A release date has been revealed for The Elder Scrolls Online‘s next expansion, Clockwork City. The DLC is coming to PC and Mac on October 23rd, and November 7th for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. According to Bethesda, Clockwork City will be free for ESO Plus members, and for everyone else, it’ll be available as an in-game purchase costing 2,000 crowns on ESO’s Crown Store.
Bethesda also made a note that you won’t need ESO: Morrowind to play the new expansion, only the base game. Clockwork City adds a new standalone story quest that is “similar in size to the main quest lines found in the Dark Brotherhood or Thieves Guild DLC game packs,” and a new zone to explore. Primarily taking place in Sotha Sil’s mechanical city and its hub, the Brass Fortress, the DLC explores a Daedric conspiracy “that could forever change the nature of the Clockwork City, the Tribunal, and Tamriel itself.”
The DLC brings with it a sizeable update to the base game with bug fixes, performance improvements, and Xbox One X support. In addition, the update adds a new battlegrounds mode called Crazy King, which has players attempt to capture one point location that jumps randomly around the map mid-battle.
A prologue quest is now live in the ESO base game, with the purpose of giving players an early look into the Clockwork City’s intrigue. Bethesda gave a brief overview of the quest’s plot, writing, “Prominent diviners, scholars, and planar archaeologists are being killed by their own shadows, and it’s up to you to investigate these deadly assaults.” Here’s how to acquire the quest: “Travel to any local Mages Guild headquarters in Tamriel and find the note on a nearby table titled “Order of the Eye Dispatch.” Read the note to receive the quest ‘Of Knives and Long Shadows’ and begin your new adventure.”