The Elder Scrolls Online: Legacy of the Bretons is a year-long adventure, High Isle chapter coming June 2022

Elder Scrolls Online Legacy Bretons High Isle Travelers
Elder Scrolls Online Legacy Bretons High Isle Travelers (Image credit: Bethesda Softworks)

What you need to know

  • The Elder Scrolls Online: Legacy of the Bretons is the new year-long adventure in ZeniMax Online Studios' ongoing MMORPG.
  • The big story chapter, High Isle, is slated to arrive in June 2022 on all platforms.
  • Two new companions are being added, alongside a new card game called Tales of Tribute.
  • The Elder Scrolls Online has crossed over 20 million players so far.

During a livestream, ZeniMax Online Studios revealed that the next year-long adventure for The Elder Scrolls Online is called Legacy of the Bretons. It's taking players to a new region called the Systres Archipelago, a series of islands that take inspiration from the Mediterranean Sea. While the Gates of Oblivion in 2021 dealt players the unfortunate task of stopping Mehrunes Dagon, Legacy of the Bretons is far less apocalyptic, though perhaps no less sinister.

While this year-long event will bring new DLC across the months to come, the big story chapter is High Isle. This new story is set to launch on June 6 for PC, Mac and Stadia players. Players on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One, PS5 and PS4 will gain access shortly after that on June 21, 2022.

You can check out the key art for this expansion below:

Source: Bethesda Softworks (Image credit: Source: Bethesda Softworks)

Eschewing the carnage of Daedra lords, Legacy of the Bretons is based on political intrigue, with the Society of the Steadfast seeking to end the Three Banners' War, while The Ascendant Order have darker ambitions. The Elder Scrolls Online is continuing to grow as one of the best Xbox games available, with over 20 million players so far, up from the 18 million that had played ahead of the Deadlands expansion back in 2021.

ZeniMax Online Studios creative director Rich Lambert previously told us that the reception to companions had been extremely positive and the developers are building on that in Legacy of the Britons. Two new companions are on the way, with Ember, a streetwise Khajit, and Isobel, a Breton working to become a knight. Finally, there's a new minigame on the way, in the form of a card game called Tales of Tribute, with both PvP and PvE support.

Samuel Tolbert is a freelance writer covering gaming news, previews, reviews, interviews and different aspects of the gaming industry, specifically focusing on Xbox and PC gaming on Windows Central. You can find him on Twitter @SamuelTolbert.

  • Is it sad that I have pretty much been playing ESO since it came out and I just recently hit champion level 500? I mainly just do quests and play through the single player content. I occasionally group up and run dungeons.
  • I've been playing since Morrowind and I'm still only level 40-something. No shame in playing an MMO at your own pace!
  • Too bad the game doesn't look like that video