Hearthfire, the latest add-on for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is now available to download.


With this official add-on to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, you can purchase land and build your own home from the ground up – from a simple one-room cottage to a sprawling compound complete with an armory, alchemy laboratory, stable, garden, and more. Use all-new tools like the drafting table and carpenter’s workbench to transform quarried stone, clay, and sawn logs into structures and furnishings. Even transform your house into a home by adopting children.

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Choose Your Land – Choose from property in the salt marshes of Hjaalmarch, the forests of Falkreath, or the vast tundra of The Pale. For the more ambitious landowner, purchase multiple plots and start building a real estate empire.


Customize Your Home – Expand your home with a variety of room combinations including an armory, alchemy tower, kitchen, trophy room and more. Grow plants in your new greenhouse, cultivate slaughterfish in the fish hatchery, house your Arcane Enchanter in the enchanting tower, or display your latest conquest in the trophy room. Add additional features like stables, mills, smelters, gardens and more.


New Objectives and Interactions – Guard your home from unwanted visitors like marauding kidnappers, armed bandits, and skeever infestations. Turn almost any follower into your personal steward to improve and protect your home. Or if you require more help, hire a personal bard or carriage driver to ease the burdens of home ownership.


Adoption – Transform your house into a home with Hearthfire’s all-new adoption system. Adopt children and discover new ways to interact with your family. Play games with the kids, allow them to have pets and gain new bonuses from having a family.

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Hearthfire is now available worldwide for download for 400 Microsoft Points on Xbox LIVE.

Have you played Hearthfire yet? If so, let us know what you think of it by leaving a comment below.

  • pf

    I personally like it. TES is a role playing game… this let’s us do more role playing.

  • shaunyboy

    Its a good idea but i still feel limited because of not being able to place things were i want

  • the mad one

    where the hell do i get sawn logs from!!!! i cannot carry on building without them :(!!!

  • Jack B

    On the whole this DLC is great, however it has already had a good few glitches, for example my display cases can only be opened and closed. One thing that I think is cool is how your children can bring home pets, mine being a mudcrab, also the giant `invasions` got irritating after I was on my third cow! As well I was really annoyed by the fact that XBOX live went down, as I was really excited to get this having added my points last night. 8/10 This will definitely re write the role playing game franchise, as customization has never really been toyed with, especially by Bethesda.

    • Thanks Jack, I am glad you like it. I haven’t had a chance to play it yet, but I will later ☺

  • Kieran

    How do I get pets for the children?