Undead Dragons coming to Elder Scrolls Online
It has been a few months since I picked up Elder Scrolls Online and put some significant time into it, but with a new paid Dragon Bones DLC and free Update 17 on the horizon, that is about to change. Bethesda announced today that new features are coming to the popular online multiplayer experience, that brings not only new content, but features that long time fans have been asking about for a long time.
Of course, the undead dragons are likely to dominate the discussion around this new update, but my excitement went elsewhere: secure storage chests! With this new update – due out this February – players can now lock away their goods via the Homestead Housing system, allowing them to exit the game with confidence their favourite weapons and items are in a secure location that they will be able to access whenever they return. This is a huge feature for players such as myself, as I tend to load up based on my current question, whether than just provide myself with the best available items.
On top of this much needed feature, new gameplay is also coming. Outside of undead dragons, two new dungeons are being added to the game; it should be noted here that the dragons and dungeons are NOT a free update for all, and will require a purchase from the ESO store, unless you are a Plus member.
Read more in the press release below! Are you going to return to ESO this February?
ragons in ESO! Well … technically, undead dragons in ESO!
Zenimax Online Studios has revealed details on the first major update of 2018 for The Elder Scrolls Online – a two-dungeon DLC Game Pack called Dragon Bones, and Update 17, a free addition for everyone which includes a slew of new features and upgrades that make ESO better than ever. Dragon Bones and Update 17 are expected to launch in February.
The Dragon Bones DLC Game Pack will include two new dungeons – Scalecaller Peak and Fang Lair — available in both normal and veteran modes, with a veteran Hard Mode for each final boss. These new dungeons pit players against new and returning enemies, including plague-ridden ogres, powerful sorcerers and their undead creations, and even the reanimated bones of an ancient dragon.
Players will be rewarded with new items and monster sets, collectibles, and achievements, as well as a Renegade Dragon Priest mask, awarded just for entering one of the dungeons. The Dragon Bones DLC Game Pack will be free for ESO Plus members, and available for purchase from the Crown Store for non-members.
The free-for-everyone Update 17 will release simultaneously with Dragon Bones, and will include:
- The Outfit System: allows players to customize the look of their equipment, regardless of equipped gear
- Two New Battlegrounds: the Orc Stronghold of Mor Khazgur and the Dwarven ruins of Deeping Drome bring 2 new arenas for 4v4v4 multiplayer mayhem (Battlegrounds PvP requires ESO: Morrowind)
- Home Storage System: this highly anticipated feature provides players the opportunity to lock items away safely in their homes via the Homestead housing system
- Additional Gameplay Features: new quality of life additions will help new and experienced players get the most out of ESO, including the new Level Up and Skills Advisors, guiding players to the best upgrades when they level up; and improvements to combat, making it easier to identify and activate ability synergies.
The additions and improvements included in Update 17 will be available free of charge for all players.