Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Achievements


Clear 50 dungeons  

What is a dungeon? That’s the first question. A dungeon might not necessarily be a dungeon in the classical sense, for instance, a clearing in the woods that is overrun by beasties and evil spirits might be classed as a dungeon. So whether you’re talking about a cottage full of evil spirits, a clearing, a fort, a proper dungeon and so on, as long as it’s its own separate icon on the map, with a few exceptions of course (monuments, major cities (and places within the cities), etc.) you should be able to “clear” it.

But wait, how do you clear it? Well, you basically go in and kill everything in there and grab every unique weapon/item/armour piece that’s found in there. In fact, we think killing stuff is enough actually. It’s that easy. The best thing is, if you bring up the menu, go to map, you’ll be able to see areas you’ve cleared with a “cleared” tag next to it. You’ll get this one as you work through the rest of the achievements, guaranteed. If you want to check your progress, there's a stat in the stats area too.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by d0ct0rscarecr0w
Monday, October 03, 2011 @ 09:11:44 PM

good I like encouragement to explore : D

Comment #2 by dark quasar
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 04:13:33 AM

Theres something wrong if you dont get this

Comment #3 by BassInUrFace
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 05:05:02 AM

Hahaha yeee if you can't get this chieve you're probably remedial and should not be playing RPG's.

Comment #4 by Matt 2108
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 11:25:37 AM

I think it's cool they even track "clearing" dungeons. Good idea.

Comment #5 by BobbyMclovin87
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 06:43:40 PM

This will be a fun one!!!

Comment #6 by TOC x InSaNiTy7
Thursday, October 13, 2011 @ 06:02:57 PM

Whats counted as, "clearing" a dungeon though? All enemies? All loot? Both?

Comment #7 by PR1MAL WOLF
Thursday, October 13, 2011 @ 07:04:55 PM

I hope it means enemies but i will be happy with exploration of a dungeon or loot. but they also said that dungeons are where you learn the words to shouts so that might be what they mean by complete

Comment #8 by reymarkable
Sunday, October 16, 2011 @ 05:26:35 PM

i can't wait to do this achievement. I remember the eerie feeling of the dungeons in oblivion. hopefully they are a lot more scarier in skyrim.

Comment #9 by Vund
Monday, October 17, 2011 @ 11:45:26 AM

#6 I feel like you. What is the definition of clearing?

Perhaps there is an objective or treasure at the end of each dungeon which counts towards the achievement.

Comment #10 by EIDOLON
Tuesday, October 18, 2011 @ 04:20:07 PM

this achievement gonna be so much fun. And there are 150 dungeons !

Comment #11 by AfterTheFire
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 @ 10:26:24 AM

Do you think this will be tracked in the menus?
I really hope the tracking system is like Oblivion's only with more detail. Thoughts?

Comment #12 by Grohlvana
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 @ 06:56:24 PM

Most likely there will be a boss at the end of each dungeon like the Dragon Priest in the demo, so we'll probably just have to dispose of him. Another option would be that each dungeon now has a separate exit, and just going through that exit counts as "clearing" the dungeon.

Comment #13 by Ze Tigre
Monday, October 31, 2011 @ 08:17:30 PM

I hope it is a clear definition like all enemies or all lit up on the map and not like a combination with problems with missing tiny bits of map or something. Not like I wanna rush through it but if I gotta spent like 30 minutes in each one and go back on some I miss small areas in that will be a long one....

Comment #14 by Predalien90
Saturday, November 05, 2011 @ 09:51:12 AM

By "dungeon" I assume they mean all varieties of holds/keeps/tombs/crypts/caves/caverns/dungeons/mines/etc...

Comment #15 by Und3rC0verJesus
Thursday, November 10, 2011 @ 02:36:14 PM

I can't wait to explore every single dungeon I can. That's one of my favorite things about TOS, not to mention how the dungeons are randomized. I wanna find the one where it's just a skeleton with a bunch of plungers lol

Comment #16 by Ace2002
Saturday, November 12, 2011 @ 10:52:28 AM

Has anyone figure out what it means to "clear" the dungeon?
Ive gone through about 15 of them but only have 6 cleared.

Comment #17 by xxx orange
Saturday, November 12, 2011 @ 10:22:18 PM

It's Is supposed to be kill all enemy's and go in all rooms I think.

Comment #18 by tspielman
Sunday, November 13, 2011 @ 12:39:07 AM

After you "clear" a dungeon, that location will have a "Cleared" notation on the world map. That's what is meant by cleared. And to clear a dungeon, you have to kill all baddies. I've cleared a couple while missing treasure chests that I went back for later.

Comment #19 by TERROR TAMMO
Monday, November 14, 2011 @ 02:29:15 AM

I just hope its worth clearing-> good loot :P

Comment #20 by grantandsherri
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 @ 08:18:56 AM

I have been to atleast 20 dungeons and have cleared 15 of them. 2 of them i went back to and went to places i wasnt in before and bingo.. clear.

Also @19 most of the the reward is good if not apart of a bigger reward like in Geingurd ruins, you find part of an amulet.... it fortifies your stamina... there are 3 parts to it... i am going after the 3rd part now.

One of the Things i love about elder scrolls.... you dont have to do the main quest till you want to... Like Morrowind... i looted everything and stashed stuff in houses... only problem with that was... i found main quest items and had to remember where i stashed it.
Oh, and if you are low level do not do the quest where you get the letter from a friend after doing a shout.... loot is very good...but enemies are lvl5-

Comment #21 by Sidewind3r A7X
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 @ 02:49:23 PM

i had 47 dungeons cleared and then i just explored 3 dragonheads on the map to kill dragons and learn new words and the cheevo popped so dragonspots count as dungeons aswell somehow :P

Comment #22 by nvisibl
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @ 01:06:58 PM

Anyone have any idea if this all needs to be with the same character or can it be cumulative for all your characters?

Comment #23 by Murkin Muffley
Monday, November 21, 2011 @ 03:25:15 PM

To clear them you probably have to kill all enemies, and make sure when you look at the local map when your in the dungeon that there are no corners unexplored, thats what im thinking

Comment #24 by Michael2k99
Sunday, November 27, 2011 @ 03:19:29 PM

its you have to clear out all the enimese insides and outside

Comment #25 by Miss Tracey
Saturday, December 10, 2011 @ 06:18:00 PM

At #22, I'm not 100% but I would assume it has to be on just one character.

Comment #26 by eclaireed
Sunday, December 18, 2011 @ 02:48:15 AM

This is a lot easier than I expected, considering how many 'clearable' locations there are that aren't even dungeons

Comment #27 by Lemon7777
Tuesday, January 03, 2012 @ 02:52:53 PM

The 'Dungeons' are anywhere with enemies, and for some reason you can clear out giant camps more than once if the giants respawn after its already been cleared. I think you can do that with any place tho.

Comment #28 by Caine
Sunday, August 12, 2012 @ 07:11:10 PM

This was my last achievement. is that bad?

Comment #29 by onevibe
Saturday, November 09, 2013 @ 02:10:39 AM

Any examples of dungens? Like a specific Fort or Camp? I have 44/50.

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US November 11, 2011

Kinect: Compatible
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