Elder Scrolls Online: Blackwood is set to release on June 1 for PC and June 8 for consoles. Developers have already given us the sweet news that the game will be a year-long storyline centered on Mehrunes Dagon, one of the Daedric Princes, and his agents.
The new chapter will be over 30 hours of new content, new features and locations to explore, and bug fixes and quality-of-life improvements overall. Seriously, it’s the best possible way of getting holed up under home quarantine. Get set going and start exploring, investigating, and sharpening your demon-fighting skills in Elder Scrolls Online ahead of the release of Blackwood.
If you are one of those players looking to prep yourself before the mega release of Blackwood, then look no further, this guide will help with the most basic things you can do to get ready for wasting months of your life glued to the computer and console screens. And the good news is that all the things you can do to prepare are freely available as part of the Elder Scrolls Online base game, and there are also a few options players can unlock or purchase in the Crown Store.
Here’s a quick intake of what you can do to get ready for Blackwood, you can explore parts of the Deadlands, practice dealing with cultists, portals, and Daedra in the base game. It’s also recommended to meet and get to know the key NPCs who will join them on their journey, fight through a few new dungeons, and experience all the events leading right up to the new chapter with two Prologue quests. So, here’s everything players can do to prepare for the Blackwood chapter of Elder Scrolls Online.
How To Play The Blackwood Chapter Prologue In Elder Scrolls Online
The first thing to do is unlock and complete the Prologue for Blackwood. The Prologue contains two quests that introduce players to the central conflict of Blackwood. In the Prologue, players will team up with Eveli Sharp-Arrow and Lyranth to investigate the cult that worships Mehrunes Dagon.
Those two are not the official companions to the player, but they both will be instrumental in the new chapter and will be with the player during key points in their journey, so it’s best to play friendly with them. The end of the Prologue quests will lead directly into Blackwood.
Blackwood prologue can be unlocked freely by the players as a part of the base game, and to access it, players will need to open the Crown Store and go to the Quest Starters tab. The quest is called A Mortal’s Touch.
From what has being announced, much of Elder Scrolls Online: Blackwood will deal with cultists loyal to Mehrunes Dagon, who serves as the antagonist of the year-long saga. You should get some practice dealing with cultists and Daedra ahead of the new chapter. Players can head to the Auridon zone in the base game and help protect First-hold and the rest of the city from the cultists and seal the portals they open to the Deadlands.
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