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Revel in the Spoils of War with Update 18’s PvP Additions & Improvements

Those who brave the open-world combat of the Alliance War or the fast-paced skirmishes of the Battlegrounds will find all-new rewards and improvements with Update 18. Check out this preview article for the latest scouting reports on what is coming to ESO’s PvP!


New AvA-Exclusive Quests & Loot

The Three Banners War might seem like a chaotic struggle without end, but now veteran soldiers have another reason to enter Cyrodiil and fight for their faction: all-new daily quests!

The new quests, acquired at the new Conquest boards (found in the Easter Elswyr Gate, Northern Morrowind Gate, and Southern Highrock Gate) will feature one of the following tasks:

  • Capture three keeps
  • Capture nine resources (mines, farms, or lumbermills)
  • Kill 40 enemy players
  • Capture the three towns

Unlike the repeatable Cyrodiil quests, you can only complete each unique quest once per day per character, though you can do all four in that time period by returning to the new board once complete to pick up the next.

“With the new daily quests, our goal was to give players a new activity that supports what they’re already doing in Cyrodiil,” says The Elder Scrolls Online‘s Lead PvP Designer, Brian Wheeler. “We designed them so that even if you have control of the Emperor ring and all of the Elder Scrolls, so long as there are at least three keeps up for grabs, you can do something.”

Of course, fighting for your Alliance will bring you great honor, but if your reasons for fighting are a little more mercenary, these new quests come with all-new rewards: Gladiator’s Rucksacks.

These new bags contain sacks of crafting materials (including Jewelry Crafting materials if you have ESO: Summerset), and rare Treasure Maps for the DLC or Chapter zones. Also, once per day, the rucksacks are guaranteed to contain a “Gladiator’s Proof.” Once you have collected 20 of these new items, you can purchase a Gladiator’s Recognition from the War Researcher vendor and use it to combine your proofs into a tradeable runebox that contains the fearsome Arena Gladiator helmet costume piece!

“With these new daily rewards, we’re giving AvA players something unobtainable anywhere else in the game that has to be sourced from the Alliance War,” explains Wheeler. “Not only does it give them a unique look, but also something valuable and rare they can sell.”

Get the Honors You Deserve

Fighting in Cyrodiil is a dangerous affair, so with Update 18, we’ve updated the way you receive Alliance Points and Experience for both offensive and defensive actions.

Now, when you perform an action (fighting, capturing, healing etc.) around an objective, be it a keep, resource, or outpost, you’ll be added to its reward credit list. When the objective “ticks” and distributes Alliance Points and Experience, you’ll receive them regardless of where you are at the time. You’ll no longer need to wait for the tick, and you can freely move around, fight enemy players, or even capture other nearby resources!

“Say you’re defending Castle Alessia and you’ve pushed the enemy off or recaptured the resources around it,” explains Wheeler. “Those resources and their parent keep will now keep you on their reward list as you roam.”

In addition to the objective list changes, we’ve changed who actually earns rewards for a defense.

“You can’t just earn free Alliance Points by walking into an area and getting a defensive reward. You actually need to participate in some way. Any activity will get you on the list, but if you just walk in, you won’t get anything.”

Finally, we’ve increased the amount of Alliance Points you receive for defending a keep by tying the amount you are rewarded to a multiplier associated with the keep’s lowest level resource. This increases the overall amount of Alliance Points earned by those fighting to control Cyrodiil.

Now, when you battle in the Alliance War, you’ll get the glory and rewards you deserve!

The Alliance War Evolves

In addition to the massive changes above, we’ve made a few smaller changes to Cyrodiil with Update 18. For example, we’ve improved the effectiveness of catapults so that their damaging area of effect stays active for longer, making them much more useful in comparison to ballistae and trebuchets.

“This change makes catapults the tool for area denial that we’ve always wanted them to be,” explains Wheeler. “This alters how people siege, because if you see a line of trebuchets, you can place catapults and deny them the use of their own siege weapons.”

We’ve also upped the strength of the monsters and guards in Champion Point-enabled campaigns, making some areas harder, though not impossible, for solo or small groups to contend with, and we’ve allowed keep defenders to have up to 30 siege weapons if your keep is at level five for ore and wood. Hang on to those resources!

Finally, we’ve changed the way under-population and underdog evaluations happen, so that scoring adjustments are applied and changed more frequently, making for an overall fairer experience for all.

Performance Improvements

With Update 18, we’ve made a host of performance improvements on both the server and client side. These improvements include refactoring the implementation of a number of ability passive effects so they are less taxing on the server.

“These improvements will have an impact on performance,” says Wheeler. “But it should specifically help out issues related to latency regarding button presses that some players have experienced.”

Update 18 also increases the amount of CPU cores used by the game client, meaning high-end PCs will enjoy a boost to framerate, and consoles will enjoy improvements to character load times and fewer framerate spikes overall. We’ll be monitoring the impact of these changes in Cyrodiil and continue to investigate additional improvements.

New Blood Enters the Battlegrounds

If you love the fast-paced action of the Battlegrounds, Update 18 will gives you even more reasons to take part in the 4v4v4 arena game mode. For starters, we’re moving Battlegrounds to the ESO base game, meaning everybody who owns The Elder Scrolls Online will now be able to play this PvP game mode. Get ready to face new Battlegrounds players!

In addition to opening it up to all, when you queue for a random Battleground match and place first or second, you will receive a Battlemaster Rivyn’s Reward Box. These new reward boxes will always contain Soul Gems, a Transmutation geode, a PvP area style item, and a Battlegrounds set weapon. However, they also have a rare chance to include bind-on-pickup Outfit Style Pages for the brand-new Fang Lair Victor and Horned Dragon styles, too. These new styles can only be obtained from the Battlegrounds!

If you want to play a specific type of Battlegrounds match (maybe you’re trying to reach the top of one of the leaderboards), Update 18 will allow you to select which game type you’d like to queue for (Deathmatch, Flag Games, and Land Grab). Note that when you queue for specific game types, you are not eligible to receive a daily reward.

We can’t wait to see how the community takes to these changes and additions to both the Alliance War and Battlegrounds. Are you preparing to take on your fellow players with Update 18? Let us know on Twitter @ TESOnline and Facebook!

Update 18 will come free as a base-game update to PlayStation®4 and Xbox One on June 5 with PC/Mac early access on May 21. This free update will arrive alongside The Elder Scrolls Online’s next Chapter, Summerset. Pre-purchase ESO: Summerset now to receive the Queen’s Bounty Pack bonus reward and gain immediate access to the ESO base game and Morrowind Chapter (digital pre-purchases only – conditions apply). Don’t miss out!

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ESO: Summerset is Coming to the PTS!


The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset arrives on June 5, but you can get an early look at the new Chapter and Update 18 when it comes to our Public Test Server this month! Read on to discover everything you need to know about ESO: Summerset on the PTS.

We are excited to announce that The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset will go live on our Public Test Server (PTS) on Monday, April 16. It will include the entirety of the new Chapter and Update 18 and be limited to PC/Mac players.

Invites will be sent to a large group of new PTS testers, but if you participated in the ESO: Morrowind PTS beta last year, you’ll be able to log into the Summerset PTS from the ESO launcher yourself, no invite required! Just don’t forget to enable “Show Public Test Environment” from your launcher settings.

Note that as always, anybody can install the PTS client, log in, and test the base game changes, but they won’t be able visit Summerset or experience any of the new Chapter’s features unless granted access.

To ensure that the new adventure’s story is not spoiled for our fans, you will be required to agree to a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) upon login. This NDA is specific to the Summerset main quest and its story, but you are free to stream and talk about anything you experience in Summerset with the exception of the Chapter’s main story line beyond its first quest (titled “The Queen’s Decree”). You can share any other quest lines (such as the Psijic Order) or side quests you find. The NDA will be lifted on May 1.

As a PTS participant, you’ll have a watermark visible while playing to help us identify any possible NDA breaches. To reiterate: You can share almost all of your adventures in ESO: Summerset publicly, including Jewelry Crafting, the Cloudrest Trial, open world adventures, Abyssal Geysers, Delves, World Bosses, Public Dungeons, and anything in the base game, but any details related to the main quest and its storyline beyond “The Queen’s Decree” is under NDA.

Your feedback is extremely important to us, and we truly value comments and bug reports when testing this new Chapter. Please note that we are likely to make adjustments throughout the testing period, so keep an eye out on the PTS forum (you’ll need to log into the forums in order to view its contents or participate) for the latest patch notes.

Don’t forget, with ESO: Summerset, you’ll will be able to experience the following:

  • A new zone, Summerset
  • A new main story quest (partly under NDA until May 1)
  • A new Psijic Order Skill Line and adventure
  • Jewelry Crafting
  • A new Trial, Cloudrest
  • New group activities, Abyssal Geysers
  • New item sets

Update 18 also brings some new features, too:

  • PvP Improvements and Additions
  • Crown Store Gifting
  • Daily Login Rewards
  • Assorted balance changes & performance improvements
  • Battlegrounds moving to base game

We can’t wait to welcome all our testers to Summerset to explore the home of the High Elves! Will you be joining us for the Summerset and Update 18 PTS? Head to Twitter or Facebook and tell us what you’re most looking forward to trying out using the #Summerset hashtag!


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Check out Jewelry Crafting With this Preview & Guide

With The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset, you can craft and improve your own rings and necklaces! Learn everything you need to know about the new Jewelry Crafting Skill Line (including the six new Traits) in this article and guide.

Jewelry Crafting arrives as part of the ESO: Summerset Chapter on June 5 for Xbox One and PlayStation®4 and early access on May 21 for PC/Mac.

“With Jewelry Crafting, the goal is to give players more freedom in how they build their characters,” explains Rich Lambert, The Elder Scrolls Online’s Creative Director. “We have a lot of unique builds in our game, and this gives players even more freedom to play with those builds and really dial them into a particular playstyle.”

Creating your own custom necklaces and rings is a very similar process to the other Crafting Skill Lines, and it should feel familiar to you if you enjoy crafting in The Elder Scrolls Online. However, in some respects, Jewelry Crafting is more complex with regards how you acquire materials and research Traits, meaning that you’ll need to put more effort into developing your craft than usual.

“The Jewelry Crafters who put the time and effort into it are going to be rewarded,” says Lambert. “It’ll take time to find and research each of the individual Traits, and we don’t want to trivialize the end game activities by giving players easy access to them all immediately.”

This means that the traditional methods of acquiring legendary (gold) rings and necklaces will remain very important and become even more useful moving forward.

“It’s going to be very difficult to go out on day one and make a legendary jewelry item. So the high-end players who earn legendary jewelry from the game’s toughest activities will still find them super useful.”

If you want to truly master the art of Jewelry Crafting, you must develop the Skill Line and travel all over Tamriel to collect the right materials. But if you do, you’ll be richly rewarded with powerful—and valuable!—new gear.

Jewelry Crafting Guide

Access to Jewelry Crafting

In order to make use of Jewelry Crafting, you must own ESO: Summerset. You are not able to use a Jewelry Crafting Station if you do not own the new Chapter. This includes Jewelry Crafting stations purchased from Master Writ Merchants and placed in player homes (including your own).

If you don’t own ESO: Summerset, you can still harvest the Jewelry Crafting resource nodes in the wild or acquire items with the new Jewelry Crafting Traits, but you can’t make use of the resources you harvest to create or improve rings or necklaces. You can, however, still put those items and materials on guild stores or give them to your friends or guildmates to craft with.

Jewelry Crafting Stations

With ESO: Summerset, you can find new Jewelry Crafting Stations located near the other Crafting Stations already found in Tamriel, such as those situated within the cities and crafted set locations.

This means you can create necklaces and rings for all of the game’s crafted sets, such as Julianos or Hunding’s Rage. Note that like the other Crafting Skill Lines, crafting jewelry set items requires knowledge of a certain amount of Traits. For example, to craft a ring for the Hunding’s Rage set, you must have six or more Traits researched for rings.

At Jewelry Crafting Stations, you can:

  • Create new jewelry, using your base and Trait materials.
  • Refine Jewelry Crafting materials, allowing you to create refined base, Trait, and upgrade materials from their raw components.
  • Deconstruct jewelry to acquire some of their component materials.
    • Note: You can only deconstruct jewelry acquired after the release of ESO: Summerset. If you are unsure if an item can be deconstructed, check its tooltip.
  • Upgrade jewelry to improve their power using upgrade materials.
  • Research Jewelry Traits, allowing you to unlock the ability to craft items with specific Traits.

You can purchase Jewelry Crafting Stations for your homes from Master Writ Merchants, but don’t forget: if you don’t have access to ESO: Summerset, you cannot use it.

Jewelry Crafting Base Materials

To create your own jewelry, you must harvest unique Jewelry Crafting nodes called “Seams” and collect the unrefined material called “Dust.” You can then refine this material into “Ounces” to use in your crafting. Seams appear in the same kinds of places that Blacksmithing nodes appear—in rocky outcroppings, cliff faces, and other stony areas—and they can be found all over the Tamriel. Dust gathered from Seams can be harvested by anyone, whether they own ESO: Summerset or not, but they can only be refined into Ounces at the Jewelry Crafting Station.

Based on both your Engraver passive level and character level, you are able to harvest different types of Dust:

  • Levels 1-25 Pewter
  • Levels 26-50 Copper
  • Champion Level 10-60 Silver
  • Champion Level 70-140 Electrum
  • Champion Level 150-160 Platinum

Jewelry Crafting Traits

You can use Jewelry Crafting Traits to apply unique bonuses to your items. In addition to the traditional Arcane, Healthy, and Robust Traits, ESO: Summerset includes six new ones.

Acquiring the ability and materials to craft items with these Traits is similar in some respects to traditional Crafting Skill Lines, but there are some key differences with regards to how you can acquire jewelry with these Traits and their materials.

The new Jewelry Crafting Traits and their materials have to be sought from very specific sources that are thematically appropriate to them, much like the way the Nirnhoned Traits for Weapons and Armor are tied to Craglorn.

You can find information on each Trait and how to acquire it and its component materials below.


Trait effect: Increases Max Magicka.

Researchable Item: Necklaces and rings with the Arcane Trait drop randomly all over Tamriel.

Trait Material: Cobalt. Acquired by refining Jewelry Crafting base materials.


Trait effect: Increases Max Health.

Researchable Item: Necklaces and rings with the Healthy Trait drop randomly all over Tamriel.

Trait Material: Antimony. Acquired by refining Jewelry Crafting base materials.


Trait effect: Increases Max Stamina.

Researchable Item: Necklaces and rings with the Robust Trait drop randomly all over Tamriel.

Trait Material: Zinc. Acquired either by refining Jewelry Crafting base materials.


Trait effect: Increases Physical and Spell Resistance

Researchable Item: Necklaces and rings with the Protective Trait have a rare chance to be found within Undaunted chests.

Trait Material: Titanium. Acquired as part of daily dungeon rewards in the raw form and, rarely, in refined form. In order to create Titanium, you must refine 10 pieces of the material in its raw form.


Trait effect: Increases Health, Stamina, & Magicka

Researchable Item: A researchable ring is awarded at the end of the Summerset main quest line and a researchable necklace is awarded at the end of the Psijic Order quest line.

Trait Material: Dawn-Prism. Acquired from Jewelry Crafting Nodes throughout Tamriel with a higher chance to be found in Summerset. In order to create Dawn-Prism, you must refine 10 pieces of the material in its pulverized (raw) form.


Trait effect: Increases Enchantment Effectiveness

Researchable Item: Necklaces and rings with the Infused Trait have a chance to drop from Psijic Portals, found all over Tamriel.

Trait Material: Aurbic Amber. Acquired from Psijic Portals, with a rare chance for a refined form. Note that Psijic Portals only appear if you have the new Psijic Order Skill Line. In order to create Aurbic Amber, you must refine 10 pieces of the material in its pulverized (raw) form.


Trait effect: Increases Movement Speed

Researchable Item: Necklaces and rings with the Swift Trait have a rare chance to be awarded when completing normal Jewelry Crating Writs.

Trait Material: Gilding Wax. Purchased from Master Writ Merchants for Writ Vouchers.


Trait effect: Increases Synergy Effectiveness

Researchable Item: Necklaces and rings with the Harmony Trait have a chance to be awarded as part of the regular rewards for completing weekly Trial quests. Note that reward boxes from Trial quests completed before the release of ESO: Summerset do not contain jewelry with the Harmony Trait.

Trait Material: Dibellium. High chance to be acquired in refined form from weekly Trial quest rewards.


Trait effect: Increases Damage against low-health foes

Researchable Item: Necklaces and rings with the Bloodthirsty Trait have a chance to be awarded when you complete the new Cyrodiil daily board quests (note, not the repeatable quests).

Trait Material: Slaughterstone. Acquired in refined form from the War Researcher vendor in Cyrodiil for Alliance Points.

In addition, as with weapons and armor, you can deconstruct jewelry with one of the new Traits to gain the material needed to craft a ring or necklace in that trait. When you deconstruct jewelry, you will only ever obtain a Pulverized form of its Trait material, which you must refine into a usable form.

Finally, if you wish, you can acquire Trait items from other players, too. Acquiring rings and necklaces with these new Traits and the Trait materials themselves takes you all over Tamriel and has you participate in a wide variety of activities.

Jewelry Crafting Upgrade Materials

In order to upgrade rings and necklaces, crafted or looted, you need to use a Jewelry Crafting Station and have the required materials.

  • Fine (Green) Quality – Terne
  • Superior (Blue) Quality – Iridium
  • Epic (Purple) Quality – Zircon
  • Legendary (Gold) Quality – Chromium

You can acquire upgrade materials by refining Dust (the Jewelry Crafting base material) into Ounces. When refining Dust, you have a chance to acquire Grains of the different upgrade materials. You must refine 10 Grains in order to acquire a Bar, and you can use Bars to upgrade your necklaces and rings at a Jewelry Crafting Station.

You can also acquire Grains by deconstructing jewelry of the same quality.

It takes considerable effort to collect the resources required to upgrade your Jewelry Crafting Skill Lines, keeping high-quality jewelry a rare and valuable commodity.

Jewelry Crafting Skill Line

Like traditional Crafting Skill Lines, there are a host of Jewelry Crafting Passive Abilities that you can unlock with Skill Points as you improve your Jewelry Crafting level.

These new Passive Abilities are as follows:

  • Engraver: Allows you to craft jewelry to a specific level range.
  • Keen Eye: Jewelry: Highlights Seams in the world.
  • Jewelry Extraction: Improves your chance to receive materials when deconstructing jewelry.
  • Lapidary Research: Reduces the time it takes to research a new Jewelry Crafting Trait.
  • Platings Expertise: Reduces the number of Bars you need to upgrade your jewelry.

Each Passive Ability can be upgraded multiple times, increasing its effectiveness.


Can I deconstruct jewelry I have saved up before the release of ESO: Summerset?

No. You are not able to deconstruct jewelry you have acquired prior to the release of ESO: Summerset. You can, however, upgrade existing jewelry and use it to research Traits. Jewelry that cannot be deconstructed will have a warning added to their tooltips.

Can I Transmute jewelry I own?

Yes! You can Transmute jewelry at a Transmute Station. Note that the item is permanently bound to you when it is Transmuted and that you can only Transmute your items to a Trait you have already researched.

Do existing sets drop rings and necklaces with the new Traits?

No. Existing sets do not drop rings and necklaces with the new Traits. If you want your rings and necklaces from existing sets to have the new Traits, they need to be retraited at a Transmutation Station.

Items with the new jewelry Traits can only be sourced from specific in-game activities.

How can I become certified to do Jewelry Crafting Writ quests?

Speak to the High Elf, Felarian, to begin your Jewelry Crafting Certification quest. He can only be found just outside the crafting section of the city of Alinor, in Summerset. He will guide you through the process of becoming a certified Jewelry Crafter, allowing you to take Jewelry Crafting Writ quests from any Equipment Crafting Writ Board in the world.

Are there Master Writs for Jewelry Crafting?

Yes! Master Writs for Jewelry Crafting can occasionally be acquired by top-rank Jewelry Crafters by completing their daily Jewelry Crafting Writ quest. Much like Blacksmithing, Clothier, and Woodworking Master Writs, Jewelry Crafting Master Writs are tradeable until unsealed, allowing you to buy and sell them. When completed, they will give Master Writ Vouchers, used to purchase goods from Rolis Hlaalu, the Master Writ Mediator.

Is crafted jewelry bound to my account when created?

No. Crafted Jewelry, like crafted Weapons or Armor, are unbound. Crafted Set Jewelry, like crafted set Weapons or Armor, are “Bind on Equip.” You can safely craft jewelry for a friend who does not own ESO: Summerset, and give (or sell) it to them.

Can I find Intricate and Ornate jewelry?

Yes! You can find Intricate and Ornate jewelry in the wild. Intricate jewelry conveys a bonus to Inspiration when deconstructed, and Ornate jewelry (as always) continues to be worth more to vendors.

Can I see the jewelry I create on my character?

No. As always, when you equip a piece of jewelry, either rings or a necklace, you are not to see it on your character.

Can I research more than one jewelry Trait at once?

No. This is because the Lapidary Research Passive Skill does not grant the ability to research more than one Trait simultaneously (it only reduces research time).

You cannot research a Trait for a ring and a Trait for a necklace simultaneously. This is different to other Crafting Skill Lines where you can research up to three different Traits at once if you put Skill Points into relevant Passive Skills.

Where can I acquire Jewelry Crafting Stations for my home?

You can purchase both basic and attunable Jewelry Crafting Stations from Master Writ Merchants for Writ Vouchers.

Are Adhazabi Aba-daro the Golden’s wares changing due to the inclusion of Jewelry Crafting?

Not at this time. We always keep an eye on player markets and how people make use of the Golden’s wares, and we might adjust things in the future based on that data and feedback. For now, though, we are not changing what she carries or how she decides what she sells on any given weekend.

Are we still able to acquire gold-quality jewelry in game without crafting it?

Yes. At present, we are not changing the existing sources of gold-quality jewelry in any way. We are always monitoring feedback and player behavior in regards to these sources, of course, and we may act on that data at a later date.

Am I able to tell what Jewelry can or cannot be deconstructed?

Yes. With ESO: Summerset, there is a notice on the tooltip of the item, indicating it as non-deconstructable. Again, only rings and necklaces obtained before Summerset launches are non-deconstructable – any Jewelry obtained after Summerset launches, no matter its source, can be deconstructed.

Are there Jewelry Crafting Survey Reports?

Yes. Occasionally, when completing a daily Jewelry Crafting Writ quest, you will obtain a Jewelry Crafting Survey Report. Unlike previous Survey Reports, these Reports are written, rather than drawn–but they still lead to a large cache of Rich Seams, chock-full of raw Dust.


With ESO: Summerset‘s Jewelry Crafting, you’ll finally be able to create your own custom rings and necklaces, giving you even more opportunities to tailor your character and build. Are you going to dive into Jewelry Crafting when ESO: Summerset arrives? Let us know on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, using the hashtag #Summerset!

The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset is coming to PC/Mac on May 21 and Xbox One and PlayStation®4 June 5. Pre-purchase ESO: Summerset now to receive the Queen’s Bounty Pack bonus reward and gain immediate access to the ESO base game and Morrowind Chapter (digital pre-purchases only – conditions apply). Don’t miss out!

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Coming Soon: Battlegrounds for All & Morrowind Moving to Crown Store & ESO Plus!

With the launch of Summerset and Update 18, we are making a few changes to the way players can acquire The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind, play the Warden Class, and access PvP battlegrounds. Check out this article for all the details!

Morrowind Is Changing

You might have already noticed, but we’ve changed which versions of The Elder Scrolls Online are available for purchase in stores. The product known as The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited is no longer available via digital retailers (ESO Store, Steam, PSN, Xbox Store, etc) and is no longer being produced for physical retailers. In its stead, we are renaming the product currently known as The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind to simply The Elder Scrolls Online, and it is becoming the base game version of ESO. This means that moving forward, if you purchase this new base game—The Elder Scrolls Online, not The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited—it will include the Morrowind Chapter.

With this in mind, in order to provide more options for The Elder Scrolls Online‘s community, we’re opening PvP Battlegrounds access to all ESO players and updating how you can acquire Morrowind content and its different features. Soon, the Morrowind zone and story content will be available for purchase in the Crown Store and be accessible to all ESO Plus members. In addition to this, the Warden Class will be available separately in the Crown Store as an Upgrade. All these changes will occur when ESO: Summerset and Update 18 comes to Xbox One and PlayStation®4 on June 5, and PC/Mac on May 21.

PvP Battlegrounds moving to base game

We want everybody to be able to enjoy the fast-paced action of the PvP Battlegrounds, so we’re making them part of ESO‘s base game. This means that when ESO: Summerset and Update 18 launch, you’ll be able to queue for and play Battlegrounds, even if you don’t own ESO: Morrowind! Even better, with Update 18, we’re also introducing new daily PvP Battlegrounds rewards, giving you even more reasons to enjoy the 4v4v4 arenas.

As a reminder, there are currently five different Battlegrounds game modes: Team Deathmatch, Capture the Relic, Domination, Chaosball, and Crazy Kings. There are also six unique Battlegrounds maps: Ald Carac, Ularra, Foyada Quarry, Arcane University, Deeping Drome, and Mor Khazgur. Now more than ever, the Battlegrounds are where you want to be for deadly, small-scale PvP matches.

Morrowind Enters Crown Store

The zone of Vvardenfell and its associated story content will soon be added to the Crown store, available for purchase with crowns and also accessible with an active ESO Plus membership. Note that this only includes the zone, associated quests and the Halls of Fabrication Trial. It does not include the Warden Class. When ESO: Summerset and Update 18 launch for PC/Mac on May 21 and Xbox One & PlayStation®4 on June 5, you’ll be able to find it in the DLC section of the in-game Crown Store.

In addition to the Vvardenfell zone and story content, you will be able to acquire the Collector’s Pack in the Crown Store, too! The Morrowind Collector’s Pack will include all of the different collectibles you can get previously from the digital Collector’s Edition and Discovery Pack. This includes the following items:

  • Armored War Horse mount
  • Dwarven Spider pet
  • Morag Tong Style
  • Collector’s Edition Gray Bear
  • Character Emotes
  • Warden Costume
  • Dwarven War Dog pet
  • Treasure Maps
  • Dwarven Crown Crate
  • Experience Scrolls

Note that the Collector’s Pack does not include the zone itself or Warden Class. It is simply a selection of bonus digital items that you could previously acquire with the digital Collector’s Edition.

Warden Available Separately

If you’re interested in just the Warden Class, you’ll be able acquire it separately without needing to own Morrowind. When ESO: Summerset and Update 18 launch, you will be able to find the Warden Class under the Upgrades section of the in-game Crown Store. Once acquired, you’ll be able to create a new Warden character!

The Warden brings a host of nature-based abilities to The Elder Scrolls Online with three unique Class Skill Lines: Animal Companions, Green Balance, and Winter’s Embrace. These powers allow your Warden to be extremely versatile and play almost any role, healer, tank, or damage dealer.

We want everybody to enjoy everything Tamriel has to offer in The Elder Scrolls Online, and we believe that these changes best reflect what our players want from the game. We’re always looking for new ways to improve and best serve our community, and if we decide to make any additional future changes to how you can acquire the game and its additional experiences, you’ll read about them here first!

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Celebrate ESO’s 4-Year Anniversary With Us!

The Elder Scrolls Online turns four! Join us in celebration of this amazing milestone by taking part in our in-game event and enjoying XP buffs, unique rewards, and cake!

Ache for Cake!

Are you ready to celebrate another year of The Elder Scrolls Online? Let’s party! Here’s everything you need to know to join in the festivities during our in-game anniversary event:

  • The anniversary event begins on Wednesday, April 4 at 3:00PM BST and runs until Monday, April 16 at 3:00PM BST.
    • To join the event, visit the famous Chef Donolon in Vulkhel Guard, Daggerfall, or Davon’s Watch and complete his Anniversary quest “Ache for Cake.” You can get directions to Chef Donolon’s location by obtaining a Jubilee Cake Voucher free of charge from the in-game Crown Store.
  • When you complete “Ache for Cake” you’ll receive the brand-new, three-tiered Anniversary Jubilee Cake. It’ll be added to your Mementos within your Collectibles UI.
  • Activate the cake to place it in front of your character, then use it to enjoy a tasty slice and receive a two-hour 100% XP buff that stacks with any other active XP bonuses that your character might currently be enjoying (such as those from scrolls or ESO Plus membership).

More Rewards

It’s ESO‘s anniversary, but during this event, everybody gets presents! Throughout the event, any daily or weekly quest you complete will earn you an Anniversary Gift Box (in addition to their regular rewards). These reward boxes contain crafting materials (ore, ingredients, runes, etc.) and a single rare crafting item (Nirncrux, style items, motif pages, etc.) Note: Gift Boxes cannot be earned by completing infinitely repeatable quests.

Rarer rewards include hard-to-get motif pages previously only available in Vvardenfell, the Horns of the Reach dungeons, and the Clockwork City. Even rarer, you could receive a motif page for the brand-new Worm Cult style, a look that can only be found in the Anniversary Gift Boxes!

Get Your Dailies

To help you identify what daily and weekly quests are available to you, we have also added a new “Adventurer’s Almanac” to the game. Upon reading it, if you have completed the Mages Guild quest line, the new book will be added to your Eidetic Memory and be accessible from your Journal at any time. You can find the book somewhere near Chef Donolon in each capital city.

The book contains everything you need to know about the available weekly and daily quests, including their location, activity type, requirements, and recommended level of experience to complete. There’s always adventure to be had in Tamriel, and now, you’ll always be able to find it!

ESO Turns Four!

In these four years, we’ve been proud to hit some big-time milestones, including 10 million players last year. That said, the ESO community has hit some pretty amazing milestones of their own. Check out these incredible in-game statistics from PC/Mac launch until today:

  • Total number of monsters killed: 15,881,472,493
  • Total number of players killed: 1,346,033,201
  • Total number of Soul Gems used: 1,183,836,570
  • Total number of quests completed: 2,064,266,404
  • Total number of items crafted: 7,415,834,454
  • Total number of achievements earned: 1,145,234,018

And, finally, here’s some additional numbers that might surprise:

  • Most popular race: High Elf (14.98% of all characters)
  • Most popular Alliance: Ebonheart Pact (36.33% of all characters)
  • Most PvP Kills by Alliance: Ebonheart Pact (122,490,253 kills)
  • Highest unpaid bounty: 248,655,731 gold
  • Highest paid bounty: 362,324 gold

We’re very excited to celebrate this anniversary with the ESO community, and we know that we couldn’t have done it without your dedication and support. Thank you! How are you planning to celebrate ESO‘s four-year anniversary? Let us know on Twitter @TESOnline and Facebook!

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Looking for Wednesday Night Raid Leader

At the moment raids are running 6 days a week with only Wednesday not currently taken. Our raid leaders at the moment are Kilnerdyne, Uzzgrock, MaxTM, Maxime & HeroRusty. They carry the guild at the moment with some help occasionally, but we need more raid leaders. Usually on Friday & Saturday Nights we have 2 groups up and at the moment are struggling to get enough raid leaders there every week.

Those people listed above have done more than enough for LND yet they still keep giving more. Now we need your input aswell, for you to think about taking over the lead once in a while to share the burdens.

What we need

A raid leader who can take over Wednesday night raids on a permanent basis.

  • The start time can be anywhere between 6pm-9pm GMT.
  • You can run any veteran time trial you like.
  • Experience as a raid leader is preferred but not neccessary.

If you can reliably attend every wednesday then you can use the form below to apply.

You need to login to submit a query.

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Summerset and Update 18 Preview

Explore the island home of the High Elves in The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset, coming to Xbox One and PlayStation®4 June 5 with PC/Mac early access on May 21. Discover everything you need to know about ESO’s latest Chapter as well as Update 18 in this preview article. Summerset awaits!

The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset is a brand new Chapter in The Elder Scrolls Online saga and brings a new zone, new story quest, the Psijic Order Skill Line, Jewelry Crafting, and much more. You can pre-purchase ESO: Summerset right now and earn bonus items including the Queen’s Bounty Pack and other digital rewards. In addition to the new Chapter, Update 18 will bring a series of new features for all. Want to know more? Explore Summerset below.



Let it be known that by royal decree, Queen Ayrenn Arana Aldmeri has declared the once-forbidden island of Summerset open to one and all. Traders, diplomats, immigrants, and visitors of every description—all who come in peace are welcome upon our shores. These are the words of our Queen, and these words are law.


The Borders Have Opened

By the Queen’s decree, the Isle of Summerset has now opened to all the races of Tamriel. The ancestral home of the High Elves is a land of remarkable beauty and wealth, but should you make your way to its shores, be warned: an ancient evil conspires from the shadows, and not everyone welcomes newcomers to the island.

For the first time since The Elder Scrolls: Arena, you can visit the Isle of Summerset and explore an all-new land packed full of exciting adventures and stunning locations in a zone even larger than the one found in The Elder Scrolls Online‘s last Chapter, Morrowind.

However, the idyllic island is not without its dangers or challenges. Wild gryphons roam the wilderness, and monstrous yaghra stalk the unwary from beneath the ground. This new zone will contain six delves for you to explore, and, for those who enjoy travelling with friends, two new public dungeons and six World Bosses. Summerset also brings a new group activity not found on the larger continent of Tamriel: Abyssal Geysers. Scattered across the island, these new group activities spawn waves of fierce monsters and must be shut down before they overrun the surface.

From its shining towers to its white-sand beaches and radiant coral reefs, the Isle of Summerset is a paradise as beautiful as it is dangerous, and it now stands ready to be explored by you and your allies.

Shadows Rise on the Isle

As a newcomer to the land of the High Elves, you will take part in a battle for the very heart of Summerset and its people with an all new story quest. Hidden behind closed doors and shadows, mysterious agents plan a sinister threat to Summerset and its people. These conspirators do not work alone, however, as they draw strength and influence from powerful Daedric allies and an ancient foe of the High Elves.

Summerset continues the epic story that was first teased in The Elder Scrolls Online base game and began in The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind Chapter and the Clockwork City DLC game pack. The forces that worked against the Tribunal demigods Vivec and Sotha Sil now continue their schemes in Summerset, and it’s up to you to identify those responsible and stop them.

Of course, while the main story quest in ESO: Summerset continues a narrative found in previous releases, you can jump in and enjoy this epic adventure at any point, and you don’t need to have played ESO: Morrowind or Clockwork City in order to enjoy and follow the story.

As you roam the new zone, you’re bound to discover new and unique stand-alone adventures, too, so keep an eye out as you explore!

Join the Psijic Order

In addition to the ESO: Summerset main quest, for the first time in the Elder Scrolls series you’ll be able to join the enigmatic organization known as the Psijic Order. This secret society of mages has returned after a 350-year-long absence, bringing with them a unique quest line and story that sees you travel all over Tamriel in order to close destructive and mysterious time breaches.

The Psijic Order not only provides you with a unique quest line and story–it also grants you the famed abilities of the ancient organization. The Psijic Order Skill Line features a full set of Active and Passive abilities in addition to a unique Ultimate. In similar fashion to both the Fighters Guild and Mages Guild Skill Lines, as you increase your reputation within the Order, you’ll unlock a suite of powerful time-based abilities.

These newfound abilities are not to be taken lightly. When wielding the Psijic Order Skill Line, you will be able to empower yourself and your weapons, slow and freeze enemies in place, and even rewind time! This new Skill Line will be available for all characters and classes, and whatever your role or playstyle in The Elder Scrolls Online, you can find wondrous-but-powerful new abilities with the Psijic Order. Use them wisely. Look for more information on this Skill Line in the future on The Elder Scrolls Online official website.

Craft Custom (and Powerful) Jewelry

If you enjoy crafting your own gear, ESO: Summerset allows you to learn and master an all-new Jewelry Crafting Skill Line. Jewelry Crafting works very similar to many of ESO‘s other crafting Skills Lines, and you’ll be able to create, deconstruct, research, and improve rings and necklaces, allowing you to truly tailor all of your items.

Throughout Tamriel, you can find new Jewelry Crafting Stations (including set stations) that allow you to create custom jewelry for the current crafted item sets, and you will be able to complete Writs and Master Writs like any other crafting Skill Line. Note that the Summerset Chapter is required to use the new Crafting Stations.

Finally, in addition to the three Traits you’re used to jewelry having (Healthy, Arcane, and Robust), we’re adding six brand-new ones to the game, giving you exclusive all-new options for your character’s jewelry. These new Traits include Harmony, which increases the effectiveness of any Synergies that you activate, and Bloodthirsty, which increases damage against low-health enemies. Keep an eye out on The Elder Scrolls Online official website for more information on the new Traits and prepare for the first time to be able to craft, upgrade, and customize your own rings and necklaces!

Fight atop the Mountains

Summerset also brings an all-new 12-player Trial in the form of Cloudrest. Located upon Summerset’s highest peak, the city of Cloudrest has gone silent, and its gryphon-riding knight protectors known as the Welkynar have disappeared. You and your allies must climb the mountain of Eton Nir, enter the city, and put a stop to the ancient evil at its center.

Cloudrest is similar to the Clockwork City’s Asylum Sanctorium in that it allows you to choose how difficult you want the final boss to be by either taking on or skipping its other bosses. However, unlike Asylum Sanctorium, Cloudrest has four bosses in total, making it more difficult and much longer to complete.

In addition to this, all four bosses found in Cloudrest have especially challenging mechanics, and each one requires previously unheard of levels of cooperation and coordination. Of course, the rewards for completing Cloudrest match the risk. This includes four new item sets and the addition of new, improved “perfected” versions for those who want to take on the hardest version of the Trial. Should you dare to investigate the peril atop Eton Nir, be ready to face one of the game’s toughest group challenges.

Update 18 Brings New Rewards

In June, ESO: Summerset arrives alongside the free Update 18 base game update. This latest update brings a host of unique features for all Elder Scrolls Online players, not just those who own the Summerset Chapter.

With Update 18, we’re introducing daily login rewards. With this new feature, when you log into the game you’ll be able to claim a special gift. These gifts could include consumables, currencies, special collectibles, and even Crown Crates! With daily login rewards, you’ll have even more reasons to visit Tamriel each and every day.

This update also brings a brand new Crown Store feature: gifting. With gifting, you can purchase and send Crown Store items to your friends and allies, and you’ll be able to easily track your sent and received gifts. Almost every item in the Crown Store can be gifted, but there are some conditions.

Finally, Update 18 also features daily Battlegrounds rewards. With this update, you’ll receive rewards the first time you complete a Battlegrounds match every day – similar to how daily dungeon rewards currently work. There’s never been a better time to show your strength in the Battlegrounds!

Keep an eye out for more information in the future on our official website about the new features and improvements coming with Update 18.

Explore Summerset

With The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset, you can explore a beautiful world that shelters many hidden dangers and mysteries. We’ve only just begun to show you what we have in store for the latest Chapter in the ESO saga, so keep an eye out on our website for more information on the zone, story, Psijic Order, Jewelry Crafting, group activities, and everything else that is coming with this massive new experience. The home of the High Elves calls to you, adventurer. Get ready to visit Summerset!

Are you excited to explore the Isle of Summerset? Let us know what you’re most looking forward to in ESO: Summerset on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, using the hashtag #Summerset!

The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset is coming to PC/Mac on May 21 and Xbox One and PlayStation®4 June 5. Pre-purchase ESO: Summerset now to receive the Queen’s Bounty Pack bonus reward and gain immediate access to the ESO base game and Morrowind Chapter (digital pre-purchases only – conditions apply). Don’t miss out!

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Enjoy Frivolous fun during the Jester’s Festival Event!

Revel in a prank-filled celebration of the absurd and the foolish during the Jester’s Festival event. Check out this article for everything you need to know in order to participate in the peculiar and preposterous fun!


The Jester’s Festival begins on Thursday, March 29 at 3:00PM BST and will run until Monday, April 2 at 3:00PM BST. If you want to take part in the silly season, make your way to the pavilions located outside the cities of Ebonheart, Vulkhel Guard, and Daggerfall.

When you arrive, strike up a conversation with one of the three Jesters dressed as either Jorunn the Skald-King, Queen Ayrenn, or High King Emeric (don’t worry, they’re not the real thing). Complete the intro quest titled “The Jester’s Festival” to acquire the powerful not-a-Daedric artifact known as the Pie of Misrule. Note that if you completed the quest last year, you won’t need to do so again. When you activate this delicious memento during the event, you’ll receive a two-hour 100% XP buff. Once the event ends, you keep the pie, but it loses its XP “buffinating” properties. Sorry!

But don’t worry, that’s not all! Each day, you can talk to each unique Jester to receive a different daily task. Each one of your characters can receive up to three unique quests per day. Upon completion, you’ll receive the Jester’s Fesitval Box. This prodigiously prestigious package can contain the following weird and wonderful items:

  • A host of fun consumables
  • Unique Jester’s Festival mementos:
    • Cherry Blossom Branch
    • New Scintillator Memento
  • Jester’s Festival Housing items:
    • Jester’s Standard
    • New Jester’s Coffer that pops confetti!
    • New Recipe for Jester’s Pavilion furnishing, allowing you build your own pavilion tent!

In addition to the above, there’s a selection of Jester’s Festival Achievements that you can earn throughout the event period. These Achievements even have unique rewards, including the Crown of Misrule hat and the Royal Jester title!

Finally, during the event, you can also acquire Jester’s Large (15,000 gold) and Small Trees (5,000 gold) from the Achievement Vendor, Heralda Garscroft, found in Alliance Capitals.


To help you get in the spirit of the silly season, the in-game Crown Store will also feature some Jester’s Festival-themed items, including:

  • Royal Court Jester costume (at 50% off!)
  • Jester’s Festival Hat Pack
  • Masqued “Unicorn” Steed
  • Madcap Jester Monkey pet
  • The Jester personality


The Jester’s Festival will come to its inevitable and ignoble end on Monday, April 2, at 3:00PM BST, so be sure to make the most of it!

Are you going to revel in the absurd and the foolish during this year’s Jester’s Festival? Share your stories and screenshots of frivolous fun with us on, InstagramFacebook, and Twitter @TESOnline.

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‘Find a Guild’ – Creating a list of Guilds – LND needs your help!

Creating a List of active Guilds

If you’re a regular visitor to this website (thanks for your support!) then you’ll have noticed a few new buttons appearing at the top left of the website. These new quick links will help people find out about other guilds, to help people join those Guilds which in turn will to help those Guilds with their recruitment; providing more applications and more choice of members.

Find a Guild will show Guild names, Guild leaders & hopefully the Guild websites also. It will also show which Type of Guild which currently has 4 choices.

Which types of Guilds?

  • Trading Guilds
  • Community Guilds
  • PvP Raiding Guilds
  • Trials Raiding Guilds

How do I submit a Guild to the list?

Click on any of the 4 ‘Find a Guild’ buttons at the top left of this website & use the submission form at the bottom of the list. Try to include all fields & at minimum the Name & Leader of the Guild.

How many Guilds can I submit?

As many as you know. If you’ve got the info then keep submitting, each submission will be verified before being added. We want to have as large a list as possible so if there is an active Guild you know of add it to the list.

Thanks for your continued support of the Guild and of this information survey! Let’s hope it will help players to find more good guilds.


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Watch Our Next Big ESO Announcement Live on Twitch

New adventures are on the horizon. We’re making a major announcement for The Elder Scrolls Online that you’ll not want to miss. Get all the details below!

Join us this Wednesday, March 21 at 8:00PM GMT to be among the first to learn about the next Chapter for The Elder Scrolls Online. We’ll be streaming live from the Twitch headquarters on, with ZeniMax Online Studios’ own Creative Director, Rich Lambert, so don’t miss out on your chance to see what’s next for ESO!

Will you be joining us live for ESO‘s next big announcement? Head on over to Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram and sound off!

Datamined Information

Thanks to @MaxTM for the extra information! (Warning: DLC Information)

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