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The Elder Scrolls VI was announced way back in 2018, but fans have had very little to go on since that first announcement. For the last two years, all we've really had is a reveal trailer with a flashy logo and some mountains... plus a fairly confusing back and forth over whether or not the open-world RPG will be Xbox exclusive.
In this time, the more dedicated fans out there have put together their own theories and ideas. Some of it is rooted in fact and looks at where the series has been to work out where it might go next. Some of it is not quite as substantive. Needless to say, fans will flock to the tiniest bit of official Elder Scrolls news like a High Hrothgar frost troll to a low-level player - and so it is that a seemingly innocent New Year post from Bethesda has already been torn apart for clues.
As you can see below, the post from the official Elder Scrolls Twitter account simply wishes followers a happy New Year... but rather curiously, it also shows a map of Skyrim and the caption "transcribe the past and map the future". Not much at first glance, but it wasn't long until fans noticed that the series of strange lights on the map seem to point to the region of Hammerfell.
Previous rumours have led us to believe that Elder Scrolls VI will take place at least partially in Hammerfell, which makes the placement of the lights on this New Year post all the more intriguing. Is Bethesda having fun at our expense because they know what the rumours suggest? Or are they leaving clues for us to find on purpose?
Either way, the Elder Scrolls Reddit has gone into overdrive attempting to work out what - if anything - this post means, and if Bethesda really is trying to tell us something about The Elder Scrolls VI. Almost everyone agrees that the light over Hammerfell is representative of the series' future, and that it's more likely to be connected to The Elder Scrolls VI than The Elder Scrolls Online given it was the official Elder Scrolls account that posted the teaser.
Whether or not the image is attempting to tell us anything more than this remains to be seen right now, but some of the most dedicated Elder Scrolls minds on the internet are attempting to work it out. for now, I'd say we can probably start packing for Hammerfell.
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