The Elder Scrolls Online: High Isle "Legacy of the Bretons" Revealed

When creating Elder Scrolls characters, I've often found myself wondering who those schlubby Breton guys were, and why anyone would play one instead of an orc, a cat-man, or even a Viking-looking guy. But now we have Legacy of the Bretons, a new year-long adventure for The Elder Scrolls Online that aims to dispel the mystery of Bretons by inviting us to visit their homeland of High Isle.

The adventure will consist of four major content drops, with the Ascending Tide DLC launching in March 2022, and the main High Isle expansion scheduled to go live in June. Aside from the usual heaps of content and miscellaneous improvements, the big expansion will also introduce a new collectible card game to TESO.

In the meantime, we can check out the game's new cinematic trailer:

And check out some additional details about the upcoming content updates:

Delve into the history and culture of a noble chivalric people, explore a stunning never-before-seen location, and uncover a mysterious new threat in The Elder Scrolls Online: High Isle and Legacy of the Bretons year-long adventure.


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’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

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 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.