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Did Bethesda Just Drop a Hint About The Elder Scrolls VI?

Bethesda announced The Elder Scrolls VI nearly two years ago but has said very little on the subject since. However, a recent New Year’s Eve tweet from The Elder Scrolls official Twitter has stir crazed fans ablaze as they try to decipher the cryptic holiday tweet. (Get The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition for only $10 here)


To some, “Transcribe the past and map the future. Here’s to a Happy New Year!” might read as a simple, year-end corporate nicety; but fans have been investigating to see whether or not “Transcribe the past and map the future.” has a deeper meaning, perhaps containing some information about the long awaited The Elder Scrolls VI.


Reddit’s Working Theory

In a Reddit thread the best and brightest fans of the Elder Scrolls series have been working hard to decipher the tweet’s secrets. There are a few theories about what the tweet actually means. The most popular of which posits that the third candle represents the “future” mentioned in the tweet, and is hinting at the sequel taking place in Hammerfell. The first candle, on the other hand, has been a point of contention, some believing it hints at the arrival of the first men but others were quick to dismiss that possibility given the date on the bottom of the map: 4E 182

Twitter’s Input

4E 182 is a few years prior to the events of TES: Skryim, which the fans on Twitter were pointing out. This has lead to some speculation that the new game will perhaps be somewhat connected to the last. Which would also help eliminate previous speculation stating that this tweet had something to do with the Elder Scrolls Online.

On the other hand, seeing as how hordes of internet sleuths have yet to uncover any solid leads, it should also be considered that perhaps this was just a holiday related corporate nicety. Or, maybe a Bethesda ploy to stir up more chat surrounding their up and coming releases such as Starfield.

Got some theories of your own on Bethesda’s cryptic, holiday tweet? Tell us about it in the comments below! While you’re here check out a less cryptic tweet from Bethesda or our coverage of ESO’s Markarth Trailer(Get The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition for only $10 here)

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