ESO Live Update 40 Highlights
Missed the ESO livestream? Here are some of the highlights of what is coming –-
Update 40 Information
U40 will be free for all players with access to the base game
PTS & Patch Notes Live: 9/18
PC, MAC & Steam Live: 10/30
Xbox & Playstation Live: 11/14
Grand Master Crafting Stations
While this may not impact everyone, this will be HUGE for guild leaders with guild halls full of crafting tables. Once U40 hits, we will be purchasing these tables.
All attuned tables you currently own will be “fed” to the all-in-one stations, so there will only be 1 table for each craft
As a fun little bonus, the tables will also “fill out” in design, so the more tables you feed the more robust the station looks.
All-in-one tables will be available for writ vouchers (price TBD)
Jewelry Crafting Rebalancing
While originally intended for players with wealth, they want to shift that intention and make jewelry upgrades more accessible to players.
Existing Grains and Platings will be renamed to Ancient Grains and Ancient Platings
Ancient Grains will go away completely. They will be converted directly into the new platings at a 1:1 ratio, so 1 ancient grain = 1 plating.
Ancient Platings will convert to the new platings at a 10:1 ratio, so 1 ancient plating = 10 new platings
Your inventory will be auto converted so no need to do anything! If they are in the bank, traders, mail, etc. you will still see Ancient. Once looted they will auto convert.
Jewelry will now take 8 platings to make it gold to be in line with the other crafts
Blue jewelry writs are being removed because they will be worthless in the new system
Golden vendors have also been reviewed to make sure it’s balanced and in line with everything else
New Group Finder Tool
You can advertise your group to other players in game – activity categories for dungeon, arena, trials, Endless Archive, PvP, Zone, Custom
It allows you to build the details of your activity including type of activity, role requirements, if VC is needed, includes an invite code feature and more
Quest XP & Gold Standardization
Broad audit and standardization of XP and Gold rewards for many of the game’s quests.
Includes quests and questlines associated with zones, main storylines, prologues, dailies, guild storylines, and many more
Receive more consistent rewards based on their complexity or length
Daily quest rewards for Mages Guild, Fighters Guild, and Undaunted have received a general boost
The Endless Archive
Base game update, no DLC required
Roguelike inspired, systematically endless dungeon with increasing difficulty for Duo or Solo teams (Companions can be your +1)
Each stage and encounter are randomly generated, so no two will never be the same
3 Stages + boss battle = 1 Cycle; 4 Cycles + 1 unique boss battle = Arc
Leaderboards will not be based on speed
Progress cannot be saved, start fresh each time
You will get a certain amount of time to come back in before it resets
There is a quest associated with it, as well as side events/quests inside called Portals to the Unknown
The instance will end if you run out of “Threads of Fate” --> limited number of team wipes permitted before your run ends
Two unique boons you can collect as you progress: 40+ different Verses and Visions
Verses are temporary buffs you can select at the end of each Stage that last until the end of the next Stage.
Visions, on the other hand, are available at the end of each Cycle and provide a boon that lasts for your entire run.
Each person gets their own selections to make
As you play you can loot and unlock unique rewards not found in any other activity in game. This includes a mount, pet, cosmetics, and all-new Class sets.
Class sets buff the abilities for each unique class, providing synergy with specific Skill Lines. You can collect these items via loot drops or the Archive’s unique vendor using a new currency earned in TEA called “Archival Fortunes”
The new currency will allow you to purchase Consumables, Class set items, style pages, and unique buffs
These purchasable buffs are permanently active for your future Endless Archive runs
No normal vs. veteran or difficulty difference with solo vs duo
Check out ESO's article here
Upcoming In-Game Events
Secrets of the Telvanni
Event runs 9/28 – 10/10
Must own Necrom to participate
Any chapter content will allow you to earn reward boxes, plus there will be bonus drops & tickets
33% completion: Ebony Scarab Pet
66% completion: Nightmare’s Nest Markings
100% completion: Kelesan’ruhn House
New this year, they will be decorating towns for the holiday
Gates of Oblivion Celebration
New Life Festival
Other ESO News & Events
TES October Event
Stay tuned for fun prompts on ESO socials
Endless Archive Player Competition
Details are in the works
No Kid Hungry Charity
Coming in October
ESO Japanese localization coming to consoles
Details will be revealed at the Tokyo Game Show
Xbox Gamepass Core service is live and ESO is part of it
Did you miss out on the Tentacular Tome Twitch Drop? You still have a chance to earn it from the regional post shows!