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ESO Necrom Unlock And Preload PC & Console: Date, Time, Download Size

As we make our way back to Morrowind, players will need to know when the Steam unlock and preloading begins for the ESO: Necrom chapter.
ESO Necrom Unlock And Preload PC & Console: Date, Time, Download Size

Forboding mysteries are at risk of being uncovered, which could alter the reality of Tamriel in The Elder Scrolls Online (ESO)’s next adventure, Necrom. Following an ominous story that leads to Morrowind, as you investigate a massive conspiracy that has you questioning if the Prince of Knowledge, Hermaeus Mora, is trustworthy.

With the story events unfolding during your time in Morrowind, players have wondered just how soon they can begin completing the new story content. That being said, we’ve detailed when ESO Necrom will be unlocked on PC and if preloading features are available for PC and console.

Elder Scrolls Online Necrom Console Unlock Time: Countdown To Release

The next chapter in the Shadow Over Morrowind, Necrom, is scheduled for a multi-platform release in June 2023. Its PC release arrived for Mac and via Steam on 5th June 2023, while the console launch will arrive on 20th June 2023 for PlayStation 4|5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.

Elder Scrolls Online: Necrom Console Release

At the time of writing, the NA and EU megaservers for ESO across both Xbox and PlayStation will be down betweem June 20, 02:00 UTC and 09:00 UTC, it's likely that the chapter will be made available immediately after.

Elder Scrolls Online Necrom Console Preload Dates & Times

As for when Necrom will be available for preloading, it was previously indicated that the game never supported preloading periods, regardless of its platform releases. Developer ZeniMax Online Studios (ZoS) could be making the Necrom patch available to those who’ve pre-ordered either The Elder Scrolls Online Collection: Necrom, The Elder Scrolls Online Upgrade: Necrom, or The Elder Scrolls Online Deluxe Collection: Necrom editions.

Elder Scrolls Online Necrom Download File Sizes

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The download sizes for its PC and Xbox versions are detailed on their respective listings, with its PlayStation version still to be confirmed. (Picture: Twitter / The Elder Scrolls Online)

Regarding the game file download size, we can already confirm that ESO Necrom was approximately 95 GB for its Mac and PC versions, according to the store listing on Steam. Based on the game’s listing via the Xbox Store, Necrom is listed as having a download size of 127.51 GB; however, its download file size for its PlayStation 4|5 version is not available on the PlayStation Store.

As we await updates regarding Necrom’s download size for PlayStation, we will continue to provide the latest news and developments as we approach its console release on 20th June 2023. In the meantime, players can still pre-purchase (PC) or pre-order (console) the game to acquire the various Special Rewards available in-game.

The Elder Scrolls Online: Necrom is part of the Shadow Over Morrowind DLC launching on 5th June 2023 for Mac and PC via Steam and on 20th June 2023 for PlayStation 4|5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.