Elder Scrolls Online update introduces first adventure zone, tons of fixes

Bethesda releases first major update for MMORPG that includes Craglorn and a wealth of improvements and fixes.

Bethesda has released the first major update for MMORPG The Elder Scrolls Online, introducing the game's first adventure zone, Craglorn, as well as a wealth of improvements and fixes. The update, Update 1, began rolling out yesterday and should be widely available now.

Craglorn includes a new storyline and gameplay designed for groups of Veteran Rank players, Bethesda says. Players will take on new quests as they seek to discover the "Celestial threat" to Tamriel. There's even a new 12-player Trials system, where your team will have a limited number of respawns to use as you try to reach a final boss.

Update 1 for The Elder Scrolls Online also brings a new feature called Death Recap, a screen that should help you better understand how you died and perhaps more importantly, what you can do differently next time.

The update also promises to fix bugs and improve the game overall with updates for quests and skill line abilities, as well as various tweaks to other systems. Some of these changes include optimizations that should improve your overall graphics performance and a fix for a bug that sometimes made you fall off your horse when sprinting. The full list of Elder Scrolls Online Update 1 patch notes is available on the game's website.

The Elder Scrolls Online launched last month for PC and should be available on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 by the end of 2014, but there's no guarantee that the game won't slip to 2015. For more, you can read GameSpot's review of the PC version of The Elder Scrolls Online.

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matthd
matthd

Why does it matter? The games out no matter how you look at it. I'm not sure why people care. You didn't develop it. It's not your game. It's failure won't impact you in any way nor will it's success. But it will impact the developers who have jobs they want to keep. Families to feed.. let the people who enjoy the game enjoy it. Just because you think it's a bad game doesn't mean it's a bad game. Everyone thinks they know everyone.

Kunasha
Kunasha

I wish you could get views like in that picture. Sadly, the draw distance in this game is basically 100ft, so that's not possible. :(

Auriken
Auriken

I'm actually really happy I went with my gut on this one and didn't purchase the game. It just looked incredibly bland, and I don't give a shit about PVP so what would this game offer me exactly? From what I saw: nothing.

strangelove_1
strangelove_1

This game is such a fail, RIP ES, gone but not forgotten.

Reisling
Reisling

I finally bit the bullet and ended my sub today. It was a fun 2 months though.

starhowl
starhowl

You can't fix a shitty game by fixing bugs!

Erebus
Erebus

I love MMOs.... or at least I used to when they were actually good.

Which is now a long, long time ago... before some of you were even born....

cratecruncher
cratecruncher

"Update 1 for The Elder Scrolls Online also brings a new feature called Death Recap, a screen that should help you better understand how you died and perhaps more importantly, what you can do differently next time."


Maybe the brains who thought making Elder Scrolls into a mediocre mmo themepark ride can use this "Death Recap" to figure out why ES fans hate this piece-of-crap and more importantly, what they can do differently next time. Mmmmhahahahahahah!

willzihang
willzihang

So what month of this year are people taking bets on for the free-to-play announcement? 


It's probably why they've delayed it on consoles.

xxmavr1kxx
xxmavr1kxx

Did they stop the Bots from farming yet. I heard it was Bad.

tomservo51
tomservo51

Stop turning great RPGs into poor MMOs 

Abanaa
Abanaa

@bfeinberg  You're still here, and still rude. 

Actualy, you're a lost cause so i won't waste my time with you anymore.

bfeinberg
bfeinberg

@The1337Dunham @xx_soul4eva_xx  Actually, it wouldn't be a valid point period. Several people do care about ESO. Just because you don't doesn't make you the messiah of the gaming world.