A new year of content has been promised by Zenimax in 2020 and the first slice of the DLC is now available to purchase for The Elder Scrolls Online.
Today saw a massive new ESO update released on PS4 and Xbox One, bringing with it the Harrowstorm DLC, among other changes.
As confirmed earlier this year by Zenimax, Harrowstorm introduces two new 4-player dungeons – Icereach and Unhallowed Grave – in addition to a number of new item sets and collectables.
You can find descriptions for both at the bottom of this article but Harrowtown wasn’t the only big addition made to the game today.
Elder Scrolls Online update 25 was also launched, packing a very large patch size for fans on consoles.
Gamers will need to wait until the huge 92GB patch has been installed before they can explore any of the new stuff on offer.
Explaining the need for such a meaty patch, the ESO team told fans today: “Our biggest focus for this update was further improving game performance, with an emphasis on frame rate stability, ultimately resulting in fewer drops in your game’s framerate. The combat changes you’ll see support this goal.
“Additionally, please take note for this update, we’re refreshing our patching and file manifest data to remove duplicate files and older data that is no longer needed.
“This should result in improvements to load times, streaming of assets, reliability of asset loads, and a reduction of space taken up by the client on your hard drive.
“In order to achieve this, you will be required to re-download the entirety of the game. To this end, the size of this update is 92GB.
“After the full client re-download completes, please note that you will see an additional smaller patch download and install.
“This patch includes some crash fixes that we released to PC/Mac after the Update 25 launch. You don’t need to do anything on your end; just be mindful there will be an additional download that will automatically begin after the full client re-download completes.
“Don’t forget, we’ve added a free Crimson Torchbug Pet to the Crown Store for the next two weeks as a thank you for completing the re-download!
More information on today’s Elder Scrolls Online DLC launch can be found below:
Icereach – A supernatural storm lashes Skyrim’s northern coast, threatening the longboats and livelihoods of the local Nords. You and your party must investigate the mysterious origin of this storm: the barren island of Icereach. There, you must find the first lost expedition, confront the witches of the Icereach Coven, and put a stop to their terrible ritual before all of Skyrim is lost.
Unhallowed Grave – Deep beneath the sands of Bangkorai, the ancient remnants of a long-forgotten evil lies buried—forgotten to all but the crypt’s last guardians. Now, a gruesome band of Necromancers and monsters has looted the tomb for an unknown purpose. You and your allies must storm the Unhallowed Grave, repulse the mercenaries, and discover the dark secret at the heart of their invasion.
Both dungeons challenge you and your teammates with cunning enemies and monstrous boss battles, and you can attempt both Icereach and Unhallowed Grave in Normal and Veteran difficulties, with a Veteran Hard Mode option available if you wish to truly challenge yourselves. Finally, you can discover new rewards in both dungeons, including new item sets, Achievements, collectables, and more.
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