today during a livestream event. While it officially begins with the Harrowstorm DLC dungeon pack, the story continues in the summer with the Greymoor expansion.The yearlong storyline, titled “Dark Heart of Skyrim,” explores the world of Skyrim 900 years before the events of The Elder Scrolls 5. With Greymoor, players will explore Western Skyrim when the area is haunted by an ancient vampire lord.
The Elder Scrolls Online is going full gothic with Greymoor introducing vampires, witches, and werewolves to the MMORPG. However, even though Zenimax says this is the “darkest” story yet, characters like Lyris Titanborn and House Ravenwatch will return for the adventure in Skyrim.
Because this is a yearlong adventure, the full story for the “Dark Heart of Skyrim” will progress throughout 2020. It begins with Harrowstorm, a DLC dungeon pack that also comes with a prologue quest that gives a preview for the storyline. Greymoor will arrive afterward followed by another dungeon pack in Q3 and a Q4 story DLC.
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The Skyrim region will be both familiar and different from what people remember from Elder Scrolls 5. The Blackreach cavern has been expanded while players can revisit locations like Solitude, Morthal, Labyrinthian, Dragon Bridge, and more.
Greymoor is the next chapter for ESO following ZeniMax Online’s previous expansions like Morrowind, Summerset, and Elsweyr. Players who purchased Greymoor will have access to all the previous expansions and can begin with Greymoor content right away. While existing players can also jump into Greymoor regardless of their current level.
Greymoor will be released on May 18 for PC and June 2 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Check out IGN’s review of the last Elder Scrolls Online expansion, Elsweyr, or our Elder Scrolls Online guide for more coverage.
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