DLC in Elder Scrolls Online (ESO) can be obtained by purchasing it in the Crown Store. All DLCs in the game are free to access for players who have a current subscription (ESO Plus) to the game, however if the subscription ends or lapses access is lost until it is renewed.

ESO DLC Explained

"Chapters" are expansions not included with ESO Plus, and only available for purchase with real money (not in Crown Store) during the first year they are live. For example, The first Chapter, "Morrowind", became available for purchase with crowns as of May 21st 2018 - a full year after its release. The next year, it became part of ESO Plus.

DLC is divided into three categories: Zone DLC adds a location and questing, Dungeon DLC adds challenging endgame dungeons, and Chapter DLC adds a new region and significant content.

Important information for console players: All DLCs, including Morrowind, are bound to one single account they were purchased on, and do not come included in the "Gold Edition" or "Morrowind Edition" disc copies of the game. If you buy a physical copy, you will get a code for the DLC content that will not be available to other accounts on your same console unless they buy the content too.

DLC is paired with large free updates that make changes to the core game. You can find them in the Patch Notes page.


ESO DLC Review




Blackwood Chapter  ♦  Clockwork City  ♦  Dark Brotherhood  ♦  Dragon Bones  ♦  Dragonhold  ♦ Deadlands ♦  Elsweyr  ♦  Flames of Ambition  ♦  Gates of Oblivion  ♦  Greymoor Expansion  ♦  Harrowstorm  ♦  Horns of the Reach  ♦  Imperial City  ♦  Markarth  ♦  Morrowind  ♦  Murkmire  ♦  Orsinium  ♦  Scalebreaker  ♦  Shadows of the Hist  ♦  Stonethorn  ♦  Summerset Chapter  ♦  Thieves Guild  ♦  Wolfhunter  ♦  Wrathstone



Imperial City DLC

Adds the Imperial City, White-Gold Tower, and Imperial City Prison

Average Cost: Free (2,500 eso-crowns before September 5, 2019)


Orsinium DLC

Adds Wrothgar, and Maelstrom Arena

Average Cost: 3,000 eso-crowns (Free with ESO Plus)


Thieves Guild DLC

Adds Hew's Bane, and Maw of Lorkhaj

Average Cost: 2,000 eso-crowns (Free with Eso Plus)


Dark Brotherhood DLC

Adds Gold Coast

Average Cost: 2,000 eso-crowns (Free with ESO Plus)


Shadows of the Hist DLC

Adds Cradle of Shadows and Ruins of Mazzatun

Average Cost: 1,500 eso-crowns (Free with ESO Plus)



Adds Vvardenfell and Halls of Fabrication

Average Cost: $40.00 USD - 3,500 eso-crowns (Included with Base Game - Free with ESO Plus)


Horns of the Reach DLC

Adds Bloodroot Forge and Falkreath Hold

Average Cost: 1,500 eso-crowns (Free with ESO Plus)


Clockwork City DLC

Adds Clockwork City and Asylum Sanctorium

Average Cost: 2000 eso-crowns (Free with ESO Plus)


Dragon Bones DLC

Adds Scalecaller Peak & Fang Lair

Average Cost: 1,500 eso-crowns (Free with ESO Plus)


Summerset Chapter

Adds SummersetArtaeum, and Cloudrest

Average Cost: $30.00 USD - 3,500 eso-crowns (Free with ESO Plus)


Wolfhunter DLC

Adds  Moon Hunter Keep and March of Sacrifices

Average Cost: 1500 eso-crowns  (Free with ESO Plus)


Murkmire DLC

Adds Murkmire and Blackrose Prison

Average Cost: 3,000 eso-crowns (Free with ESO Plus)


Wrathstone DLC

Adds Frostvault and Depths of Malatar

Average Cost: 1,500 eso-crowns (Free with ESO Plus)


Chapter III: Elsweyr

Adds Elsweyr

Average Cost: $40.00 USD


Scalebreaker DLC

Adds Moongrave Fane and Lair of Maarselok

Average Cost: 1,500Crowns (Free with ESO Plus)


Dragonhold DLC

Adds Pellitine

Average Cost: 1,500Crowns (Free with ESO Plus)


Harrowstorm DLC

Adds Unhallowed Grave and Icereach

Average Cost: $20.00 USD (Free with ESO Plus)


Greymoor Expansion

Adds Western Skyrim

Average Cost: $59.99 USD or $49.99 USD for upgrade (Free with ESO Plus)


Stonethorn DLC

Adds Castle Thorn and Stone Garden

Average Cost: 1,500 eso-crowns (Free with ESO Plus)



Markarth DLC

Adds The Reach

Average Cost: 2,000Crowns (Free with ESO Plus)



Flames of Ambition DLC

Adds The Cauldron and Black Drake Villa

Average Cost: 1,500 eso-crowns (Free with ESO Plus) 


Blackwood Chapter

Adds Blackwood

Average Cost: $59.99 or $39.99 for upgrade


Waking Flame DLC

Adds Dread Cellar and Red Petal Bastion

Average Cost: 1,500 eso-crowns (Free with ESO Plus) 


Deadlands DLC

Adds Deadlands

Average Cost: 



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    • Anonymous

      30 Jul 2021 21:02  

      I'm back after taking a 3 year break. The last dlc i purchased was clock work city. I've bought the blackwood physical copy which opens up many chapters for me. The problem is, where do i start, what's changed, how do i improve my old character's, and much more

      • Anonymous

        22 Feb 2021 03:17  

        If i buy a DLC on Xbox Gold Pass will and I cancelled my Gold Pass and bought the actual game, would it transfer over?

        • Anonymous

          20 Nov 2020 18:59  

          this game is good but should of done it as free updates rather than making us pay excessive amounts of money or forcing a subscription, it would work better to do patches/additions like monthly and major updates for the expansions as they are tecnically a separate strory within the game as a yearly occurance. instead, it seems that they allow u to get dlc free ingame for free after it been out for a year or longer. been shown by various people that this is happening to dlc. i mean we pay x amount just for an unlock to the dlc and it like a 10mb file download. that is a cash grabbing method imo. do they have no shame????

          • Anonymous

            20 Nov 2020 18:48  

            would be better to not for multiple purchases of content owned if more than one user is on same console, you already have paid for a liscence to own the content so why pay again? this is a ploy to swindle more money from people imo. i never experienced this with other games as i have accounts of other fam menbers on same device. this is ridiculous/

            • 29 Jul 2020 02:05  

              This sound all good, you can also get it in some free market online i guess. But have you try to Buy ESO Gold in ? It's actually a great way to get the results done and to be able to buy stuff you really need.

              • Anonymous

                30 May 2020 22:28  

                I am pleased to see.. That some diligent folk... Have been rounding out like... Getting paperwork to digital... Modules essentially... It is a career for some.. And a wage I mean a roof has to be kept over a head... These are reasonably achieved.. And work nicely to that theme and the overall ongoing story of kingdoms and what not... A mature (ish....) approach to quest and mission biding I think it is an awesome thumbs up or a couple of proper ticks.. Achieving boxes I mean for manage to manage all the stuff to deliver these proficient (I mean more mature than the unmentionable.. World of something...).. Building an overall map now... Seems a coherent thing to do... I am not saying it will be easy.. Yet... Who knows.. Well done

                • Anonymous

                  07 Sep 2018 16:46  

                  ESO is a great game but for players not wishing or able to buy the monthly pass or Crowns there is a lot gated off (which I'll be honest if I'm going to pay for a monthly pass I'll go back to FF14). If there wasn't a base price for the game and/or if there was a way to earn Crowns in game it would be more acceptable. This is in addition to the game having loot crates as part of the gem store. I can certainly recommend ESO but I don't actually see myself still playing it much, if any, a year from now from having run out of stuff to do besides repetitive grind.

                  • Anonymous

                    08 Jul 2018 04:58  

                    ESO is free to play, once you buy it. So buy the game and you can play for free. but there is a subscription that gives many bonuses if you'd like.

                    ESO Plus Perks: Full access to all DLC game packs, (this now includes Morrowind, but not the Class Warden), Unlimited storage for crafting materials, 1500 crowns per month, Double Bank space for your account,

                    10% increase to Gold & Experience acquisition, 10% increase to Crafting Inspiration & Trait Research rates, Double Furnishings & Collectibles space in player housing, Exclusive ability to dye costumes and Double currency cap for Transmutation Crystals. All for $15 per month

                    So it's very worth the $15.00 per month. Not to mention this is the greatest MMORPG ever.

                    • 22 Dec 2017 22:13  

                      New DLC: Dragon Bones announced! The Elder Scrolls Online: Dragon Bones is a norse-themed dungeons dlc coming early 2018!
                      With it, the long-awaited House Storage will also go live via a free patch. YAY!

                      • Anonymous

                        03 Oct 2017 12:18  

                        In the UK for all and morrowind is £87, if you get 2 5500c and a 1500c it will equal 12500c which is required for all dlcs, add the £30 for Morro wind will equal 87, that's the cheapest way

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