Bethesda finally confirmed the production of The Elder Scrolls 6 but that is about it. We do not know about the release date and whether if it will even launch on current-gen consoles. We do not even know the official subtitle for the game.
Lastly, we were not even hinted towards a potential setting in which the plot will take place. We cannot do much about the previous concerns but we could sure theorize and speculate about the region we could be exploring, thanks to some evidence and just the right amount of hints. Here are our 6 picks for what the potential The Elder Scrolls 6 Locations could be.
Valenwood is one of the spots in Tamriel that Bethesda has not yet explored in The Elder Scrolls series beyond Arena. Home to the Wood Elves, this is a southwestern province of Tamriel is a largely uninhabited forest wilderness whose coastlines are dominated by mangrove swamps and rainforests. At first, this would just seem random but bear with us.
According to a leaked memo from within Bethesda back in 2014, we get a hint towards Valenwood being the locale. The memo, which is only intended for Bethesda’s employees, included terms like Fallout: Nuka World that ended up being part of a Fallout 4 DLC release as well as something known as Project Greenheart.
Many believe that Project Greenheart is the codename for The Elder Scrolls 6 because Greenheart is a city found in the Valenwood region. Based on that, the possibility of this location seems strong.
Bretons, a human race from Tamriel who love a bit of magic, inhabit High Rock. Then there is also the existence of a part of the Orcish Kingdom known as Orsinium. These two races do not mix well, so we could be looking towards a storyline of potential conflict and war.
Looking at the teaser alone, the possibility of the location being set in High Rock is rather high because of the geographical features like the mountainous regions, the rock formations, and forests that very much resemble High Rock.
The region was introduced in The Elder Scrolls 2: Daggerfall and recently features as an expansion to The Elder Scrolls Online so it could be like a tease for a fully fleshed next-gen iteration of High Rock. Also past Elder Scrolls titles have taken similar approaches, so it is not without precedent.
The Summerset Isles
The Summerset Isles, also known as Alinor, is an archipelago consisting of three major islands: Summerset, Auridon, and Artaeum. The archipelago is located to the south-west of Tamriel and west of Valenwood in the Abecean Sea.
It is home to the Altmer or High Elves/Western Elves. They are one of the ten default playable races in The Elder Scrolls games and are primarily known for their enhanced magic abilities.
The High Elves are one of the most popular races in Elder Scrolls, and any player would love to see a game set in their homeland. However, to be fair, there is already Summerset content in existence. There is plenty of history when it comes to the Summerset Isles too including the significance of Thalmor in Skyrim and more.
Hammerfell is a vast province to the west of Tamriel that is covered by mountain ranges, grasslands and even deserts just for that real mix of terrains. The Redguards call Hammerfell their home, who are a race of men known for their cunning and skilled swordsmanship.
However, there is not much a chance for this to happen since Hammerfell is more like an Arabian desert than what we observed in the teaser. But then again, the teaser could be well in its pre-production stages and concept arts may still be up in the air at this point.
Elsweyr certainly makes sense for the next installment in the saga, since no main game has visited the land before. If this land was to feature in The Elder Scrolls 6, we’d then have to wonder in what time period the game is set in because in The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim Elsweyr, among others, has been completely overtaken by the Aldmeri Dominion, the High Elves from Summerset Isle.
Keep in mind that Skyrim was set 200 years after The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion, so it is entirely possible that the Khajiit could have freed themselves from the occupation forces by the time The Elder Scrolls 6 rolls around. On the other hand, the game could feature the feline race fighting a war against the invaders. At this point, any of these options is a possibility.
Regarding geography, Elsweyr is mostly jungle and rainforests, but we could see some potential mountains in the northern regions of the area. We will just have to wait and see.
Home of the Argonians (the lizard people), Black Marsh is primarily made up of impenetrable swamp and marshlands, with many small islands making up the southern, coastal part of Black Marsh. The region is also dominated by living trees called the Hist.
The province is largely untouched by the rest of the empire due to its untameable nature, and so Elder Scrolls players could act as a pioneer through the lesser-known parts of the region.
That has not to say that Black Marsh is entire without towns and cities, however, and so there would be plenty of hubs around to pick up quest lines and get involved in the sidequest guilds that populate the gameplay of the series.
When the plot is concerned, it would be a good guess to say that the friction between Morrowind and Black Marsh could make up a significant part of the subtext, with a longstanding tension between the Dunmer and the Argonians. It could be that slavery has once again taken hold in Tamriel after the troubles of the empire, or Argonians could once again be trying to take land in Morrowind for their own purposes.
To conclude, as of now, there is still no concrete information besides the leak we had back in 2014, but a lot could have changed since then.
Maybe we will return to Skyrim, because why not? Maybe the series will cross path with Fallout, so there will be a crossover. It is said, however, that each Elder Scroll game teases or hints towards the next one in terms of plot, setting or the races we will be facing. Guess, I should boot up my PC again and start anew with Skyrim.
These are all the potentail The Elder Scrolls 6 Locations. Where do you think Bethesda will take the franchise? Let us know in the comments section below!