“Blackwood is really a melting pot of cultures,” explains Rich Lambert, ESO’s creative director. “It stretches from the southern tip of Cyrodiil, using its moors and highlands and extends east to the swampy borders of Shadowfen. Argonians and imperials have clashed in this area for centuries, and we will be exploring the annals of this in this Chapter.”
Part of the Gates of Oblivion year-long adventure, the Blackwood Chapter can be an important section of this year-long saga that continues throughout most of 2021. Needless to say, you don’t have to have completed the previous content to take pleasure from the standalone tale found within Blackwood as you cope with would-be tyrants and unravel Daedric manipulations.
“This season, the story we have been telling is approximately a cope with the devil essentially. Long ago, a pact was created by the Longhouse Emperors with Mehrunes Dagon, and it’s around the players to determine the proceedings and how exactly to stop their schemes from reaching completion.”
While set 800 years prior to the events of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, if you’ve played the classic Elder Scrolls game, there’s some right elements of Blackwood that you may find familiar, plus some right parts completely new.
“Like Greymoor this past year, you can find both unfamiliar and familiar locations between ESO and previous Elder Scrolls games, as things certainly are a bit different inside our timeline obviously. Dagon hasn’t quite determined the ‘science’ for how exactly to create the Oblivion Crisis, nevertheless, you can tell he’s been busy trying!”
“Blackwood features the town of Leyawiin as its central hub, and its own rough layout is equivalent to it really is in TES IV. Also, as you progress through the zone east, you’ll discover Gideon-a city that hasn’t been observed in an Elder Scrolls game because the Elder Scrolls: Arena back in 1994.”
In addition to the new zone and storyline, Blackwood introduces the brand new Companions System also, letting you synergy with a distinctive NPC, equip them, learn their stories, and fight together. You’ll never again need to fight alone.
Pre-purchase The Elder Scrolls Online Collection: Blackwood now and you’ll also get immediate usage of the bottom Game and all previous Chapters. That’s every major release until recently and thousands of hours of story content – ideal for new players who wish to jump in immediately! Or, if you’re a veteran or returning ESO player, grab The Elder Scrolls Online: Blackwood Upgrade to be sure you’re prepared to jump in to the new zone and adventure when it’s live.
Pre-purchase any version of The Elder Scrolls Online: Blackwood now and you’ll receive immediate in-game usage of the Nagahide Welwa Ravager mount and Nightmare Bear Cub pet*. As well as the above, all Blackwood pre-purchases will receive more bonus in-game items at launch also, like the Dremora Kynreeve Outfit, Deadlands Wamasu pet, and much more.
Mehunes Dagon has plans for the social folks of Tamriel, and you’ll have to be able to unravel the Prince of Destruction’s schemes with the upcoming Blackwood Chapter and Gates of Oblivion year-long adventure, you start with the Flames of Ambition DLC in March. Keep an optical eye on elderscrollsonline.com to find out more on ESO’s upcoming releases, and we’ll see you in Tamriel!
The Elder Scrolls Online: Blackwood arrives on PS4 June 8 and has become designed for pre-order at PlayStation Store.
*Nightmare Bear Cub Pet only available as a pre-purchase reward from now until March 17.
By PlayStation Official blog (blog.playstation.com)