The Elder Scrolls Online's latest DLC "Horns of the Reach" goes live today


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The Elder Scrolls Online (ESO) came at the tail-end of the great MMO rush, and while the game came with its own unique brand of Elder Scrolls multiplayer goodness, it was nevertheless a bit of a disappointment. A general lack of endgame content combined with rather shallow gameplay, staples of both the MMO genre and recent Bethesda RPGs respectively, still managed to surprise early purchasers. These days ESO has been heavily revamped with a series of major updates and expansions that have served to revitalize (if not completely redefine) the experience.

The latest of these updates, a DLC pack titled Horns of the Reach was released today, and is available for ESO Plus members (a type of optional premium service) and through the in-game crown store. A preview from early July offers a description for the pack:

"Horns of the Reach, The Elder Scrolls Online's latest DLC game pack, will be available in the in-game Crown Store and as part of ESO Plush membership this August. The DLC game pack will include two new dungeons, Bloodroot Forge and Falkreath Hold, as well as a base game update that features a new Battlegrounds map and game type and a host of quality-of-life improvements."

Bloodroot Forge is described as a creation by a Daedric prince capable of creating "weapons of unbelievable power." Players will be expected to navigate through dense vegetation and "deep, lava-filled corridors" to stop Gherig Bullblood from harnessing the power of the forge.

Via the ESO website.

Falkreath Hold, meanwhile, is a town held under siege by Domihaus the Bloody-Horned, who is described as a monstrous warlord. The dungeon will take place near the start as players break the siege and eventually lead them into the Jarl's Hall, where Domihaus awaits them.

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There's also a new PvP map for ESO's Battlegrounds game mode. The map, titled Arcane University, is set in a college in the Imperial City that "features heavy indoor fighting, tricky teleporters, and high platforms that force you to watch your feet at all times."

Via the ESO website.

The rest of the (extremely lengthy) patch notes are available on the ESO forums. Feel free to give them a look, though make sure you've set aside plenty of free time before doing so.

Horns of the Reach is currently available for 1,500 crowns, which roughly translates to about $15. The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited, meanwhile, is $30. For more information, visit the game's website for access to the community forums, future game updates, guides, and more.

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