The Elder Scrolls Online has only been officially released for a few days, but Zenimax has wasted no time in announcing the MMO's first free content update.
Dubbed Craglorn, the content update will be Elder Scrolls Online's first "Adventure Zone." What does that entail? New storyline content for Veterans (level 50 players) with 4-player quests and 12-player Trials.
"When you first enter Craglorn there's going to be a mystery that's set up," says creative director Paul Sage. "The constellations are missing from the sky and you're going to hear rumour of these beings called Celestials, and they are the Warrior, the Mage, the Serpent and the Thief, and how they're impacting Craglorn and what's going on is going to be what your group discovers."
Additionally, the trials will be no cakewalk. "There's a lot of different monsters we throw at you, and of course there are boss monsters that have interesting tactics that you haven't encountered anywhere in the game before. And if all the encounters and bosses weren't enough, you have a timer that you're up against and you also have a limited number of resurrections that your group is allowed," said Sage.
Players who make it to the top of the Trials leaderboard will be rewarded in some way, though the reward is unspecified.
Craglorn will be available for all Elder Scrolls Online players sometime later this month.