The Elder Scrolls Online Update on August 16 Adds Shadows of the Hist DLC, Text Chat & More

June 28, 2016 Written by Jason Dunning

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Adding the Shadows of the Hist DLC Dungeon Pack, console text chat, the Style Parlor, costume dyeing, and more, The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited Update 11 is releasing on August 1 for PC and on August 16 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, Bethesda announced today.

Priced at 1,500 crowns, or free to ESO Plus members, Shadows of the Hist includes the new Ruins of Mazzatun and Cradle of Shadows four-player dungeons, which scale to the group leader’s level:

Cradle of Shadows

Players can join the Argonians of the Dark Brotherhood in their battle against rogue assassins threatening to hurl all of Black Marsh into bloody chaos. Cradle of Shadows is a four-player group dungeon featuring both Normal and Veteran modes, and features three new item sets, challenging new achievements with an appearance reward, and a new monster mask set.

Ruins of Mazzatun

In Ruins of Mazzatun, players will venture into the ruins of the “Puzzle City” of the Argonian Xit-Xaht tribe to overcome the slavelords and free their helpless victims. Ruins of Mazzatun is a 4-player group dungeon with Normal and Veteran modes, and features three new item sets, challenging new achievements with an appearance reward, and a new monster mask set.

As for a couple of other new additions, the Style Parlor allows you to alter your appear in-game by purchasing tokens in the Crown Store, while Costume Dyeing lets you change the color of your costume via consumables:

The Style Parlor

Appearance and Race Change (Crown Store)

Players can purchase tokens in the Crown Store that will allow them to completely redefine their appearance, including but not limited to hair styles and colors, adornments, face and body markings, facial features, eye color, age, body and face shape, as well as selected voice.

Name Change (Crown Store)

Players will now be able to change their name by purchasing a Name Change token in the Crown Store. Once purchased, players can use the Name Change token on the Character Select screen to change one character’s name.

Premium Hairstyles and New Adornments and Markings (Crown Store)

A bounty of new hair styles, adornments, and markings have been added to the Crown Store. Players can purchase new items from the Appearance category. Once purchased, items can be used to change a character’s hair style, adornments, and markings as often as a player wishes.

Costume Dyeing

ESO Plus Costume Dyes (Exclusive to ESO Plus)

Anyone who has an active ESO Plus membership will have the ability to dye their equipped costume (and hats!) at any Dye Station using dyes unlocked via achievements. Applied dyes are saved separately for each character, so that the same costume or hat can be dyed differently for every one of your characters.

Dye Stamps (Crown Store)

One-time-use consumable Dye Stamps are available for purchase in the Crown Store for a modest price. Each Dye Stamp comes pre-loaded with a specific set of colors. One Dye Stamp can be applied to your active costume and hat—they are a one-use consumable item. New Dye Stamps will appear in the Crown Store every week.

Finally, here’s what you’ll find in the free base game patch:

  • Console text chat
  • Aetherian Archive and Hel Ra Citadel Trial improvements, including Normal and Veteran modes, revamped rewards, and level scaling
  • Dragonstar Arena improvements, including increased monster difficulty and revamped rewards
  • The ability to trade bind-on-pickup items to group members in dungeons and Trials
  • The introduction of the Cyrodiil town capture system
  • Champion Point cap increase
  • Rebalancing and adjustments to Racial Passive abilities
  • Improved Undaunted reward chests (Gold, Silver, and Bronze)
  • Improved Clothier Surveys
  • Improved face effects and animations
  • New achievements for each of the scaled Trials
  • Ability tooltip tags that display the primary role for certain abilities
  • Ongoing Cyrodiil performance improvements
  • 17 updated older item sets that now drop at Champion 160: Six available in Aetherian Archive; Seven available in Hel Ra Citadel; Four available in Dragonstar Arena
  • Four new crafting styles: Akatosh, Dark Brotherhood, dro-m’Athra, and Minotaur

Are you excited for Shadows of the Hist?

[Source: Elder Scrolls Online]