the jarl in charge of the hold where the land lies. So far I have 2 plots of land, one from the Jarl in Falkreath and one from Dawnstar. I believe there is A Third from Morthal.

Brian Gull
Brian Gull

the courier came up to me and he gave me a letter but it is neither the letter to the addoption center nor a letter from the jarls. please comment if you know what to do.

BeaverGrover
BeaverGrover

I cant buy supplies, the quest marker takes me to half-moon mill and there is no body around and when I get there, the marker disappears, any help?

BeaverGrover
BeaverGrover

anybody know where i can buy supplies? the quest marker takes me to a mill but no one is there? and i cant progress any further

dion
dion

im still tryna find out where the hell you get straw from and a steward

bth95
bth95

the courier was naked for some reason when he delivered my letter.. O.o

One Omega
One Omega

I’ve been playing for almost 2 hours, I resetted my game because some DLC requires you to reset. Well, I fast-travel to Whiterun and meet a courier and gives me a letter about adoption. This is starting to get stupid.

MireLurker
MireLurker

For the people having trouble with receiving the letter: You can alternatively go to one of the holds and talk to the Jarl’s aide. He’ll sell you land when you ask to buy a house. I didn’t get a letter, but talked to Alfur in Morthal, and he sold me land.

Drifter
Drifter

I’ve wondering around 5 different towns for half an hour now but I still haven’t got a letter, any advice?

Pritchard24
Pritchard24

To get a steward take your follower to your home

brad
brad

i went to the lumber mill called “half moon hill” or something like that and talk to the woman named Hert and she has like yellow eyes… vampire???

kestix
kestix

where do i get straw??

Rayyyyven
Rayyyyven

How do you get a steward???

bth95
bth95

I have re installed hearthfire twice, went to every city/ some towns and waited for at least 3 days, and i still haven’t gotten any letter about anything. I talked to the jarls and they didn’t say anything about purchasing land or adopting anyone…

jrmery
jrmery

i played for about an hour and the only letter i got was the one for adopting children, nothing to do with property

Yukillama
Yukillama

Ive bought some land and now I just can’t find the frigging thing :/

dnh7145
dnh7145

I went to the Jarl in Falkreath, spoke to the stewar and bought land for 5000, I started to build but can’t figure out how to find/buy matrials or make my follower a steward

hhhruleskingofkings
hhhruleskingofkings

ive been playing for about 1 hour and i havent got a letter yet and am thane of dawnstar and falkreth and am confused

therunaround
therunaround

I recieved a letter to speak with the jarl of falkreath and all he does is talk about how he became jarl.

Jesse
Jesse

How do you make a follower your steward? :/

DoctorWhoAmI
DoctorWhoAmI

Yeah I mean the only letter i’ve gotten is to adopt children…and I can’t because I haven’t built my house yet.

wheresmybattleaxe
wheresmybattleaxe

i started this and the only letter i got from a courier was in whiterun and all it said was i can make a childs room in the house i already own. Do i have to be in a certain town?

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