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Elder Scrolls Online’s Imperial City DLC detailed

The first official expansion for Elder Scrolls Online has finally been detailed! Coming first to PC/Mac, then to consoles in September, the Imperial City expansion adds a horde of new PVP and PVE content. The pack will be available for beta testing on PC later this month.

And boy, has the city changed! Now fallen to dark forces, the Imperial City is under the control of Molag Bal. Comprising of the six Imperial Districts, the Imperial Sewers and the central White-Gold Tower, you’ll be able to explore and fight against both Molag Bal’s forces and enemy players. By fighting in the city you’ll be able to earn Tel Var stones that allow you to purchase the strongest Veteran Rank 16 gear, but if you’re killed in PVP your opponent can take your stones for their own purposes. This content comes in two parts – a base-game patch that everyone can access, and the DLC game pack.

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Here’s a full list of features taken from the official Elder Scrolls Online site;

Imperial City DLC Game Pack Features & Content
With the purchase of the Imperial City DLC game pack, you get access to the full Imperial City zone. That includes the following:
  • All content is available to players that are level 10 and up
  • A brand new PvP/PvE space, including the six Imperial City Districts
  • New quests and key characters within the Imperial City
  • One new Imperial City PvP Public Dungeon: The Imperial Sewers
  • Two new PvE Imperial City group dungeons with Normal and Veteran versions: White-Gold Tower and Imperial City Prison
  • The Tel Var Stone system
  • 23 completely new Veteran Rank 16 item sets, only available in Imperial City
  • Treasure Vaults that contain new Veteran Rank 16 set jewelry and a chance for even rarer finds
  • Xivkyn racial motif style
  • New collectibles only available in Imperial City (pets, polymorphs, and a costume)
Imperial City Base-Game Patch
Along with the Imperial City DLC game pack launch, everyone who owns The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited will receive the base-game patch at no cost. The base-game Imperial City patch includes hundreds of fixes and improvements to existing game systems and content including combat, classes and skill lines, the Alliance War, dungeons, and quests. Here are a few of the highlights:
  • 15% decrease in the amount of XP it takes to gain a Veteran Rank
  • 100% more XP for all public dungeons
  • 50% more XP for all Veteran Rank quests
  • 20% more XP in Craglorn
  • Veteran Rank increased to 16
  • Racial Passive improvements
  • Mundus Stone buff improvements
  • Glass racial motif style
  • Improvements to existing item sets
  • The ability to hide mount visual upgrades
  • New crafting skill line passives
  • New Undaunted pledges
  • Tons of combat and gameplay balance changes
  • Improved end-of-campaign Alliance War rewards
  • …and more!

There’ll also be a series of livestreams giving updates on the DLC on Twitch and through various social medias. Look out for this new DLC coming to PC/Mac August 21, then to Xbox One September 15 and PS4 September 16.