“The Dark Heart of Skyrim epic concludes with The Elder Scrolls Online: Markarth.”
The Elder Scrolls Online’s year-long event, Dark Heart of Skyrim, is coming to a close with new DLC, Markarth.
Offering a “dangerous new zone with the Reach”, a new solo arena, challenging bosses, multiple unlockable paths, and “powerful, hidden secrets”, Markarth will release on PC and Mac on 2nd November 2020, and on PS4 and Xbox One on 10th November, 2020.
Revealed via a livestream, Bethesda says the new DLC will be coming to the Public Test Server tomorrow (Monday, 21st September), and there’ll be “more of Markarth in the weeks to come”. There’s also a teaser for those not on the PTS, too.
“Players can begin the Markarth Prologue questline right now completely free!” Bethesda said. “These quests will take players on an adventure that leads directly into the main storyline of the Markarth DLC and the conclusion to the year-long story.
“To jump in, simply visit the in-game Crown Store and pick up the quest starter. Anyone who owns the ESO base-game can experience this new adventure for free.”
Markarth will be available for no additional cost to those with an ESO Plus membership, or you can pick it up via the in-game Crown Store.
From next week, players will also be able to participate in a new in-game event called Lost Treasures of Skyrim which “challenges the ESO community to unlock three tiers of collectible rewards that include new cosmetics, a pet, a new house, and the first of a new type of collectible: houseguests”. Players can use the Antiquities system to dig up lost Tamriel treasure to get involved.
The stream finished by sharing additional dates for the diary: the Witches Festival will run 22nd October – 3rd November, Undaunted Celebration from 25th November – 12th December, and the New Life Festival takes place from 21st December – 2nd January.