Published on September 21st, 2020 | by Adrian Gunning
The Elder Scrolls Online – Dark Heart of Skyrim Year-End Preview!
Markarth, the culmination of The Elder Scrolls Online’s Dark Heart of Skyrim year-long adventure, was revealed today during a year-end preview stream event on Twitch. The free prologue quest, upcoming Lost Treasures of Skyrim in-game event, and more were also revealed during the stream!
The Elder Scrolls Online: Markarth
The Dark Heart of Skyrim epic concludes with The Elder Scrolls Online: Markarth. Explore a dangerous new zone with the Reach, gather a band of unlikely allies, and confront a Vampire Lord and his ancient army. Markarth also introduces a new solo arena, Vateshran Hollows, designed to test the strength, wits, and resolve of players with challenging bosses, multiple unlockable paths, and powerful, hidden secrets.
Markarth will release on November 2 for PC, Mac, and November 10 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and it will be available free as part of an ESO Plus membership or available from the in-game Crown Store.
This new DLC will be coming to the Public Test Server this Monday, September 21, and we’ll be previewing more of Markarth in the weeks to come.
Markarth Prologue Quest Now Live
Players can begin the Markarth Prologue questline right now completely free! These quests will take players on an adventure that leads directly into the main storyline of the Markarth DLC and the conclusion to the year-long story.
To jump in, simply visit the in-game Crown Store and pick up the quest starter. Anyone who owns the ESO base-game can experience this new adventure for free.
Lost Treasures of Skyrim in-game event
Beginning next week, the Lost Treasures of Skyrim event challenges the ESO community to unlock three tiers of collectible rewards that include new cosmetics, a pet, a new house, and the first of a new type of collectible: houseguests.
Players unlock these rewards by digging up Tamriel’s lost treasures by using the Antiquities system. The more treasures players unearth, the quicker fellow Greymoor players will unlock the goods.
In addition to this challenge, the event also brings bonus rewards to all players who adventure and complete daily quests in Western Skyrim. For more on the Lost Treasures of Skyrim and these bonus rewards, check out our announcement article and web page.
Here’s the lineup and dates (note that some dates may shift) for all of the year’s remaining in-game events:
- Lost Treasures of Skyrim (September 23 – October 5)
- Witches Festival (October 22 – November 3)
- Undaunted Celebration (November 25 – December 12)
- New Life Festival (December 21 – January 2, 2021)
ESO’s annual end-of-year promotion: #TamrielTogether
Finally, we announced our end-of-year promotion, #TamrielTogether. This promotion will include an amazing sweepstakes to enter, a guild-based contest, and more, so keep an eye out on elderscrollsonline.com for more information in the coming weeks.