Elder Scrolls Online’s Wrathstone DLC and Update 21 are officially live

    
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Hey, dragon fans: The Season of the Dragon in Elder Scrolls Online has officially begun today with the formal release of the Wrathstone DLC and Update 21 for PC. As usual, console players will be waiting two more weeks to get their dragon on.

The Wrathstone DLC offers two dungeons, Depths of Malatar and Frostvault, which ZeniMax says begin the journey to Elsweyr this summer. “Each dungeon holds one-half of the ancient Wrathstone tablet, the key that Abnur Tharn later uses to open the Halls of Colossus, accidentally unleashing the dragons upon Elsweyr.” The DLC is paid content, unless you’re a subscriber, in which case you have access to it already.

Not into dungeons? Today is a huge day for you too thanks to the release of the free Update 21, which as we’ve previously chronicled includes a new battleground map, a revamp of racial passives, and the new guild trader UI. But the best part is the new zone guide:

“In order to help you find and complete more of ESO’s zone content, Update 21 introduces the new Zone Guide system. This new tool can be accessed from your Group & Activity Finder or map, and it allows you to see your progress in any of Tamriel’s zones or beyond, tracking activities such as Zone Story Quests, Wayshrines, Delves, Striking Locals, Skyshards, and much more. You can even use this new tool to give you a quest marker to your next objective in order, starting with the zone’s quests. With this new system, everybody that enters Tamriel can easily find their next adventure or help them finally 100% complete a zone.”

Hopefully you cleaned out your inventory and bank before trying to log in! We’ll be streaming the new update tonight on OPTV at 9 p.m. EST, but in the meantime, check out the launch trailer!

Source: Press release, patch notes, official site
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Don Nascimento

Right now it is pretty clear this is the best MMO on the market right now. This latest patch proves that. They are pumping out content at least three times as fast as other MMOs and putting WoW to shame. It’s pretty amazing..

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Sashaa

The new vet dungeons are fun too. Especially the “laser quest” one …

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Daniel Reasor

One of the quieter but potentially more impactful changes was what they did with Destruction Staff passives. I’m already seeing theorycrafting sites update their tank builds, finally giving the underappreciated frost staff a place as a tank’s best back bar weapon (instead of a second sword and shield set), similar to the role bows have for physical damage dealers.

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PanagiotisLial1

Very happy with zone guide too, one of the most useful QoL updated. Now give us a permanent crafting bag

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Mordyjuice

I managed to dump a few addons with the new Zone Guide so that’s a positive.

Unfortunately the option to sell from your Craft Bag to the Guild Store is disabled/missing that border line pisses me off because I really don’t have the patience to go through my CB with a calculator to judge whether a stack is worth listing or not and then withdrawing it; this makes me question why I should even bother with the subscription any more.

You know it’s more annoying than it being a legitimate problem, I’m just grumbling.

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Greaterdivinity

So hyped for the zone guide. I think I’m now almost entirely done with 2 faction’s zones (still need to do a ton more), so I’ll definitely be logging in to see how I’ve done clearing out the zones. Hopefully you can check from anywhere and don’t need to be in the specific zone you’re checking, because that’s going to get time consuming.

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Don Nascimento

The zone guide is nice.

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Greaterdivinity

Indeed, glad it works from the main map so I can go back and check in to see what I’m missing in old zones. I’ve got some catching up to do!

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mart3ll

I have to say I’m amazed at the trader UI changes. So much more user friendly. The previous system was so very painful and confusing.

The completionist in me loves the zone guide, but find that harvest map and destinations add-ons are still a must have. I’m hoping they make it a bit more configurable with some toggles and filters in the future.

As for class changes, I decided to change my Argonian stamwarden into a Redguard stamwarden and my Lord the sustain bump is absolutely amazing. I was giggling watching the stamina numbers pop with the Combat Cloud addon.

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Alex Willis

All of the map/minimap addons are a godsend. I don’t actually use any combat “floaty number” addons because as a healer I find them distracting — I am too busy watching out for AOEs and the health bars of my squad. But if I was DPS I’d probably think differently about those numbers.

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mart3ll

I usually only have incoming/outgoing turned on and buffs/heals silenced, but had to toggle just to see the new Redguard passive pops.

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Toy Clown

I’ve been enjoying the new zone guide and played around with it some last night. I also really like the new trader changes and can get rid of an add-on that I used to use. Another good change is resources are more evenly balanced when handing in writs. Several quality-of-life changes I’m happy with. ESO just keeps getting better.

Who knows? I might come out of the “I hate people on the internet” stage soon and start doing group content once again. :)

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Eliandal

Agree with all your points, well except the last ;). REALLY liking this patch so far!

Was shocked at the load screen though, considering my inventories. Patched up, loaded in and had a shower. Came back and was already logged for inactivity.

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Toy Clown

Yes! I expected a long load time as well. Tabbed out, read up on some sites, checked back a bit later and I was already in the game. Really neat update!