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The Elder Scrolls Online

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
Developer: ZeniMax Online Studios
Release Date: April 4, 2014

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'The Elder Scrolls Online' (ALL) The Dark Heart of Skyrim Adventure Starts With Greymoor Chapter In May - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2020 @ 3:21 p.m. PST

The Elder Scrolls Online is the first Elder Scrolls game to allow gamers to explore the legendary Elder Scrolls world with others.

Explore a rich, living world with friends or embark upon a solo adventure. Enjoy complete control over how your character looks and plays, from the weapons you wield to the skills you learn – the choices you make will shape your destiny. Welcome to a world without limits.

Battle, craft, steal, siege, or explore, and combine different types of armor, weapons, and abilities to create your own style of play. The choice is yours to make in a persistent, ever-growing Elder Scrolls world.

Discover the secrets of Tamriel as you set off to regain your lost soul and save the world from Oblivion. Experience any story in any part of the world, in whichever order you choose – with others or alone.

Using ZeniMax Online’s Megaserver technology, players will join one connected world with a built in social network that lets them stay up-to-date with everything their friends are doing.

Megaserver technology avoids the hassle of shard selection and makes The Elder Scrolls Online one of the most socially enabled games ever created.  Whether playing alone, or with hundreds of friends, players can develop their own style of play as they embark upon an epic quest across Tamriel.

The Dark Heart of Skyrim is a year-long interconnected adventure for the epic and award-winning Elder Scrolls Online story, spanning all four updates in 2020, including the Harrowstorm DLC dungeon pack in Q1, the Greymoor Chapter in Q2, the Q3 DLC dungeon pack, and the Q4 Story DLC.

While this is one of The Elder Scrolls’ darkest stories yet, there are still heroes that spark hope: returning from the base game are Lyris Titanborn and House Ravenwatch who will take the fight to those that stalk the night.

Set more than 900 years before the events of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Western Skyrim isn’t exactly how players may remember it. An ancient vampire lord leading a terrifying army of vampires, witches, and werewolves, have twisted a once idyllic land into a dark and sinister one.

The year-long Dark Heart of Skyrim adventure kicks off for all players in Q1 2020 with the Harrowstorm DLC dungeon pack, which brings two new dungeons: Icereach, where players will investigate the mysterious storms appearing in the Sea of Ghosts, and Unhallowed Grave, a long forgotten ancient burial site that is being dug up (which is never a good idea, of course). Shortly after, a free prologue quest will open up that gives players a taste of what’s coming with the year.

The Elder Scrolls Online: Greymoor is the next Chapter of ZeniMax Online Studios’ award-winning online RPG. For the first time since The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, players and their friends will return to the frozen tundra and snowy mountains of Western Skyrim, as well as venture underground into an even larger and more perilous Blackreach than ever before. While the Greymoor Chapter is one of The Elder Scrolls’ darkest stories yet, there are still heroes that spark hope: returning from the base game are Lyris Titanborn and House Ravenwatch who will take the fight to those that stalk the night.

The Greymoor Chapter features a gothic and gritty main story and side quests, harrowstorms (open world group events similar to Dark Anchors), a massive new 12-player trial Kyne's Aegis, the new Antiquities system (travel across Tamriel to recover lost artifacts and rare antiquities, unlocking powerful new gear and rewards for all types of players), public dungeons and delves, and much more. With around 30 hours of new story content to experience, The Elder Scrolls Online: Greymoor brings entirely new experiences toESO, presenting veterans and those new to the game with astounding new stories and content.

The Elder Scrolls Online: Greymoor will release for PC and Mac on May 18, and Xbox One and PS4 on June 2.

Watch the full stream with ZeniMax Online Studios’ Creative Director Rich Lambert and Bethesda Softwork’s SVP of Global Marketing and Communications Pete Hines, featuring in-game footage.

Key Features:

  • A New Year-Long Adventure Awaits: The Dark Heart of Skyrim is a year-long interconnected adventure spanning four updates in 2020: the prologue quest (free to all players) and HarrowstormDLC dungeon pack, the GreymoorChapter, the Q3 DLC dungeon pack, and the Q4 Story DLC. Players can also enjoy free quality-of-life and performance updates alongside every quarterly update as part of our year-long commitment to improving performance.
  • Skyrim Like You’ve Never Seen Before: In Western Skyrim, new to ESO, players will travel across the frozen Nord homeland, as well as delve into the long-forgotten Blackreach cavern—expanded from what players originally explored in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim—to fight sinister monsters while unlocking the secret of the Dark Heart of Skyrim. In the Greymoor Chapter, players will explore new and recognizable Western Skyrim locations including Solitude, Morthal, Labyrinthian, Dragon Bridge, and more.
  • New World Events and Gameplay Systems: The Greymoor Chapter also brings new world events and gameplay systems that can be built upon over time. With the vampire menace threatening Tamriel with a ruthlessness unlike anything players have faced to date, they’ll be forced to work together to quell the Harrowstorms terrorizing the land. Additionally, players will travel beyond Western Skyrim and across Tamriel to recover lost artifacts with the new Antiquities system. Scry the location of ancient relics and excavate them to uncover Tamriel's hidden history and unlock powerful and fun rewards for all types of players!
  • A New Elder Scrolls Online Chapter for Everyone:The Elder Scrolls Online: Greymoor continues to build on ESO’s Chapter structure introduced in the ESO:Morrowind Chapter in 2017. Chapters deliver massive amounts of new content and features that are equally accessible and fun for both existing and new ESO players
    • New Players: New players can jump right into The Elder Scrolls Online:Greymoor and start a character in an updated tutorial and starter area in Western Skyrim, without needing to play previous ESO content. Since the original base game is included with The Elder Scrolls Online:Greymoor, new players also have access to hundreds of hours of additional adventures throughout Tamriel. New players get immediate access to the base game, Elsweyr, Summerset, and Morrowind Chapters, with any Greymoor full game pre-purchase.
    • Existing Players: ESO veterans will be able to upgrade and take their existing hero to Western Skyrim to begin new adventures. No matter their level, existing characters will find level-appropriate content from the moment they step into Western Skyrim.

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