Elder Scrolls Online’s Update 6 is live

What’s new in The Elder Scrolls Online? Well, how long have you got? Today’s Update 6 added the justice system, the champion system, a collections system, animation and tutorial updates, a provisioning revamp, game rebalancing, and more.

The justice system allows you to indulge your inner criminal by stealing from Tamrielian NPCs, breaking into their homes, and even murdering them outright.

The champion system is “a new progression and development” mechanic that becomes available at Veteran Rank 1. Champion points are earned by doing anything in the game that generates XP, and each character on your account will receive a point to spend on progression-related niceties when it is earned by your VR character(s). There’s much more to the update, so click the link below to learn all about it.

[Source: Patch notes; thanks Chum!]
SHARE THIS ARTICLE
Code of Conduct | Edit Your Profile | Commenting FAQ | Badge Reclamation | Badge Key

LEAVE A COMMENT

126 Comments on "Elder Scrolls Online’s Update 6 is live"

Subscribe to:
Sort by:   newest | oldest | most liked
unixtimed
Guest
unixtimed

DarkWombat unixtimed lol, you can’t draw conclusions based on some shitty platforms like xfire and raptor.
People who still play D2 are unlikely to give a faq about raptor etc.

DarkWombat
Guest
DarkWombat

unixtimed DarkWombat Show me proof. That is a BS statement. D3 is always in the top 10 on Xfire and Raptor. Show me something, anything that shows D2 has more players…..because you cant…

unixtimed
Guest
unixtimed

DarkWombat D3 comeback? Don’t make me laugh.The most anticipated game of the decade died within months. D2 has more active players than D3 even after 10 years.

Shadanwolf
Guest
Shadanwolf

wild_abyss 
you can patch..subbed…unsubbed

Knuxson
Guest
Knuxson

I actually am kind of excited to play this game on the 17th again.  I enjoyed playing through all the content in each or the zones as I was leveling.  I thought a lot of the stories were really well done, and I actually enjoyed the combat.

wild_abyss
Guest
wild_abyss

Hrm, I didn’t see this until today and am not at home to check: do you have to be subbed at the moment in order to patch?

wild_abyss
Guest
wild_abyss

Elikal Ialborcales davidjames79 I felt this way, too. I’m not a big fan of SweetFX but I may resort to it in a couple weeks when I log in again.

NobleNerd
Guest
NobleNerd

Shadanwolf Gas Chamber Gerhan I can say with about 90% certainty that after this HUGE patch ZOS is focusing on PvP. I know the Imperial City has been talked about a lot and is finished. If the next patch doesn’t have some PvP love they will lose that division of players in droves. BUT time will tell.

NobleNerd
Guest
NobleNerd

stkmks Most RPers use emotes and say chat to RP (unless it was in a guild you were in) so just turn off those channels during your game play or create a new chat tab you can switch to with those channels turned off, whichever you find more efficient.

In this new generatio you will have a hard time finding any online game that doesn’t have to chat troll and unwanted chat. I have seen people hop into chat with memes and short one liners intended to do nothing but bait someone into a hot response. Unfortunately it is not just MMOs, but online games in general and it isn’t going away.

breetoplay
Guest
breetoplay

AilsaN10 No derp! It’s a rather unintuitive “working as intended feature” of our carousel. I don’t love it. It’s on our tech dude’s list to rewrite for us!

DarkWombat
Guest
DarkWombat

Top Three Comebacks in the last couple years:

1. Final Fantasy XIV Revamp
2. Diablo 3’s amazing patch 2.0
3. Elder Scrolls Online 1.6

AilsaN10
Guest
AilsaN10

Never mind, Bree showed me it was at the top in the cycling stories. Derp.

AilsaN10
Guest
AilsaN10

Has this post disappeared from the post timeline? I had to google to find it again (after noticing it yesterday I went to get the patch started and wanted to read it today but couldn’t find it). I also noticed that Elder Scrolls Online, nor ESO, are included in your list of games you cover.

SwobyJ
Guest
SwobyJ

hardy83 Between sharing my home Internet costs with my bf, and my specific ISPs and phone provider, my monthly costs for near unlimited Internet (home and mobile) is significantly less than $100. I love itttttt. I feel bad for that without it too :(

Radfist
Guest
Radfist

ArtemisiaWS  Im sure there will be plenty of cool armours on the cash shop in no time.

Radfist
Guest
Radfist

karmamule hardy83  Thanks to our pathetic Prime Minister cancelling fibre to the home rollout, I might get the game patched by the weekend here in Australia.  Although the patcher is abnormally slow, we are on about 20 mbps but its throttled down to 300 kbps for some reason.

Radfist
Guest
Radfist

stkmks  Just turn off global and find a mature guild.

louiedog_
Guest
louiedog_

Denice J Cook I play exclusively with a friend. The main quest (and fighters/mages guild) are all solo-only. I doubt they will be changing that anytime soon, if at all. These quests, however, are typically not that long (15-30mins) and so haven’t bothered my companion and I that much. Being forced to split it at times, we often get into a race to the end or compare notes (over voice chat) on how we took down a certain boss. 
For all other quests, I will say “it’s better”. Many quests now give shared credit for completing objectives. Kill X quests, fetch Y quests, those are synced up probably 80% of the time. So it’s an improvement. The one area that is still of some annoyance is when you are talking to an NPC and your companion finishes the conversation before you and begins some kind of scripted action for the NPC. This can cut you off from finishing your conversation.
All-in-all, I’d give duoing with a friend a “B”. It is no longer extremely painful, and often it is quite a blast. Try it yourself, when the game is B2P.

Shadanwolf
Guest
Shadanwolf

GeekySharp JohnD212 squidgod2000 
Did you ever have to go to 100 stores to find the exact clothes(substitute any item you want) you wanted. ESO /Matt Firror thinks that is a good idea.

Megus
Guest
Megus

Denice J Cook Those would be welcome changes indeed.

Rohirrim
Guest
Rohirrim

Bannex19 Me too, but I reinstalled FFXIV

Rohirrim
Guest
Rohirrim

squidgod2000 JohnD212 Except if you make it like GW2..

Shadanwolf
Guest
Shadanwolf

Gas Chamber Gerhan Shadanwolf 
Unfortunately now most of the pvp players and many guilds have left.  PVP got almost zero beta testing and the ongoing major stability problem are the result.

GeekySharp
Guest
GeekySharp

JohnD212 squidgod2000 It’s anything but lazy. They built an entirely new auction system in guild stores, and then built an entirely new kiosk system to compliment it too. Lazy would’ve been slapping an auction house up like everyone else does.

GeekySharp
Guest
GeekySharp

karmamule Cujo H Just double checked the patch notes, I had no idea they were adding in camera sliders. This update just gets better and better! :)

Gas Chamber Gerhan
Guest
Gas Chamber Gerhan

Bannex19 It’s ok, you’d feel better about yourself dropping WoW for anything :P

Gas Chamber Gerhan
Guest
Gas Chamber Gerhan

Shadanwolf The game was originally focused a lot more on the AVA, but after some community outcry a year or so prior to launch they shifted gears to add more pve, which wound up creating a myriad of new problems and leading to more bad pve content development like craglorn and neglect of cyrodil and its problems.

NomadMorlock
Guest
NomadMorlock

My wife and I downloaded tonight and cleaned up the banks, specced our characters, and started leveling our Ledgerdemain skills. Soo smooth… No issues other than it took a few seconds more at the login screen.

Craw
Guest
Craw

Muspel davidjames79 There have been a lot of new assets added for the justice system (clothes, items, etc)  Some city hubs have new areas for the outlaw refuges to fence stuff.  There are new animations, improvement to some armor style textures, redoing of a few abilities.  It is a rather significant enhancement to the game, and it looks promising for the future of ESO.

And um… billion lines of codes in small font… mebbe they use like HUGE fonts so it’s less lines of code? :P (j/k)

Shadanwolf
Guest
Shadanwolf

Unfortunately nothing has been done to advance the games AVA  features….which was supposed to be a MAJOR portion of the game.ESO has talked about adding new AvA features in the fall of last year…..but has not introduced any, and none are scheduled for introduction.
So I cancelled my subscription and returned to DAOC.

Wratts
Guest
Wratts

karmamule Wratts lol!  You’re not helping with my poor impulse control!

karmamule
Guest
karmamule

NobleNerd ChristopherPierce I would love if they added spellcrafting, but I got the impression from their weekly update videos that that’s still quite a ways out.  Still planned, but I wouldn’t get my hopes up for near future.  But, hoo boy, when it comes, I’ll be happy.

karmamule
Guest
karmamule

Denice J Cook Wratts Rustybladez What time did you try patching?  I have RCN (also fiber-optic) and was getting around 6 MBs around 5pm EST.  It took about an hour to finish.

karmamule
Guest
karmamule

Wratts No, that’s the great part.  You don’t have to resist!  :)  Oh yeah, there may be a consequence or two, but…..it’s worth it…..

I just saw a guy in werewolf form absolutely rampaging through one of the low level bandit-infested towns tearing everyone apart.  I followed along cheering and clapping for awhile.  :-D

karmamule
Guest
karmamule

ArtemisiaWS That’s too bad.  I really love the new armor looks, but they are a BIG change so I can imagine if the changes weren’t to your taste it would hit hard.  Good luck finding something more in-line with what you’re looking for!  :(

karmamule
Guest
karmamule

wolfyseyes Give a shout if/when you do derp around, it would be fun to say hi in-game!  :-D

karmamule
Guest
karmamule

Cujo H karmamule Oh yeah I forgot to mention that!!!  It’s one of the things that doesn’t sound like much but it really makes a difference in 3rd person view to be able to customize.

Cujo H
Guest
Cujo H

karmamule  Camera position sliders are totally ftw too.

karmamule
Guest
karmamule

stkmks Ummm, huge revamp to armor in this release.  Keep an eye out as screenshots and let’s plays etc come out.  The aesthetic is still muted in comparison to most other MMOs, so it may not be enough, but they definitely made many armors look a lot less shabby.  They still won’t look like Tammy Faye Bakker’s eye makeup kit exploded over everything (like SOME MMOs I won’t mention) but they added some refinement.

karmamule
Guest
karmamule

Elikal Ialborcales :::shrug::: yeah, different strokes for different folks.  I love the game, and some others that everyone rave over leave me cold.  It’s important when reading reviews or participating in gaming communities to learn who has tastes closest to your own or not, because one person’s gaming nirvana is another’s nightmare.  So, if I say I really like something maybe you should think about running in the other direction!  ;-)

karmamule
Guest
karmamule

hardy83 Yeah, it’s broken down into a couple steps, with the 13gb being just the first.  Times like this are when I (mentally) give my service provider (RCN) a big big hug.  110 mbps service makes so many things easier.

karmamule
Guest
karmamule

Harrier0 The slot expansions are really not “ridiculously expensive” if you just play the game.  I’m an incredibly slow player (highest level character is still only mid-30s) who is also heavily into crafting and need lots of storage space and I was able to buy more than enough storage to cope.  Yeah it’s something you need to think about and plan for, but to me that was an enjoyable task to have, and wasn’t that difficult to resolve.

karmamule
Guest
karmamule

DeadlyAccurate Lots of people are having lots of fun with it.  I’ve always thought the good outweighed the bad, but plenty didn’t.  In any case it has come a long ways since launch.  Unless the purchase price of the box is burdensome, I’d say give it a shot.  If you are like me or others who are having fun it’ll lead to hundreds of hours of enjoyment.

karmamule
Guest
karmamule

squidgod2000 And as an alt-aholic I’m looking at weeks of spinning up alts to play around with how the massive skill revamps affect things so I can then do the point re-allocation well for my “real” characters.  Still, any excuse for more alts makes me happy.

karmamule
Guest
karmamule

I’m having an absolute blast.  Much fun watching amateur thieves sneak up, try to pickpocket someone, get yelled at, and then attempt to flee from the town guards.  They need in-game popcorn!  :)

Lots of the armor appearance revamps bumped things up too, IMO.  A couple of my characters were noticeably changed but in good ways.  Improvements to combat animation, the new legerdemain skill ine and more all make for some really cool new stuff.  Spell sounds have more oomph….  definitely the biggest update they’ve put out yet.  And, I appreciate that the content/systems they’re adding benefit a large range of levels and don’t just target those at max level.

Cujo H
Guest
Cujo H

destruction staff combat feels a lot better.

Denice J Cook
Guest
Denice J Cook

squidgod2000 JohnD212 I just figured Zenimax didn’t put in an auction house because, due to the single megaserver architecture, its database would likely be quite unwieldy and unstable.

They could at least put in faction-based ones, though.  This did drive me crazy, too.  Nothing like having to spam chat for hours on end looking to buy or sell one item.

JohnD212
Guest
JohnD212

squidgod2000 JohnD212 They can certainly figure out how to make AH’s work throughout the game. They took a lazy approach even promoting people going off the game to look at posted AH’s. Why have such a deep crafting system and handcuff casual players ability to enjoy it? They’re just lazy. They do what so many failing MMOs do..they focus on the end game, the hardcore raiders who won’t stick around long anyway. It’s really a shame. I enjoyed what I played but with only minor ways to sell items (and steep prices to buy a lot of things) it just felt too punishing and too much work for someone who has a life – a job and can only play a few times a week.

Golden_Girl
Guest
Golden_Girl

McSleaz MdoubleP Your user name is suitable :-p

Draegoth
Guest
Draegoth

Harrier0 Digi612

If you read all the notes you would know that they have reduced the crafting material requirements for provisioning by 2/3’s which will give more space as well the mat’s stack to 200.  The collection system will also help out here.

wpDiscuz