Bethesda Softworks teased a journey to Skyrim in The Elder Scrolls Online at The Game Awards 2019. Now they’ve just announced that The Elder Scrolls Online: Greymoor will be the next chapter for the MMORPG and, lo and behold, it’s taking players on an adventure to the Dark Heart of Skyrim. Greymoor is just a part of the journey, which will begin in February with The Elder Scrolls Online: Harrowstorm DLC dungeon pack. The Greymoor chapter will follow on from that on May 18 for PC.
There will be two more DLCs coming later in 2020 to complete the year-long epic. The first will be a dungeon pack released between July and September. The conclusion will be a new story zone released between October and December.
The Elder Scrolls Online: Harrowstorm will add two new dungeons to the game. Players will have to contend with a supernatural storm in Icereach and explore the depths of Unhallowed Grave. As you deal with these threats, you will discover the dark forces that threaten Skyrim. This will lead directly into the Greymoor chapter.
There’s vampires in them thar mountains
The trailer for Greymoor reveals that the ancient evil emerging from the depths of Skyrim is some sort of vampire coven led by a powerful Vampire Lord. The official announcement tells us these creatures are intent on devouring the souls of Skyrim. Darkness threatens all Tamriel as a dark tide of monsters rises from Blackreach.
Players will have to deal with the fallout of the supernatural harrowstorms plaguing Western Skyrim and defend the besieged Nords to uncover the evil assailing the land. In Greymoor, you will be able to explore the new Western Skyrim Zone, attempt a massive new 12-player Trial called Kyne’s Aegis, battle the new Harrowstorms world event, and dive into a bunch of new delvers, dungeons, and stand-alone quests.
ESO is also adding a new system with the release of Greymoor, called Antiquities. The system will allow players to uncover lost artifacts across Tamriel. You will scry the location of ancient relics and excavate them through a series of minigames. Using the Antiquities system, players will uncover unique collectibles like furnishings and mementos. You can find these lost artifacts across all Tamriel, not just in the new zones.
Get it while it’s icy cold
You can pre-purchase The Elder Scrolls Online: Greymoor for PC via Steam. But remember, you’ll also need to own the base game in order to play it. Pre-purchasing the game will reward you with a bunch of unique cosmetics, including the Jarl Finery costume, Jarl Crown adornment, and the Sacrificial Pocket Mammoth pet. You’ll also receive Treasure Maps, a Nightfall Preview Crown Crate, and some Experience Scrolls. Digital pre-purchases will receive one final reward as well: the Holdbreaker Warhorse Mount.
Greymoor will also come to Stadia, but Bethesda has given no details as to when or how.