Bethesda Showed First Demo of Elder Scrolls Online’s Murkmire DLC at QuakeCon

Bethesda released the latest DLC for the Elder Scrolls Online; Wolfhunter, just a few days ago. However, the studio has already debuted the first demo of the next upcoming DLC, Murkmire, at QuakeCon; the second of the two DLCs which were announced earlier this year at E3. While Wolfhunter is a smaller DLC, Elder Scrolls Online: Murkmire is a major region expansion.

The Elder Scrolls Online Murkmire Demo

The QuakeCon demo of The Elder Scrolls Online: Murkmire was presented by the game’s creative director, Rich Lambert, as reported by PC Gamer. After a brief walk around the hub city of Lilmoth, which is one of the DLC’s largest settlements, the demo showcased one of the upcoming quests. The quest came from a new faction which will debut with the DLC; the Cyrodiilic Collections Agency. This scholarly organisation is similar to a museum, and collects important relics and curios for historical study. In Murkmire, the Agency is interested in ancient Argonian artifacts.

Murkmire is the Next Upcoming DLC for The Elder Scrolls Online

The players in the demo set out after a missing agency team sent out on an expedition by the faction’s curator. The quest led the players to a dungeon in the jungles; one filled with aggressive flora, traps, and a number of sliding puzzles. A new feature for Murkmire, the puzzles are, according to Lambert, not especially challenging; “We don’t want them to be so hard, [players] have to go look for the solution online,” he explained; “we want you to be able to figure them out either through brute force or by paying attention to your surroundings”. The dungeon ended with a boss encounter featuring a new enemy called a Voriplasm.

Following the demo, Lambert stated that Murkmire wouldn’t be quite as larger as the Summerset DLC. “It is equivalent to Clockwork City in terms of DLC size. It’s a story DLC, it’s about fifteen to twenty hours or new story content; there’s dailies, there’s two bosses, there’s a new dungeon that’s coming along with it as well.”