In the Gates of Oblivion adventure, you can explore a new storyline told throughout all of ESO’s 2021 content releases, including the upcoming The Elder Scrolls Online: Flames of Ambition DLC and The Elder Scrolls Online: Blackwood Chapter. In this year-long saga, you will unravel the ambitions and schemes of the Daedric Prince Mehrunes Dagon 800 years before the events of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.
Gates of Oblivion Releases:
Q1 Flames of Ambition(March 8 for PC/Mac and Stadia* and March 16 for Xbox One and PlayStation®4)
The ESO Blackwood Chapter brings all-new adventures and features for you to enjoy, including:
A new zone: Blackwood
A fiendish main storyline that ties into the Gates of Oblivion adventure
The new Companions system
A new 12-player Trial: Rockgrove
New world events: Oblivion Portals
New delves, public dungeons, world bosses, and stand-alone quests
Updates and quality-of-life improvements
Completely new servers
You can pre-purchase The Elder Scrolls Online: Blackwood right now to receive unique pre-purchase rewards at launch AND get immediate access to the game and both the Nagahide Welwa Ravager mount and Nightmare Bear Cub pet**.
Blackwood Chapter Versions
Blackwood Chapter main storyline
The storyline of the ESO Blackwood Chapter is called "A Tale of Ambition".
In Blackwood’s main storyline, you investigate a conspiracy involving the deposed Longhouse Emperors and uncover a deadly pact that spells doom for the people of Blackwood. Behind it all, of course, is the Prince of Destruction, Mehrunes Dagon himself, but what exactly are his plans are for Blackwood and Tamriel?
While a stand-alone tale that can be enjoyed in and of itself, the events of the Blackwood Chapter’s story progresses the larger Gates of Oblivion narrative that begins with the Flames of Ambition DLC and will continue throughout the rest of the year.
Q1 Flames of Ambition Dungeon DLC
Your 2021 adventure begins with the Flames of Ambition DLC game pack, bringing two exciting new PvE challenges to Tamriel: The Cauldron and Black Drake Villa. In these challenging new dungeons, you must assault a shrine to the Prince of Destruction and race to uncover a mysterious tome before it is lost to fire and ash.
In your journeys, you’ll be joined by fan favorite characters Eveli Sharp-Arrow (from the Orsinium DLC) and the outcast Dremora Lyranth (from the base game and Imperial City DLC), plus have an opportunity to earn unique rewards including powerful new items and fantastic collectibles. What you discover within these two new dungeons will set up the events of The Elder Scrolls Online: Blackwood and the rest of the Gates of Oblivion storyline.
Rework of the Champion Points System
ZOS also announced that we are going to get a reworked Champion Points System for ESO in U29 Flames of Ambition DLC. The new main categories are Warfare, Craft and Fitness. More info & videos about that soon!