Taking candy from babies is all well and good for you sneaky Thieves Guild ne’er-do-wells, but what if you’re more the stabbin’ type? Strap on your Dexter gloves, my pretties, because everyone’s favorite murderin’ guild The Dark Brotherhood is invading The Elder Scrolls Online.
“Your talent for homicide has been noticed and an invitation has arrived to join the Dark Brotherhood – a sinister group of assassins,” teases ZeniMax. “Explore the Gold Coast in the westernmost region of Cyrodiil where you’ll find opportunity, intrigue, and of course… murder.” You are required to drag that last word out with a silly accent.
There’s a quick preview video below; Bethsoft is promising pricing and release date details for the promised DLC “in the weeks to come.”
Updating with full press release now:
04.19.2016 Announcements, Dark Brotherhood
Shhh! We’re giving you a sneak peek at the next killer DLC game pack for The Elder Scrolls Online, and you won’t want to miss it.
Your talent for homicide has been noticed, and an invitation has arrived—to join the Dark Brotherhood! You’ll visit the Gold Coast, the westernmost region of the old Empire, where you’ll find opportunity, intrigue … and murder.
As with our previous updates, Dark Brotherhood will come in two parts: the DLC game pack, and the base game patch. Below is a brief summary of what you can expect in each. We’ll be going into more detail about the DLC game pack and base-game patch very soon including the release dates, price, and deep-dive articles.
DARK BROTHERHOOD DLC GAME PACK FEATURES & CONTENT
Join the Dark Brotherhood and become an assassin for hire
Visit the Gold Coast, available to characters of all levels, where you can explore Anvil and Kvatch for the first time since The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
Hours of exciting story content and quests that will have you revisiting your favorite areas of Tamriel
New, repeatable quest content involving Contracts and the Black Sacrament
Challenging new group bosses and delves to conquer
A new passive skill line exclusive to members of the Dark Brotherhood
Unique costumes, motifs and item sets inspired by the deadly Dark Brotherhood
BASE GAME PATCH FEATURES & CONTENT
The removal of Veteran Ranks
Poison-Making, for those who want to be especially nasty to their enemies
Toggle-able nameplates for all characters
Character name display for Xbox One and PlayStation®4
Item locking to help prevent accidental deconstruction of your most valuable items
Further improvements and new features to the Grouping Tool including a group ready check, vote-to-kick system, and updated queue timer
Tons of updates to the Crown Store including additional character slots, motif previews, and hats
Craft Bags for ESO Plus members
Improvements and adjustments to Item Traits
Ongoing Cyrodiil performance improvements
Sanctum Ophidia Trial scaling, rebalancing and the addition of a Normal and Veteran mode
Balance improvements to combat and gameplay abilities including the Fighters Guild skill line, Vampires and stamina abilities
In addition, we have numerous changes and improvements for previous DLC game packs including a new District capture system for Imperial City, and rebalancing for the Imperial City dungeons.