Elder Scrolls Online Greymoor: Preparation Guide For The New Expansion

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Elder Scrolls Online continues to grow, with its Greymoor expansion arriving on May 18 for PC and Mac gamers and on June 2 for PS4 and Xbox players.

If you're wondering what's new, be sure to check out our guide to everything included here, but if you're looking to get up to speed and jump into the new content, you'll want these tips straight from the team at Zenimax Online Studios. 


How To Prepare For The Elder Scrolls Online Greymoor Expansion

In a blog post, the team shared some fun (and useful) ways to prepare yourself for your return to the region of Skyrim. Here's what we learned.

Play The Prologue Quest

Included as part of the base game, "Prologue Quest: The Coven Conspiracy" can be found in the in-game Crown Store and will get you started on the expansion story.


"In the Greymoor Prologue, you join Lyris Titanborn in a quest to investigate the schemes of the nefarious Icereach Coven, including an expedition into part of Blackreach!"

Create A New Character

This one isn't a prerequisite, but the team suggests building a Nord character to explore the frigid cold of Skyrim. Plus, there are new cosmetics to make your Nord your own.


"What better way to explore Western Skyrim than with a brand-new Nord character? While you’ll still get a fairly frosty reception from the Westerners when you arrive in Solitude (they’re extremely suspicious of outsiders), with a Nord character you can enjoy passive bonuses to your Stamina, Health, and resistances—perfect for those who want to survive the harsh winters and monstrous beasts found within this untamed region."

Become A Monster

Feeling peckish? Why not indulge in a spot of Vampirism, or become a Werewolf. Each offers new abilities and buffs, but they aren't without drawbacks.

"To join the ranks of vampires in ESO, let a fellow Vampire player bite you, or allow a rare enemy called bloodfiends (found in Bangkorai, Reaper’s March, or The Rift) to damage you. If you’d like to become a Werewolf, you can be infected by either a fellow player or by a werewolf from within the same zones as above."


Hunt Monsters

If you can't join them, hunt them. Head to Rivenspire to slay some vampires, while the devs suggest the area as a great warm-up for the expansion's darker content.

"In the zone’s storyline, you must unite the rival Houses of Rivenspire and earn the trust of an ancient Ravenwatch vampire clan."

Explore Eastern Skyrim


Riften and Windhelm, two of the region's largest cities, are available as part of the base ESO game – meaning you can head there now.

"For further battles alongside Nords, seek out the dungeons found within the Horns of the Reach DLC, where you can defend the Nord township of Falkreath and put a stop to the Reachmen, witches, and minotaurs of the Dreadhorn clan."