The Elder Scrolls Online: Blackwood Release date, preorder and more

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Earlier today, during the ESO 2021 Global Reveal Event – Gates of Oblivion, Bethesda and Zenimax announced the next-major DLC for Elder Scroll Online called Blackwood, and it looks like, this time around players will get the opportunity to delve deeper into the gates of oblivion, to battle the seventeenth Daedric Prince – Mehrunes Dagon.

The year-long DLC,  Elder Scrolls Online: Blackwood is coming to the PC platform on June 1, 2021, followed by a console release, taking place on June 8, 2021The Elder Scrolls Online: Blackwood DLC offers more than 30 hours of new storyline quests and hundreds of hours of side quests and other activities.

In terms of Settings, the ESO: Blackwood DLC is set 800 years prior to the event of Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.

During the Gates of Oblivion event, ESO’s creative director, Rich Lambert, shed some light on the new year-long DLC, he said, “Blackwood is a melting pot of cultures,” he continued, “It stretches from the southern tip of Cyrodiil, with its highlands and moors and extends east to the swampy borders of Shadowfen. Imperials and Argonians have clashed in this region for centuries, and we will be exploring the history of that in this Chapter.”

He further goes on explaining the story, location, characters, etc  – that players will get to experience in ESO: Blackwood DLC, at some point in time.

"This year, the story we are telling is essentially about a deal with the devil. Long ago, the Longhouse Emperors made a pact with Mehrunes Dagon, and it’s up to the players to figure out what is going on and how to stop their schemes from reaching completion.Like Greymoor last year, there are both familiar and unfamiliar locations between ESO and previous Elder Scrolls games, as things are obviously a bit different in our timeline. Dagon hasn’t quite figured out the ‘science’ for how to create the Oblivion Crisis, but you can tell he’s been busy trying!Blackwood features the city of Leyawiin as its central hub, and its rough layout is the same as it is in TES IV. Also, as you progress east through the zone, you will discover Gideon–a city that hasn’t been seen in an Elder Scrolls game since The Elder Scrolls: Arena back in 1994."

The Elder Scrolls Online: Blackwood Preorder Details and Rewards

The pre-orders for the Blackwook DLC is live on all platforms. New players can preorder The Elder Scrolls Online Collection: Blackwood to get the latest upcoming DLC, alongside, all past releases. While for players who already own the game, and want to preorder upcoming Blackwood DLC can go for the upgrade option.

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In terms of rewards, players who pre-order The Elder Scrolls Online: Blackwood DLC or collection will get immediate access to Nagahide Welwa Ravager mount and Nightmare Bear Cub pet(only if pre-ordered before March 17, 2021).

And, other in-game items like Dremora Kynreeve Outfit, Deadlands Wamasu pet, and more bonuses will be rewarded at the launch.

Elder Scrolls Online: Blackwood is currently available on Steam, PlayStation Store, and Microsoft Store to pre-order.