Imperial City, the first DLC for The Elder Scrolls Online, is out now for players on PC. The DLC adds six Imperial Districts, new dungeons, new quests, new enemies, new armor, and much more. Imperial City should also offer something for those interested in both PvE and PvP level 10 or higher. PC players can download it today as part of the normal game update giving immediate access to the DLC for active subscribers or DLC purchasers. PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players will have to wait for the Imperial City DLC on September 15 and September 16 respectively.
The new DLC adds the Imperial City to the game in a big way. The city is under the control of the Daedric Prince named Molag Bal and all of the players in The Elder Scrolls Online must fight to take it back. Of course, the three Alliances found within the game will war with each other as well as the Daedric threat as they vie for control of the area. A new PvP dungeon, The Imperial Sewers, and two new PvE group dungeons are just a jumping off point for the DLC. A new racial crafting style, 23 new item sets, the Tel Var Stone currency for purchasing Veteran gear, and an exclusive Veteran Rank 16 weapons and armor all await players willing to take on the Imperial City DLC.
The Elder Scrolls Online developers detail the first DLC, and how to access it, in a lengthy post on the official website. They also include a nice guide on how to purchase Imperial City if users need help. Pressing the “,” key will bring up the Crown Store if the default settings have not been changed, or players can click on the Crown to access the Crown Store. Navigating to the DLC section on the left will take players to the Imperial City purchase.
As reported by the Inquisitr, this Imperial City DLC is free for active subscribers. If a player’s Elder Scrolls Online subscription lapses, access to the Imperial City DLC is lost, but players can purchase it from the Crown Store to access the DLC without the subscription. Imperial City costs 2,500 Crowns or about $20 if the 3,000 Crown Bundle for $25 is used to purchase it. It’s also important to note that having an active subscription rewards the player with a 1,500 Crown stipend each month.
As a buy-to-play game, The Elder Scrolls Online uses the Crown Store to support the game without mandatory subscriptions. Players can purchase a number of items from the store like special bundles of items, consumables, utilities, costumes, pets, mounts, and more. According to the brief overview on the official Elder Scrolls Online website, 500 Crowns are given to players when they create their account to get them started in the Crown Store.
Will you be buying the DLC itself, accessing it through a subscription, or passing on the content for now?
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