Hearthfire DLC


Xbox 360: Sep. 4th, 2012
Windows: Oct. 4th, 2012
PlayStation 3:
19 Feb 2013 (USA)
20 Feb 2013 (Europe)

Size 140 MB (PC) / 75.8 MB (Xbox) / 84.7 MB (PS3)
Availability PC ($4.99) Xbox 360($4.99) PS3(¥600)
Required Version

Hearthfire DLC is the second major official mod for Skyrim created by Bethesda. Introduces new features which allows the player to build up to three homes and to adopt orphaned children.






Official Summary


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.





Hearthfire DLC content

  • New Enemies
  • New items including books, building materials, weapons, etc.
  • New NPCs
  • New Quest lines
  • Building up to three homes.
  • Furnishing option for each home.
  • Can adopt up to two children.
  • Hiring staffs.
  • New living: baking, beekeeping, farming, and fishing.


Player can buy one of three plots of land from the local Jarl. Player can purchase multiple polts and build house on each of them.


Player can move in a completed house together with a spouse or an adopted child. Adopted childern will have additional conversation option, player can give gifts and play games with them.

Random events will occur to player's house as well, such as skeever infestations, giant attacks, marauding bandits, kidnappers, wolves, etc.



  • 5 new achievements
  • 4 new loading screens
  • Display cases do not have the "place weapon" option.


  • Mannequins may duplicate.
  • Sleeping in beds do not grant the Well Rested bonus, however the Lover's Comfort and Mother's/Father's Love bonuses will still be granted.
  • Wolf attacks may not work properly due to missing property settings in the game data.
  • Crafting items, such as glass, goat horns, and straw, may disappear from general merchants' inventory completely.
  • The containers in the houses will not show stolen items in red, like all other containers. The only way to tell if an item in a container is stolen is to take it. It will show the usual marker in the inventory menu.
  • Even if you have a pickaxe in your inventory, you may be unable to interact with the stone quarry or clay deposit.
  • Some NPCs may not display their clothing.
  • Huskies and death hounds may vanish from the house after becoming pets and will not show up at their original areas.
  • Using the forge at your home may cause the grindstones and workbenches to become unusable.
    • Reloading a save prior to using the forge will solve this.
  • Dropping items from your inventory in some of the rooms will sometimes result in them disappearing completely.
  • You may lose the option to hire a bard for your homestead if you purchase all of the other improvements first.


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