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While the official release date for The Elder Scrolls Online's Khajiit and Dragon-themed Elsweyr expansion is set for June 4, 2019, those of you who purchased a digital copy of the expansion can already jump into the action for a couple of weeks of PC/Mac-exclusive Early Access.
During this time you'll get access to a whole new zone full of content, a story that revolves around a bunch of angry dragons, a new class to play as, and much more. And on top of that, you'll be able to experience the quality of life improvements of the 22nd update for the base game. These include a new guild finder system and PvP-specific weapon artifacts.
Here's a new trailer to get you in the mood for some dragon hunting:
And a quick look at what to expect:
Dragons stalk the skies over Elsweyr, and the Khajiit struggle to defend their homeland from both invading Imperials and the monstrous beasts. While featuring a strong stand-alone story in its own right, ESO: Elsweyr continues the Season of the Dragon adventure that started with the Wrathstone DLC and continues throughout the rest of the year’s updates.
This new Chapter includes:
Explore a New Zone
- A zone to explore: Elsweyr
- A story detailing the efforts to protect the Khajiiti homeland from the Dragons
- A class to master: the Necromancer
- A 12-player Trial: Sunspire
- A massive collection of side quests and stunning locations to explore
- Item sets, collectibles, and more
In the northern region of Elsweyr known as Anequina, discover a world made up of dusty canyons, fertile moon-sugar fields, tepid rainforests, and bone-dry grasslands. Within this diverse environment, you can experience the home of the Khajiit and discover the remnants of their ancient culture.
Anequina is not without its dangers, however, and in this zone, you encounter new World Bosses, Public Dungeons, and Delves scattered throughout the landscape, in addition to a host of side quests to complete and amazing locations to explore.
Save the Khajiit
The great northern city of Rimmen now lies under the control of the Usurper Queen Euraxia, and Elsweyr’s scattered defenders struggle to contend with her Euraxian legions and ever-growing undead army. To make matters worse, Dragons roam the skies above Elsweyr, forming a troubling alliance with the Usurper Queen.
In this epic story, you must work with both local and foreign allies to remove Euraxia from her seat of power and break her hold over Elsweyr. Of course, your journey does not end here, as this story is part of the year-long Season of the Dragon adventure, continuing throughout the rest of 2019!
Become a Necromancer
Manipulate the souls of the dead to empower yourself and your allies with the Necromancer, ESO’s first new class since ESO: Morrowind. With the Necromancer, you have access to three unique Skill Lines that allow you to assault your enemies, bolster your defense, and heal your allies.
To master this dread class, you must make good use of nearby corpses to boost the power of your abilities. But be wary, necromancy is largely forbidden in Tamriel, and should you openly practice the dark arts, you might attract the attention of the less-enlightened.
Fell Monstrous Dragons
With the Halls of Colossus opened, Dragons strike from above. Overwhelming the region’s scattered defenders, these legendary monsters threaten to burn down the ancestral home of the Khajiit. When exploring Elsweyr, you can encounter Dragons in world events called Dragon Hunts, within the zone’s Trial called Sunspire, and throughout the Elsweyr main story, as well.
Be warned: You’re no Dovahkiin, and to defeat a Dragon in The Elder Scrolls Online, you must gather your most powerful allies and strike as one!
Three Dragons, one claiming to be the avatar of Alkosh himself, have occupied the great Temple of the First Cat. In this new 12-player Trial, you and your team must fight your way through the Dragons’ disciples and put a stop to the false gods’ plans. Challenging boss fights and unique rewards await those brave enough to stand up to the golden Dragon, Nahviintaas.