The Elder Scrolls Online will indeed have a new expansion this year, and it is set in Summerset Isle, the land of the Altmer. Welcome to The Elder Scrolls Online Summerset from June 5 on PS4.
There’s also a new The Elder Scrolls Online Summerset gameplay trailer.
Here’s what you can expect in the new Summerset expansion.
- A New Zone: Summerset Isle, a uniquely beautiful land that's an even larger addition than last year's massive Vvardenfell from ESO: Morrowind
- An Epic Main Story: More of ESO's award-winning story concludes the Daedric drama that began in 2015' Orsinium DLC
- The Psijic Order: For the first time in an Elder Scrolls game, join the mysterious Psijic Order and explore their secretive home city of Artaeum
- New Skill Line: Master the magic of the mages of the Psijic Order to gain a new combat skill line and wield control over time itself
- Jewelry Crafting: ESO's latest crafting skill allows players to create powerful gear for their characters
- New Group PvE Challenges: Players can band together to face the challenges of Cloudrest, a new 12-player Trial, new Delves and Bosses, and other content including the Abyssal Geysers
The expansion can be enjoyed by new and veteran players. New players don’t need to have played ESO before but can jump straight into the action. Furthermore, there’s a new Free Play Event, which has started today on PC. The PS4 and Xbox One Free Play event begins on March 22. You can sign up here.
Also, if you pre-purchase ESO Summerset, you’ll get some bonus in-game items. The Queen’s Bounty pack includes:
- Court of Bedlam Costume: An exclusive costume with a sinister style, available to all classes.
- Pocket Salamander Pet: Express your inner newt with this non-combat in-game pet.
- Treasure Maps: These three ancient maps lead to caches of loot: gear, gold, and other forgotten riches.
- Psijic Vault Crown Crate: Open for a chance at Psijic-themed mounts, pets, costumes, and more.
- Experience Scrolls: Receive a 50% experience boost for two hours with these two Experience Scrolls.
The Elder Scrolls Online Summerset
The earlier video teased a The Elder Scrolls Online reveal for March 21 at 1pm PDT with the words: “Explore The Next Chapter”. The link from the Facebook post takes us to The Elder Scrolls Online blog where we're told:
“New adventures are on the horizon. We’re making a major announcement for The Elder Scrolls Online that you’ll not want to miss”. It looks like ZeniMax Online Studio Creative Director, Rich Lambert, will be ready to announce something.
Rumours were abound that Bethesda was about to reveal the rumoured Summerset Isle DLC. This appeared to be teased recently in the following tweet which shows a GIF with the following words:
My Loyal Subjects,
Your Queen has exciting news to share as soon as the time is right. I bid you watch and listen for the next herald, who shall present a royal announcement of great significance to us all.
Your faithful Monarch, Ayrenn Arana Aldmeri”
— The Elder Scrolls Online (@TESOnline) March 16, 2018
Fans Think It’s The Elder Scrolls Online Summerset
Judging by the reaction to the tweets, there's no doubt that fans think it's The Elder Scrolls Summerset. Summerset Isles is the home of the High Elves and Altmer, and Ayrenn Arana Aldmeri was the High Queen of the region.
The last big expansion was The Elder Scrolls Online Morrowind. In the DLC, players have enjoyed exploring the iconic island of Vvardenfell. As well as introducing a new story arc, the expansion also included 4v4v4 battles in arena-like environments
There's only one way to definitely find out if we’re heading to Summerset Isles! Tune in to the Bethesda Twitch livestream on March 21 and we'll all know for sure!