Bethesda Announces Dark Brotherhood

Bethesda announced the next The Elder Scrolls Online DLC, the Dark Brotherhood. They also released some information on whats to come, for example, the removal of the Veteran Ranks.

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First Look at Dark Brotherhood

Your talent for homicide has been noticed, and an invitation has arrived — to join the Dark Brotherhood in The Elder Scrolls Online! You’ll visit the Gold Coast, the westernmost region of the old Empire, where you’ll find opportunity, intrigue… and murder.

As with our previous updates, Dark Brotherhood will come in two parts: the DLC game pack, and the base game patch. Below is a brief summary of what you can expect in each. We’ll be going into more detail about the DLC game pack and base-game patch very soon including the release dates, pricing and much more.

Dark Brotherhood DLC Game Pack Features & Content

  • Join the Dark Brotherhood and become an assassin for hire
  • Visit the Gold Coast, available to characters of all levels, where you can explore Anvil and Kvatch for the first time since The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
  • Hours of exciting story content and quests that will have you revisiting your favorite areas of Tamriel
  • New, repeatable quest content involving Contracts and the Black Sacrament
  • Challenging new group bosses and delves to conquer
  • A new passive skill line exclusive to members of the Dark Brotherhood
  • Unique costumes, motifs and item sets inspired by the deadly Dark Brotherhood

Base Game Patch Features & Content

  • The removal of Veteran Ranks
  • Poison-Making, for those who want to be especially nasty to their enemies
  • Toggle-able nameplates for all characters
  • Character name display for Xbox One and PlayStation 4
  • Item locking to help prevent accidental deconstruction of your most valuable items
  • Further improvements and new features to the Grouping Tool including a group ready check, vote-to-kick system, and updated queue timer
  • Tons of updates to the Crown Store including additional character slots, motif previews, and hats
  • Crafting bags for ESO Plus members
  • Improvements and adjustments to Item Traits
  • Ongoing Cyrodiil performance improvements
  • Sanctum Ophidia Trial scaling, rebalancing and the addition of a Normal and Veteran mode
  • Balance improvements to combat and gameplay abilities including the Fighters Guild skill line, Vampires and stamina abilities
  • …and more!

In addition, we have numerous changes and improvements for previous DLC game packs including a new District capture system for Imperial City, and rebalancing for the Imperial City dungeons.

In celebration of today’s announcement, we’re giving you a first look at what awaits you in Dark Brotherhood.

If you think you’re deadly enough to join the ranks of the Dark Brotherhood, you should sneak into the Cyrodiil Room at PAX East this weekend in Boston. We’ll be showcasing some new, exclusive video clips from this latest update, and will also have some ESO developers present for panels and activities. You can read more about the ESO Community Headquarters at PAX here.

Be on the lookout for additional information about Dark Brotherhood after we return from PAX East next week!

Thanks Redstorm for the heads up in this post!



Wizhunter said:

(about 3 years ago)

Getting rid of veteran ranks to be replaced with what ?

Glycer said:

(about 3 years ago)

No replacement. Just gone. gear requirements will be made through champion levels as far as I know.

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