Bethesda and Zenimax Online have announced that The Elder Scrolls Online will be getting its first free content update later this month, with the addition of its first “Adventure Zone,” Craglorn.
Craglorn will be free for all ESO subscribers, and adds a brand new zone designed for veteran players that includes quests for up to four players and also new 12-player Trials. “The first ESO Adventure Zone is called Craglorn, a zone that is situated between Hammerfell and Cyrodiil,” the developer wrote. “All content in Craglorn is built for a group of four. The story revolves around a mysterious removal of the constellations from the sky, so the Warrior, the Thief, the Mage, and the Serpent all play a part in unraveling the mystery of Craglorn.”
Trials are designed for top-end players and will have their own leaderboards. Players who top these leaderboards will be rewarded. “In a Trial, you will have a limited number of resurrections, known as a Soul Reservoir. Too many resurrections mean that you have failed the trial,” Zenimax Online explains. “It takes a lot of coordination to survive a Trial. The enemies you face in a Trial will be difficult, while the surroundings are some of the most beautiful places in ESO.
“Provided you do survive and make it to the end of a Trial, your group might make it to the leaderboard. Trials have a running clock and mistakes, including deaths, can add a time penalty. Turn in a great time, however, and you might make it to the top of the leaderboard. If you fail, your group can restart and try again.”
The Elder Scrolls Online is available now on PC, and will launch for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in June.