The Elder Scrolls Online’s Scalebreaker Dungeon DLC is now live on consoles

The Elder Scrolls Online has become a little more dangerous after the release of the Scalebreaker DLC, in addition to Update 23. Scalebreaker introduces two new dungeons to The Elder Scrolls Online and is included with an active ESO membership or available for 1500 crowns in the in-game store.

Update 23, which launches alongside Scalebreaker, is being described by Bethesda as a quality-of-life improvement patch that brings a host of fixes, balances and some “big changes to Undaunted Keys, crafting, and Guild Traders.”

The dungeon DLC was released for PC and Mac on August 12 but now Scalebreaker’s console release is upon us. PS4 and Xbox One players no longer have to feel left out.

Scalebreaker Console

The two dungeons that Scalebreaker’s console release brings to PS4 and Xbox One are Moongrave Fane and Lair of Maarselok. The former sees players taking on vampires while the latter stars Maarselok, a huge and terrifying new dragon.

According to Bethesda;

Not everyone who hunts Dragons does so with noble intentions. Within the ancient ruins of a forgotten Khajiiti faith, the vampires of the Hollowfang Clan hold one of these powerful creatures captive, and their purpose is anything but benevolent.

Join the mysterious Dragonguard, Chevalier Renald, in his crusade against the Hollowfangs before their nefarious plans spell doom for his misguided comrade.

Something deeply wrong grows in the jungles of Tenmar, a malignant blight with a Dragon at its heart.

The armies of Elden Root have tried, and failed, to root it out and now their last desperate hope rest on a precarious truce between the forest spirit, Selene, and her captor, the Warlock Carindon. Can you keep the peace between these bitter enemies long enough to end Maarselok’s blight? 

When it comes to Update 23, there’s a lot to be excited for too. The key (no pun intended) change is to Undaunted Keys. Players could earn these keys by completing daily dungeon quests and could be spent on one of three Undaunted chests. However, the keys would be stored in a player’s inventory or bank.

The problem, as explained by Philip Draven, ESO’s Lead Systems Designer was, ” As we continued adding more and more dungeons (and thus more monster shoulders), it was becoming increasingly difficult for players to obtain the set they were interested in.

“We needed a solution that would be sustainable and fair to players over any updates to come.”

Undaunted Keys no longer take up inventory or bank space and are instead treated as currency. Additionally, “Undaunted quest givers (Maj al-Ragath, Glirion the Redbeard, and Urgarlag Chief-bane) are now also merchants.”

Another great addition to The Elder Scrolls Online with the Scalebreaker console release and Update 23 is the ability to craft multiple items at once.

Bobby Weir, ESO’s UI Lead explains;

With multi-crafting, we really wanted to streamline a lot of the repetitive things done at crafting stations so that you can get back to playing the game.

This benefits many different players, from the crafters and farmers that have a ton of materials to refine, to the dungeon explorers who return with a large amount of items to deconstruct, all the way to the hardcore PVEers and PVPers that burn through hundreds of potions and/or poisons in a play session.

Overall, the Scalebreaker console release and Update 23 are bringing some big things to The Elder Scrolls Online and continuing The Season of the Dragon in style.

For additional details on Update 23, head to the blog post here.

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