Elder Scrolls Online: Horns of the Reach coming in August


Zenimax Online Studios is bringing another DLC expansion as well as a 15th update to Elder Scrolls Online this August. Horns of the Reach is the next big DLC coming after the recent Morrowind expansion last month. The new DLC is coming with two new dungeons, Bloodrot Forge and Falkreath Hold.

Bloodroot Forge is an old, recently rediscovered forge. There is a belief that the forge can make very powerful weapons and is filled with a lot of plant life and tons of lava filled corridors.

Falkreath Hold on the other hand, is a township being held under siege by the warlord Domihaus the Bloody-Horned.

Both of the dungeons will feature many enemies both new and old. Reachmen, minotaurs, and Nirnblooded creatures will be among the opposition facing you and your friends. Bosses will be in the form of monsters, sorcerers, and warlords.

Horns of the Reach will be available in both normal and veteran modes and will feature new item sets, monster sets, and achievements.

The free Update 15 brings a new map and game mode for owners of the Morrowind expansion. The map is called Arcane University and is set in the Imperial City, but you do not need the Imperial City DLC to play it. Arcane University features heavy indoor fighting, teleporters, and high platforms that make you watch your step.

The new game mode is called Chaosball. Anyone who has played Oddball in Halo will recognize this. In this mode, teams need to capture the ball and hold onto it for as long as possible. The team holding the ball will get a healing and armor debuff and also take constant damage.

Update 15 also features some quality of life improvements. These include cancelling a research project mid-way, Guild Invite History, and an update to the currency system. Customization combat cues for ability and attack telegraphs will allow players to change the colors displayed so they can easily identify attacks in game, new homes and furnishings, as well as bug fixes and balance changes will also be in the new update.

At the time of this writing there is no specific release date for the update and Horns of the Reach, but PC players will be able to test the new content on the Public Test Server next week.