Assassinating unwitting victims, visiting the Gold Coast, and working up the ranks of the Dark Brotherhood are coming soon to The Elder Scrolls Online. The next piece of downloadable content, entitled Dark Brotherhood, gives players a chance to join the guild, level up a new skill line, and complete repeatable quests for the Dark Brotherhood when it launches in the next few months. Luckily, players of The Elder Scrolls Online will not have to wait long for the changes, improvements, and new content. The Dark Brotherhood DLC releases on May 31 on PC, and it comes to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on June 14.
With a new set of story missions, two new delves, two unlockable costumes, three new items sets, two new Mementos, a new Polymorph, and much more included in the Dark Brotherhood DLC, players will have plenty to discover when it releases. Even more details on Dark Brotherhood are now available on The Elder Scrolls Online website. In fact, a new skill line will be part of the DLC that gives players the Blade of Woe letting them activate an assassin synergy when executing NPCs. As seen in the tentative patch notes, the skill line eventually lets players assassinate NPCs with the Blade of Woe in plain sight without being witnessed.
Like the pet jackal given to players that play the Thieves Guild DLC, players will receive a new Personality for playing the Dark Brotherhood as a Loyalty Reward. The assassin Personality gives a player a completely different presence in game. Players will stand, move, and emote differently with the Personality. Emotes that are affected by the Personality will be marked blue in the Emote selection list. Personality toggles are account-bound, like Costumes and Mementos, and multiple collectibles will can be used at the same time when Dark Brotherhood releases.
The Dark Brotherhood DLC will also offer new repeatable quests, as the Inquisitr reported. Bounty, Contract Kill, and Sacrament quests are all repeatable and detailed in the latest overview. Players will be tasked with visiting delves, assassinating specific targets, and finding targets of the Black Sacrament as part of the DLC’s repeatable content.
Like all DLC for The Elder Scrolls Online, subscribers can play the upcoming Dark Brotherhood content for free, since all DLC is part of an ESO Plus subscription. Players that do not subscribe to the game can purchase permanent access to the DLC by purchasing it from the Crown Store. Like the latest DLC, Thieves Guild, the Dark Brotherhood DLC is 2,000 Crowns in the store. A Collector’s Bundle for Dark Brotherhood is also available for 4,000 Crowns. This edition contains the DLC, the Highland Wolf mount, the Sylvan Nixad pet, and five Crown Experience Scrolls. Of course, the mount and pet from the Collector’s Bundle will be available to all characters on the account.
Moreover, players at the current character creation limit of eight characters should take note. Additional character slots will be available in the Crown Store when the Dark Brotherhood DLC releases. The purchasable and optional character slots are part of the base game update expected to release alongside Dark Brotherhood. This base game patch will introduce many changes and improvements to the game, including the new bottomless crafting bags.
The practically endless crafting storage will be accessible by all characters on an account. Items in the new Craft Bags do not count toward any inventory limit for characters like their normal bags or bank. This major convenience is only available to players that subscribe to The Elder Scrolls Online, however. Players that subscribe after the feature is implemented and then let their subscription lapse will still have access to items in their Craft Bags, but they will not be able to place any additional items into the Craft Bags until they choose to pick up the subscription again.
The base game patch, which will be available to all players regardless of whether or not they own Dark Brotherhood, will also remove Veteran Ranks from the game, add new grouping functionality, and give console players the chance to show their character names rather than their platform ID. Players can check out the base game patch notes on the official forums right now, since Dark Brotherhood and the accompanying patch are currently on the public test server.
According to the notes, the Champion System will replace Veteran Ranks when the patch occurs. The Champion Point cap will be set at 501 when the update releases and players with Veteran Ranks before the update will receive a few Champion Points per each Veteran Rank of their highest leveled character. With the new system, a fresh max level 50 character will immediately be able to equip Champion level gear, since Champion Points are shared at the account level.
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