Season of the Dragon & Elsweyr Announcement Recap

01/18/2019

Earlier this week, we announced the upcoming Chapter, The Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr, and the year-long Season of the Dragon storyline. Check out how the team announced this new adventure and all the post-show fun from around the world.

The Big Reveal

On Tuesday, January 15, ESO’s Creative Director Rich Lambert put on some pants, travelled to the Twitch HQ in San Francisco, and revealed both The Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr and the year-long Season of the Dragon storyline. Even better, we blew up our targets for concurrent viewers almost immediately, meaning Rich is now committed to getting an ESO-themed tattoo later this year!

Rich prepares for the big show

If you missed it, you can watch the entire stream, including an introduction from Game Director Matt Firor and the official cinematic trailer, below:


Elsweyr Post-Announce Shows

After the big announcement, Rich, the ESO Community team, and special Community guests Ninja614 and Loremaster Jibbs (from the Loreseekers Podcast) talked further about the big reveal in a post-show, recapping everything and going into further details regarding ESO’s future.

You can watch the full post-show yourself below:


In addition to the official Twitch Steam, there were a host of fun Elsweyr-themed events and streams from difference groups all over the world.

In Germany, Community Manager Kai Schober and Fan Artist Aronja participated in a joint livestream on Monsters And Explosions with moderators from Mein-MMO.de. During the pre- and post-show, they looked back on 2018 and then dived into the revealed details of the Season of the Dragon. In addition to this, on the next day Kai was joined by ElderScrollsPortal.de Author ddrPeryite to host a special edition of the local MainStream show to summarize the reveal.

In Poland, some of the most dedicated ESO fans, including Scribes of Tamriel, joined community streamer SyrachTV and Community Manager Lucas to watch the stream together, share their opinions and initial hype!

In Russia, Stream Team members “Tavern Team” (Beta Psycho, Danik PROK, and IrBis 216) did an amazing job at covering the show, translating it, and offering deep post-show analysis in a three-hour stream. The Russian ESO community also discussed all the latest news in the official VK group.

In Australia, the “Tamriel Downunder” team made up of IcyIC, Daacu, Angry_Wolf6, and mApplinator got together to discuss the announcement and its impact on the game and players.

Finally, in France, Community Manager Louis Evrard was joined by ESO streamers ElloaDesastre and TiTav1on to talk about 2018, their expectations for 2019, and debrief the big reveal together. If you missed the show, the replay is available here

ESO Community Reactions

In addition to all the different streams, the ESO Community exploded into action during and after the announcement. We saw a ton of amazing comments, memes, and artwork celebrating the big news. 

Of course, we had a little fun ourselves, too. 

The Season of the Dragon Begins

We are thrilled with the community’s response to the big announcement, and we can’t wait to see how everybody reacts to what is sure to be an epic 2019. Have you seen or taken part in any fun Elsweyr-themed community events? Let us know about them on Twitter @TESOnlineFacebook, and Instagram using the #SeasonOfTheDragon hashtag!

The Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr is coming to PC/Mac, Xbox One and PlayStation®4 on June 4. PC/Mac players can take part in Early Access starting May 20. Pre-purchase Elsweyr now to receive unique bonus rewards and gain immediate access to the Rahd-m’Athra in-game mount (conditions apply). Don't miss out!

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