The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset Expansion Announced

Bethesda Softworks has announced The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset, a new expansion for The Elder Scrolls Online.

A release date is set for June 5th across Windows PC, Mac, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. An early access release is set for May 31st.

We’ll have a thorough preview for the expansion on April 3rd, complete with video. Stay tuned!

Featured above, you can view the cinematic trailer for the game. Here’s the first gameplay:

Here’s the first details:


THE ELDER SCROLLS ONLINE: SUMMERSET

By the decree of Queen Ayrenn, Summerset Isle is now open to foreigners, but a Daedric threat looms over the breathtaking home of the High Elves. Travel to the Summerset Isle, reunite with old friends, and unravel a shadowy conspiracy that threatens all of Tamriel.

This latest Chapter is packed with exciting new features and challenges for new and veteran players alike. In ESO: Summerset, you can:

  • Explore a whole new zone, Summerset Isle
  • Experience an epic main story quest line, concluding the narrative that began in the ESO base game and continued through Clockwork City
  • Join the mysterious Psijic Order for the first time in an Elder Scrolls game and explore their island home of Artaeum
  • Learn a brand-new Psijic Order combat Skill Line, and wield powers over time itself
  • Master a new Jewelry Crafting Skill Line
  • Face the challenges of Cloudrest, a new 12-player Trial
  • Take on new group PvE challenges, including the Abyssal Geysers
  • …and more!

A Beautiful New World to Explore

You can learn more about ESO: Summerset‘s features on the Summerset Chapter page.

Excited to explore the home of the High Elves? Pre-purchase now to receive the Queen’s Bounty Pack, as well as immediate access to the Nightmare Senche Mount and a bonus copy of the Morrowind Chapter (digital pre-purchases only). Visit our pre-purchase page or check out our ESO: Summerset Editions & Pre-Purchase Details for the full story on ESO: Summerset‘s different versions (including a Collector’s Edition packed full of exclusive goodies) and pre-purchase rewards.

PLAY THE SUMMERSET PROLOGUE QUEST TODAY

Begin your journey to the home of the High Elves today with the Summerset prologue quest and help Vanus Galerion investigate a report of a mysterious prophecy.

Starting today, March 21, at 5:00 PM EDT, you can begin this new quest by acquiring the Mage’s Message Stone free from the in-game Crown Store. Use the stone from within your Inventory to receive an urgent message from Vanus and acquire the quest titled “Through a Veil Darkly.” You can also find Vanus inside any of the Mages Guildhalls found within Tamriel’s Alliance capitals.

Once complete, you’ll receive the Wyrd Elemental Plume memento and be all set for the coming adventures.

Deadly New Challenges Await

PLAY FOR FREE

Want to try before you buy? Starting today, you can play The Elder Scrolls Online free including the Summerset Prologue Quest mentioned above! The Free Play Event period begins today on PC/Mac and PlayStation®4 and tomorrow, March 22 for Xbox One.

To get started, visit our Free Play page and select your platform of choice.

EXPLORE THE HOME OF THE HIGH ELVES

Summerset is a land unlike any other in Tamriel, and we can’t wait to show you what’s in store for you in the latest Chapter in The Elder Scrolls Online saga. Keep an eye out for more information about ESO: Summerset and Update 18 up to and beyond launch.


The Elder Scrolls Online is currently available for Windows PC, Mac, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

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