First Elder Scrolls 6 Leaks Reveal A Familiar Setting

First Elder Scrolls 6 Leaks Reveal A Familiar Setting

Written by 

Tom Chapman


27th Apr 2022 09:09

By the time The Elder Scrolls 6 comes out, we'll probably be spending our hard-earned money on The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Platinum Jubilee Collection. While we know Bethesda's sixth main entry is out there somewhere, we've already been warned it's a long way off. However, have we got our first deluge of leaks?

Back in 2011, Bethesda released The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, which has since gone on to become one of the best-selling video games of all time. Much like what Rockstar does with Grand Theft Auto V, the developer is keen to keep milking the cash cow a little longer. Still, we know the next chapter of The Elder Scrolls is coming... eventually.

What Is The Elder Scrolls 6 Leak?


Posting on witter, SkullziTV gave a massive dump of The Elder Scrolls 6 information but cited anonymous sources. The big takeaway from this is that we could be heading back to Hammerfell. One of the many questions hanging over The Elder Scrolls 6 is where in Tamriel it will be set.

Despite plenty of mentions of Hammerfell, we're yet to fully explore the fantasy realm in a mainline game. Namely, Hammerfell makes a lot of sense considering it borders Skyrim to the West and the fact its arid deserts would be a stark contrast to Skyrim's snowy climes. Sadly, it's claimed there will be no dragons in TES6 - sob. Remembering Alduin was the big bad of Skyrim, players will likely be divided if dragons aren't flapping their wings in the next entry.

Elsewhere, there's a mention of "political systems" that will involve factions and marriages. Given that this has been commonplace in Skyrim, it's not exactly a stretch to reveal these kinds of themes. Then again, there might be more of an emphasis on them in The Elder Scrolls 6. Finally, there's a possible release date of Bethesda targeting 2025 or 2026. That means we're still a way out from The Elder Scrolls 6, which again fits with what we've heard before.


Should We Believe The Elder Scrolls 6 Leak?

Forget a pinch of salt, we need a whole mine of it for this one. Much like the now-infamous Project Americas leak from Grand Theft Auto 6 (which still remains unproven), we'd tread cautiously with all of the above. Let's also remember that Hammerfell has been a widely theorised location, with Bethesda even teasing it at the start of the year.

Knowing how easy it is to make up leaks for the clout - and seeing that someone recently did the same with Bethesda's Starfield - we wouldn't be surprised if this is exposed as an elaborate fake. Don't expect to know anything official about The Elder Scrolls 6 until well after Starfield releases. As for Fallout 5, we wouldn't hold our breath if we were you. 


Tom is Trending News Editor at GGRecon, with an NCTJ qualification in Broadcast Journalism and over seven years of experience writing about film, gaming, and television. With bylines at IGN, Digital Spy, Den of Geek, and more, Tom’s love of horror means he's well-versed in all things Resident Evil, with aspirations to be the next Chris Redfield.

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