Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr brings dragons back to Tamriel

2019 is the year of the dragon in ESO, and ZeniMax brings winged leviathans, a new Elsweyr zone, and a necromancer class.

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To culminate the Year of the Dragon, ZeniMax Online brings fearsome dragons back to the world of Tamriel in a huge new expansion.

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Today ZeniMax Online announced The Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr, a substantial new paid expansion to its popular MMORPG. The new content introduces a host of new activities, regions, and even a new character class.

Set in Elsweyr, the expansion takes players across the arid deserts and tropical jungles the Elder Scrolls' Khajiiti cat-people call home. Players will encounter skooma farmers, bandits, and Imperials vying for control of the exotic land, all wrapped in a 30-hour new storyline that delves into the deep lore and history of the mysterious Khajiit.

Dragons are back and will set Tamriel ablaze with fire and fury. These winged beasts roam the skies and represent endgame bosses that players have to team up to defeat, possibly in the new 12-man Sunspire trial. Another major addition is the new necromancer character class, who can summon the undead and dish out serious damage with elemental attacks. The necro should have some interesting skill and party synergies, and we can't wait to see what kinds of builds players will cook up.

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Elsweyr is packed-full of new stories, adventures, and challenges, including:

  • A gigantic new zone, Elsweyr, similar in size and scope to last year's Summerset zone
  • An epic main story quest line with around 30 hours of new adventures that ties into the Season of the Dragon, plus tons of new side quests and exploration
  • A powerful new Class: The Necromancer, the most requested addition from the community
  • A challenging new 12-player Trial: Sunspire
  • Colossal new World Events: Dragon Attacks
  • A vast amount of unique Delves, Public Dungeons, and stand-alone quests, as well as a host of updates and quality-of-life improvements

ZeniMax should unveil much more information about Elsweyr in the coming months, and be sure to check below for official descriptions straight from the developer.

The Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr will launch on June 4, 2019 for PS4, Xbox One and PC. The upgrade from previous editions will cost $40, or gamers can buy Elsweyr and all previous expansions for $59.99.

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The new Elsweyr zone adds yet another massive landmass to the ESO world for fans to explore. The home of the Khajiit is laden with moon sugar farms, fertile grasslands, scorching deserts, and palatial cities as well as a host of new monsters and enemies. Elder Scrolls veterans may recall exploring the province of Elsweyr in The Elder Scrolls: Arena as well as its outer edges in The Elder Scrolls Online's regions of Reaper's March and Khenarthi's Roost.

Also coming in ESO: Elsweyr, the game's first new class since 2017's Morrowind Chapter -- the highly anticipated Necromancer. With this dark, mysterious Class, players will command the dead and cast powerful elemental spells to overcome foes and bolster defenses. With the Necromancer, death itself is a weapon.


The Season of the Dragon is a yearlong interconnected adventure that begins in February with the Wrathstone DLC game pack and continues through the upcoming Elsweyr Chapter and beyond! The epic tale will span all four updates in 2019, including the Wrathstone DLC dungeon pack, the Elsweyr Chapter, the Q3 DLC dungeon pack, and the Q4 Story DLC.


As always, The Elder Scrolls Online's unique Chapter structure and level-scaling mean that new content is easily -- and instantly -- accessible for both new and veteran players. Both level one and max-level fans will find challenges in Elsweyr that they can play side-by-side, exploring and conquering the new zone and stories together.

  • New Players: New players can jump right into ESO: Elsweyr's content without having to complete any previous ESO content.
  • Current Players: Veteran players can immediately travel with existing characters to the new zone, or, start out fresh with a Necromancer.

Derek joined the TweakTown team in 2015 and has since reviewed and played 1000s of hours of new games. Derek is absorbed with the intersection of technology and gaming, and is always looking forward to new advancements. With over six years in games journalism under his belt, Derek aims to further engage the gaming sector while taking a peek under the tech that powers it. He hopes to one day explore the stars in No Man's Sky with the magic of VR.

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