Today marks the release of ZeniMax Online Studios’ 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. Both are available now on PC and Mac and will release for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on Feb 27.
The Dragon Bones DLC Game Pack includes two new dungeons – Scalecaller Peak and Fang Lair — available in both normal and veteran modes. Players are also rewarded with new items and monster sets, collectibles, and achievements, as well as a Renegade Dragon Priest mask, just for entering one of the dungeons. The Dragon Bones DLC Game Pack is free for ESO Plus members, and available for purchase from the Crown Store for non-members.
The free-for-everyone Update 17 is being released simultaneously with Dragon Bones. The update includes a revamped outfit system, two new battlegrounds, a highly anticipated home storage system, and additional gameplay features such as level up and skill advisors and various strategical improvements to combat. The additions and improvements included in Update 17 are available free of charge for all players.
Ancient monsters rise to plague Tamriel anew in Dragon Bones, The Elder Scrolls Online’s newest DLC game pack. Check out everything you need to know about this new adventure and Update 17 in our launch article!
We are thrilled to announce that the Dragon Bones DLC game pack and Update 17 are both live on PC/Mac. This new adventure and base-game update includes:
- Two new dungeons: Scalecaller Peak and Fang Lair
- The Outfit System
- Home Storage
- A new Level-Up Experience
- Combat improvements
- Two new Battlegrounds: Deeping Drome and Mor Khazgur
This new DLC is available free-of-charge for all ESO Plus members or for purchase with crowns from the in-game Crown Store. The Update 17 base-game patch arrives free for all ESO players. Want to celebrate the release of Dragon Bones with us? Download the official wallpaper.
If you’re a PlayStation 4 or Xbox One player, don’t worry – you’ll be able to delve into this new ESO content yourself on February 27!
DRAGON BONES DLC GAME PACK
With the Dragon Bones DLC game pack, you will be able to explore two all-new four-player dungeons.
Zaan the Scalecaller has returned with a new patron, the Daedric Prince of Pestilence, Peryite. With her new master’s help, she threatens to unleash a deadly new plague upon all of Tamriel. You must enter the long-abandoned temple of Scalecaller, battle your way through plague-twisted monsters and cultists, face the resurrected Dragon Priest, and put a stop to her vile plans.
The lost Dwarven ruins of Fang Lair were once the final resting place of the mighty dragon Thurvokun. Now, it is inhabited by a dangerous Necromancer cult and their monstrous creations. However, the Blackmarrow Cult wants more than lost treasure: they aim to reanimate the bones of the long-dead Dragon himself! Make your way through the lost site and stop the powerful Necromancer Orryn the Black before he can bring his terrible new weapon to bear on the people of Tamriel.
Both of these new dungeons can be completed in normal or veteran difficulties and contain a veteran hard mode option for those groups who truly want to be challenged. Each dungeon has its own unique rewards, too, including new gear sets, monster sets, achievements, costumes and skins, and, of course, trophies.
The Dragon Bones DLC game pack is completely free to ESO Plus members or available for purchase for 1500 crowns from the in-game Crown Store. To buy the pack, navigate to the in-game Crown Store and find it in the DLC section.
Note that if your ESO Plus membership lapses, you will lose access to the DLC game pack until it is renewed or purchased with crowns. You will not lose any items or rewards you earned while you had access. ESO: Morrowind is not required in order to purchase and enjoy the Dragon Bones DLC game pack.
Dragon Bones Collector’s Bundle
In addition to the DLC game pack, the Dragon Bones Collector’s Bundle is available for 4000 crowns from the in-game Crown Store.
This bundle includes the DLC game pack, the Fang Lair Courser mount, the Small Bone Dragon Construct pet, and five Crown Experience Scrolls. You can find and purchase the Dragon BonesCollector’s Bundle in the Featured section of the Crown Store.
EXPLORE NEW DUNGEONS & EARN A FREE HAT
Once you have access to the Dragon Bones DLC game pack, you can delve into Fang Lair or Scalecaller Peak by the following methods:
- By teleporting directly to the two new dungeons from your map
- By using the Dungeon Finder tool
- By walking up to the dungeons and clicking on the entrance in Bangkorai (Fang Lair) and in Stormhaven (Scalecaller Peak)
Are you inspired by the venerable Dragon Priests of legend? You can dress like the ancient stewards of the dragons with the Renegade Dragon Priest Mask. This new hat will be automatically added to your Collections the first time you set foot in either one of the two new dungeons, completely free!
UPDATE 17 FOR ALL
The Update 17 base-game patch will also arrive alongside the Dragon Bones DLC game pack as a free update for all ESO players. This update contains a host of amazing new features and improvements to The Elder Scrolls Online that everybody can enjoy.
Be who you want to be with the new Outfit System! Now, you can completely customize almost every aspect of your appearance with unique Outfits, regardless of the gear you are wearing. You will have one free Outfit that you can customize at a cost of gold, but should you wish, you can purchase additional Outfits and Outfit Change Tokens (allowing you to save gold) from the in-game Crown Store. To begin customizing your Outfit, locate a new Outfit Station (previously known as Dye Stations).
Check out our Outfit System Basics Guide for everything you need to know!
With Update 17, we are also introducing a new home furnishings type: storage containers. With storage containers, you can finally store bankable items in your own homes, freeing up space from your bank, inventory, or craft bag. You can earn the first of these by leveling a character to level 18 and receiving it as a level-up reward, but there are seven additional containers you can acquire from in-game vendors and the Crown Store.
New Level-Up Experience
In order to help players better understand the game and how to develop their characters, we’ve introduced a new level-up experience. Now, when you level up in The Elder Scrolls Online, you’ll receive unique rewards and helpful gameplay tips to help you on your adventures. In addition to this, we’ve created a new Skills Advisor tool that you can use to help pick your character’s skills and abilities based on a desired archetype.
In addition to the new features above, we’ve made some dramatic changes to ESO‘s combat system. These changes include improvements to Synergies, the removal of area-of-effect caps, changes to block costs, changes to cast-time abilities and interrupts, and changes to how Heavy Attacks and the Off Balance mechanic work.
These changes are designed to make combat in ESO even more responsive, tactical, and skillful.
NEW PVP BATTLEGROUNDS FOR YOU TO CONQUER
Update 17 will also arrive with two brand-new PvP Battlegrounds. These new arenas will test you and your PvP team in new and different ways.
This Orc stronghold has seen more than its fair share of conflict over the ages, but thanks to its precarious ledges and limited visibility, it is now the perfect arena for 4v4v4 battles.
Set deep beneath Tamriel, this cavernous arena is illuminated by the glow of the surrounding mushrooms, lighting your way through its tight corners and winding pathways.
You and your allies can access both Battlegrounds via the regular Grab Bag Battlegrounds queue in your Group & Activity Finder. Note that you must have ESO: Morrowind installed in order to participate in Battlegrounds matches.
ANCIENT THREATS RISE AGAIN
The dead don’t always stay dead. In Dragon Bones, long-forgotten powers have returned to once again plague Tamriel. Will you answer the call of the Undaunted and venture into Scalecaller Peak and Fang Lair? Let us know on Twitter @TESOnline and Facebook!
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