ESO Gates of Oblivion Reveal Delayed Due to Inauguration

The Elder Scrolls Online Delays 'Gates of Oblivion' Reveal Until After U.S. Presidential Inauguration

Published: January 13, 2021 3:00 PM /


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The upcoming reveal of 2021's ESO Gates of Oblivion adventure has been delayed five days, owing to security concerns surrounding the 2021 U.S. Presidential inauguration.

The Elder Scrolls Online is a long-running MMORPG based in the universe of The Elder Scrolls franchise. It's had a fair few major updates over the years and 2021 is going to be tackling one of the most interesting subjects in the lore: the Gates of Oblivion.

Have a gander at the ESO Gates of Oblivion Teaser Trailer to get hyped up for this year's events!

If you're not entirely familiar with the lore of The Elder Scrolls, "Oblivion" is a series of realms inhabited by the Daedric Princes and their minions. This collection of otherworldly experiences was the main subject of the fourth game in the franchise and now it's set to make its return in the associated MMO.

Central to the themes of Oblivion is Molag Bal, the Daedric Prince who attempted to invade the world of men in the fourth game. Molag Bal is the father of vampires in this universe; "pure-blooded" vampires are directly granted their powers by Molag Bal himself. Now, it looks like players will be able to take on this terrifying Daedric Prince sometime later in 2021 — but we're going to have to wait a few days to find out more.

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What is the New ESO Gates of Oblivion Reveal Date?

The new ESO Gates of Oblivion reveal date will be January 26, 2020, at 5:00 PM EST. You'll be able to watch the reveal live on

Why was the ESO Gates of Oblivion reveal delayed? The reason should be evident when you understand that the majority of the game's employees live and work near Washington D.C., a city that will be hosting the U.S. Presidential inauguration following unrest in the Capitol Building last week.

"Due to Inauguration Day in the United States falling on Jan. 20, we are moving our Global Reveal Event for Gates of Oblivion from Thursday, Jan. 21 to Tuesday, Jan. 26 at 5pm EST/10pm GMT," read a tweet on the game's official account.

"Given recent events, we are opting to play it safe. We have players all over the world, but the majority of our employees live and work near the capital."

You'll be able to watch the reveal live on Bethesda's Twitch channel at that time. If you haven't yet jumped into this great game, you can buy The Elder Scrolls Online via its official website starting at $19.99 or your regional equivalent.

Do you think players will actually travel to Oblivion in the upcoming update to The Elder Scrolls Online? Which aspects of lore would you like to see the game tackle next? Let us know in the comments below!

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