This is a list of the official add-ons, downloadable content created or officially endorsed by Bethesda Softworks for Skyrim. Five add-ons have been released for Skyrim, with two free add-ons exclusive to the PC version of the game. The Creation Club will provide upcoming official content for Skyrim Special Edition, created by both Bethesda and external developers. The Nintendo Switch version of the game will feature exclusive content that is unlocked in-game through the use of amiibo.
Dawnguard, Hearthfire, and Dragonborn are included as part of the Legendary Edition compilation and Special Edition. Neither of the free add-ons, Fall of the Space Core, Vol 1 and the High Resolution Texture Pack, are available for Special Edition. The latter add-on is made redundant for this release however, as Special Edition uses high-resolution textures in place of the original assets.
||High Resolution Texture Pack||
||Any||Experience The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim as you’ve never seen it before with the Skyrim High-Resolution Texture Pack.|
|Fall of the Space Core, Vol 1||
||188.8.131.52.4||To celebrate the opening of the Steam Workshop for Skyrim, Valve and Bethesda have teamed up to bring you the Portal 2 Space Core mod, which will let the aggressively space-centric little robot tag along on your adventures in Tamriel.|
|184.108.40.206.6||The Vampire Lord Harkon has returned to power. By using the Elder Scrolls, he seeks to do the unthinkable - to end the sun itself. Will you join the ancient order of the Dawnguard and stop him? Or will you become a Vampire Lord yourself? Featuring an all new faction questline and locations, the ultimate choice will be yours.|
|220.127.116.11.6||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.|
|18.104.22.168.7||Journey off the coast of Morrowind, to the island of Solstheim. Encounter new towns, dungeons, and quests, as you traverse the ash wastes and glacial valleys of this new land. Become more powerful with shouts that bend the will of your enemies and even tame dragons. Your fate, and the fate of Solstheim, hangs in the balance as you face off against your deadliest adversary – the first Dragonborn.|
In 2017 Bethesda announced the Creation Club, which will provide official content add-ons for Skyrim Special Edition and other titles. Creation Club content is both developed internally by Bethesda Game Studios, and also in collaboration with external developers and selected community creators. All content can be acquired in exchange for credits, which must be purchased. Content offered by the Creation Club will consist of weapons, apparel, new locations, abilities, characters, creatures and gameplay enhancements.
Upcoming content for Skyrim previewed on the official Creation Club website includes a Survival Mode, the Gray Cowl of Nocturnal from Oblivion, the Staff of Sheogorath and Ruin's Edge artifacts from Shivering Isles, and a Dwarven Mudcrab companion.
Amiibo compatibility is exclusive to the Nintendo Switch version of the game. Tapping a compatible amiibo figure to the Joy-Con controller or Pro Controller will cause a treasure chest to appear in front of the player in-game with a unique The Legend of Zelda item inside, such as the Master Sword, Hylian Shield, and Champion's Tunic.
Compatible amiibo include Link and Zelda figures from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild series, 30th Anniversary - The Legend of Zelda series, Super Smash Bros. series, and The Legend of Zelda series. The items that can be obtained by tapping amiibo are exclusive to the Nintendo Switch version of Skyrim.
- Developer Mods — mods created by Bethesda Game Studios employees