The latest chapter for the Elder Scrolls Online, Blackwood, has been added to PTS. The team at Zenimax Online Studios shared the PTS notes which also brings Update 30 as part of the patch.
Blackwood is set to go live in June bringing the adventure to Southern Cyrodiil and Black Marsh as we’ll travel to Leyawiin and Gideon. The team has been sharing tons of information going into the Gates of Oblivion year-long adventure. This includes the Flames of Ambition DLC which included the Black Drake Villa and The Cauldron dungeons to ESO.
The Ruinach was also introduced as a new enemy type, and yeah it looks pretty badass. In fact, you can read our hands-on preview of Blackwood which looked at the new Companion System and more. If you want to check out the new update, you’ll need to grab the PTS. From there, create a new character and play through the new Blackwood tutorial. If you want to check out a max-level character, be sure to select the “Blackwood (Maximum Level)” template.
You’ll be able to enter the zone using the Leyawiin Outskirts wayshrine. Additionally, you can use one of the carts or boats sitting outside Elden Root, Mournhold, and Wayrest. Finally, if you have a friend already in the zone, you can simply travel to them.
You can check out the full patch notes for PTS here. However, if you do check it out, be sure to not post spoilers. In fact, the team at ZOS Tweeted about not spoiling the experience for those who want to go in blind:
With PTS opening please remember to be mindful of your story and quest spoilers! If you are streaming or sharing posts try to put a warning in the title so other players can avoid them.— The Elder Scrolls Online (@TESOnline) April 20, 2021
If you’re on console, you might be interested in the ESO Console Enhanced version launching June 8 as a free update for Xbox Series X|S and PS5.