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Chapters are large expansions for Elder Scrolls Online. Newly-released Chapters cannot be purchased with Crowns and are not included in ESO Plus subscriptions, but are rather available from other online stores (bought separately for those who already have an ESO account, or with the full game) or newly issued retail copies of the game. Full retail versions of new Chapters include the previous Chapters, while upgrade versions do not. Sections of older Chapters usually become available through ESO Plus and the Crown Store as DLC one year after the initial release. A large zone is always included in each Chapter.


Zone Vvardenfell
Prologue The Missing Prophecy
Tutorial Broken Bonds
Quest Divine Conundrum
Release Date
PC/Mac 22 May 2017 (early access)
6 June 2017
Xbox One 6 June 2017
PS4 6 June 2017
A dread shadow hangs over Morrowind, portending doom even as Red Mountain shudders and quakes. Travel to Vvardenfell and aid the priests of Vivec in this new region full of prophecy, Dark Elf rivalries, and ancient traditions.

Morrowind was the first Chapter of The Elder Scrolls Online. It is an expansion set on the island of Vvardenfell. Morrowind includes a new large zone, the Warden class, the PvP mode Battlegrounds, a Trial, and a new storyline centered around saving Vvardenfell from Baar Dau's descent.

As of Update 18 and the release of Summerset, the Chapter is only available for retail purchase by buying the Standard Edition or ESO Collection bundles, and its contents have been divided between the base game and the Crown Store. Battlegrounds have moved to the base game, the Warden class is available as a Crown Store Upgrade, and the Vvardenfell zone has become a DLC, both available for purchase in the Crown Store and unlocked as part of an ESO Plus membership.



Zone Summerset, Artaeum
Prologue Through a Veil Darkly
Tutorial The Mind Trap
Quest The Queen's Decree
Release Date
PC/Mac 21 May 2018 (early access)
5 June 2018
Xbox One 5 June 2018
PS4 5 June 2018
By royal decree, the once-forbidden island of the High Elves has been opened, its Crystal Tower drawing travelers to its light. But dark forces from beyond and below are also interested in the mystic location in this new chapter set in the Summerset Isle.

Summerset was the second Chapter of The Elder Scrolls Online. It is an expansion set on the main island of Summerset Isles and Artaeum. The Chapter includes all-new zone packed with adventure, ability to join the Psijic Order, a new crafting Skill Line related to jewelry, a new Trial, and a new storyline.

As of Update 22 and the release of Elsweyr, Summerset is now included with ESO Plus and can be purchased from the Crown Store. Certain promotional bonus content was available with Summerset; see the Queen's Bounty Pack and Collector's Edition for details.



Zone Northern Elsweyr
Prologue The Demon Weapon
Tutorial Bright Moons, Warm Sands
Quest A Rage of Dragons
Release Date
PC/Mac 20 May 2019 (early access)
4 June 2019
Xbox One 4 June 2019
PS4 4 June 2019
Venture to the land of the Khajiit in The Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr, our newest chapter, an epic story in an all-new zone. Face dread creatures from the past—Dragons!—and discover the dark skills of a new character class, the Necromancer, as you join with new friends and old enemies to save Elsweyr from war and devastation.

Elsweyr is the third Chapter of The Elder Scrolls Online. It is an expansion set in Northern Elsweyr. It was initially teased with a wrathstone tablet and letter from Abnur Tharn, and was announced on January 15th, with the tagline "The Season of the Dragon Approaches". Datamined text for the Chapter reads "ESO reaches new heights of storytelling with a war against the Dragons that unfolds and builds over four quarterly releases to an unexpected climax." A preview of the teaser trailer was released on January 9th after a stream, showing a Khajiit and Abnur Tharn finding a Wrathstone tablet.



Zone Western Skyrim, Blackreach: Greymoor Caverns
Prologue The Coven Conspiracy
Tutorial Bound in Blood
Quest The Gathering Storm
Release Date
PC/Mac 26 May 2020
Xbox One 10 June 2020
PS4 10 June 2020
Stadia 16 June 2020

Greymoor is the fourth Chapter of The Elder Scrolls Online. Supernatural harrowstorms plague Western Skyrim, and dark beasts, led by a powerful Vampire Lord, devour souls to further their mysterious plans. In The Elder Scrolls Online: Greymoor, ESO's newest Chapter, you must defend the besieged Nords and uncover the evil behind this monstrous resurgence. It was planned for release on PC/Mac on May 18 2020 but was delayed until May 26, and was planned for release on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on June 9 but was delayed until June 10.

Since the release of Blackwood, Greymoor is now included with ESO Plus and can be purchased from the Crown Store. Certain promotional bonus content was available with Greymoor; see the Greymoor Collector's Edition for details.



Zone Blackwood
Prologue A Mortal's Touch
Quest A Deadly Secret
Release Date
PC/Mac 1 June 2021
Xbox One 8 June 2021
PS4 8 June 2021
Stadia 1 June 2021

Blackwood was the fifth Chapter of The Elder Scrolls Online. It takes place in the southern region of Blackwood, between the Cyrodilic city of Leyawiin and the Black Marsh city of Gideon. Mehrunes Dagon threatens all of Tamriel with his four Ambitions, weapons of great power once granted to the fallen Longhouse Emperors.

Blackwood is included with ESO Plus and can be purchased from the Crown Store as of June 2022. Certain promotional bonus content was available with Blackwood; see the Blackwood Collector's Edition for details.


High IsleEdit

High Isle
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Zone High Isle
Prologue Ascending Doubt
Release Date
PC/Mac 6 June 2022
Xbox One 21 June 2022
PS4 21 June 2022
Stadia 6 June 2022

High Isle is the sixth Chapter of The Elder Scrolls Online. It takes place in the southern region of High Isle, in the Systres.

High Isle is not included with ESO Plus and cannot be purchased from the Crown Store.



There are currently eight bundles available to purchase:


  • Chapters can be found under the "Stories" tab of Collections, along with Dungeon DLC and Zone DLC. Presently, only Greymoor is found under "Chapters", and Morrowind, Summerset and Elsweyr have been moved to "Zone DLC".
  • When asked about possible areas of Tamriel for future Chapters, Matt Firor mentioned that much of Black Marsh, much of Elsweyr, and half of Skyrim had not been done as zones yet.[1] When asked about the ESO roadmap and whether the studio had plans for what to do once it had covered all of Tamriel in future Chapters, Rich Lambert replied: “One of the beauties of The Elder Scrolls universe is it’s not just tied to Tamriel. Tamriel is the giant main continent. There are other continents [and] there are also the infinite worlds of Oblivion that you can go and explore as well.”[2]
  • Each Chapter has had a codename used on its various files prior to release in order to keep its true name a secret before it is officially announced. They are:
    • Volcano - Morrowind (VRD)
    • Glacier - Summerset (SUM)
    • Mesa - Elsweyr (ELS)
    • Scarp - Greymoor (SKR)
    • Badlands - Blackwood (BAD)
    • Dune - High Isle (SYS/HI)