The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset Expansion Announced

Summerset Isle, the mystery-shrouded home of The Elder Scrolls' High Elves is going to become much less so when the recently announced Summerset expansion for The Elder Scrolls Online launches. The expansion is currently slated for a May 21st release on PC and a June 5th release on the consoles. It will allow you to explore Summerset Isle, participate in an epic quest line, join a time-bending Psijic Order, and engage in plenty of activities one expects to find in an MMORPG. Check out the official cinematic teaser:

And the gameplay announce trailer:

Some additional details:

We are thrilled to announce that the newest Elder Scrolls Online Chapter, The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset, will be released for PC/Mac on May 21 and Xbox One and PlayStation®4 on June 5. Experience the beautiful Isle of Summerset for the first time since The Elder Scrolls: Arena and explore the home of the High Elves.


By the decree of Queen Ayrenn, Summerset Isle is now open to foreigners, but a Daedric threat looms over the breathtaking home of the High Elves. Travel to the Summerset Isle, reunite with old friends, and unravel a shadowy conspiracy that threatens all of Tamriel.

This latest Chapter is packed with exciting new features and challenges for new and veteran players alike. In ESO: Summerset, you can:
  • Explore a whole new zone, Summerset Isle
  • Experience an epic main story quest line, concluding the narrative that began in the ESO base game and continued through Clockwork City
  • Join the mysterious Psijic Order for the first time in an Elder Scrolls game and explore their island home of Artaeum
  • Learn a brand-new Psijic Order combat Skill Line, and wield powers over time itself
  • Master a new Jewelry Crafting Skill Line
  • Face the challenges of Cloudrest, a new 12-player Trial
  • Take on new group PvE challenges, including the Abyssal Geysers
  • …and more!

In order to get people excited for the new expansion, the developers have put together a prologue quest you can play right now, and a limited-time Free Play Event on top of it. A bit on that:


Begin your journey to the home of the High Elves today with the Summerset prologue quest and help Vanus Galerion investigate a report of a mysterious prophecy.

Starting today, March 21, at 5:00 PM EDT, you can begin this new quest by acquiring the Mage's Message Stone free from the in-game Crown Store. Use the stone from within your Inventory to receive an urgent message from Vanus and acquire the quest titled “Through a Veil Darkly." You can also find Vanus inside any of the Mages Guildhalls found within Tamriel's Alliance capitals.

Once complete, you'll receive the Wyrd Elemental Plume memento and be all set for the coming adventures.


Want to try before you buy? Starting today, you can play The Elder Scrolls Online free including the Summerset Prologue Quest mentioned above! The Free Play Event period begins today on PC/Mac and PlayStation®4 and tomorrow, March 22 for Xbox One.

To get started, visit our Free Play page and select your platform of choice.

And if you're interested in pre-ordering the expansion, you can learn all about the different editions and pre-order rewards right here.