The Elder Scrolls Online (ESO) is heading to High Isle this June! This new chapter and the year-long “Legacy of the Bretons” saga were announced during the 2022 Global Reveal Event. As a new owner of an Xbox Series X, I’ve been playing ESO daily and loving it. And, mind you, this was after playing more than 200 hours of ESO on PC via Steam. I can confidently say that ESO on Xbox is a way better experience, and I look forward to diving into this new chapter in June. Read on for videos, photos, and details from the ESO team about what’s in store for us in High Isle.
LEGACY OF THE BRETONS
Discover the beautiful Systres Archipelago in the Legacy of the Bretons year-long adventure, a brand-new storyline told throughout all ESO’s 2022 content releases, including the upcoming The Elder Scrolls Online: Ascending Tide DLC and The Elder Scrolls Online: High Isle Chapter.
Legacy of the Bretons releases:
- Ascending Tide DLC (March 14 for PC/Mac and Stadia*, and March 29 for Xbox and PlayStation consoles)
- High Isle Chapter (June 6 for PC/Mac and Stadia*, and June 21 for Xbox and PlayStation consoles)
- Unannounced Q3 DLC dungeon pack (date TBA)
- Unannounced Q4 DLC story zone (date TBA)
THE ELDER SCROLLS ONLINE: HIGH ISLE
The Elder Scrolls Online’s biggest release of the year, High Isle progresses the ongoing Legacy of the Bretons storyline and provides 30 hours of unique story content. In this new Chapter, you have the opportunity to dive deep into the Breton’s ancient home and experience a noble chivalric society on the brink of war.
High Isle provides a host of brand-new adventures and features for you to experience, including:
- A new zone that showcases the islands of High Isle and Amenos
- A complex main storyline of politics, honor, and intrigue that ties into the Legacy of the Bretons year-long saga
- A new system called Tales of Tribute, an in-game collectible card game
- A new 12-player Trial named Dreadsail Reef
- Two new Companions, Ember and Isobel, who can join your adventures
- New World Events called Fissures
- New Delves, Public Dungeons, World Bosses, and a host of unique stand-alone quests
- Updates and quality of life improvements
You can pre-purchase The Elder Scrolls Online: High Isle right now to receive unique pre-purchase items AND get immediate access to the Palefrost Elk mount and Palefrost Elk Fawn pet**. Note that the pet is available only as a pre-purchase reward from now until April 4—don’t miss out!
In addition to the Palefrost mount and pet, you will also receive the following pre-order rewards at launch:
- Abecean Privateer’s Apparel costume
- Knights of the Flame Pup pet
- 1× Dark Chivalry Crate
- 3× High Isle Treasure Maps
- 2× Experience Scrolls, granting double XP
The Elder Scrolls Online: High Isle is now available in the following editions:
- The Elder Scrolls Online Collection: High Isle
- The Elder Scrolls Online Collection: High Isle CE
- The Elder Scrolls Online: High Isle Upgrade
- The Elder Scrolls Online: High Isle Upgrade CE
The two Collections above include the High Isle Chapter in addition to instant access to the base game and every previous Chapter in The Elder Scrolls Online’s history (Morrowind, Summerset, Elsweyr, Greymoor, and Blackwood), making it an ideal edition if you’re a brand-new player.
The Upgrade editions include just the High Isle Chapter, great for existing players who already own the game and previous releases.
Check out everything you’ll find in each version of High Isle, including content, pre-purchase rewards, and Collector’s Editions items in this article.
Don’t forget, The Elder Scrolls Online: High Isle launches on June 6 for PC/Mac and Stadia* and June 21 for Xbox and PlayStation consoles.
A Brand-New World to Explore
In the upcoming High Isle Chapter, you have the opportunity to discover a part of Nirn never-before-seen in the Elder Scrolls series: the ancient island home of the Breton elite. Within the Systres Archipelago, explore a bountiful tropical atoll, ringed by stunning white cliffs and host to both majestic castles and dense jungles.
With two unique areas within the Chapter, High Isle and Amenos, you can experience the chivalric culture of the Breton people firsthand as you traverse deeper into the island and its mysteries, see its spectacular locations, and take on challenging quests.
The Shadow of Conspiracy
In ESO: High Isle’s main storyline, you are charged with uncovering the plots of a sinister order of knights that threaten the peace and security of High Isle. At the head of this rogue group stands the Ascendant Lord, a mysterious force seeking to claim an ancient legacy.
While the main storyline is a stand-alone tale in its own right, the events of the High Isle Chapter continue the greater Legacy of the Bretons storyline that begins with the Ascending Tide DLC in March and will progress throughout the entirety of 2022.
A New Way to Play
The High Isle Chapter also introduces a gameplay system, Tales of Tribute. A tavern card game that allows you to compete against your fellow players and NPCs, this fast-paced, deck-building game provides a new way for Tamriel’s adventurers to relax and play.
As you unlock decks and cards, you can challenge NPCs in taverns all over Tamriel, and compete with your fellow players to rise up the leaderboards. Visit local taverns and win to unlock unique rewards, including achievements, collectibles, and more!
Unique Challenges and Rewards
Finally, this Chapter also brings a host of challenges, collectibles, and rewards not found anywhere else in Nirn. These include two Companions, Ember and Isobel (complete with their own questlines, personalities, and abilities), a host of delves and public dungeons to explore, item sets and rewards unique to the High Isle zone, more Antiquities, a new type of world event, a formidable Trial, and much more—a bounty awaits you within the ancient home of the Bretons!
THE ELDER SCROLLS ONLINE: ASCENDING TIDE
The Legacy of the Bretons year-long adventure officially kicks off with this year’s first dungeon DLC, Ascending Tide, featuring two challenging new PvE dungeons: The Coral Aerie and Shipwright’s Regret. In these exciting new four-player PvE activities, you’re tasked with investigating the remnants of the once-proud All Flags Navy and assaulting a costal hideout of the mysterious Ascendant Order.
In these adventures you encounter some fan-favorite characters, including the dashing Jakarn and Captain Za’ji, and can acquire supplementary Achievements, item sets, and collectibles. What you find within these mysterious new dungeons sets up the events of the upcoming High Isle Chapter and impacts the larger Legacy of the Breton storyline—gather your allies!
You can get access to the Ascending Tide DLC game pack via ESO Plus™ membership or via purchase with crowns from the in-game Crown Store when it launches on PC/Mac and Stadia* March 14, and Xbox and PlayStation consoles March 29.
THE ELDER SCROLLS ONLINE IN SPANISH!
We are thrilled to announce that The Elder Scrolls Online will go live with Spanish text translations as part of the Update 34 base-game patch, launching in tandem with the High Isle Chapter on June 6 for PC/Mac and Stadia* and June 21 for Xbox and PlayStation consoles.
This means our Spanish-speaking community will finally be able to experience all ESO’s in-game texts and subtitles in the Spanish language (including all future content)! Note that voice-overs will remain in English, but will now feature Spanish subtitles. We know there’s already a ton of Spanish-speaking ESO players, so if you’d like to be a part of this ever-growing community, be sure to visit the Spanish-language section of our official forums and social channels including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram. We can’t wait to experience the world of Tamriel in Spanish with you!
NEW CROWN STORE & MERCH ITEMS
In celebration of the announcement of The Elder Scrolls Online: High Isle and the Legacy of the Bretons adventure, we’re excited to add some new (and returning) items to the in-game Crown Store and the Official Bethesda Gear Store.
From now until February 3 at 10AM EST, you can acquire Za’ji’s Sailing Apparel costume for crowns from the in-game Crown Store.
In addition to this dashing new look, for a limited time, we’re also bringing back some much-requested items, including the Old Salt’s Chin-Trinket, Swashbuckler personality, and the Colossal Aldmeri Grotto house—everything you need to begin your adventures across the sea!
Also available right now is a selection of new High Isle-themed items on the Bethesda Gear Store, including a unique lithograph, statue, and T-shirt, all available now for pre-purchase for a limited time only.
DEFEND THE LEGACY OF THE BRETONS
There’s a brand-new adventure on the horizon that promises to take you across the sea to a part of Nirn never-before-seen in the Elder Scrolls series. We can’t wait to share more about the upcoming High Isle Chapter and Ascending Tide DLCs and dive deep into the lives, culture, and history surrounding the knightly Bretons. Needless to say, 2022 is going to be an exciting year for the #ESOFam, so keep an eye on elderscrollsonline.com and our social channels (Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook) for everything ESO and the Legacy of the Bretons!
The Elder Scrolls Online: High Isle is coming for PC/Mac and Stadia* on June 6, and for Xbox and PlayStation consoles on June 21. Pre-purchase High Isle now to receive unique bonus rewards and gain immediate access to the Palefrost Elk mount and Palefrost Elk Fawn pet**. Don’t miss out!
*Available only in limited territories.
**Palefrost Elk Fawn pet available only until April 4, 2022.