Bethesda announces The Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr for PS4, XB1, and PC, set to release this Summer
Bethesda has announced The Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr, the latest chapter in the MMORPG saga. It is set to release for PC early access on May 20 and for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on June 4. It will be priced starting at $39.99 for the base upgrade, with other bundles and a Collector's Edition available.
This newest chapter works as part of a soon upcoming Season of the Dragon events in-game, which will start before Elsweyr's release and continue afterward as a year-long storyline. Elsweyr also includes a new class in the Necromancer, as well as a new zone in Elsweyr - home of the Khajiit, quest lines, world events, and more. Bethesda has more information here.
Find a cinematic trailer, press release, and some screenshots below.
The Dragons have returned to Tamriel. Unleashed upon the world by the unwitting Abnur Tharn and the Imperial usurper queen Euraxia, the great Kaalgrontiid and his followers hunt from the skies and threaten to burn down the ancestral home of the Khajiit.
Elsweyr is packed with new stories, adventures, and challenges, including:
- A whole new zone to explore: Elsweyr
- An epic main story quest line that ties into the Season of the Dragon
- A powerful new Class: Necromancer
- A challenging new 12-player Trial: Sunspire
- Massive new world events: Dragon Attacks
- A huge amount of unique delves, public dungeons, and stand-alone quests
- A host of updates and quality-of-life improvements
The new Elsweyr zone adds yet another massive landmass to the ESO world for fans to explore. The home of the Khajiit is laden with moon sugar farms, fertile grasslands, scorching deserts, and palatial cities as well as a host of new monsters and enemies. Elder Scrolls veterans may recall exploring the province of Elsweyr in The Elder Scrolls: Arena as well as its outer edges in The Elder Scrolls Online’s regions of Reaper’s March and Khenarthi’s Roost.
Also coming in ESO: Elsweyr, the game’s first new class since 2017’s Morrowind Chapter -- the highly anticipated Necromancer. With this dark, mysterious Class, players will command the dead and cast powerful elemental spells to overcome foes and bolster defenses. With the Necromancer, death itself is a weapon.
SEASON OF THE DRAGON
The Season of the Dragon is a yearlong interconnected adventure that begins in February with the Wrathstone DLC game pack and continues through the upcoming Elsweyr Chapter and beyond! The epic tale will span all four updates in 2019, including the Wrathstone DLC dungeon pack, the Elsweyr Chapter, the Q3 DLC dungeon pack, and the Q4 Story DLC.
NEW CONTENT IS FOR BOTH FIRST-TIME AND VETERAN PLAYERS
As always, The Elder Scrolls Online’s unique Chapter structure and level-scaling mean that new content is easily -- and instantly -- accessible for both new and veteran players. Both level one and max-level fans will find challenges in Elsweyr that they can play side-by-side, exploring and conquering the new zone and stories together.
- New Players: New players can jump right into ESO: Elsweyr’s content without having to complete any previous ESO content.
- Current Players: Veteran players can immediately travel with existing characters to the new zone, or, start out fresh with a Necromancer.
Elsweyr will be available in the following editions for all platforms:
- The Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr Standard Edition ($59.99)
- The Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr Digital Upgrade ($39.99)
- The Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr Digital Collector’s Edition ($79.99)
- The Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr Digital Collector’s Edition Upgrade ($49.99)
You can check out more details for purchases options at Bethesda's blog.
If you pre-purchase The Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr, you’ll receive the following in-game rewards at launch:
- Noble Clan Chief costume - The clans of Anequina in northern Elsweyr are largely nomadic, but they nonetheless have hereditary aristocracies who express their wealth and power through the splendor of their clothing.
- Blue Dragon Imp pet - A clever Illusion Imp that's found a way to get free handouts and a warm place to sleep.
- A Baandari Pedlar Crown Crate - A mystery collection of Baandari items!
- Elsweyr Treasure Maps bundle – A collection of three Treasure Maps that will lead you to hidden riches.
- Crown Experience Scrolls (x2) – 100% XP scrolls, created by a Priestess of Meridia, to help you get started on your adventures.
And immediate access to an otherworldly in-game steed: the Rahd-m’Athra mount.