A recent Reddit post unveiling new supposed ‘leaks’ about the upcoming video game The Elder Scrolls 6 has been proven fake, but its ideas still have fans talking. Bethesda Game Studios has been quiet about the game since surprising fans with a teaser trailer at E3 2018. The trailer unveiled The Elder Scrolls 6’s logo and aerial views of the setting, which was enough to get Elder Scrolls enthusiasts speculating about exactly where the game will take place. Still, nothing has been confirmed during Bethesda’s long period of silence.
The latest information from Bethesda came from an IGN interview with game director Todd Howard in June 2019. In the interview, Howard said that The Elder Scrolls 6 will be bigger than The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, and as such will be playable for over a decade. Seeing as Elder Scrolls games of the past have tended to be large open-world games with plenty to keep players coming back for more adventures, it’s exciting for long-time fans to learn that The Elder Scrolls 6 will continue in this tradition, offering a vast world to explore and likely a great number of side quests to keep them in the thick of the action for hundreds of hours.
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Still, players have been craving new details, and they recently came in the form of a Reddit post. The Reddit leaker, who goes by ToddIsMyMom, claimed to work closely with Bethesda Game Studios. One of the user’s claims about the game was that it would likely see release in 2025, based on the roughly 200 people working on the game and its ambitious design. The other big rumor centered on the game’s setting. According to the Reddit post, the story would focus on political tension between Hammerfell and High Rock, as well as Thalmor threats to Hammerfell. Additionally, the Reddit user writes about “beefed up” magic spells, improved crafting, and better guilds including a vampire guild.
After some digging, Reddit determined that these rumors are fake, but they have still managed to excite fans thirsty for more details about the upcoming Elder Scrolls title. Since the E3 teaser trailer featured a coastal landscape with large rocks jutting towards the sky, some have speculated that it’s a view of High Rock. Meanwhile, in 2018 Zenimax Media Inc., Bethesda’s parent company, filed for a trademark on the title “Redfall.” Although Redfall is not a known location in Elder Scrolls lore, this name sparks connections to the Redguard race in the game and perhaps their homeland, Hammerfell. Since both of these ideas have been floating around the Elder Scrolls fan community since before these recent Reddit rumors, they could be part of the inspiration for the fake leaks.
In any case, Bethesda has stated it has planned on the setting for The Elder Scrolls 6 since long before the teaser trailer was released. While fans wait for more details about that location, they can at least hold out hope that, with the 2025 release date rumor proven fake, The Elder Scrolls 6 could possibly hit a little sooner than 2025. Fingers crossed.
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