ZOS just announced all the new features that we get from the Blackwood Chapter via a live stream on Twitch on their Twitch.tv/bethesda channel, full stream can be found here
The Blackwood Chapter is the Q2 release of the year long story #GatesOfOblivion.
Q1 Flames of Ambition
(launched in March)
(June 1 for PC/Mac and Stadia* and June 8 for Xbox One and PlayStation 4)
Q3 Unannounced DLC dungeon pack (date TBD)
Q4 Unannounced DLC story zone (date TBD)
On June 8 you will be able to get the "Console Enhanced" version of ESO for free if you already own the game. This will enable the full update for the next gen consoles, showcasing the true power of the new Xbox Series X and PS5.
Console Enhanced Next Gen
Companions in the Blackwood ChapterCompanions
will join you on your adventure, you can use them anywhere except PVP and Solo Arenas. You can always despawn Companions on a click if you don't need/want them. There are two different companions available at launch of the Blackwood Chapter. They are unlocked via quests in the Blackwood zone.
All companions have their own unique identities. The companions can like or dislike your actions. In the future, we will be updating our Companion Overview Page
for everything related to companions.
Once you unlock a companion they start at level 1 and they can level up by gaining experience with you through quests or combat. You can also slot skills for the companion and change their looks (Costumes, Outfits & Mounts!).
Companion Skills Companion Cosmetics
Oblivion portals spawn randomly over all the zones. Unlike other world events where monster waves spawn, here you actually have to enter the portal and fight your way to victory!
Once in a portal you will fight monsters, champions and bosses. The Oblivion portals can be as big as public dungeons! The deeper you get, the more challenge awaits you!
Oblivion Portal Bossfight Oblivion Portal
Like always, Blackwood will come with a complete new zone and a huge storylline. The prologue can actually be already played, more info here
You can find more information regarding all the updates in our other Gates of Oblivion Preview Article
. Like always, ESO-Hub.com
will be updated once we have more information available.