The Elder Scrolls Online released back in 2015, and since then, it managed to sell over 15 million copies. There is no doubt Bethesda's franchise has one of the biggest consumers appeal in the gaming industry, and the studio wants to continue the title's success with a strong 2020. Earlier this week, ZeniMax Online Studios took advantage of having Elder Scrolls Online's fans under the HyperX Esports Arena's roof to announce the year's upcoming content roadmap.
First up is the Greymoor chapter, which will release between May and June. As usual with a new Elder Scrolls Online chapter, it brings with it tons of new content and gameplay systems. The Greymoor chapter introduces the Antiquities system, where players will have the opportunity to receive exclusive rewards for unearthing ancient relics and unraveling Tamriel's secrets. The chapter ventures into new territories while slaying monsters and completing missions on their journey to the Dark Heart of Skyrim.
This brings us to the second part of ZeniMax's announcement. The Dark Heart of Skyrim is a year-long storyline, spanning across four major content updates. Everyone gets to enjoy the prologue, however, the following three installments will drop as paid DLC. The following points summarize everything Elder Scrolls Online players should look forward to in 2020.
- A gigantic new zone, Western Skyrim, and within it, the deep and dark Blackreach cavern. Combined, this is ESO’s largest zone yet.
- An epic main story quest line with around 30 hours of new adventures that ties into the Dark Heart of Skyrim year-long adventure, plus tons of new side quests and exploration
- Antiquities: this new system features two skill lines and will challenge players to travel beyond Western Skyrim and across Tamriel to recover lost artifacts to uncover the world’s hidden history and unlock powerful and fun rewards for all types of players
- A challenging new 12-player Trial: Kyne’s Aegis
- New World Events: Harrowstorms
- A vast amount of unique Delves, Public Dungeons, and standalone quests, as well as a host of performance updates and quality-of-life improvements
The Elder Scrolls Online: Greymoor drops on May 18 for PC, while console owners receive it on June 2. Make sure to check out the announcement trailer below for more details.