Murkmire DLC PTS Patch Notes Part 1: New Features

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Welcome to The Elder Scrolls Online v4.2.0 and the Murkmire DLC Game Pack! In addition to a new zone and quests to enjoy, you’ll also come across two new world bosses and two delves, plus a new 4-player leaderboard Arena: Blackrose Prison. We’ve also added 12 new item sets obtainable from Murkmire content, new Motifs, 75 new furnishings, 50 new achievements, and many fun collectibles.

The base game update brings changes to Cyrodiil with destructible Bridges and Milegates, in addition to a refresh of Rewards for the Worthy item sets and an exclusive, new PvP collectible item. We’ve also introduced some improvements to the Housing Editor with Undo/Redo options and furniture grouping. And we know everyone’s excited to see you can now re-order your characters on the Character Select menu!

This PTS cycle includes two different character templates for you to utilize depending on what you plan on testing: one lower level template, and a high level template with all the new item sets.

We can’t wait to hear what you think of this latest update, which is approximately 3.1GB in size. Please be sure to utilize the in-game /feedback or /bug features, or post in the official discussion threads on the forums if you have feedback. Thanks, and stay moist.

 

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Murkmire DLC Game Pack

New Zone – Murkmire
On the southernmost tip of Tamriel, far beyond the boundaries that separate the known from the uncharted, lies a lush coastal marsh—a region as beautiful as it is bizarre. Only the bravest travelers make the journey to Murkmire, and those that survive are forever changed.

The mud-caked streets and alleyways of Lilmoth overflow with fresh-faced adventurers, intent on earning both fame and fortune in Tamriel’s most perilous wilds. Many who enter the deep murk never return. But those that do recount stories of both beauty and horror–tales of savage beasts, vibrant flora, ancient ruins, and proud Argonian tribes. Mysteries lurk in every dank corner of Murkmire. Do you have the strength and cunning to uncover them all?

  • To visit Murkmire, navigate to the DLC tab of the Collections menu and accept the “Sunken Treasure” quest from the Murkmire DLC section. This will unlock the Lilmoth Wayshrine and lead you to Murkmire.
  • Additionally, the supplied Character Template will bring you directly to the questline to begin your journey to Murkmire.

Blackrose Prison
When Imperial Potentate Versidue-Shaie wanted a distant dungeon to house the most feared criminal and political prisoners of the Second Empire, he ordered a penal institution built on the coast of Black Marsh; it was named Blackrose Prison after the ancient city a day’s march to the north. Now, you can enter the dreaded Blackrose Prison, and face waves of brutal enemies in an ever-escalating battle for treasure and glory.

  • Blackrose Prison is a 4-player Arena located in Murkmire.
  • The Arena includes a normal and challenging Veteran version.
  • There are all-new, skill augmenting “Blackrose” weapons in the same fashion as Master, Maelstrom and Asylum weapons. The full list can be found below.
  • Unique Achievement awards are available for completing this Arena, including:
    • A unique player skin
    • Several titles
    • Unique housing items
  • The Veteran version of Blackrose Prison will qualify players completing it for the Leaderboards.

New Item Sets
There are 12 new Item Sets available from a variety of sources from Murkmire. This includes 3 Item Sets available as drops throughout Murkmire, 3 Item Sets available at crafting stations in Murkmire, and 6 Item Sets available from Blackrose Prison.

  • Murkmire Dropped Sets
    • Bright-Throat’s Boast (Light)
      • 2: Max Magicka
      • 3: Max Magicka
      • 4: Magicka Recovery
      • 5: While you have a drink buff active, your Max Magicka is increased by 2000 and Magicka Recovery 150.
    • Dead-Water’s Guile (Medium)
      • 2: Weapon Damage
      • 3: Max Health
      • 4: Max Stamina
      • 5: When an enemy dies within 2 seconds of being damaged by you, you gain 5 Ultimate.
    • Champion of the Hist (Heavy)
      • 2: Weapon Damage
      • 3: Max Stamina
      • 4: Max Stamina
      • 5: Gain Minor Heroism at all times while you are in combat, generating 1 Ultimate every 1.5 seconds.
  • Murkmire Crafted Sets
    • Grave-Stake Collector
      • 2: Max Magicka
      • 3: Max Stamina
      • 4: Max Health
      • 5: Enemies you’ve damaged have a 10% chance to drop a grave-stake for 6 seconds after they’ve died. Touching the grave-stake restores 6500 Stamina and Magicka. Only one grave-stake can appear at a time.
    • Naga Shaman
      • 2: Healing Taken
      • 3: Healing Done
      • 4: Max Magicka
      • 5: When you cast a damage shield ability, you gain Minor Mending and Minor Vitality for 6 seconds, increasing your healing done and healing received by 8%. This effect can occur once every 6 seconds.
    • Might of the Lost Legion
      • 2: Max Stamina
      • 3: Max Magicka
      • 4: Weapon Damage
      • 4: Spell Damage
      • 5: After successfully blocking, gain 3 uses of Empower, increasing the damage of your next 3 Light Attacks by 40%.
  • Blackrose Prison
    • Radial Uppercut
      • 2: Uppercut deals 50% of its damage to two enemies near your primary target.
    • Perfect Radial Uppercut
      • 2: Physical Penetration
      • 2: Uppercut deals 50% of its damage to two enemies near your primary target.
    • Gallant Charge
      • 2: Reduces the cost of Shield Charge by 25% and reduces the cost of your next non-Shield Charge One Hand and Shield ability by 100%.
    • Perfect Gallant Charge
      • 2: Physical Resistance
      • 2: Spell Resistance
      • 2: Reduces the cost of Shield Charge by 25% and reduces the cost of your next non-Shield Charge One Hand and Shield ability by 100%.
    • Spectral Cloak
      • 2: Blade Cloak grants you Major Protection for 3 seconds, reducing your damage taken by 30%.
    • Perfect Spectral Cloak
      • 2: Stamina Recovery
      • 2: Blade Cloak grants you Major Protection for 3 seconds, reducing your damage taken by 30%.
    • Razor Shot
      • 2: Scatter Shot applies a bleed after a delay that deals 40% of your initial attack every 2 seconds for 4 seconds. The duration increases if you are further away from your target to a maximum of 12 seconds.
    • Perfect Razor Shot
      • 2: Weapon Critical
      • 2: Scatter Shot applies a bleed after a delay that deals 40% of your initial attack every 2 seconds for 4 seconds. The duration increases if you are further away from your target to a maximum of 12 seconds.
    • Wild Impulse
      • 2: Reduce the cost of Impulse by 10%. Impulse places lingering elemental damage on your targets, dealing 3333 Flame, 3333 Shock, and 3333 Ice Damage over 9 seconds.
    • Perfect Wild Impulse
      • 2: Spell Penetration
      • 2: Reduce the cost of Impulse by 10%. Impulse places lingering elemental damage on your targets, dealing 3333 Flame, 3333 Shock, and 3333 Ice Damage over 9 seconds.
    • Mender’s Ward
      • 2: Steadfast Ward applies Major Vitality to your target for 3 seconds, increasing the healing taken on your target by 30%.
    • Perfect Mender’s Ward
      • 2: Magicka Recovery
      • 2: Steadfast Ward applies Major Vitality to your target for 3 seconds, increasing the healing taken on your target by 30%.

New Cosmetic and Collectible Rewards
We’ve added a host of new collectibles and rewards by completing various types of Murkmire content:

  • Dream Amulet of Argon memento: Acquired by completing the “Hero of Murkmire” achievement in the Murkmire DLC game pack.
  • Replica of the Xinchei-Konu: Awarded for bringing all twelve tablets of the Xinchei-Konu to Jekka-Wass Vozei at the Xinchei-Konu Monument northeast of Lilmoth.
  • Verdigris Haj Mota pet: Acquired by traveling to Lilmoth in Murkmire DLC game pack for the first time.
  • Marshmist Palescale skin: Acquired by completing the “God of the Gauntlet” achievement in Blackrose Prison.
  • Dead-Water Motif: Acquired from completing daily quests in Murkmire.
  • Elder Argonian Motif: Acquired by completing daily quests in Murkmire after a certain date.
  • Drakeeh the Unchained: A trophy awarded for completing Blackrose Prison.
  • Drakeeh the Unchained: A bust awarded for completing Veteran Blackrose Prison.
  • Replica of the Xinchei-Konu: Awarded for bringing all twelve tablets of the Xinchei-Konu to Jekka-Wass Vozei at the Xinchei-Konu Monument northeast of Lilmoth.
  • For completing the Blackrose Prison Vanquisher achievement (completing the Blackrose Prison Arena on any difficulty), you can earn the new Apricot Outrage dye.

Scuttlebloom and Trap Plants
Murkmire is a zone truly hungry for adventurers (and they don’t even have to be human)! What are these strange Scuttlebloom and Trap Plants?

  • Certain native plants throughout Murkmire have aggressive behavior ranging from slashing leaves to poison gas. Sneaking up on these plants will let you disable them and pass them unharmed.
  • Be on the lookout for the elusive (and tiny) Scuttlebloom! Sneaking up on this little guy rewards you with a temporary boost to your run speed, as well as honey, alchemic grease, or very rarely, a docile Scuttlebloom of your very own to place in your home. Be careful though – if they sense your presence, they will duck underground until they sense the danger is gone.

New Furnishing Plans
There are approximately 75 new furnishing plans to discover and craft from Murkmire.

New Achievements
Murkmire introduces over 50 new achievement for you to pursue.

Base Game

Cyrodiil Destructible Bridges & Milegates
Bridges and Milegates in Cyrodiil can now be destroyed and repaired!

  • Each of these structures have three pieces with several stages of destruction for each.
  • New UI icons have been added to the map which detail the current state of these structures, much like Keep status icons. 
  • These structures are permanently neutral, and can be damaged and repaired by all Alliances.
  • New Repair Kits have been added to Siege merchants to specifically repair just Milegates and Bridges.
    • Note that repairing a Bridge or Milegate does not grant Alliance Points.

Rewards for the Worthy Refresh
In this update, we’ve refreshed the Item Sets available from Rewards for the Worthy. They now provide an item from one of six all-new item sets, available solely through Rewards for the Worthy mails. Note the item sets that were previously available here are still available elsewhere in Cyrodiil. These items drop in the style of your Alliance, and are scaled to your level.

  • Indomitable Fury (Light)
    • 2: Max Magicka
    • 3: Max Magicka
    • 4: Stamina Recovery
    • 5: After Breaking Free, gain Minor Protection and Minor Heroism for 7 seconds, reducing your damage taken by 8% and generating 1 Ultimate every 1.5 seconds.
  • Spell Strategist (Light)
    • 2: Max Magicka
    • 3: Spell Damage
    • 4: Spell Damage
    • 5: When you deal damage with a Light Attack, you place a mark over your target for 5 seconds, granting you 500 Spell Damage against your marked target. This effect can occur every 4 seconds.
  • Battlefield Acrobat (Medium)
    • 2: Stamina Recovery
    • 2: Stamina Recovery
    • 4: Max Stamina
    • 5: Reduces the cost of all your abilities by 6%.
  • Soldier of Anguish (Medium)
    • 2: Weapon Damage
    • 3: Weapon Critical
    • 4: Weapon Damage
    • 5: When you deal damage with a melee attack, you have a 25% chance to traumatize your enemy, negating their next 5500 points of healing for 4 seconds. This effect can occur once every 4 seconds.
  • Steadfast Hero (Heavy)
    • 2: Physical Resistance
    • 3: Spell Resistance
    • 4: Max Health
    • 5: When you cleanse a negative effect from yourself or an ally, gain Major Protection for 5 seconds, reducing your damage taken by 30%. This effect can occur once every 10 seconds.
  • Battalion Defender (Heavy)
    • 2: Max Health
    • 3: Max Stamina
    • 4: Healing Done
    • 5: After successfully blocking, heal yourself or a nearby group member with the lowest health for 2000. This effect can occur every 1 second.

New PvP Collectible
The new Gladiator Emote is acquired by combining 30 Arena Gladiator’s Proofs, available by completing Conquest Missions in Cyrodiil, with an Arena Gladiator’s Mockery, available for purchase from War Researchers in Cyrodiil.

Character Re-Ordering
You can now rearrange the order your characters are listed on the Character Select screen! To do so, simply drag and drop a character field or use the clickable up and down buttons.

Housing & Editor Improvements
We’ve updated the Housing Editor to include an edit history display, the ability to Undo and Redo edits, and the ability to link furniture together so that they can be moved and adjusted simultaneously.

  • Housing Editor Undo/Redo and History
    • The Housing Editor now includes a robust Undo / Redo function to help homeowners and decorators create the perfect layout! With this new feature, you can now undo (and redo) up to 200 changes from your current edit session. 
    • This includes a new history that displays your last several edits, so that you always know what to expect when you undo or redo a change.
  • Furnishing Groups
    • Tired of moving your feasting table one mug at a time? You can now group objects together for ease of editing in the Housing Editor! Simply hover over a furnishing in your housing editor, hit the new “Link” button, and link up to 50 child objects to your selected furnishing. The next time you move that object, you will also move everything linked to it.
      • For example, if you select a table and link its nearby chairs to it, then moving the table will also move the chairs. You can still move the chairs independently without affecting the table, so no need to unlink and relink for minor adjustments.
    • You can even link one furnishing group to another — you could make a group for each place setting on your table, and then link those place settings to the table so that they move with the table, but can also be edited individually.
    • When selecting a furnishing in the housing editor, any children linked to it will be tinted for easy identification.  If it has a parent, the parent will also be tinted.
  • Additional Improvements
    • Having your character die in player-owned houses will no longer cause durability of equipped items to decrease.
    • The Collectible Furnishing limit for Notable homes has been increased from 50 to 55, which is accordingly doubled to 110 for ESO Plus subscribers.

Crafting Motifs
During this PTS cycle, we’re introducing several new Motifs for testing. Note that only one of these will be included in Murkmire’s launch, with the others being released later.

  • The Dead-Water Motif will be available when Murkmire launches. Chapters can be obtained occasionally from completing Delve, Village, and Group Boss Daily Quests in Murkmire.
    • The Style Item for the Dead-Water style, Crocodile Leather, is available from the same sources.
  • The Silver Dawn Motif will be available later this year, after Update 20 is released. The Chapters can be obtained by completing Moon Hunter Keep, becoming more likely with higher difficulties of the dungeon, up to being guaranteed to drop on Veteran Hard mode.
    • The Style Item for the Silver Dawn style, Argent Pelts, is obtained by killing bosses in Moon Hunter Keep, with a greater chance to drop on Veteran than on Normal.
  • The Elder Argonian Motif will be available after the new year. Chapters can be obtained occasionally from completing Delve, Village, and Group Boss Daily Quests in Murkmire – just like the Dead-Water Motif.
    • The Style Item for the Elder Argonian style, Hackwing Plumage, is available from the same sources.
  • Finally, the Huntsman Motif will be available in Q1 next year. The Chapters can be obtained by completing the March of Sacrifices, becoming more likely with higher difficulties of the dungeon, up to being guaranteed to drop on Veteran Hard mode.
    • The Style Item for the Huntsman style, Bloodscent Dew, is obtained by killing bosses in the March of Sacrifices, with a greater chance to drop on Veteran than on Normal.

ESO Plus Improvements
Coming later this year on November 13, we’ll be making updates to ESO Plus to provide even more value and benefits to members. You can read more about these upcoming benefits in this article. In this PTS update, we’ll be testing out several of these features including exclusive discounts and items to purchase. Note you must have an active ESO Plus membership to aid in this testing, and the items and discounts you see are for testing purposes only; they are not indicative of the final product.

In conjunction with these changes, we have made several updates to the ESO Plus section of the Crown Store to support ESO Plus deals and exclusive offerings:

  • Added a new “ESO Plus” tab to the Crown Store.
  • Added a new “ESO Plus Deals” page that collects all active deals for ESO Plus members in one place.
  • Updated the layout of the ESO Plus membership page.

So you want an Indrik?
In this PTS patch, you’ll begin to see glimpses of a unique collectible you’ll be able to obtain exclusively in-game by participating in upcoming in-game events. We’ll be giving you a chance to test the entire flow in a couple weeks, but in the meantime, here’s a taste of what’s to come:

  • You may see hints of a Nascent Indrik mount – you will be able to earn this mount for free, exclusively in-game!
    • In short, participating in specific in-game events will earn you Event Tickets. You can trade in those Event Tickets at a unique NPC called The Impresario for different types of Indrik feathers.
    • Once you have all 4 Indrik Feathers, you can use them to perform the Indrik summoning ritual.
  • The Nascent Indrik can later be evolved into different “adult” forms. Doing so will require specific Enchanted Berries obtained from The Impresario.
    • Evolving your Nascent Indrik is also something you will be able to achieve by participating in in-game events.

Champion Point Increase
The Champion Point cap has been raised by a total of 30 points (10 in each red/blue/green constellation) for a total of 810 Champion Points. The Champion Point experience curve has been automatically adjusted with this new cap, so that earlier Champion Points require less experience and can be earned faster.

Mac Min Spec
We have switched the Mac renderer from OpenGL to MoltenVK (Metal) to support the upcoming release of the upcoming MacOS Mojave. Upon first launching the game, you will notice longer load times and frequent hitching as the shaders are rebuilt for MoltenVK, with some notable unstableness in this first PTS patch. We plan to make iterations throughout PTS to improve performance. To support these changes, we will be updating the minimum spec for all Mac players in Update 20. These will be as follows:

  • Operating System: macOS High Sierra v 10.13
  • Model: Late-2013 27-inch iMac and Newer
  • Hard Disk Space: 85 GB free HDD space
  • Internet: Internet Broadband Connection

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