developer: ZeniMax Online Studios
publisher: Bethesda Softworks
Game mode: massive online multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: Internet
The Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr is another big expansion to The Elder Scrolls Online, the popular MMORPG from 2014. Both the base version and the add-on were developed by ZeniMax Online.
As the title suggests, the expansion enriches the game with the province of Elsweyr, which is the homeland of the Khajiit race. The story revolves around the return of dragons. The blame for the catastrophe lies with the mistakes of Chancellor Abnur Tharn and the usurper of the throne, Queen Euraxia.
The beasts are led by the great dragon Kaalgrontiid, whose winged armies threaten the entire province of Elsweyr. Inhabitants of the land will have to forget about previous conflicts and traumas, because only their combined forces have a chance to repel the invasion.
The Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr is a typical expansion pack, so the authors did not try to introduce any revolutionary changes and concentrated on expanding the game content. The biggest attraction of the expansion is the new land, where we can find a substantial set of adventures and dungeons.
The expansion also offers a new class, Necromancers. Another attraction is the 12-person PvE Trial challenge, titled Sunspire, in which team performance is scored by points and online rankings enable us to compare our performance with that of other groups.
An important novelty are also dragon attacks, which were realized in the form of so-called World Events, i.e. large scale events in which all players on the server can take part.
Elsweyr is a non-standalone add-on, so it requires the base version of The Elder Scrolls Online.
PC / Windows
Recommended: Intel Core i5-2300 2.8 GHz / AMD FX-4350 4.2 GHz, 8 GB RAM, graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 750 / Radeon HD 7850 or better, 85 GB HDD, Windows 7 64-bit
Minimum: Intel Core i3-540 3.06 GHz / AMD A6-3620 2.2 GHz, 3 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTX 460 / Radeon HD 6850 or better, 85 GB HDD, Windows 7 64-bit