High Isle explores dangerous politics
ZeniMax Online Studios and Bethesda Softworks have released a preview stream for the upcoming high island expansion for The Elder Scrolls Online. The new expansion focuses on the dangerous politics of Tamriel, the secrets of Breton society and the joys of pub card games.
The new chapter of the long-running MMORPG will take place on an all-new map section of Tamriel, High Isle and Amenos, which are neutral Breton settlements in the Three Banners War. Like all other extensions for ESOplayers can jump straight into high island once they complete the tutorial, so you don’t need to fully understand the original base campaign. Although it might help to remember a bit about the three alliances vying for control of the Ruby Throne.
The events of high island begins just before the start of a series of peace talks planned to end the Three Banners War, and is immediately derailed by the chaos of The Ascendant Order. Players will experience the perspectives of the Three Alliances, the Ascending Order, and the peaceful society of the Unshakable. And, like most of the content of The Elder Scrolls Onlinethe conclusion will certainly not be as simple as one might expect from the outset.
The preview stream focused a bit on the cast of characters ESOAll 20 million players will be encountered throughout the upcoming expansion, while giving us a look at the storyline and all-new areas of High Isle and Amenos that will be explored throughout the season. high island is a nice break from the latest expansions as it doesn’t focus on cosmic-level Daedric threats, but a more grounded human story of political intrigue and the effects of a long-running war.
Along with the main story campaign and lengthy side quest content, high island will also come with two new dungeons, a new 12-person trial, two additional companions, and a collectible card game to play with friends or NPCs in any of the various taverns you might come across. Tribute Tales is a resource building collectible game with PvP and PvE content, as well as its own ranking system and tons of unlockable rewards like new furniture and transmutation stones. Tribute Talesa little like The Witcher III: Wild Huntit is Gwyntwill also have scenario links to allow you to continue playing and building your deck.
While high island focuses on a peace conference, expansion begins on Heritage of the Bretons season, so we can expect to learn a lot more about the people of High Rock throughout the expansion cycle.
The Elder Scrolls Online: High Rock will launch on June 6, 2022 on PC, Mac and Stadia. Xbox and Playstation versions will follow soon after on June 21, 2022.