Stonethorn, The Elder Scrolls On-line’s upcoming DLC dungeon pack, continues and builds upon the Darkish Coronary coronary heart of Skyrim storyline with two tough new dungeons: Stone Yard and Fort Thorn.
“These dungeons uncover completely completely different factors of the Greymoor Chapter,” explains Mike Finnigan, ZeniMax On-line Studio’s Encounter Lead. “Fort Thorn features a foreboding preserve the place a Vampire Lord secretly builds a darkish navy, whereas Stone Yard is prepared all through the laboratory of a mad alchemist, dedicated to perfecting his monstrous creations.”
Every of these dungeons tie into the year-long journey, developing upon the tales you may want already expert inside the earlier Greymoor Chapter or Harrowstorm DLC.
“The Darkish Coronary coronary heart of Skyrim affords with various the vilest creatures inside the Elder Scrolls mythos and shines a lightweight on the Gray Host, an historic navy composed of Werewolves and Vampires,” explains Finnigan. “With these dungeons, we wished to find darker themes and highlight these two factors of the Gray Host’s navy.”
All of this carries over to the dungeons’ narratives, too, and whereas these monsters have on a regular basis been a part of ESO and Tamriel, this year-long storyline has allowed the workforce to craft some truly horrific tales and inform a darker story.
“Werewolves, Vampires, mad scientists and their abominable creations are all the stuff of nightmares, and now you get to find additional of these conventional horror parts in Tamriel, too.”
In spite of everything, these dungeons are better than darkish tales of monsters and heroes, they’re moreover tough PvE experiences of their very personal correct, sure to position you and your group to the check out.
“We on a regular basis attempt to downside avid gamers to utilize acquainted factors of the game in new and different methods and infuse additional exploration moments into our designs,” says Finnigan. “These two areas have culminated in some distinctive mechanics inside Stone Yard particularly, the place avid gamers can benefit from alchemy in strategies they haven’t sooner than.”
Using the devices on the market, you might even uncover a method to battle monsters with monsters! Even larger, do you need to full these dungeons, you’ll earn distinctive rewards along with extremely efficient new merchandise models, collectibles, and Achievements.
Together with the Stonethorn DLC, this launch moreover consists of the Exchange 27 base-game patch. Whereas it ought to embrace effectivity enhancements together with the usual bug fixes and stability changes, it moreover features a mannequin new substitute to the Homestead system: Character Pathing.
“Beforehand, pets, mounts, and assistants had been all stationary when positioned in a home,” explains Cullen Lee, one amongst Zenimax On-line Studios’ System Designers. “With Character Pathing, now you may assemble specific paths for each of these characters to adjust to, together with new creative strategies to make your non-public house actually really feel additional alive than ever sooner than.”
With Character Pathing, the target for the workforce was to help avid gamers categorical themselves creatively inside their properties, whereas holding it as accessible as doable.
“We wished the system to current as lots creative freedom to avid gamers as doable, whereas nonetheless holding it accessible and gratifying,” says Lee. “For us, this meant allowing people to place path nodes wherever in 3-D home and doing our biggest to ensure that the following path works along with it would in all probability.”
With this consider the first-time experience, the workforce has made it simple as a way to assemble a major path whereas nonetheless allowing you to be taught some additional of the superior factors of this new instrument at your private tempo — have gratifying!
Because of 2 thrilling new dungeons and a major addition to the Homestead system, Stonethorn and Exchange 27 carry tough new adventures and creative new devices as a way to experience in The Elder Scrolls On-line.
Even larger, every The Elder Scrolls On-line Regular Model and The Elder Scrolls On-line: Greymoor are on sale at PlayStation Retailer now, making this the precise different as a way to begin your Darkish Coronary coronary heart of Skyrim journey in time for Stonethorn.
For additional on the Darkish Coronary coronary heart of Skyrim, go to elderscrollsonline.com, and don’t neglect, Stonethorn arrives September 1 for PlayStation 4 — see you in Tamriel!