The Elder Scrolls Online Update 3 Detailed
The Elder Scrolls Online will receive Update 3, which is scheduled to launch in July, to focus on player customization and reworking delves to ensure they are bigger and better. Zenimax Online has posted a new blog, detailing Update 3 and what we can expect from it.
For customization, players will see armor dyeing, guild insignia and tabards. These are pretty standard fare for an MMORPG, and it makes us wonder why it wasn’t there in the first place.
Zenimax Online is currently working on re-working quests to reduce the chance that a player is separated from their group. In the blog post, they said:
This is an ongoing effort, but you’ll see the problem alleviated over the course of the summer.
New Veteran Dungeons, a new part of Craglorn with a new Trial, and plenty more are also on the way. Lastly, the blog post details the plans for game content post-level 50.
Itemization - We’ll add gear that’s harder to acquire but more worthwhile. We’re looking at gear that will make others envious when you’re wearing or wielding it—both in appearance and in stat boosts. To do this, we’ll adjust soft caps so that they don’t kick in quite as quickly. We have to be very careful about how much we adjust numbers, because the greater the variance, the more people can hurt their intended builds.
Veteran Ranks - We’re looking at giving you more “points” to spend when you hit a Veteran Rank. This is at a very, very early stage, but essentially, we want to keep the great customization you have for your character from 1-50 and allow you to continue augmenting it in meaningful ways. Our goal is to let you have many more fun character development decisions post level 50.
More content - We’re going to continue providing more content on a regular basis. Veteran Dungeons, areas like Craglorn, Trials, and etc. Further, we’re going to allow dungeons to level to the group leader. This means you’ll be able to go back and play any dungeon to get rewards appropriate for your group leader’s level.
That’s for the months ahead, but more immediately Update 2 is set to roll out onto the game’s main servers in the week of June 23. The update will offer:
- Crypt of Hearts, a new Veteran Dungeon created for Veteran Rank 12 characters. Continue the Crypt of Hearts story and learn the secrets of Nerien’eth the Lich.
- Field of View slider—a much-requested feature that lets you tweak the FOV while playing in first-person mode.
- More object interaction. You can now pick up and equip weapons and armor that you find lying around in the world.
- More ongoing bug fixes and combat polish.
Source: ESO Blog