The Elder Scrolls Online: Blackwood chapter releases in June

We love some Elder Scrolls action here at TheSixthAxis, and Elder Scrolls Online continues to scratch that Tamriel itch whenever we heed its call. This year’s massive new story chapter, which is part of the year-long Gates of Oblivion adventure, is entitled Blackwood and it’s set to release on the 1st of June for PC, Mac and Google Stadia, with it arriving a week later on the 8th of June for PlayStation 4 and 5, as well as Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One.

The Elder Scrolls Online: Blackwood tasks players with uncovering the schemes of the Daedric Prince Mehrunes Dagon 800 years before the events of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. Packing more than 30 hours of new main storyline, tons of side quests, countless quality of life features, and fantastically – and for the first time ever – introduces Companions who will adventure through Tamriel alongside the player. The new Chapter will take players from the walls of the Imperial City of Leyawiin, first featured in The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, to the murky bogs of Shadowfen, and of course to the mysterious region of Blackwood where players will uncover the Daedric plot at its heart.

The new Rockgrove Trial, Oblivion Portal World Events, unique Chapter-specific rewards and more will provide ESO players and newcomers alike with an amazing year of deadric destruction.

The Gates of Oblivion storyline begins with the arrival of the Flames of Ambition Dungeon DLC pack on March the 8th for PC, Mac, and Stadia with Xbox and PlayStation players having to wait until the 16th to jump in. This new pack reveals takes you to a series of dungeons that reveal the threat of Mehrunes Dagon, directly setting up this summer’s Blackwood story chapter in June.

If you’re a regular player you’ll need to make sure you’re checking in for everything Gate of Oblivion related, while new players will be able to dive straight in, with Elder Scrolls Online offering a fantastic on-boarding experience for new starters.

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