The Elder Scrolls Online – Blackwood Announcement

Posted on 27 Jan 2021

Bethesda Softworks held a livestream event last night in which they announced this year’s content for The Elder Scrolls Online. This new content comprises of the year-long Gates of Oblivion adventure, the Blackwood chapter releasing in June, and a new dungeon DLC in March called Flames of Ambition. You can find more info in the press release below.

Official Press Release

Bethesda Softworks’ Senior VP of Global Marketing and Comms Pete Hines joined the talented team at ZeniMax Online Studios on Twitch last night to reveal this year’s big Chapter release – Blackwood – and details for The Elder Scrolls Online’s Year-Long Gates of Oblivion Adventure.

In case you missed it, you can check out the whole stream here:

Check out the fiery new trailer here:

June Chapter Release – ESO: Blackwood, arriving on PC June 1 and on Consoles June 8

The Elder Scrolls Online: Blackwood is this year’s massive story Chapter, tasking players with uncovering the schemes of the Daedric Prince Mehrunes Dagon 800 years before the events of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. Blackwood packs more than 30 hours of new main storyline, tons of side quests, countless quality of life features, 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.

March Dungeon DLC – Flames of Ambition

Kicking off ESO’s 2021 is the Flames of Ambition Dungeon DLC pack coming March 8 for PC, Mac, and Stadia and March 16 for Xbox and PlayStation consoles. Flames of Ambition opens the year-long Gates of Oblivion story with new dungeons that reveal the threat of Mehrunes Dagon and leads players directly to the Blackwood Chapter story in June.

On top of new dungeons dropping in Q3 after the Blackwood Chapter release, the end-of-year story DLC sends players into the climax to the year-long adventure, tossing them straight into the heart of the infamous Deadlands, Mehrunes Dagon’s personal realm of Oblivion. We will share more details on the Q3 dungeons and end-of-year story DLC, which promises new adventures and areas, in the future!

Our UK Stream will also feature an interview with Matt Firor today at 3pm today. Head to

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