ESO High Isle
High Isle is the main Chapter for The Elder Scrolls Online in 2022! The Chapter will dive deeper into the lore and society of the Bretons, one of the playable races of the game. ESO High Isle is part of the year long adventure “Legacy of the Bretons” and will focus on a tale of political intrigue and subterfuge. The story will pursue the end of the Three Banners War in Tamriel, hinting at a possible massive change of the open world PVP zone of Cyrodiil. High Isle is one of the islands of the Systres Archipelago and along with Amenos represent the new zone. A zone that bears similarities to the zone of Summerset, another beloved area of ESO.
The Chapter Release Date is June 6th 2022 for PC,MAC and Stadia and June 21st 2022 for consoles! Along with the new zone a few new features will make their debut in The Elder Scrolls Online. Some of the most important include new Companions, a brand new Card Collectible Game System and a new type of World Events! The “Legacy of the Bretons” year long adventure kicked off with the release of the “Ascending Tide” DLC on March 14th 2022 for PC,MAC and Stadia and March 29th 2022 for consoles!
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ESO High Isle Features
Several new Features and changes to existing systems make their appearance to the game with the new Chapter. Some of these features are brand new and have a bigger impact to gameplay and overall fun!
Tales of Tribute CCG
The “Tales of Tribute” is a brand new game system in The Elder Scrolls Online. A Card Collectible Game with its own rules and ranking that you can play everywhere around Tamriel. Players can complete a tutorial to unlock four Starter Decks and then start collecting new cards by exploring the game and completing quests and other activities. “Tales of Tribute” will have its own story line mode, where you can challenge NPC but it is also possible to challenge other players in taverns or anywhere else. For more details on this Collectible Card Game you can read my Tales of Tribute Guide.
ESO High Isle New Companions
High Isle adds two new Companions in the game, increasing the total number of available companions to four after Mirri and Bastian. The two new companions are Ember and Isobel and like the other two will have their own personality, quests and unique gameplay. Ember is a Khajiit skilled with magic while Isobel a Breton and an aspiring Knight. Ember sounds like she will be a sorcerer type of companion while Isobel could be more Templar like. More info on the two new Companions in my High Isle Companions Guide.
Dreadsail Reef is the name of the new twelve-man Trial in the new zone. A new challenge that will pit players again Maormer pirates!
Another new game system that comes to the game with ESO High Isle! Volcanic Vents is the new type of World Event for the new zone and is quite similar to the Abyssal Geysers found in Summerset. This will be the main way to earn Jewelry from the High Isle zone.
Like always the new zone adds several new Armor Sets you can farm. Overland, Crafted, Trial Sets, New Mythic Items and more are available in High Isle. You can find more info on the new Sets in my High Isle Sets Guide.
ESO High Isle Purchase Options
The new Chapter is available for pre-purchase, offering a few different options for brand new or existing players. The available editions are:
- The Elder Scrolls Online Collection: High Isle
- The Elder Scrolls Online Collection: High Isle Collector’s Edition
- The Elder Scrolls Online: High Isle Upgrade
- The Elder Scrolls Online: High Isle Upgrade Collector’s Edition
If you are new to ESO, the first two editions will grant you access to the new Chapter as well as the base game and all previous Chapters. The Upgrade Editions are meant for existing players. By pre-purchasing now you can receive(instant access) the Palefrost Elk mount and Palefrost Elk Fawn pet(until April 4th 2022)! You will also receive the following items at launch:
- Abecean Privateer’s Apparel costume
- Knights of the Flame Pup pet
- 1× Dark Chivalry Crate
- 3× High Isle Treasure Maps
- 2× Experience Scrolls, granting double XP
The Collector’s Edition also offers a few more items at launch. These are:
- Amenos Ornaug mount
- Balfiera Senche Cub pet
- Ascendant Knight Outfit Style
- Hoard of the Schemers memento
- High Isle emote pack
This is everything we know about the ESO High Isle Chapter at the moment. More info will be revealed the closer we get to the Release Date.
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