The end to adventuring alone is coming soon. As part of the next chapter, The Elder Scrolls Online: Blackwood, you’ll be able to recruit an NPC friend to join you on your journey. Sworn to carry your burdens, they’ll be a constant companion on your road to glory.
They’ll fight alongside you, share your campfire, and be there for all your highs and lows as you battle through everything that ESO: Blackwood has to offer you.
Here’s what you can expect on June the 1st when you dive into the new territories in The Elder Scrolls Online: Blackwood.
Meet the companions in ESO: Blackwood
Companions are unlockable allies that give you a wealth of new options to explore and new content to devour in this next chapter of ESO. They’ll join you on your adventures, backing you up in combat. Sort of like a pet, but a person.
There will be two companions available to players at the launch of ESO: Blackwood: Mirri Elendis, a thief and rogue, and Bastian Hallix, a more tank-focused knight character. In order to get them you’ll have to complete a questline for each character, Mirri’s starts at Deepscorn Hollow whilst Bastian’s begins at Doomvault Vulpinaz, both locations found only in Blackwood.
The companion system means that by taking one along with you in Blackwood, you’ll find that you can survive longer, do more damage, and be a little more versatile when out in the wilds – either on your own or teaming up with other players.
But it’s not just about combat, there’s so much more to companions.
Customising The Elder Scrolls Online: Blackwood companion system
Once you’ve decided which companion you want to take with you, you’ll start experiencing the new features they bring to the game. The Elder Scrolls Online: Blackwood’s companions aren’t just unchanging NPCs, you’ll be able to customise them – not only in how they look, but also in how they fight. From their gear to the abilities they use in combat, it’ll be your choice meaning they can complement your look and your combat prowess appropriately.
In addition to their combat abilities, you’ll build a bond with your companion through the brand-new Rapport system. As you continue your adventures, your companion will approve – or disapprove – of your actions, leading them to develop alongside you in ways that are unique to how you play and the decisions you’ve made.
As your companion becomes more entwined with you, you’ll unlock new companion-only features. These can range from new questlines, new dialogue, to the ability to invite your companion to your house as a houseguest.
The world of The Elder Scrolls Online is ever-evolving, but with the Blackwood chapter’s companion system it looks like it’s set to change in a completely new direction. Are you looking forward to spending time with your companion? Head over to our community forum and let us know which one you’re going to take, and how you’re going to kit them out.