The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset, the next expansion for Bethesda Softworks’ online RPG, has been announced.
In the new expansion, which will be released for PS4, Xbox One, and PC/Mac on June 5, players will get to explore the Isle of Summerset for the first time since The Elder Scrolls: Arena. In addition to the new zone, which is even larger than Vvardenfell from ESO: Morrowind, The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset features a main story that concludes the Daedric drama, which started in the Orisium DLC.
Players will also be able to join the Psijic Order, explore their home city of Artaeum, and acquire a new combat skill line. Additionally, the expansion will introduce jewelry crafting—allowing you to create new powerful gear—and will add new group PvE challenges, including a new 12-player trial, new delves and bosses, and more.
Players new to ESO will be able to jump right into Summerset without playing any of the prior content, and there will be a starter area and tutorial to get newcomers acquainted with the game. Meanwhile, returning players can upgrade to the expansion and carry their existing characters over to Summerset, or they can opt to start with a new character.
There are several preorder options available, which grant various in-game content or access to prior ESO releases. Additional details about preordering the Standard Edition, Upgrade Editions, and Collector’s Editions can be found here.
Additionally, a Free Play Event for ESO kicks off today for PC, Mac, and PS4 users, and will begin tomorrow for those on Xbox One. The event, which runs until March 27, grants access to the base game.
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