The upcoming chapter of The Elder Scrolls Online is still over a month away, but you can now play the opening prologue quest for free.
For the next two weeks, this “bite-sized portion” – as developer ZeniMax Online Studios calls it – of The Elder Scrolls Online: Greymoor will also be available to those who don’t own ESO. From April 1 at 3pm BST through to April 13, The Elder Scrolls Online is having a Free Play event.
Here’s what you need to know: “Once the Prologue is open, use the free Quest Starter, titled ‘Prologue Quest: The Coven Conspiracy’, from the in-game Crown Store. Players must then travel to the Fighter’s Guild in Daggerfall, Davon’s Watch, or Vulkhel Guard (depending on their Alliance) and speak with fan favourite Lyris Titanborn to accept the first of two quests, titled ‘The Coven Conspiracy’.”
The quest is described as a perilous journey that “takes players into the depths of Blackreach to confront the schemes of Skyrim’s nefarious Icereach Coven, and it progresses the Dark Heart of Skyrim storyline into the Greymoor Chapter,” according to the developer. “There are new collectible rewards up for grabs, too.”
The ESO Free Play event gives players access to the ESO base game, including four of the game’s original classes and 23 zones. The full Greymoor chapter will land May 18 on PC and Mac, and June 2 on PS4 and Xbox One.