Skyrim: Dawnguard Released, How To Play If You're Below Level 10
If you want to play Skyrim's new Dawnguard DLC expansion with a low level character, we'll tell you how.
Published on Jun 26, 2012
Skyrim has just been expanded by 10-20 hours with the launch of the Dawnguard DLC from Bethesda - but players are advised they need to be Level 10 or above to access the new content.
There is a way around reaching level 10 if you're desperate to play Dawnguard without making huge progress in the main game though.
Firstly purchase, download and install Dawnguard.
Then enter Skyrim; Level 10 and higher characters will begin to hear rumours about the Dawnguard, and may even receive a note from a courier on the mysterious faction.
If you don't, all you need to do to find Dawnguard under your own Steam is head roughly East/Southeast if Riften, and find a small cave which takes you through the mountains to the new gameplay area.
We're downloading Dawnguard right now - we'll add a screen to this story showing exactly where the cave is on the map as soon as we can.
In the meantime hit the link for everything you need to know about Dawnguard.
Find the map location and viewpoint of the cave to start Dawnguard below (click images to enlarge):