Is it possible to buy the game with no DLC, create a character (and play a fair bit), buy the DLC, install it, and play the newly installed DLC using the old character?

Also, I am playing on the XBox 360.

  • It's...Skyrim. You only get one world.
    – Frank
    Mar 27, 2015 at 20:53
  • Sorry, what I meant was the character. Think "character" instead of world, i guess. Mar 27, 2015 at 20:57
  • Still, that's exactly how DLC works for most games. You don't have to start over to use DLC.
    – Frank
    Mar 27, 2015 at 20:58
  • So, to clarify, I can buy and install the DLC, but still use my main character (created before purchase of DLC) while also using the DLC? Thats great! Mar 27, 2015 at 21:01
  • Yep. Very few games are going to make you start over, for exactly this reason.
    – Frank
    Mar 27, 2015 at 21:02

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Yes, that is possible. That's exactly how I (and many others) played Skyrim.

If you bought Skyrim at launch, no DLC was available. Once you have purchased it, it will integrate naturally with your ongoing character.

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