Skyrim: Dawnguard – Walkthrough

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  • Video Walkthrough
  • Awakening

    1. There seems to be some drama between Tolan and Isran. Enjoy the tense dialogue.
    2. Take a few shots at the crates until you have a decent feel for using the bow. Your first task of the Awakening quest is to find out what exactly the vampires are seeking.
    3. Go outside to Dayspring Canyon and pull up your map to travel to the Tower of Mzark..
    4. Go up the snowy path and keep your direction north.
    5. You will have to proceed along the path for quite a while- as long as you keep north as your reference point you will eventually be able to make your way over to the Dimhollow Crypt.
    6. Go up the small set of stairs and examine the opening crevice to enter the Dimhollow Crypt.
    7. Once inside the crypt, you will involuntarily be eavesdropping on a conversation between vampires (including their master.. yikes!).
    8. Move around the big structure in the center of the room to stay out of sight of the vampires. This way you will be able to shoot them down without them having time to react.
    9. Head down the path and up the two flights of stairs. Search the chest in the room for some goodies and activate the chain directly in front of you.
    10. Go down the passageway to the right and make sure you have your crossbow ready once you hit the outside. You will have several skeletons and vampires to dispose of out here.
    11. Keep using the pillars inside the structure in order to sneak attack the next wave of enemies for a large increase in damage.
    12. Activate the next chain and go through the door and down the passageway. You will come out to an area with several eerie waterfalls and a couple more skeletons that need trampling.
    13. As you move down the hallway, be prepared to take out a vicious black dog that comes around the corner, as well as a few more dispersed vampires.
    14. Check the room next to the Nightmaster Vampire for a chest with boots, a potion, and gold.
    15. After getting your treasure, go into the room with the Nightmaster Vampire and take him out.
    16. Go around the corner and open the door that leads to the Dimhollow Cavern.
    17. Take the Scroll of the Fire Storm in the center of the room. Once you have done so, activate the lever in the corner to open the gate.
    18. Go down the stairs and dispose of the two fiends along the way. Search the corpse of the fallen man for some more goodies.
    19. Approach the small pillar in the center of the room and examine it. You have drawn the attention of a tough looking vampire that you will take down quickly in a cutscene thanks to your quick reflexes!
    20. Attempt to use the button in the center of the room again.
    21. Push the braziers into the correct place. It might take you a couple of tries to get them in the right place- make sure they are lighting up purple.
    22. Once all the braziers are in the right place, activate the stone monolith in the center of the room. Looks like we know what the vampires are after now..
    23. Talk to the mysterious woman to complete the Awakening quest.

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    9 Comments on Skyrim: Dawnguard – Walkthrough


    On June 17, 2012 at 1:20 am

    when does this dlc come out


    On June 22, 2012 at 11:51 am


    The DLC comes out on the 26th for X-Box 360, with no release date yet for PC and PS3.


    On June 26, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    How many bugs will the day one release of Skyrim Dawnguard for the XBOX 360 add-on have?

    Kevin Thielenhaus

    On June 26, 2012 at 2:59 pm


    First estimates? A whole lot. Bethesda doesn’t have a great track record fixing bugs, and people are already reporting all sorts of problems. Hopefully the major issues will be fixed soon!


    On February 18, 2015 at 2:21 am

    I guess there is different aohrpacpes to solve a problem, I will try this one now But what I currently do also works pretty well, I don’t have a video so I will try to explain in text. Gently tap fast on the twist motion while slowly move the lockpick around, once it starts moving you know you’re in the right spot. Make sure you only lightly tap on the twisting motion or the picks will break like toothpicks. Hope this helps those who can’t do it the listening way.


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