Elder Scrolls Online‘s upcoming Dragon Bones DLC will feature an undead dragon to battle against, marking the mythical creatures’ first appearance in the MMO.
The Dragon Bones DLC and Update 17 are expected to launch in February, with Bethesda offering new information regarding what the update will feature. According to a press release, the DLC pack will include two new dungeons — Scalecaller Peak and Fang Lair — available in both normal and veteran mode, along with a veteran Hard mode for each final boss.
These dungeons will see players facing off against both new and returning enemies, including “plague-ridden ogres, powerful sorcerers and their undead creations, and even the reanimated bones of an ancient dragon.” For their achievements in these dungeons, players will be rewarded with items, monsters sets and collectibles, along with a Renegade Priest mask.
A blog post on the Elder Scrolls Online website features the following description for the upcoming DLC:
“Deep within the belly of Fang Lair, an ancient Dwarven ruin, a master of necromancy works a dark ritual in an effort to reanimate the bones of a once-living dragon. It’s up to you and your companions to enter the dungeon, face the necromancers, and stop the ritual before this undead monstrosity can be unleashed on Tamriel.”
Elder Scrolls Online‘s Update 17 will also feature a slew of new features, including:
- The Outfit System: allows players to customize the look of their equipment, regardless of equipped gear
- Two New Battlegrounds: the Orc Stronghold of Mor Khazgur and the Dwarven ruins of Deeping Drome bring 2 new arenas for 4v4v4 multiplayer mayhem (Battlegrounds PvP requires ESO: Morrowind)
- Home Storage System: this highly anticipated feature provides players the opportunity to lock items away safely in their homes via the Homestead housing system
- Additional Gameplay Features: new quality of life additions will help new and experienced players get the most out of ESO, including the new Level Up and Skills Advisors, guiding players to the best upgrades when they level up; and improvements to combat, making it easier to identify and activate ability synergies.
The Dragon Bones DLC will be available for free for ESO Plus members and available to purchase from the Crown Store for non-members, while Update 17 will be free for everyone.