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The Elder Scrolls Online 5.2.9 Update Patch Notes

Players of The Elder Scrolls Online have just received a brand-new update for the fantasy MMORPG. Bethesda has released The Elder Scrolls Online 5.2.9 update on November 18 along with a succinct description of the changes that it brings to the game. There isn’t any kind of new content or substantial additions to the storyline, with the update focusing on fixing a few issues that affected both the base game and a couple of DLC packs. Read on to find out what it fixes and if it solves any issue that has been afflicting you.

The Elder Scrolls Online 5.2.9 Update Patch Notes | Highlights

The Elder Scrolls Online 5.2.9 Update Patch Notes

The new update comes in the shape of a 187 MB patch that both PC and Mac players can download. It’s a fairly small update nowadays, when compared to the likes of games such as Modern Warfare, which recently released a patch weighing over 3 GB.

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Let’s start by taking a look at the fixes coming to the base game. There was an issue where the Battleground Runner Weapon Styles wouldn’t appear in the Collections menu, but it is now fixed. The patch also aims to correct a memory management issue that mostly happened when players were roaming around highly populated city areas, causing the game to crash. Mac players occasionally had to endure a bug where the game would crash when launching for the first time right after an update.

Suramin the Weaponsmith is making a comeback, returning to sell his goods in Belkarth. If you used to be a regular player, then you’re surely happy to see him back in business.

The Dragonhold DLC and the Murkmire DLC received a single fix each. The former had a quest where you couldn’t push puzzle cubes as expected, while in the latter you earned The River of Rebirth achievement… except that you didn’t, because it failed to properly register.

There are a few additional fixes to Alliance War and the Champion System that you can read below, but as we’ve mentioned above, this is a small update designed to improve your experience in The Elder Scrolls MMO.

The Elder Scrolls Online 5.2.9 Update | Full Patch Notes

The Elder Scrolls Online 5.2.9 Update Patch Notes

Dragonhold DLC Game Pack | Fixes and Improvements

QUESTS AND ZONES

QUESTS

  • Pride of Alkosh: Fixed the ability to push puzzle cubes through closed gates during the trials from this quest.

Murkmire DLC Game Pack | Fixes and Improvements

EXPLORATION AND ITEMIZATION

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • The “The River of Rebirth” achievement will now be correctly awarded to you if you have previously completed the Murkmire DLC story quest.

Combat and Gameplay

COMBAT AND ABILITIES

WORLD

  • Alliance War
    • Fixed an issue where your Alliance War skill lines could reset to Rank 1 after encountering a specific crash in Cyrodiil.

CHAMPION SYSTEM

  • The Shadow
    • Merchant Favored: This passive will now once again reduce the cost of repairs.

Base Game | Fixes and Improvements

EXPLORATION AND ITEMIZATION

GENERAL

  • Fixed an issue which could prevent the Battleground Runner Weapon Styles from appearing in the Collections menu.

MISCELLANEOUS

GENERAL

  • Fixed a memory management issue that was increasing the chance that your game could crash. This change in stability will be noticed particularly in city areas where many players tend to congregate.

MAC GAME CLIENT

  • Fixed a crash that could occur when launching the game for the first time after an update.

QUESTS AND ZONES

CRAGLORN

  • Suramin the Weaponsmith has returned to Belkarth to sell his goods once more.

UI

ADDONS

  • Fixed a crash that would occur when displaying an error that contains a local private function reference.