Skyrim: Dawnguard beta hitting Xbox 360

Bethesda now accepting Xbox 360 beta period applications for Elder Scrolls V's first DLC; those accepted will receive full content code.

Want a chance to not only score early access to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim's first downloadable content Dawnguard, but also receive the add-on for free? Bethesda is offering just that to those who apply to beta-test the Xbox 360 version of the DLC.

Successful beta applicants will be the first to try out Skyrim's Dawnguard DLC.

Interested gamers can apply for the beta period at the Dawnguard website. Applicants must have a registered account on the game's official forums, and Bethesda said users will want to make sure their forum email addresses are up to date.

The developer said it will begin selecting applicants in "about a week." Those who are chosen will receive an Xbox Live code to redeem the full Dawnguard expansion prior to its launch this summer free of charge.

No mention was made concerning whether or not a similar beta period will be held for the PlayStation 3 and PC, and a Bethesda representative told GameSpot, "Dawnguard is only announced for [Xbox 360] so that's the only platform we are talking about now."

Dawnguard is the first expansion to the award-winning role-playing game Skyrim and is rumored to add snow elves and crossbows. Bethesda released its first trailer this week. For more on the content, check out GameSpot's analysis of the video, embedded below.

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