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ZOS Explains Antiquities System Coming to Elder Scrolls Online Greymoor

Exploration and rewards for all play styles

Poorna Shankar Posted:
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Zenimax Online have shared some more details on the Antiquities system set to hit Greymoor, the latest chapter for Elder Scrolls Online.

As a quick recap, Greymoor is set to release on May 26 for PC/Mac and June 9 for PS4 and Xbox One. As part of the new chapter, a new exploration-based feature is being introduced called Antiquities. Essentially, once you join the Antiquarian Circle, you’ll be tasked with traveling around the world and digging up relics like treasure, some unique collectibles, and Mythic items.

Michael Schoreder, a Senior Systems Designer for Elder Scrolls Online, described the system thusly,

“With Antiquities, we wanted to create a new activity wholly unlike what you’ve done before, and give you a reason to return to the places you might’ve already explored. We wanted to celebrate the entirety of Tamriel–every region, every era–and create a whole new way for you to investigate its mysteries.”

Of course, you’ll be rewarded for your efforts. These rewards include adornments, costumes, a new Magicka Lance siege weapon for PvP, new crafting motifs, new enchantments, furnishings, mythic items, and more. Additionally, you’ll be rewarded piece meal for the Ebon Dwarven Wolf mount.

A new minigame to fine the relic’s location will be introduced, called the Antiquarian’s Eye. It’s essentially a little puzzle minigame which you must sort out in order to understand the location of a relic.


Poorna Shankar

A highly opinionated avid PC gamer, Poorna blindly panics with his friends in various multiplayer games, much to the detriment of his team. Constantly questioning industry practices and a passion for technological progress drive his love for the video game industry. He pulls no punches and tells it like he sees it. He runs a podcast, Gaming The Industry, with fellow writer, Joseph Bradford, discussing industry practices and their effects on consumers.