Elder Scrolls Online’s First Post-Launch Content Out in April
The Elder Scrolls Online’s first post launch content will be called Craglorn.
In a release from Betheseda, it was confirmed that Craglorn will be made available to the game’s subscribers later this month. According to the company, the new content will include an “expansive Adventure zone” that includes a new storyline and gameplay tailored toward larger Veteran player groups ranging from four to 12 players. A trailer for the Craglorn content has also been released in which creative director Paul Sage discussed what it will contain.
“Craglorn is different from the other zones in Elder Scrolls Online,” explained Sage. “Content starts at Veteran Rank ten, and the exploration content is built for groups of four.” Craglorn will also introduce Trials, the game’s new “large-group Veteran PvE system” challenges which are being designed specifically for groups of 12. According to the Sage, Trials will be timed battles that players can complete to earn points, positions on leaderboards and, of course, special rewards for good performances.
The new content will likewise include a new story line centered around “beings called celestials” and the disappearance of the constellations from the sky. “How they’re impacting Craglorn and what’s going on is going to be what your group discovers.” The story will be introduced to players via quests specifically made for 4-player groups, but will also be told through quests uncovered through exploration. Sage also unveiled that the main city of the Craglorn zone will be called Belkarth.
Back in March, Bethesda’s Pete Hines said the company would be using the funds from its subscription fees to release consistent and substantial updates to The Elder Scrolls Online. Time will have to tell if content like Craglorn will be the norm.