Bethesda is pleased to release today the much-awaited new chapter for ESO, The Elder Scrolls Online: Blackwood, for PC/Mac and Google Stadia.
Along with the release of Blackwood, Update 30 is also included that addresses bug fixes, the new Endeavors System, new Tutorial System, and more. The console version will be released on June 8, with Xbox Series X|S and PS5 available via backward compatibility.
The Elder Scrolls Online: Blackwood will bring a plethora of new content such as a new zone, new companions system, a new dungeon, a new world event called Oblivion Portals, and more.
Here are more details about The Elder Scrolls Online: Blackwood, via Bethesda:
THE ELDER SCROLLS ONLINE: BLACKWOOD CHAPTER
The Daedric Prince of Destruction, Mehrunes Dagon, has dire plans for the people of Tamriel, and they begin in the lush marshlands of Blackwood. This new adventure features a complex tale of ambition and revolution that is part of the larger Gates of Oblivion year-long saga that began with the Flames of Ambition DLC in February and continues throughout all of 2021.
In the Blackwood Chapter, you can experience:
- A massive new zone to explore: Blackwood
- A mysterious new main storyline to unravel of Daedric ambitions and schemes
- A new system: Companions
- A new 12-player Trial: Rockgrove
- A new type of world event: Oblivion Portals
- A host of new and unique side quests, stories, characters, and challenges
- A selection of new item sets, collectibles, and Achievements
In this new Chapter, you can explore the region of Blackwood, nestled among the swamps of the Black Marsh, the warm sands of Elsweyr, and the rolling hills of Cyrodiil. With a local population made up of Imperials, Argonians, and Khajiit, Blackwood is a unique melting pot of different cultures and peoples. Beyond the high walls of the cities of Leyawiin and Gideon, you’ll experience an untamed wilderness filled with ancient sites of long-forgotten empires, dangerous and diverse local creatures, and the rising Daedric threat from realms beyond.
With the new Companions system, you’ll never have to explore Tamriel alone again. Recruit, equip, and fight with one of two new Companions available with this Chapter and take them to almost every corner of Tamriel. As you battle beside your new Companions, they’ll level up and gain new unique skills. In addition, you can increase (or lower) your rapport with your Companions by engaging with them and performing certain actions, allowing you to unlock unique quests and other rewards.
New world events unique to the Chapter, portals to the Deadlands have begun to appear within the wilds of Blackwood. From these doorways to Oblivion, you and your allies can invade Mehrunes Dagon’s realm and confront the Daedric hordes that now prepare for war.
Gather your allies for a new 12-player Trial and defend Rockgrove against the invading Daedric cultists. Contend with the empowered devotees of Mehrunes Dagon and battle your way through the city and into the Deadlands itself. New gear, Achievements, and collectibles await those willing to stand against the forces of the Prince of Destruction!
Check out below the official cinematic trailer for The Elder Scrolls Online: Blackwood: