There's no doubt that The Elder Scrolls 6 is still a long way off from eventually releasing, but there's tons of speculation out there about Bethesda's sequel. The announcement for the sequel in the RPG franchise gave away very little about the game at E3 2018, but one of the main question on the lips of fans will be the location setting within Tamriel for The Elder Scrolls 6.
Just below, you can find a list of five possible locations in which The Elder Scrolls 6 could take place. There are new and old locations alike in the list, just in case Bethesda feels like revising locations from previous Elder Scrolls games.
Yes, this location might have already been covered by Bethesda back in The Elder Scrolls 2, but it’s still entirely possible if you look closely at the reveal trailer for The Elder Scrolls 6.
The trailer might have been incredibly brief, yes, but you can distinctly see mountainous regions in the footage. As you can probably guess from the name, High Rock is no stranger to mountains, and there’s even a brief glimpse of a desert region in the trailer for The Elder Scrolls 6, which the southern areas of High Rock feature as the land pushes further towards Hammerfell.
Khajiit has speculation, if you has time. The home of the feline race in The Elder Scrolls universe, Elsweyr certainly makes sense for the next installment in the saga, since no main game has visited the land before.
If the land of Elsweyr were to feature in The Elder Scrolls 6, we’d then have to wonder in what time period the game is set. If you remember back to the main plot of The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim, The Empire is in ruins and most of Cyrodiil, including Elsweyr, has been completely overtaken by the Aldmeri Dominion, High Elves from Summerset Isle.
Keep in mind that Skyrim was set 200 years after The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion, so it’s entirely possible that the Khajiit could have freed themselves from the occupation forces by the time The Elder Scrolls 6 rolls around. Or, the game could feature the feline race fighting a war against the invaders. At this point, any of these options is a possibility.
Again, the location of Hammerfell was featured in The Elder Scrolls 2, but this doesn’t mean Bethesda won’t revisit the location that was featured alongside High Rock in the second Elder Scrolls game.
Hammerfell is largely a desert region, stretching on for as long as the eye can see. This makes perfect sense for The Elder Scrolls 6, and the brief trailer for the game could definitely be showcasing the eastern portion of the region, which features desert that borders onto the mountains near Skyrim.
We’d definitely like to see Bethesda have another crack at Hammerfell, since the location and vast map wasn’t one of the strong points of The Elder Scrolls 2.
We mentioned it previously, but we could be going to Summerset Isle as part of The Elder Scrolls 6. The location was recently featured in the Summerset expansion for The Elder Scrolls Online, and it’d definitely make a difference to visit a new island location in Cyrodiil.
Going to Summerset Isle could directly tie into the war that the High Elves were last seen waging against The Empire. We could even play as a character looking to take the war to the High Elves on their own home territory, and it’d definitely make sense for this narrative to follow on from the established lore in Skyrim.
Outside of Cyrodiil
But what if Bethesda has got a bit sick and tired of Cyrodiil? After all, the last five Elder Scrolls game, and The Elder Scrolls Online, have all been set on the same continent, so maybe it’s time to look to new horizons.
We briefly journeyed to the land of Akavar in The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion, which lies far to the north of the main continent of Cyrodiil. There’s no reason why Bethesda couldn’t ditch the continent entirely, and set sail for new locations around the world of Tamriel.
There are surely other lands like Akavar out there across the seas of Tamriel, and we definitely wouldn’t be opposed to exploring them in The Elder Scrolls 6.
Speaking to our sister site Eurogamer recently, Todd Howard confirmed that the location of The Elder Scrolls 6 has already been decided. "The first thing we do is the world so we've known for a while where it's set", Howard said, saying that the location of the game was set in stone "a while ago".
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