“The Elder Scrolls Online’s” new High Isle setting from the Legacy of the Bretons year-long adventure, which takes players to a never-before-seen region of Tamriel, was announced by Bethesda Softworks and ZeniMax Online Studios. “The Elder Scrolls” series has vast lore, with core games taking players to places like Morrowind, Cyrodiil, and Skyrim. “The Elder Scrolls Online” opens the door to previously unknown settings such as The Far Shores, Shadow Wood, and The Five Finger Dance, which had been teased in the single-player games.
Though High Rock, Valenwood, Elsweyr, Black Marsh, and the Summerset Isle were all included in “The Elder Scrolls: Arena’s” huge map, “The Elder Scrolls Online” provides an HD rendering of Tamriel’s various locations that the two-decade-old game could not. Players will also visit realms of Oblivion such as Coldharbour and The Refuge of Dread, which have never been visited in an “Elder Scrolls” game. Many of these locales were not present in the original game, but ESO has continued to add content updates and chapters that include new locations, features, and systems. The Necromancer player class and the reappearance of dragons were featured in the Elsweyr DLC, while the companion system was introduced in “Elder Scrolls Online’s” Blackwood. Each of these DLCs has increased the amount of playable landscape, allowing players to discover new areas of Tamriel.
Bethesda Softworks revealed the new High Isle environment in “The Elder Scrolls Online’s” latest year-long adventure during the 2022 Global Reveal stream. The Legacy of the Bretons kicks off with the upcoming Ascending Tide dungeon DLC and continues with the release of the High Isle chapter, which will be available for pre-order on the Xbox Store on January 27. The High Isle will be available for PC on June 6 and Xbox and PlayStation platforms on June 21. The Bretons’ home is the High Isle, which the developers describe as “an island paradise steeped in medieval culture and architecture” where “ruthlessness is a virtue.” It is one of the numerous areas only ESO players can visit. The Systres Archipelago, a hitherto undiscovered region of Tamriel, includes the High Isle. Ember and Isobel are two new characters introduced in the High Isle chapter, as well as Tales of Tribute, a brand-new card game established in High Isle.
In 2022, “The Elder Scrolls Online” will release four major content upgrades, each focusing on the Breton race and political intrigue on the High Isle, as in past years. As peace talks for the Three Banners War begin, The Legacy of the Bretons will be more story-driven than many of ESO’s DLC packs. The Systres Archipelago and the High Isle, as previously stated by ESO’s art director CJ Gregg, are influenced by the Mediterranean and Medieval England, many ways Skyrim was inspired by the Viking Age. High Isle will also expand ESO’s companion system, adding a Khajiit and a Breton knight as prospective followers.
The new Tales of Tribute card game from the High Isle chapter is also a fun addition. Players will be able to compete against specific NPCs around the world, similar to The Witcher 3’s Gwent game, with some battles even progressing a storyline. Despite the fact that nothing is known about High Isle, “The Elder Scrolls Online” will soon provide access to the Bretons’ homeland.