The Elder Scrolls Online’s next annual expansion will introduce a new, “never-before-seen” area, reversing the MMO’s prior tradition of basing annual chapters on places from the core Elder Scrolls games.
ZeniMax Online and Bethesda have published the first teaser trailer for The Elder Scrolls Online’s unannounced 2022 year-long narrative, with the full unveiling scheduled on January 27 at 12pm PT / 3pm ET on Twitch. The teaser image depicts a stormy setting and a risky journey for a few ships approaching an undisclosed coastal city, as well as an armored knight mounting some stone stairs, although the precise area of Tamriel (or maybe even a separate continent?) is unknown.
Blackwood and Greymoor, the two most recent Elder Scrolls Online chapters, transport players to places from two of the series’ most popular games, The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion and The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim, respectively. The MMO’s very first chapter update is set in Vvardenfell, Morrowind’s setting. However, Elder Scrolls Online’s next annual update will feature a location that has never been explored in Elder Scrolls Online or any other Elder Scrolls game.
“Across a huge sea awaits The Elder Scrolls Online’s newest adventure in 2022,” ZeniMax said of this year’s upgrade. “The next year will fulfill a long-held dream of Elder Scrolls fans worldwide by unveiling a never-before-seen universe and an untold story.”