The Elder Scrolls Online Update 1.16 for PS4 & Xbox One Adds New DLC and More, Is 19GB

August 16, 2016 Written by Jason Dunning

With The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited update 1.16 today on PlayStation 4, and update 1.5 on Xbox One, the developers have added the Shadows of the Hist DLC, console text chat, the town capture system in Cyrodiil, and character re-customization through the new Style Parlor, while also raising the Champion Point cap to 531.

A 19GB download on Xbox One (no file size listed for PS4), The Elder Scrolls Online update 1.16/1.5 also improves issues with low frame-rate, random load screens, and invisible NPCs.

Here’s a list of some of the changes with today’s patch:

DLC Game Pack

  • Two New Dungeons
  • New Monster Masks
  • New Item Sets
  • Four New Motifs

Base Game Patch

  • Console Text Chat
  • Hel Ra Citadel and Aetherian Archive Improvements
  • Dragonstar Arena Improvements
  • Name Change (Crown Store)
  • Appearance and Race Change (Crown Store)
  • Dye Stamps (Crown Store)
  • Costume Dyeing (Exclusive to ESO Plus)
  • Trade Bind-on-Pickup Items in Dungeons & Trials to Group Members
  • Cyrodiil Town Capture
  • Champion Point Cap
  • Updates to Racial Passive Abilities
  • Undaunted Chests Improvements
  • Leather Material from Clothier Surveys
  • New Achievements
  • Ability Tooltip Tags
  • World Building

Shadows of the Hist is free to anyone with an active ESO Plus membership, while everyone else can pick it up for 1,500 crowns via the in-game Crown Store. Here’s what to expect from the four-player dungeons:

Two New Dungeons

Grab three friends and prepare to take on the Cradle of Shadows and Ruins of Mazzatun, two all-new Argonian-themed dungeons found in Shadowfen that make up the Shadows of the Hist DLC Game Pack. These dungeons scale to the group leader’s level, just like every other dungeon in ESO, and offer a Normal and Veteran mode and new item sets to collect. Here are a few details about each:

Cradle of Shadows

  • The Argonians of the Dark Brotherhood need your help against a cadre of rogue assassins who threaten to hurl all of Black Marsh into bloody chaos. Fight your way into the Cradle of Shadows to uncloak the secrets of the twisted Silken Ring!
  • The Cradle of Shadows dungeon features three new item sets, challenging new achievements with an appearance reward, and a new monster mask set.

Ruins of Mazzatun

  • Venture into Mazzatun, the “Puzzle City” of the Xit-Xaht tribe of Argonians, who have been forcing other Lizardfolk to work as slave labor on a project that has driven their masters … mad! Can you free them in time?
  • The Ruins of Mazzatun dungeon features three new item sets, challenging new achievements with an appearance reward, and a new monster mask set.

You can read all about the long list of other changes to The Elder Scrolls Online today by following the PS4 and Xbox One links.

As a reminder, The Elder Scrolls Online Gold Edition releases on September 9 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. It includes the base game and four expansions.

[Source: Elder Scrolls (1), (2)]

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