Elder Scrolls Online’s Greymoor chapter is live on console today


Skyrim is finally opening up for everyone in Elder Scrolls Online today as Greymoor finally officially launches on console. It’s been delayed a few times already, once because of the pandemic, and again this week as ZeniMax opted to move the launch from yesterday to today to avoid conflicting with the funeral of George Floyd. But now it’s live, and hopefully without the wild bugs and access issues and downtime that PC players lived through a few weeks ago.

As readers surely know, Greymoor introduces the new Western Skyrim zone and its underground Blackreach map, the main storyline tying into the year-long plot, the 12-person Kyne’s Aegis raid, much-needed love for Vampires, and the wide-ranging explorer-centric Antiquities system.

“Welcome to The Elder Scrolls Online v6.0.5 and our next Chapter: Greymoor! Explore the icy mountains and wild forests of the Nords as you venture forth into Western Skyrim. The land is harsh and unforgiving, much like many of its people and its lords. High King Svargim welcomes you to the capital city of Solitude gruffly, but you’ll have the opportunity to earn the respect of the Jarls and the swordthanes of Western Skyrim—if you survive.

In addition to climbing over the frozen peaks of Western Skyrim, you’ll have the opportunity to delve into its darkest ruins and greatest secrets. Find the hidden entrances to legendary Blackreach, the subterranean realm beneath the lands of Tamriel and explore the darkling caves and forgotten ruins deep below Western Skyrim’s surface. Two wildly different lands, stacked one on top of the other, each threatening … and threatened.

But there is more to Greymoor than defeating evil! Try your hand at our brand new Antiquities system to unearth a ton of legendary relics scattered throughout Tamriel. Between furnishings, Mythic items, a mount, and even siege weapons, there truly is something for everyone. If battle is more your thing, get together with your strongest allies to take on Kyne’s Aegis, our newest 12-player Trial.

Greymoor also features 10 new item sets (including Perfected versions only found in the Veteran Kyne’s Aegis Trial), and of course new Collectibles, Dyes, and Titles. Exploring Blackreach also uncovers new crafting ingredients!

Update 26, which is a free update as part of the base game, includes several other additions and features as well. First, Vampires have received significant changes this update, with a focus on improving the entire experience as a Vampire. If you currently play a Vampire, don’t worry: any experience required for progressing the Skill Line itself has not changed, and you will keep your current ranks. Update 26 also brings several optimizations to both the server and client to improve game performance. You’ll also find several updates to Imperial City, and the addition of Precision Editing Mode for housing enthusiasts.”

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Source: Press release

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I would just like to point out that the vampire changes are part of the base game. So that is not a thing Greymoor is adding.

Oh, and antiquity leads will drop whether you have the expansion or not.

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Earlier in the year this would have been a day one purchase indeed it was one of the reasons I started playing ESO again on my PS4.

Then 2020 did its thing and I am not really in the right frame of mind for it or really have the energy to dive into it at this point in time. I will get it eventually but as always rl comes first.

Hope everyone who jumps in on console or have already jumped in on pc has a great time.