Elder Scrolls Online's Next Expansion Revealed, Will Take Players To Land Of High Elves

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The Elder Scrolls Online is getting another expansion in a few months, and this one will take you to the Summerset Isle. As with past expansions, Summerset also comes with a bunch of new content, including a story, an order, a new skill set, and jewelry crafting.

Summerset is the first big expansion for ESO since June 2017, when Morrowind was released. In contrast to that expansion, however, the Summerset DLC focuses on a location that's likely less recognizable. The Summerset Isle is the home of the Thalmor--also known as the High Elves--and hasn't appeared in an Elder Scrolls game since the first installment in the series, Arena.

In addition, the expansion comes with a new story that wraps up the plot that began in the Orsinium DLC, released back in 2015. There's also a new order to join, called the Psijic Order, and a new skill line based on the magic of the Psijic Order. Players will be able to craft jewelry with various powers and perks, as well. Finally, Summerset will come with a bunch of cooperative multiplayer content, such as a 12-player Trial, Delves, Bosses, and something called the Abyssal Geysers.

If you're new to ESO, you can jump into Summerset without having played the rest of the game; a tutorial and starter area will bring you up to speed. Current players, meanwhile, can bring their characters into the DLC or start fresh. High-level and beginning players can play through the DLC content together, as the game will scale to each player depending on their individual level.

The DLC costs $40, comes with the base game and the Morrowind expansion, and will launch on June 5 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. If you already own the base game, you can snag Summerset for $30. In addition, there are a couple of special editions available for purchase that include various in-game items and physical collectibles. Finally, if you pre-order the game, you'll get the Queen's Bounty Pack that comes with a handful of in-game goods.

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