Dragon Age: Inquisition turned around the Jaws of Hakkon DLC announcement to release quickly. The add-on is now available for the Xbox One and PC.
The Jaws of Hakkon DLC is available on the Xbox Store and Origin for $14.99, and is a 1.5 GB download. There is a timed exclusivity arrangement between Electronic Arts and Microsoft for the Dragon Age add-on, so PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 owners should not expect to see it until the end of April, if past exclusivity agreements are anything to go by. I can’t begin to guess when it will hit the Xbox 360 or why it was not included.
— Dragon Age (@dragonage) March 23, 2015
Jaws of Hakkon adds a new area in Thedas to explore called Frostback Basin, which features forests and mountains, similar to the Hinterlands. Players will get a new story involving the fate of the last Inquisitor, and the dragon he hunted 800 years ago. It includes new enemies, armor, and weapons to discover along with an ancient Tevinter forest, some new dialogue, and new music.
You won’t have to complete Dragon Age: Inquisition to start the new DLC, but it does have a suggested level of 20. Here’s how to get started once Jaws of Hakkon is downloaded an installed. Warning: There may be spoilers.
How to Get Started
- Dragon Age: Inquisition will notify you that a new quest is available once you launch the game. Go to your Journal, and choose “Jaws of Hakkon” from the Frostback Basin area.
- Visit the War Table in Skyhold and head to Ferelden. A new mission marker will be added to the map to “Investigate Frostback Basin.”
- You’ll need to spend eight power to begin the quest. An Orlesian professor is requesting help to find “historic discoveries beneficial to both the academic field and the Inquisition.”
- You’ll then be taken to Frostback Basin, where you are greeted by Scout Harding and the professor.
- Speak with them to begin the quest line for Jaws of Hakkon.
That’s all there is to it. Let us know what you think of the new Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC in the comments below. The reasoning behind Jaws of Hakkon delay for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation platforms is not completely known. Executive Producer, Mark Darrah, has made clear that it is something that BioWare currently cannot talk about.
We can not discuss when Jaws of Hakkon will be coming on other platforms — Mark Darrah (@BioMarkDarrah) March 23, 2015
[Images via Dragon Age: Inquisition]
[Edit: Added trailer and Origin Store link]