PTS Patch Notes v8.2.0

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Welcome to The Elder Scrolls Online v8.2.0 and the final DLC in this year’s Legacy of the Bretons adventure: Firesong! In this update, you can explore the island of Galen and dive deep into the culture and histories of Tamriel’s druids. While doing so, collect new item sets, unique collectibles, Antiquities, achievements, and more. You’ll also be able to discover a new Tales of Tribute Patron deck during your adventures through Firesong – The Druid King.

In the Update 36 base game patch, we’ve added a new Target Marker system that allows you to mark allies, enemies, and even yourself with a unique icon. There are also several Housing quality of life improvements, along with a new setting to hide pets around some of the more busy interaction stations in towns. For PvP, Emperor bonuses will now scale depending on how many home Keeps you own, and we’ve added Armory Stations in both Cyrodiil and Imperial City.

We’ve copied all PC NA characters for this week and also have two templates you can utilize for testing. We encourage you to submit any feedback or bugs you come across in-game utilizing /feedback or /bug respectively. This latest update is approximately 2.38GB in size. Thank you and enjoy!


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  • New Features / Updates / Big Changes
    • Firesong DLC Game Pack
      • New Zone: Galen
      • New Item Sets
      • New Patron Deck: The Druid King
      • New Collectibles & Dyes
      • New Antiquites
      • New Furnishings
      • New Achievements and Titles
    • Update 36 Base Game
      • Target Marker System
      • Hiding Pets in Towns
      • Housing Quality of Life Improvements
      • Emperor Scaling in Cyrodiil
      • Armory Stations in PvP
      • Customized Actions
      • Daily Login Reward Timer Change
      • Event Testing – Dark Heart of Skyrim Celebration
  • Template Information
  • Known Issues
  • Fixes & Improvements
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    Firesong DLC Game Pack

    New Zone: Galen
    Prepare to embark on a new adventure! In this update, you can travel to the northern most island of the Systres Archipelago – Galen – and uncover the secrets of the Druids and their connections to the Breton legacy!
    • To begin your voyage on the PTS, you can choose from among the following:
      • Use the “Firesong (Maximum Level) or Firesong (Level 25) template for a new character right on the island of Galen.
      • Bring an existing character to the zone when your realm’s character copy is in effect. You can enter the zone in one of the following ways:
        • Using the Wayshrine in the city of Vastyr Outskirts
        • Use the boat located in Daggerfall or Gonfalon Bay in High Isle
        • Traveling to a friend who is already in Galen
      • Once you have arrived in the island of Galen, seek Dhulef of the Mages Guild to get the first quest of the Main Story.
    • Firesong includes an exciting zone story, 2 new Delves, 2 powerful World Bosses, Volcanic Vent world events, and a wandering World Boss to test your skills.
    • Obtain new Item Sets found only in Firesong, as described below, and new Outfit and Housing rewards for completing select achievements and quest content throughout the zone.
    • Complete the zone stories in both High Isle and Firesong to unlock the year-ending questline and learn the truth behind the Ascendent Lord!

    New Item Sets
    • Overland
      • Light – Back-Alley Gourmand
        • 2 – Adds 657 Critical Chance
        • 3 – Adds 657 Critical Chance
        • 4 – Adds 129 Weapon and Spell Damage
        • 5 – While you have a food buff active, your Critical Damage and Critical Healing is increased by 13%.
      • Medium – Phoenix Moth Theurge
        • 2 – Adds 129 Stamina Recovery
        • 3 – Adds 129 Stamina Recovery
        • 4 – Adds 1096 Maximum Stamina
        • 5 – Healing yourself or an Ally grants the target Minor Courage and Minor Force for 10 seconds, increasing their Weapon and Spell Damage by 215 and their Critical Damage done by 10%. This effect can occur once every 12 seconds per target.
      • Heavy – Bastion of Draoife
        • 2 – Adds 1096 Maximum Stamina
        • 3 – Adds 1206 Maximum Health
        • 4 – Adds 1096 Maximum Stamina
        • 5 – Blocking an attack grants you a stack of Inflection for 10 seconds, up to 3 stacks max. You can gain up to 1 stack every 0.5 seconds. Increase your Magicka and Stamina Recovery by 106 per stack of Inflection.
    • Crafting
      • Chimera’s Rebuke
        • 2 – Adds 1096 Maximum Magicka
        • 3 – Adds 1206 Maximum Health
        • 4 – Adds 1096 Maximum Stamina
        • 5 – Gaining resources from a Fully Charge Heavy Attack also restores 2363 of the gained resource to the three allies nearest your target.
      • Old Growth Brewer
        • 2 – Adds 129 Stamina Recovery
        • 3 – Adds 129 Magicka Recovery
        • 4 – Adds 129 Health Recovery
        • 5 – After drinking a potion, gain 245 Magicka, Stamina, and Health Recovery for 45 seconds.
      • Claw of the Forest Wraith
        • 2 – Adds 657 Critical Chance
        • 3 – Adds 129 Weapon and Spell Damage
        • 4 – Adds 657 Critical Chance
        • 5 – Adds 2037 Critical Chance to your Class abilities.
    • Mythic Items
      • Medium Chest – Faun’s Lark Cladding
        • If you continuously Sprint for 1 second, you gain the ability to pass through enemies. Enemies you pass through become Charmed for 4 seconds, removing their ability to attack or cast abilities as they move toward you. Charming an enemy this way restores 678 Stamina and Magicka to you and heals you for 678 Health. Charming an enemy removes you from Stealth.
      • Light Legs – Stormweaver’s Cavort
        • Adds 300 Magicka Recovery. Sprint, Roll Dodge, Bash, Break Free, Sneak, and Block now consume Magicka instead of Stamina. You cannot regain Magicka while Blocking, Sneaking, or Sprinting. You can gain Stamina while Blocking, Sneaking, or Sprinting.
      • Heavy Belt – Syrabane’s Ward
        • You cannot move while Bracing. While Bracing, you create a 12 meter zone of protection. Allies within the zone increase their Block Mitigation by 30% and their Healthy Recovery by 950.
          Developer Comment:
          The Block Mitigation and Health Recovery only affects allies and not the set wearer. Use Shield Wall with this ability at your own risk as you won’t be able to move for the duration of the Ultimate.

    New Patron Deck: The Druid King
    With this update you’ll be able to discover a new Tales of Tribute Patron deck during your adventures through Firesong! The Druid King Patron rewards you for playing the right types of cards at the right time, and the order by which you play your cards is vital to ensure you get the best possible result.
    • You’ll unlock fragments of the Druid King Patron deck by completing a wide range of activities within the new zone of Galen, but note that in order the unlock the ability to play Tales of Tribute (and your new deck) you’ll still need access to the High Isle Chapter.
    • Several new achievements related to the Druid King patron deck can now be earned.
    • New clues to upgrade cards in the Druid King Patron deck can be discovered in Tribute Reward purses.

    New Collectibles & Dyes
    • The Firesong Obsidian Mask is available by earning the “Welcome to Galen” achievement.
    • The Draoife Old Growth Sigils Basin furnishing is available by completing the quest “A Heart Turned Black”.
    • The Y'ffelon's Body Brand marking is available by completing the quest “Seeds of Destruction”, while the Y'ffelon's Face Brand marking is awarded completing the “A Sea of Troubles” quest.
    • You can earn a Phoenix Moth pet by completing the quest “Guardian of Y'ffelon”.
    • The Ascendant Lord’s Greatsword Outfit Style is awarded by completing the quest “And Now, Perhaps, Peace”.
    • The King Orgnum’s Wine dye is available for completing the “Savior of Galen” achievement.
    • The Pelin’s Paragon Outfit Style can be rarely found in Tribute Reward purses.

    New Antiquities
    • There are three new Mythic Items to find throughout Tamriel for enterprising adventurers. Details on these can be found in the New Item Set section above.
    • The Music Box, Blessings of Stone and Barkroot Blessing skin are available from discovering the Antiquity Lead and unearthing them.
    • Eldertide Shoulder Style Pages can also be found via Antiquities.
    • The “Ancient Map of Fargrave” is accessible to Deadlands heroes who purchase the associated Antiquity Lead and uncover it.

    New Furnishings
    We have a wide variety of new furnishings introduced in Galen, including, but not limited to:
    • A broad selection of new Galen-styled furnishing plans, which are obtained from pickpocketing, monsters, and containers across Galen.
    • We have taken a different approach to Home Goods in Galen and have combined inventories between the Gonfalon Bay and Vastyr vendors, Miruza in Gonfalon Bay, and Ormax Lemaitre in Vastyr. Both vendors sell all new Home Goods introduced in High Isle, and a few new furnishings introduced in Galen, which include sunflower clusters, some sea daffodils, and beech trees, along with a few others.
    • Various Galen achievement furnishings can be purchased from Idrenie Beren in Vastyr, including a pair of massive megalith hands and a volcanic lava spout, given you have completed their associated achievements.
    • Five new Firesong Druidic style furnishings can be found very rarely by participating in Volcanic Vents in Galen.
    • New tapestries can be found for The Chimera and Forest Wraith from Tribute Reward purses.

    New Achievements and Titles
    This update introduces 45 achievements and four new titles, including:
    • The “Guardian of Galen” title, obtained by completing the “Savior of Galen” achievement.
    • The “Mighty in Magma” title, obtained by completing the “Volcanic Vanquisher” achievement.
    • The “Sower’s Savior” title, obtained by completing the “Firesong Extinguisher” achievement.
    • The “Eye of the Queen” title, obtained by completing the “Buried Bequest” achievement.
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    Update 36 Base Game

    Target Marker System
    We’ve added a new UI system that allows you to mark allies, enemies, and even yourself with a unique icon. Target marking can be used across all types of content including dungeons, Trials, PvP, and in the overland, and can also be used while in a group or solo.
    • By default, this feature is bound to the Tab key or the right D-pad on Gamepad. Simply hover over an entity and press Tab (or the right D-pad if on Gamepad). You can then select any icon in the wheel to apply the mark.
    • A mark may be removed by targeting an entity with a mark and selecting the same mark currently present on that entity.
    • Marks may be self-applied by bringing up the target marker wheel without a target selected, then selecting an icon.

    Hiding Pets in Towns
    A new feature is available in your settings to allow you to hide other players' pets (hereafter shorthand to mean summoned class ability pets like Winged Twilights and Warden bears, vanity pets, assistants, and Companions) around certain high-traffic objects in the game. Specifically, this includes daily crafting writ bestowal boards, daily crafting writ turn-in crates, and basic crafting stations.
    • Your own pets will not be hidden if this option is turned on, and if a player whose pets are hidden gets into a duel or combat while near the affected objects, the pets will reappear.
    • The setting can be found within the Gameplay menu, then toggling "Limit Followers in Towns.” Again, this is an optional feature you can turn on or off at your discretion!

    Housing Quality of Life Improvements
    We’ve added several improvements to the general housing system overall, including the following:
    • A feature where a guest decorator can access the Retrieval tab of the Browse menu, which includes Modify, Set Destination, and Precision Edit access.
    • A display in the upper righthand corner, under the currently tracked quest, identifying which house you are currently in. This information will display the name of the house, as well as the account name for the owner of the house.
    • You can now share links to any of your homes via Chat or the Guild Message of the Day!
      • Links to your homes can be created from the Collections menu or from the House Information panel shown while in any house's Browse/Inspection mode.
    • We added the ability for you to cycle through targets using the Tab key in the Housing Editor’s selection mode. This will make selecting books in bookcases, fish in aquariums or cobbled items easier.
    • Decorators, Visitors and Limited Visitors will now be able to view the list of furnishings placed in a house. Decorators will be able to modify, precision edit and place map markers on any furnishing or path node in the list of furnishings placed in a house, including furnishings that are behind a wall, in a box or with a fox!
    • You now have the ability to set furnishings that hang on walls to align better with the wall.
      • Several hundred furnishings were adjusted to use this new tech across a large range of furniture categories, most notably Art, Banners, Mounted Décor, Paintings, Sconces, and Shelves, to name a few.
    • Furniture item tooltips will now include the furniture Subcategory under the Category on the top left of a furnishing’s tooltip.
    • Slowed the speed at which the furnishing preview camera moved when flipping between furnishings.
      • Previously, the camera pitched between heights of different furnishings as you switched between them very quickly, which could get jarring.

    Emperor Scaling in Cyrodiil
    The Health bonus for having an Emperor crowned for your Alliance will now scale depending on how many “home” or “natively owned” Keeps you have controlled by your alliance. For example, if you own all 6 of your home Keeps you’ll get the full bonus as Emperor, but for each of those you don’t own, the health bonus is reduced.

    The Emperor Passives also now scale in a similar way to the Alliance wide health bonus. For each of the 6 home Keeps your Alliance owns, the bonus will be up to its full value. For each one that is not owned by your Alliance, the passive benefits are reduced.

    Please note some scaling values may not currently display properly and will be fixed in an upcoming PTS patch.

    Armory Stations in PvP
    Armory Stations have been added to portal Keep locations for each alliance in Cyrodiil and in each sewer entry in Imperial Sewers.

    Customized Actions
    Customized Actions are a new kind of cosmetic collectible that replace the animations and effects that play when your character performs specific actions. This includes things like changing the color of the constellation you summon while recalling to summoning a magical creature to gather plants for you.
    • There are 3 Customized Actions for you to test during this PTS cycle, which we are currently planning to release sometime after Update 36 launches on all platforms. These include:
      • Recall of the Galen Winds (recalling to a Wayshrine)
      • Stonelore Split (chopping wood)
      • Gyrfalcon Gather (gathering plants)
    • To use a Customized Action, navigate to the Collections menu and choose Customized Actions. Choose the category you would like to use and select it to make it active. Then, simply perform that action as you normally would and the selected Customized Action will play instead of the default action.
      • You can only activate one Customized Action per category at a time.
      • If you want to return to the default action, return to the Customized Action category and select it again to deactivate it.

    Daily Login Reward Timer Change
    In this update, your new daily login rewards will start being available at 3am UTC for European servers and 10am UTC for North American servers, rather than at midnight UTC regardless of region.

    Event Testing – Dark Heart of Skyrim Celebration
    Return to Skyrim and the Reach during the Dark Heart of Skyrim Celebration! This event encompasses the entire year's worth of content for the Dark Heart of Skyrim storyline, including both the Greymoor Chapter and DLC zones, as well as all four dungeons released as part of the year (Icereach, Unhallowed Grave, Castle Thorn, and Stone Garden).
    • Pick up the introductory quest, “Bloody Reunion," from one of the following:
      • Available for free in the Crown Store
      • From a note at any Impresario tent
      • Directly from the quest bestower, Mel Adrys, near Karthwatch
        • The semi-famous vampire hunter will embark on a journey with you to track down an old enemy.
    • The first daily quest you complete in Western Skyrim or the Reach rewards a Glorious Box of Gray Host Pillage. Subsequent dailies, as well as activities in the zones or linked dungeons, will award slightly lower quality Boxes of Gray Host Pillage.
      • These boxes can contain saleable treasures, style items or motif pages from the year-of storyline, Skyrim-specific crafting materials (such as Chaurus Eggs, Vile Coagulant, or Crimson Nirnroot), treasure maps, furnishing recipes, or a tradeable style page for the new Saarthal Scholar armor style!
    • The first daily you complete in Western Skyrim will award you one Event Ticket. You can get a second Event Ticket for the first daily you complete in the Reach as well, for a maximum of two Event Tickets per day per account.
      • These include dailies such as the Wayward Guardian quests and Harrowstorm-hunting quests.
    • Bosses in Western Skyrim or the Reach, as well as the bosses in Kyne's Aegis, Vateshran Hollows, Icereach, Unhallowed Grave, Castle Thorn, and Stone Garden will drop additional loot during this event. Resource nodes, daily quests, and activities abound in the zone are all more lucrative during the celebration, so get out there and slay some vampires!
    • The Impresario will carry bound style pages of the Saarthal Scholar armor style for 5 tickets each. Furthermore, she will have all three fragments of the Soulfire Dragon Illusion and two of three fragments for the Sacred Hourglass of Alkosh.
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    In this update, we’re supplying two templates for you to utilize – a max level template and one beginning at level 25. Both templates will have you start at the Vastyr Outskirts Wayshrine (just outside of the main city of Vastyr) and the templates also have the High Isle chapter unlocked.
    • The Max Level template has the following additions:
      • Moved the Lost Depths Item Sets into the Dungeon Sets, Monster Masks and Rewards for the Worthy item bags.
      • New Firesong Item Sets for Overland and Mythic items are available.
      • Treasure Hunter’s Parcel includes the Galen Treasure Maps.
      • Added Survey Reports for High Isle.
      • Added the Firesong Style Items to the Crafter’s Style Materials Crate IV.
      • Added the Firesong Motifs to the Crafter’s Limitless Library Volume III.
      • Added Firesong Collectibles to the Costumer’s Wardrobe.
      • Companion introductory quests are now automatically completed so you can immediately use all 4 Companions.
      • The Tales of Tribute introductory quest is now automatically completed so you can immediately play Tales of Tribute.
      • The Druid King Tales of Tribute Patron deck and card upgrades are automatically unlocked.
    • In addition to new collectibles, we identified several older collectibles that were not present in the Costumer's Wardrobe box and have since been added, including the following:
      • Costumes
        • Antiquarian Field Garb
        • Antiquarian Robes
        • Covenant Scout
        • Lion Guard Knight
        • Mages Guild Formal Robes
        • Master Field Cartographer
        • Za'ji's Dragonguard Uniform
      • Emotes
        • Aldmeri Dominion Banner
        • Alinor Allemande
        • Bull Horns
        • Cardsharp
        • Daggerfall Covenant Banner
        • Ebonheart Pact Banner
        • Guar Stomp
        • Marshmallow Toasty Treat
        • Wickerman Mishap
      • Hats
        • Ayleid Royal Crown
        • Mask of Alkosh
        • Oblivion Explorer’s Headwrap
        • Reach-Mage Ceremonial Skullcap
      • Personalities
        • Beast
        • Deadlands Firewalker
      • Skins
        • Deadlands Scorcher
        • Seaborn Silver
        • Sunspire Ice-Fire
    • We also overhauled The Homeowner's Crate to help you find the newest furnishings and better locate other furnishings within this crate. Items within this container include the following:
      • The Firesong Recipe Envelope is a completely new PTS item that grants all 50 new craftable furnishing recipe items introduced in Galen.
      • The Firesong Reward Furnishing Crate is another new PTS item that gives all 9 new items introduced via Antiquities and Tales of Tribute.
      • The Firesong Merchants Furnishing Crate is yet another new PTS item that grants all 20 new furnishings that can be found on the Achievement or Home Goods vendors.
      • The Crafting Station Crate will award the Attunable Stations for Blacksmithing, Clothing, Jewelrycrafting, and Woodworking, as well as basic placeable stations for Blacksmithing, Clothing, Woodworking, Alchemy, Enchanting, Outfit, Provisioning, Jewelrycrafting, and Transmutation.
      • The Target Dummy Crate will award various base game Target Dummies, along with the Praxis to make the basic humanoid dummy.
      • The High Isle Housing Pack and Lost Depths Housing Pack contain all Recipes, Master Writs, Collectibles, and furnishings from High Isle and Lost Depths DLCs respectively, organized within a series of sub-containers to keep them from being too confusing.
      • If you’ve used the Previous Furniture Recipes Book item, you will now learn all Furnishing crafting knowledge from the Housing System’s launch up through the Lost Depths DLC.
      • The aptly-named All Previous Collectible Furnishing Crate will award all previous Collectible furnishings, including Dungeon Busts and Trophies, and Collectibles earned through overland zone content.
      • The All Previous Item Furnishing Crate contains all previous item-based furnishings acquired through Achievements, Item Drops, PVP and Antiquities, currently organized in a series of sub-containers.
      • Updated the Furnisher's Materials Crate to recursively re-award itself along with the previously available materials (Regulus, Bast, Clean Pelt, Mundane Rune, Alchemical Resin, Decorative Wax, Heartwood, Ochre, Animus Stone, and Dwarven Construct Repair Parts).
      • The previous smaller Deeds envelopes have been consolidated into a single item, the All Home Deeds Envelope, which has been updated to include all homes introduced up through the latest house.
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    Furnishings
    • All furnishings are currently missing their highlight when first choosing to place them in a home. As a temporary workaround, picking the item up again in the editor will display the proper highlight.

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    Templates
    • Creating a character using the level 25 template will set the Champion Points on all characters (regardless if they are copied or templates) on your PTS account to zero. Creating another character using the max level template will set your Champion Points to 3600, but you will need to redistribute your points again. This issue will be fixed in a future PTS patch and only affects characters on the PTS.
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    Quests
    • Competition and Contracts: Fixed an issue where the map pin for the lever to open the hidden passage was off center. 
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    • Questions of Faith: Using the Zone Guide while on the step to track Hildegard will no longer give you strange directions. 
    • Sacraments: Fixed an issue where Speaker Terenus could randomly bark at you about some quest or other you completed. 
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    Quests
    • Pride of Alkosh: Fixed an issue where during the third trial, you could open the gate to exit the area but not receive quest credit for doing so. 
    • The Good Bits: Completing this quest now grants a Dragonguard Supply Cache rather than a Southern Elsweyr Reward Chest.
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    General
    • Fixed an issue where storm or ice dragons could get stuck hovering at one particular location. 

    World Bosses
    • Fixed an issue where the world boss at Red Hands Run would have one of the duos despawn a few seconds after killing the other. 

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    Quests
    • The Traders' Terror: Fixed an issue where the last camel wouldn't run off if you calmed it after killing Wily Kee'va first.
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    Kyne’s Aegis Trial
    • Monsters in Kyne’s Aegis will now have a chance to drop purple gear in Veteran Mode.

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    Antiquities
    • Motifs and style items from the Deadlands, High Isle, as well as additional ones from the Reach and Western Skyrim are now available as bonus loot. This ultimately fixes an issue where digging for bonus loot in these zones would sometimes yield an empty result. This includes:
      • Arkthzand Armory
      • Black Fin Legion
      • Blackreach Vanguard
      • House Hexos
      • Steadfast Society
      • Systres Guardian
    • Antiquity Categories in the Journal will now appear in order of the Zone Story for Aldmeri Dominion, Daggerfall Covenant and Ebonheart Pact, and in the order of release for DLC areas.
      • For example, Daggerfall Covenant Antiquities will now appear in the following order:
        • Stros M'Kai
        • Betnikh
        • Glenumbra
        • Stormhaven
        • Rivenspire
        • Alik'r Desert
        • Bangkorai
    • Updated the Antiquity Categories Alik'r and Bleakrock to read Alik'r Desert and Bleakrock Isle to match the actual zone names.
    • Antiquarian Insight Level 5 will now display with its own unique icon.

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    Quests
    • Greymoor Rising: Fixed issue where Svana would sometimes not throw potion during the fight with King Svargrim. 
    • The Vampire Scholar: Fixed an issue where an invisible Tzinghalis and Rada al-Saran would have nameplates for a scene you're supposed to hear, but not see. 
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    General
    • Added new icons for the Fleet Queen's Talisman and the Coral Heart, obtained from Dreadsail Reef trial.

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    Quests
    • Deadly Investigations: Fixed an issue where you could see Captain Tzuso in multiple places at once. 
    • Escape from Amenos: Fixed an issue where you would get told a door was out of range if you smashed your face and camera directly up next to it. 
    • The Ascendant Storm: Fixed an issue where approaching the dock would despawn all of the relevant NPCs after completing the quest. 

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    General
    • You can now skip the Tribute tutorial on others characters as long as you’ve completed it on at least one character on your account.
    • Some Tribute NPC opponents are now a little bit smarter.
    • Tribute now has its own gameplay musical score.
    • Tales of Tribute daily quest givers Marunji and Kishka now have proper job titles rather than it being a part of their names.
    • Improved the messaging when Tribute matches are not available.
    • Fixed an issue that could prevent you from accepting a new Tribute daily quest if completing it two days later.
    • Adjusted the Patron drafting screen to better accommodate the new Druid King deck.
    • Fixed an issue where Brahgas would appear far to the left during the tutorial conversation.
    • Tales of Tribute Daily Quests will now display in a Tales of Tribute quest category in your journal.
    • Proficient NPCs may now select the Sorceror-King Orgnum patron.
    • Proficient and Expert NPCs may now select the newly available Druid King patron.
    • Fixed an issue in the Tribute Activity Finder where the rewards wouldn’t update after the first win of the day.
    • Fixed an issue where long player and patron names could wrap awkwardly in the Tribute game summary screen.

    Gameplay
    • Rajhin, the Purring Liar
      • Grand Larceny
        • Reduced gold gain from 5 to 4.
        • Added on Combo 2, opponent loses 1 prestige.
    • Grandmaster Delmene Hlaalu
      • Currency Exchange
        • Reduced gold gain from 5 to 4.
        • Reduced the replace a card from tavern from 2 cards to 1.
    • Ansei Frandar Hunding
      • Conquest
        • Reduced the Power gain on Combo 2 from 2 to 1.
      • Hira’s End
        • Reduced the Power gain on Combo 2 from 3 to 2.
      • March on Hattu
        • Added 1 Power gain on Combo 2.
      • Warrior Wave
        • Replaced the choice to Acquire 4 with Gain 3 Gold. You’ll now select between Gain 3 Power and Gain 3 Gold.
    • Sorceror-King Orgnum
      • Boarding Party
        • Shifted 1 Prestige from the play effect to Combo 2.
      • Patron Power
        • Reduced the cost to activate Sorceror-King Orgnum’s ability while unfavored from 3 to 2 gold.
      • Serpentguard Rider
        • Increased the Power on play from 1 to 2.
        • Reduced the Combo 2 effect of replace a card from tavern from 2 cards to 1.
      • Snakeskin Freebooter
        • Reduced the cost of buying this card from 6 gold to 5.
      • Summerset Sacking
        • Shifted 1 Prestige from the play effect to Combo 2.
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    • The Lifeblood of an Empire: Some captives that previously lacked overhead pins now possess them. 
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    • Markarth's zone story quests now have the proper icon in the quest journal. 

    Quests
    • A Feast of Souls: Fixed an issue where you could get a grayed-out door prompt on the step to enter the Orrery when standing very close to the warded barrier. 
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    • A Book and Its Cover: Updated the interactions with Choixth and the Bailiff in Summerset to not track progress based on the state of this achievement.
      • As a result of this fix, you can redo these encounters on the original character that completed the achievement. Choixth in Murkmire will now react as though she knows you only on a character that has actually encountered her in Summerset after this fix. 
    • Culture Clash: Added a new, unvoiced response to Grayscale to acquire the cultural item without being forced to be a turbo jerk about it. 
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    • Partners in Crime: Fixed an issue where the physics and animation states of the cell door beneath Fulstrom Hold led to weird skipping animations and inconsistent tangibility. 
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    General
    • Fixed an issue where some ticking Area of Effect abilities could delay or miss their first tick, or could apply their effects out of sync with their tick rates.
    • Fixed an issue where re-zoning could cause your character to load a different ability bar in some rare cases.
    • Fixed an issue where Break Free’s animation could fail to play in situations when your character would be stunned mid-animation with effects such as Time Stop.
    • Death recaps will no longer taunt you with the concept of bringing a friend or using the grouping tool for solo arenas such as Maelstrom Arena.

    Dragonknight
    • Ardent Flame
      • Shifting Standard: Fixed an issue that would cause the Ability Bar Timer to reset after recasting the ability to move it.

    Templar
    • Dawn’s Wrath
      • Backlash: This ability and its morphs have been slightly reworked.
        • The final damage now deals a guaranteed amount of damage based on your highest offensive stats, rather than dealing damage based on the damage it took from you over the duration and with a cap based on your Weapon or Spell Damage.
        • The final damage deals approximately 10% more damage than the initial hit at base and increases up to an additional 200% to reach similar values of power seen before.
        • The final damage now takes more overall damage to reach, to make the payout less reliably reached in PvP scenarios.
        • These abilities are now once again limited to having one active at a time, to fix numerous exploits and bugs with the ability. This means if you cast the ability on another target while it is active, it will remove the previous cast.
          • Power of the Light (morph): Increased the duration of Minor Breach from this morph to 7-10 seconds, up from 6-9. This effect is also no longer tracked over the base ability with the Ability Timers option enabled, to help you keep track of the core ability instead.

    Warden
    • Animal Companions
      • Advanced Species: This passive now increases your Critical Damage done by 1/3%, rather than your Armor Penetration by 495/990.
        Developer Comment:
        We’re shifting this passive’s focus away from raw damage and more into Critical damage, to help focus the class’s natural tendency to burst foes down. This change should also help bring up Light Armor focused Wardens, while toning down some of the power that their currently much stronger Medium Armor cousins have.
      • Feral Guardian: Fixed an issue where the bear from this Ultimate and its morphs could get stuck in a loop of trying to cast Crushing Swipe repeatedly until it perished or was crowd controlled. It was just trying to make you proud.
    • Green Balance
      • Healing Seed
        • Budding Seeds (morph): Fixed an issue where the final heal from this ability was centered on the caster, rather than the Area of Effect.
    • Winter’s Embrace
      • Arctic Wind
        • Arctic Blast (morph): Removed the target cap from the damage of this morph, as the damage is no longer tied to stunning enemies.
      • Piercing Cold: This passive now increases your damage done by 1/2% which increases to 5/10% while wielding an Ice Staff, rather than increasing your Magic and Frost Damage by 5/10%.
        Developer Comment:
        This passive is currently creating issues with morph choices in the class, as Wardens have a healthy mix of damage types outside of Magic and Frost. Many morphs that are meant to focus on damage are either close to or even eclipsed by the more utility driven morphs that retain Magic Damage, and the lack of more DPS focused Ice Damage abilities (since they are predominantly made for tanks or utility) create a situation where this passive isn’t helping the unique identity of Ice Mages keep up with other play styles. By shifting the focus of the passive over to generic damage that contextually gets stronger for the audience the passive is made for, we hope to help bring that playstyle up a bit more.

    Weapon
    • Bow
      • Volley: Fixed an issue where this ability and its morphs only used your Weapon Critical, rather than dynamically scaling with whatever was higher.

    Alliance War
    • Assault
      • Vigor
        • Resolving Vigor (morph): Reduced the healing from this morph by approximately 10%.

    Racial
    • Khajiit
      • Robustness: This passive now increases your Health, Magicka, and Stamina Recovery by 90 at their final rank, rather than your Health Recovery by up to 100 and your Magicka and Stamina Recovery by up to 85.

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    • Occult Overload:
      • Reduced the damage per stage of this star to 1037, down from 2560.
      • This node now also applies a random status effect to enemies hit.
      • Added a cooldown of 1 second, to prevent cascading effects.
      • The damage no longer has a maximum target cap of 6.
      Developer Comment:
      We’re toning down some of the burst damage of this effect, as well as its prevalence to operate like Vicious Death where it can cause cascading booms when you kill a large number of targets at the same time. The star doesn’t have enough drawbacks to justify the ease of access to instantly kill large groups of enemies, as well as being a bit overboard when used in tandem with other effects. To make up for this, though, we’re adding some more self-synergy to the effect where it will reward more booms back-to-back if you can manage to kill the affected targets within the time frame of the status applied, so it feels more controlled in risk reward situations rather than random.

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    General
    • Fixed an issue where Companions would fail to resummon on zone transitions while on the Deshaan quest "Oath Breaker."
    • Fixed an issue where you couldn’t click through your pet to interact with your Companion.
    • Fixed an issue where Bastian's passive was not correctly dropping potent potions from world or delve bosses. 
    • Ember's hidden wallet has a slightly higher chance to drop when on its cooldown. 

    Animations
    • Updated the Companion's Dual Wield ability Swift Assault to now use the same player animation as Flurry. 
    • Fixed an issue with the Companion summon animation where it would play awkwardly while running.
    • Fixed an issue where Companions would not kneel in grief after combat for player characters who died while groupmate(s) survived. 

    Audio
    • Your Companions now have more to say when you complete a Geyser in Summerset. 
    • Fixed an issue that prevented Bastian and Mirri from occasionally acknowledging your defeat in duels. 
    • Increased likelihood of Ember having something unique to say when pickpocketing guards. 

    Gameplay
    • Companions will no longer incorrectly queue up light attacks shortly after using a channeled attack.
    • Updated Isobel's Penetrating Strikes ability to share the same animation as Biting Jabs. This ability now hits 3 times instead of 4 but maintains the same total damage done. 

    Rapport
    • Increased the rapport gained with Isobel when killing a world boss. 
    • Ember now can gain rapport more often when harvesting rune nodes in the world. 
    • Fixed an issue where Mirri might not receive a rapport increase when turning in an Ashlander daily if you set your Companion reaction frequencies to minimal. 

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    • Fixed numerous issues with item set visuals failing to apply on their second cast.

    Ability Altering Weapons
    • Gallant Charge: Fixed an issue where this set’s cost reduction bonus could fail to work in some cases.
    • Grand Rejuvenation: Fixed an issue where this set’s Area of Effect was being based off the caster, rather than the Area of Effect of the ability that activated it.
    • Void Bash: Fixed an issue where this set could pull invisible targets.

    Monster Masks
    • Kargaeda: Fixed an issue where this set’s visual effects did not properly sync up with the size and duration of the actual effects.

    Mythic Items
    • Dov-rha Sabatons: Fixed numerous issues where this set could fail to retain its bonuses or deal the proper damage.

    Overland Sets
    • Way of the Air: Fixed an issue where this set’s bonus to detection radius was not working.

    Trial Sets
    • Bahsei’s Mania: Fixed an issue where this set’s damage bonus did not apply to pets. Rejoice, zookeepers!
    • Mantle of Siroria: Fixed an issue where this set could grant stacks while outside of the Area of Effect.
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    • Fixed some issues that would result in darker colors and banding when FSR is enabled.

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    • Fixed an issue where some Jewelry Master Writs would not show you where to go on your map.
    • You can now accept a daily Alchemy Writ even if you just turned one in from a previous day.
    • The crafting icon for the “Small Game” provisioning item now has a much, much more appropriate icon. No more absolutely gross rodent toenails!
    • Fixed an issue where Pewter Nodes would occasionally display as Silver Nodes when using a crafting survey report.

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    • Fixed a rare case where your character’s model could get stuck after previewing collectibles.
    • Fixed an issue where weapons could appear at your character’s feet if you quickly previewed different weapons.

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    • Fixed an issue where choosing Buying Multiple on items during Discount Holiday events did not show the correct amount or calculate the correct amount when purchasing. 

    Whitestrake's Mayhem
    • You will now only receive a Scroll of Pelinal's Ferocity from the introductory quest if you do not already have one. If you happen to want extras, you can still buy them from Predicant Maera. 

    Witches Festival
    • Fixed an issue where drinking from the Witchmother's Cauldron before your skeleton polymorph ended wouldn't reset the buff timer. 

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    General
    • If you decide to skip the tutorial, you will now be granted a set of gear inline of what you would have received from the tutorial.
    • Added a new icon for the Pristine Dragon Heartscale. 
    • The style pages for the Second Legion, Legion Zero, Jephrine Paladin, and Knight of the Circle outfits now use the standard icon for style pages rather than the Undaunted style page icon.
    • Fixed numerous grammar and spelling issues on assorted collectibles.
    • Fixed an issue where certain trapped objects wouldn’t light up when you were crouched to alert you of their presence.

    Achievements
    • Defeating Leafseether in Elden Hollow I will now advance progress in the “Veteran Alit Slayer” achievement.
    • The “Ascending Order Style Master” and “Dreadsails Order Style Master” achievements now display the correct location on where to collect those style pages.

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    Furnishings
    • Fixed an issue with the “Mammoth Cheese, Pungent” furnishing where one of its stakes had a small opening in its base.
    • Fixed an issue where the “High Isle Dresser, Rustic” furnishing prevented you from placing small furnishings on its shelves.
    • Fixed multiple issues with the Druidic Provisioning Station furnishing where parts of it were missing art, causing a few visual oddities.
    • Corrected a variety of issues with the Tribute Tapestry Reward Furnishings so they no longer have any collision on their cloth, and fixed small patches of white texture and small visible seams.
    • Corrected the sail of the boat held in the “Statue, Kynareth’s Blessing” furnishing to face the proper direction.
    • Fixed a few issues with the “Reinforced Dwarfglass Window, Massive” achievement furnishing where textures were slightly distorted and some holes were visible on the fixture.
    • Added the Animated item tag to the “Vvardenfell Anemone, Basket” luxury furnishing.
    • Fixed a visual issue with the “High Isle Walkway, Straight Castle” furnishing.

    Homes
    • Fixed an issue within the Highhallow Hold house where your camera could clip through some of the supporting ceiling beams.
    • Fixed an issue within the Highhallow Hold house on lower graphic settings where some distant walls would vanish.

    Houseguests
    • Fixed an issue with Houseguest Druid Ryvana where her lighting effect would stop before her animation finished.

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    • Added a new option to improve device performance when the game client is not in focus. By enabling "Limit Background FPS" within Video settings, the game client FPS limit will be set to 30 when the client is not in focus.
      • This reduces system resource usage when it is not needed, and the setting is Enabled by default.

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    • Fixed yet more clipping, floating, buried, or bizarrely positioned NPCs, resource nodes, books, and animals.
    • Fixed a bunch more typos, an eternal process.

    Alik'r Desert
    • Feathered Fiends: Reworked the spawning of Kabrahla on the stable roof so you no longer see ground-based versions of her before it was time. 

    Auridon
    • Pulled the Nestmother world boss out of the dark corner and made some adjustments so she no longer spawns in the ceiling.

    Coldharbour
    • Crossing the Chasm: The steps to close the portals now complete once the final wave ends, to avoid confusion in situations where you run out of the chambers before the scene fully completes. 
    • Light from the Darkness: The map pin on the final step to talk to King Laloriaran Dynar will no longer try to point you back through the Fighters Guild door. 
    • The Citadel Must Fall: Fixed an issue where you would have no map or compass pin on the step to Enter the Pyramid unless you were close to the pyramid itself. 

    Deshaan
    • Search and Rescue: Fixed some issues with Deepcrag Mine that made the directions all squirrelly on the step to stop the fumes and rescue the miners. 

    Glenumbra
    • Hag Fen: Erwan Castille no longer runs in a seemingly random direction when he appears. 
    • Sojourn of the Druid King: Fixed an issue during this quest where a quest icon would not appear above a map you're supposed to interact with.

    Grahtwood
    • The Halls of Colossus (Elsweyr Prologue): Using “Show on Map” for the first step to enter the Halls of Colossus will now properly point you to the cart in Grahtwood. 

    Main Quest
    • Castle of the Worm: Fixed an issue where Dremora ambushers wouldn't spawn from their portals at the tower summit. 
    • Daughter of Giants: Fixed an issue where, if you killed the Ancient Clannfear and interacted with Lyris's Axe before she finished her scene with Abnur Tharn, Lyris wouldn't be interactable on the step to talk to her until you relogged. 
    • God of Schemes:
      • Fixed an issue where your character could, somehow, die during the Molag Bal execution sequence and break your progress. 
      • Fixed an issue where Daedric Titans summoned during the battle with Molag Bal stopped playing their disintegration effects. 

    Malabal Tor
    • A Novel Idea: Fixed a weird timing issue where you could get two Shandis at the end of this quest. 

    Reaper's March
    • A Traitor's Luck: Fixed an issue where Cariel could sometimes spawn outside of Reaper's March while on this quest. 

    Rivenspire
    • A Spy in Shornhelm: Fixed an issue where the step to talk to Adusa-daro in the Upper City would direct you back the other way once entering the other city (she's still up there by the fountain). 
    • Puzzle of the Pass: There is no longer an inexplicable layer change halfway through a room in the Doomcrag ruins. 
    • The Lover: Fixed an issue where map pins for asking the townsfolk about Guendeline's interests would be off centered depending on whether the NPC walked around recently.
     
    Stonefalls
    • Mounting is no longer enabled in Crow's Wood. 
    • Fixed an issue outside of Fort Virak that would allow monsters atop the nearby cliffs to phase in and out as you were near to them. 
    • The Caravan map marker in Davon's Watch now properly references the cart that takes you to the Reach. 

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    General
    • Fixed issue where accessibility mode did not work properly.

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    General
    • Declining a Ready Check will now have a secondary confirmation to help prevent accidental declines.
    • Fixed an issue where numeral fonts would appear off center (most obvious on Tribute cards) in Japanese.
    • Fixed an issue where the keybind to change guilds at the guild store could disappear if changing to a guild that didn't have the store unlocked.
    • Fixed an issue where searching in the buyback tab at a vendor did not function.

    Addons
    • The following scripts will now open the Activity Finder rather than the group menu:
      • /script GROUP_MENU_KEYBOARD:ShowCategory(DUNGEON_FINDER_KEYBOARD:GetFragment())
      • /script ZO_UI_SYSTEM_MANAGER:RequestOpenUISystem(UI_SYSTEM_DUNGEON_FINDER)

    Alliance War
    • Fixed an issue where inactive Battleground weekends would display in the Activity Finder UI while in a Battleground.

    Crafting
    • Added a new column in the potency rune tab at the Enchanting station that communicates what level glyph the rune makes. Runes that have not yet been translated will display a "?".

    Gamepad Mode
    • Fixed an issue in the Claim Keep screen where text would wrap prematurely and not tell you how long you had to wait to claim the keep if the ownership recently changed.
    • Fixed an issue on the keybinds screen where keyboard keys would display in the instructions even when using a controller.
    • Fixed an issue where some dialog screens (mainly tutorials) would have overlapping keybinds or would appear non-responsive. 
    • Corrected some tutorial pop up text that stated "not bound" when playing on a PC with a keyboard in Gamepad Mode.
    • Fixed issue where when backing out of the character creation screen with a grid option selected, nothing would be actively selected upon re-entering.

    Help & Tutorials
    • The Deadlands DLC entry and the High Isle help entry now displays the correct icon associated with it.

    Mail
    • Fixed an issue where you could not immediately read mail after being notified of new mail, the mailbox would appear empty, or mail would be displayed with no contents.
    • Added a visual spinner when loading mail.
    • Fixed an issue where your mail could erroneously display a message stating that your inbox is full when it is not actually full.

    Quests
    • Zone Story quests will now display the Zone Story quest icon next to them when tracked in the journal instead of the normal quest icon.
    • Fixed an issue where using Zone Guide to find the Xal Thak world boss would bring you to the map to Tsanji's Hideout.
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