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PTS Patch Notes v4.1.0

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Welcome to The Elder Scrolls Online v4.1.0 and the Wolfhunter DLC Game Pack! Wolfhunter introduces two new 4-player dungeons allowing you to venture into the Hunting Grounds of Hircine, in addition to a host of new collectibles and item sets. You’ll also find a number of updates to the base game including a new Battlegrounds map and Outfit Styles, the addition of Keep Recall Stones for Cyrodiil, updates to the Respec System, and more.

We’ve also made a number of balance changes in this update with the main goals being to improve the Werewolf skill line, reducing the duration of snare and defile effects, and increasing the viability of a number of the less popular item sets.

All PC/Mac North American characters have been copied, and a Wolfhunter template is also available for you to use. We hope you enjoy this latest update, which is approximately 2.3GB in size, and we can’t wait to read your feedback!


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  • New Features / Updates / Big Changes
    • Wolfhunter DLC Game Pack
      • Two New Dungeons
      • New Collectibles & Furnishings
      • New Item Sets
    • Base Game
      • New Battlegrounds Map - Istirus Outpost
      • Keep Recall Stones
      • Battlegrounds Outfit Styles
      • New PvP Collectible
      • Respec System Updates
      • Welkynar Motif
      • New Homes
      • Updated /bug Categories
      • Champion Point Increase
  • Known Issues
  • Fixes & Improvements
    • DLC Game Packs
      • Clockwork City
      • Dark Brotherhood
      • Dragon Bones
      • Imperial City
      • Orsinium
    • Summerset
    • Combat & Gameplay
      • Combat & Abilities
      • Itemization & Item Sets
    • Base Game
      • Alliance War & PvP
      • Art & Animation
      • Combat & Gameplay
      • Crafting & Economy
      • Crown Store & Crown Crates
      • Dungeons & Group Content
      • Exploration & Itemization
      • Housing
      • UI
Edited by ZOS_GinaBruno on July 9, 2018 7:36PM
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    Base Game

    New Battleground Map - Istirus
    A new Battleground has been introduced - Istirus! Built late in the Second Empire to control the chronic pirate problem on the Strid River, the Istirus Outpost has become a forgotten relic since the outbreak of the Three Banners War with its dwindling resources fought over by all sides.

    Istirus is a semi asymmetrical map that also allows players to mount!

    Keep Recall Stones
    We’ve added a new method of navigating Cyrodiil! Keep Recall Stones are new items you use from your inventory or quickslot wheel to recall to a Keep or Outpost. These can be purchased for 20,000 AP or earned from Rewards of the Worthy. There are several restrictions in place to use these items:
    • You cannot recall to a structure that is under attack (shown on the UI as a starburst icon).
    • You cannot recall to a structure while standing inside the region of a Keep, Resource, Outpost or Town.
    • You cannot use a Recall Stone while actively in combat.
    • Recall Stones can be used while in Caves of Cyrodiil, but not in the Imperial City.
    • Recall Stones are account bound, so they can be banked but not traded to other players.
    • You cannot use a Recall Stone while carrying an Elder Scroll.

    Battlegrounds Outfit Styles
    We've added new Outfit Styles to Battlegrounds! Now, when you complete a Battleground, you have a chance to obtain an Outfit Style for the Pit Demons, Storm Lords, and Fire Drakes' unique armor appearances.
    • Pit Demons Outfit Styles are obtained by completing Deathmatch games.
    • Storm Lords Outfit Styles are obtained by completing Flag Games (Capture the Relic, Chaosball).
    • Fire Drakes Outfit Styles are obtained by completing Land Grabs (Domination, Crazy King).
    • The chance of obtaining an Outfit Style is based on how well your team performed in the Battleground.
      • Victors have a much higher chance to obtain an Outfit Style than do second-place finishers, and second-place finishers have a much better chance than do third-place finishers. However, even teams coming in dead last have a small chance to obtain an Outfit Style.
      • The medals you obtain do not affect your chances at all - so you don't have to be fancy, just try to be victorious!
      • Placing on the Leaderboards for Battlegrounds also has a very good chance to award an Outfit Style from each of the three teams' armor visuals.

    New PvP Collectible
    The new Arena Gladiator Costume is now available, to those who would conquer their foes mercilessly. Simply collect 50 Arena Gladiator Proofs (found by completing the Conquest dailies in Cyrodiil) and purchase an Arena Gladiator's Exultation from a War Researcher for 10,000 AP. Use the Exultation, and it will consume the 50 Proofs and create a Runebox of the Arena Gladiator Costume.

    Respec System Updates
    We’ve updated the player ability respec system so activating respec mode no longer clears all of your points, but instead allows you to add and remove points from your abilities. You’ll still have the option to remove all points if you want a fresh start, though. We’ve also retained the morph-only option; for a reduced price, you can add and subtract any ability morphs.
    • Anyone who loses a skill tree, such as vampire or werewolf, will now have all skill points in the associated tree refunded.
      • This will also apply retroactively.
    • Anyone who previously removed one of these skill trees will have their additional skill points returned upon login.
    • All of these changes will apply to rededication shrines and Skill Respecification Scrolls from the Crown Store.

    Welkynar Motif
    The Welkynar Motif is now available from Cloudrest Trial. This Motif is proudly worn by the gryphon-riding Welkynar themselves, and now you can earn the right to wear and craft this armor too - if you can defeat Z'Maja.
    • You can earn Welkynar Style Motif Fragments by defeating Z'Maja; more are earned by defeating her on harder difficulties, and she will not drop any Fragments unless fought on Veteran mode, or on Normal mode with all of her Welkynar Shade allies. The amount of Fragments dropped is not randomized, but is based on the configuration of the final boss fight - the harder the fight, the more Motif Fragments you'll obtain.

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    • You can earn a Welkynar Binding once a week by completing the quest "Woe of the Welkynars", a quest in Cloudrest. By activating the Welkynar Binding (which consumes 10 Welkynar Style Motif Fragments), you will create a single random Welkynar Motif chapter, or very rarely, the full Book.
    • The Welkynar Style Item, Gryphon Plumes, are earned in the same manner: by defeating Z'Maja. You earn more on harder difficulties, and as with the Motif Fragments, you will not earn any if you defeat her on Normal mode without all of her allies with him.

    New Homes
    There are two new homes to test during this PTS cycle.
    • Hunter’s Glade: An underground entrance way leads through a portal to an expansive forested glade in Hircine's Oblivion realm of The Hunting Grounds. Those "blessed" with lycanthropy can maintain werewolf form indefinitely in this otherworldly wilderness.
    • Grand Psijic Villa: When Artaeum was "removed" from Tamriel, a few neighboring isles went with it, including the site of the Grand Psijic Villa, a monumental estate with magnificent views of the south coast of the main island.

    Updated /bug categories
    You’ll find that we’ve updated the categories you’ll see when submitting an issue through /bug. Categories are now better defined, and sub-categories encompass more relevant and current in-game systems.

    Champion Point Increase
    The Champion Point cap has been raised by a total of 30 points (10 in each red/blue/green constellation) for a total of 780 Champion Points. The Champion Point experience curve has been automatically adjusted with this new cap, so that earlier Champion Points require less experience and can be earned faster.
    Edited by ZOS_GinaBruno on July 9, 2018 6:54PM
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    There is one Character Template on available to use, labeled "Wolfhunter".
    • This template starts you at CP 780, the new CP Cap, and the containers include the new item sets for Wolfhunter.
    • Welkynar and Dremora motif knowledge has been added to the template (the latter being available during the Witches Festival, more details on that soon!).
    • The template now starts with 200 Gladiator's Proofs.
    • A number of Collectibles from Summerset and Wolfhunter have been added to the template's inventory, inside of the Costumer's Crate.
    • The template's inventory now also includes the Jailbreaker set, which was previously missing.
    • Fixed an issue where the "Weapons: Robes of Hist" container on the character template had an Axe of the Hatchling's Shell, instead of a Restoration Staff of Hist Sap.
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    Alliance War
    General
    • Captured Keep and Scroll bonuses are not currently applying properly.

    Character Templates
    Itemization
    • The Savage Werewolf item set box currently contains the Blood Moon set item. This box will have the Blood Moon item set with a future PTS patch.
    • The Blood Moon jewelry box is incorrectly labeled as containing Plague Singer jewelry (despite actually containing Blood Moon jewelry). This box’s name will be corrected with an upcoming PTS update.

    Combat & Gameplay
    Copied Characters
    • If you've ever been a Werewolf or Vampire and have cured yourself, you may find you're unable to use any abilities. Simply purchase a Werewolf bite from the Crown Store (only 1 crown) and use the item to fix your character.
    Edited by ZOS_GinaBruno on July 9, 2018 7:56PM
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    General
    • Fixed an issue where quest icons could display incorrectly above Clockwork City elevators.
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    General
    • Added a missing ceiling texture within Xith-Izkul Sanctuary in the Blackwoods Borderlands.

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    Monsters
    • Bloodfiends that could previously be targeted by the Blade of Woe are no longer subject to its powers. The Blade of Woe is no longer available against all bloodfiends, instead of sometimes working and sometimes not.
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    General
    • Fixed an issue where unique furnishings available as drops from enemies in the Fang Lair and Scalecaller Peak dungeons were significantly more rare than intended.
    • Fixed an issue where defeating Zaan in Scalecaller Peak on Veteran Hard Mode would sometimes result in two Scalecaller Motif chapters dropping. Now, you will always receive a single Motif chapter when defeating Zaan on Veteran Hard Mode.
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    General
    • Fixed an issue where burning oil was clipping into the ground during the quest “Blood on a King’s Hands”.
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    General
    • Improved the collision on various assets so you no longer appear to float or sink through the floor, and updated some assets to better match what they represent.
    • Added a missing texture to the Wine Stomp Barrel.

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    Monsters
    • Healers will now use Minor Wound more often.
    • Fixed an issue where Yaghra Larvae would remain intact after exploding into a fine mist.
    • Fixed an issue where Salamanders would levitate awkwardly above the ground.
    • Fixed an issue where Salamanders wouldn't. Stop. Slithering.

    World Bosses
    • Graveld
      • Graveld is no longer easier to hit after returning from his hideaway than before he leaves.
    • Haeliata and Nagravia
      • Fixed an issue where the gryphon world bosses would sometimes fail to spawn.
      • Nagravia's landing is now more graceful.
    • Keelsplitter
      • Increased the range at which Keelsplitter can bite.
      • Waterspout no longer procs the Chill status.
      • Adjusted how Waterspout, Slam, and Swipe hits are targeted to make the fight less punitive for melee players.
      • Improved the attack messaging - in your favor.
      • Increased the damage from Waterspout.
      • Players are no longer as aggressively removed from Keelsplitter’s credit list.
    • Queen of the Reef
      • Repaired an issue where Queen of the Reef could attack invisibly before she emerged from the sands.
      • Repaired an issue where Queen of the Reef’s brood would not despawn when she reset.
      • Increased the playable area to receive credit for killing the Queen of the Reef.
      • Fixed an issue where Queen of the Reef would sometimes fail to spawn.

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    Alchemy
    • Alchemy's Keen Eye will now illuminate giant clams seen on the shores of Summerset.
    • Clams in Summerset now always drop an Alchemy reagent. Pearl furnishing items now only come from Clams that have a pearl inside.

    Jewelry Crafting
    • Fixed an issue where the Jewelry Crafting Certification quest would accept any ring, rather than only accepting a ring you crafted.
    • Fixed an issue that was causing some of the Rich Seams in Jewelry Crafting Survey: Craglorn III to disappear when you got close to the resource nodes.
    • Added interaction text to Jewelry Crafting Writ Turn-In Crates.
    • Updated the text on the Jewelry Trait Master achievement for clarity.
    • Heavy Sacks will now have a chance to drop Jewelry Crafting Dust instead of Jewelry Crafting Ounces.
    • Dramatically improved the value of Artifact-quality Jewelry Crafting Master Writs, and significantly increased the value of Legendary-quality Jewelry Crafting Master Writs, in terms of their Writ Voucher payouts.
      • All Jewelry Crafting Writs received in the future will see this increased Voucher value; this change will not impact any Jewelry Crafting Master Writs already present in game.

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    General
    • Made some adjustments to the Wet Gunny Sacks, Waterlogged Psijic Satchels, and Pyandonean Bottles so it’s clear that these are containers, and may hide valuable crafting ingredients inside them.
      • Wet Gunny Sacks are now Green quality, and Pyandonean Bottles are now Blue quality (matching Waterlogged Psijic Satchels).
      • Waterlogged Psijic Satchels and Wet Gunny Sacks now have text indicating that "It sounds like there's something inside."
      • Pyandonean Bottles and Wet Gunny Sacks now require confirmation when you wish to delete them.
      • Pyandonean Bottles and Wet Gunny Sacks no longer have a sell price, and cannot be sold to merchants.
      • Updated the icon on Wet Gunny Sacks to indicate that they don't contain gold coins.
    • Fixed an issue where four particular chairs in the Shimmerene Waterworks could not be sat on.
    • You will now always obtain a Culanda Lacquer from completing daily quests for the Sapiarchs in Alinor.
    • The "Waterlogged Note" item is now marked as a Scroll, rather than as Trash.
    • Fixed an issue where the Traitor's Vault had an excessive number of lootable wardrobes.

    Achievements
    • Corrected the spelling on an error regarding the purchase of accolades and the completion of Summerset Pathfinder. You do not find Patches. You find paths.

    Books
    • The following books are now part of the Research Notes collection:
      • Fellrunner Failure?
      • Findings on the Elemental Volatility of Imps
      • Report on Wing Rot Curative Trials

    Fishing
    • There are now more pools of fishable Foul water in Summerset. Per a report released by Kinlady Avinisse, this is attributed to increased litter and run-off due to the influx of outsiders.

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    Furnishings
    • The following furnishings are now sold by Unwoltil, the Summerset Home Good Furnisher:
      • Shrubs, Dormant Sunbird Cluster
      • Shrub, Blooming Sunbird
      • Tree, Ginkgo
      • Tree, Ancient Ginkgo
      • Vines, Sun-Bronzed Ivy Cluster
    • Fixed a number of minor issues with the names and descriptions of several Summerset furnishings.
    • Reduced the cost in Culanda Lacquer to make Summerset High Elven furnishings for Fine and Superior items from 2 to 1. Artifact and Legendary items still require 2 Culanda Lacquer.

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    General
    • Fixed numerous typos, quest icons and pins, and VO/text mismatches.
    • More citizens of Summerset can now be pickpocketed, and their pockets contain items appropriate to their social standing.
    • More citizens of Summerset will react appropriately to said pickpocketing and trespassing.
    • Yet more citizens have become careless and can now be killed with the Blade of Woe. 
    • Cuinanthon's House is now a trespass location.

    Public Dungeons & Delves
    • Karnwasten
      • Your character can no longer revive in the water after perishing to Slaughterfish.
    • Tor-Hame-Khard
      • Removed an NPC you could not interact with.

    Quests
    • A Necessary Alliance: Fixed an issue where two copies of the NPCs associated with this quest would appear at the ritual platforms.
    • A Pearl of Great Price: Slightly reduced the difficulty of the Yaghra Monstrosity boss.
    • Buried Memories:
      • Yaghra involved in this quest will now reward you when you defeat them.
      • Your quest progress will no longer become blocked if you have to reenter the instance after burning Mephala’s barrier.
      • You can no longer bypass the third Memory to go straight to K’Tora. 
    • Illusions of Grandeur: The enemies in the Academy Stacks now respawn at a slower pace.
    • Lauriel’s Lament:
      • You will now be properly directed throughout the Direnni Acropolis while on this quest.
      • Advancing the quest by interacting with the Keeper’s Flame can now be shared properly with group members.
    • Lost in Translation:
      • You can no longer enter Evergloam prematurely.
      • Fixed an issue where the map would point you in the wrong direction while in Evergloam.
      • Fixed an issue where the final moment with the Ritemaster would not animate correctly.
    • Old Wounds: The quest step to search Taranmir’s Manor will no longer fail if you enter certain locations on the 2nd floor.
    • Storming the Walls:
      • The door out of Castire’s cell will now work on the first try.
      • Pandermalion no longer follows players who jump to locations outside Sea Keep.
    • The Crystal Tower:
      • Fixed an issue that kept Tundilwen from using one of her combat abilities.
      • You will no longer see two Dawnbreakers appear if some group members arrive late during the associated quest step.
      • Fixed an issue if you relogged during the last fight, your quest progression could become blocked.
      • Dawnbreaker will now remain in your quest inventory until the battle is complete.
      • Iron Atronachs will no longer become molten again if you encounter them after they've died and cooled.
    • The Dreaming Cave: Fixed an issue that would occasionally prevent Valsirenn from appearing when trying to escape the Spiral Skein.
    • The Ebon Sanctum: Fixed an issue where group members were unable to go back and advance skipped quest steps in Ebon Stadmont.
    • The Forest Vandal: Using the Strangler Poison can now be shared with other group members.
    • The Psijic’s Calling: Fixed an issue that caused Psijic Sight to flash intermittently when used in first-person view.
    • The Queen’s Decree:
      • The skafin in the Undercroft will no longer follow you through closed doors.
      • The monks in upper section of the monastery will now defend themselves if attacked.
    • The Resolute Sentinels:
      • You can no longer interact with the podiums in the Academy Study through the wall of the adjacent room.
      • Fixed an issue that was preventing you from using a door to the College of Sapiarchs when on the quest step “Talk to Valsirenn/Earl Leythen”.
    • The Shattered Staff: The Motes of Light will now reappear if your character dies while tracking them.

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    Maps
    • The selection area for the Artaeum map will now better match the location of it on the Cosmic map.
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    Looks pretty good but the only issue I can see is large amounts of defiles and sload's will still stack :c
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    Some interesting things for sure, but the one thats standing out to me right now, is why mend wounds needs to be slotted on multiple bars, makes sense but you are already giving up light/heavy attacking, I kind of liked that quirk about it.
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