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Elder Scrolls Online 'Dragon Bones' expansion launches on Xbox One

Today, ZeniMax Online Studios released the Dragon Bones Game Pack and Update 17 for The Elder Scrolls Online on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The game pack features two new dungeons called Fang Lair and Scalecaller Peak. These new areas pit players against new and returning enemies, including plague-ridden ogres, powerful sorcerers and their undead creations, and even the reanimated bones of an ancient dragon.

One of the major complaints gamers expressed when The Elder Scrolls Online came out was that it lacked dragons. Many gamers thought that The Elder Scrolls Online would contain everything found in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and build upon that. Skyrim is so popular, in part, because it features unpredictable encounters with the legendary scaled beasts. This pack addresses that concern to some degree.

In Scalecaller Peak, the burial site of a long-dead Dragon Priest is now overrun with diseased cultists harboring a terrifying agenda. You and your team must journey to Scalecaller Peak, battle your way through the cultists and their followers, and put an end to this threat. Players must stop the cultists from spreading a plague which could destroy all of Tamriel.

Deep within 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 the world. However, be prepared to fight the remains of the dragon in case the plan doesn't work.

The Dragon Bones DLC Game Pack will be free for Elder Scrolls Online Plus (opens in new tab) (ESO Plus) members or available for purchase in the Crown Store.

Update 17 includes some major changes like the new Outfit System which allows players to customize their look regardless of equipped gear. There's also Home Storage which lets you stash items in your house. That's not all, a new Level Up and Skills Advisor system helps you advance your character with intuitive suggestions, tips, and helpful rewards. Lastly, there are also significant changes coming to the combat mechanics which make it easier to identify and activate complex abilities.

If you haven't played The Elder Scrolls Online in a while, now seems like the right time to jump back in. The title also features Xbox One X upgrades with native 4K resolution and enhanced effects. It's a noticeable jump over the base Xbox One especially when it comes to shadows.

The Elder Scrolls Online takes place in one connected world where you can stay up to date with everything your friends are doing. Whether you play alone or with companions, the game's combat system allows you to focus on action and tactics. You can use any weapon at any time, no matter what class, and customize your abilities to play the way you want. There are hundreds of quests and other activities to engage in. The goal is to uncover the mysteries of Tamriel and seek heroic quests on your own schedule.

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Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.

3 Comments
  • Wow, I completely forgot that elder scrolls is still coming out with online cash cows
  • It's actually a pretty fantastic game, especially if you got buddies to mess around with
  • I wanted to like this game, but playing it solo... I got bored. I played it with a friend once and it was actually fun... but he never played again :( and I needed space for Witcher 3. Maybe one day I'll return to Tamriel :P