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ESO: Scions of Ithelia Launches on PC/Mac + Update 41

Starting off this year’s new content roadmap for Elder Scrolls Online is the first dungeon DLC, Scions of Ithelia. Launching today on PC/Mac alongside the free Update 41 base-game patch, console gamers won’t have too long to wait until March 26 for their release. This new PvE DLC introduces two new dungeons to Tamriel, Oathsword Pit and Bedlam Veil. The events of these two storylines all lead towards the upcoming Gold Road Chapter and tasks players and their allies to enact revenge on behalf of the God of Curses and defend the mysterious hold of the Demiprince of Maelstrom.

You can attempt the Oathsworn Pit and Bedlam Veil dungeons in normal, veteran, and hard mode difficulties. In addition, each hosts its own rewards and Achievements, including six new item sets, two monster sets, and unique collectibles.

Oathsworn Pit – A training ground for Malacath’s most-devoted followers has been invaded, and the God of Curses calls upon you to enact his revenge! Who are the Wood Elf invaders, and what are their plans for the Oathsworn survivors? You and your team must help the Orc Bazrag reclaim the pit’s lodges and free its captives before all are lost.

Bedlam Veil – Located with Fa-Nuit-Hen’s demiplane of Maelstrom, the Bedlam Veil is a storehouse, of sorts, for all manner of weapons, artifacts, and monsters. Now, a mysterious cult has begun looting the Demiprince’s realm, and the “Multiplier of Motions Known” needs your help defending their hold and preventing the raiders from claiming a mysterious prize at its heart.

You can access the Scions of Ithelia DLC via ESO Plus membership or by purchasing it from the Crown Store for 1,500 crowns (listed under DLC). If your ESO Plus membership lapses, you will lose access to the DLC until you renew your membership or purchase it with crowns. However, you will not lose any items, Achievements, or other rewards earned prior. The Scions of Ithelia Deluxe Bundle is also available for 4,000 crowns and includes access to the DLC game pack, Ashbone Sabre Cat mount, Ashbone Echalette pet, and five Crown Experience Scrolls. You can purchase the Deluxe Bundle from the Featured section of the in-game Crown Store.

Launching at the same time as the Scions of Ithelia DLC, the Update 41 base-game patch is completely free for all current ESO players and includes a series of fixes, additions, and improvements to the game’s core experience.

Stackable Siege Weaponry – Helping you lighten the inventory load in Cyrodiil with Update 41 is the addition of stackable siege weaponry. With this update, you can stack up to 20 similar siege weapons if they are at maximum health. When you have siege weapons in your quickslots, it will always use the weapon with the lowest health in your inventory.

New Rewards – This update also introduces some new Rewards for the Worthy PvP item set rewards. This includes the Oakfather’s Retribution light armor set, the Blunted Blades medium armor set, and the Baan Dar’s Blessing heavy armor set. These new item sets are sure to help you on Tamriel’s myriad battlefields, so keep an eye out for them next time you open your Rewards for the Worthy boxes.

Additionally, the Unkindness of Ravens body and face marking is now available by acquiring and using the Runebound Tome: Unkindness of Ravens. You can acquire this tome for 100,000 Tel Var Stones, and it requires 50 Siege of Cyrodiil Merits to use. In tandem with the new PvP sets is an all-new Mythic item you can acquire via the Antiquities system. The Torc of the Last Ayleid King necklace disables all other item set bonuses while increasing your Weapon and Spell Damage, boosting your Health, Magicka, and Stamina Recovery, and reducing your total damage taken by 15%.

This update also introduces style pages for the various Class Sets found in the Infinite Archive. Now, style pages for your specific class will drop within the archive, with other style pages also dropping once you’ve earned every page for your specific class.

Finally, Update 41 also features an update to the game’s min spec for PC and Mac. This change ensures a continued level of performance for older systems that can be maintained in newer content as well. Specifically, with Update 41, ESO no longer officially supports the Windows 7 operating system for future compatibility. You will still be able to play on Windows 7 machines but note that there’s no guarantee that this will continue to be the case moving forward. To read more about the Scios of Ithelia DLC and Update 41, head over to the official website.


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