PTS Patch Notes v8.3.0

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Welcome to The Elder Scrolls Online v8.3.0 and the beginning of the Shadow Over Morrowind adventure! This DLC features two challenging new 4-player PvE dungeons. In Bal Sunnar, you’ll help the Psijic Order investigate and contain a strange power emanating from a mysterious township. In Scrivener’s Hall, you’ll fight your way through the twisted acolytes of the Scribes of Mora and confront their villainous new leader, Valinna. Completing these dungeons also gives you the chance at obtaining a number of new item sets, collectibles, achievements, and more.

As part of the free base game update, we’ve added 3 new PvP item sets that are earned from Rewards of the Worthy in addition to new Alliance Emblem Face Markings. There are several housing quality-of-life improvements and new furnishings, plus a remarkable new house for you to test during this PTS cycle. We’ve also added screen narration to the accessibility settings, which does require Accessibility Mode to be enabled. Many daily and weekly timers have also been aligned to the same time as the Daily Login Reward; details on which areas are affected are detailed in the patch notes below.

We’ve copied all PC NA characters for this week’s patch, which is approximately 2.17GB in size. We hope you enjoy this year’s first DLC and can’t wait to read your feedback!


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  • New Features / Updates / Big Changes
    • Scribes of Fate DLC
      • Two New Dungeons
      • New Item Sets
      • New Collectibles & Dyes
      • New Furnishings
      • New Achievements and Titles
    • Update 37 Base Game
      • Daily/Weekly Reset Timer Updates
      • New Rewards for the Worthy
      • Alliance Emblem Face Markings
      • New Home
      • New Furnishings
      • Housing Quality-Of-Life Improvements
      • Screen Narration
      • Software Occlusion Culling (Beta)
      • Necrom Prologue Quest – Eye of Fate
  • Template Information
  • Known Issues
  • Combat & Gameplay
    • Combat & Abilities
    • Itemization & Item Sets
  • Fixes & Improvements
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    Scribes of Fate DLC

    Two New Dungeons
    • Bal Sunnar: A mysterious temporal anomaly has drawn the Psijic Order to the dark elf tower at Bal Sunnar. What is the cause of the disturbance, what are the implications to Tamriel, and why are the local Dunmer so fearful and hostile to those trying to help? Whatever the cause, temporal magic is dangerous and the Psijic Order must contain this anomaly no matter the cost.
    • Scrivener’s Hall: Under twisted new leadership, the scholars of the Scribes of Mora have transformed into an order of violent zealots. Will you assist the exiled former leader of the Scribes, help him infiltrate their conclave’s home in Scrivener’s Hall and put an end to the dangerous Valinna’s reign?
    • Bal Sunnar and Scrivener’s Hall are 4-player dungeons which can be reached via Stonefalls and The Rift respectively.
      • Bal Sunnar’s entrance is in eastern Stonefalls. The entrance is south of Senie.
      • Scrivener’s Hall’s entrance is located in the south of The Rift, west of the Smokefrost Peak Dolmen.
    • Both dungeons include a Normal version in addition to a challenging Veteran version. Each dungeon features challenging Hard Modes for each of their three boss encounters.
    • There are unique item sets to obtain including two new Undaunted Monster Mask sets, only available within the dungeons.
    • Unique Achievement awards are available for completing the dungeons, including the following:
      • Unique Skin
      • A unique Memento
      • A new, unique tool
      • Several Titles
      • Unique housing items

    New Item Sets
    We have added several new item sets and Monster Masks to acquire from the Scribes of Fate dungeons:
    • Bal Sunnar
      • Ritemaster’s Bond – Light
        • 2 – Adds 129 Magicka Recovery
        • 3 – Adds 4% Healing Done
        • 4 – Adds 1096 Maximum Magicka
        • 5 – Healing an ally within 12 meters with a Direct Heal creates a 15 meter tether between you for 10 seconds. This effect can occur once every 15 seconds. You and allies touching the tether are healed every second, scaling off the higher of your Max Magicka or Stamina. If you or an ally is overhealed by the tether, they gain Minor Heroism for 1.5 seconds.
      • Nix-Hound’s Howl – Medium
        • 2 – Adds 129 Weapon and Spell Damage
        • 3 – Adds 129 Weapon and Spell Damage
        • 4 – Adds 129 Weapon and Spell Damage
        • 5 – Completing a Fully-Charged Heavy Attack, applies Major Cowardice to your target for 1 second per 1000 Weapon Damage you have, lowering their Weapon and Spell Damage by 430. You then gain Major Courage for the same duration, increasing your Weapon and Spell Damage by 430. This effect can occur once every 12 seconds.
      • Telvanni Enforcer – Heavy
        • 2 – Adds 1096 Maximum Stamina
        • 3 – Adds 1206 Maximum Health
        • 4 – Adds 1096 Maximum Magicka
        • 5 - While Bracing, increase your Magicka Recovery by 369. While you are not Bracing, increase your Stamina Recovery by 369.
      • Roksa the Warped – Monster Mask
        • 1 – Adds 70 Stamina Recovery
        • 1 – Adds 70 Magicka Recovery
        • 1 – Adds 70 Health Recovery
        • 2 – Each second you are in combat, gain a stack of Darklight, up to 30 stacks max. Each stack of Darklight increases your Stamina Recovery, Magicka Recovery, and Health Recovery by 8. Each second you are out of combat, lose a stack of Darklight.
    • Scrivener’s Hall
      • Runecarver’s Blaze – Light
        • 2 – Adds 129 Weapon and Spell Damage
        • 3 – Adds 129 Weapon and Spell Damage
        • 4 – Adds 1487 Offensive Penetration
        • 5 – Your damage over time effects deal additional Flame Damage on the third damage tick. This damage scales off your Weapon or Spell Damage and always applies the Burning status effect.
      • Apocryphal Inspiration – Medium
        • 2 – Adds 657 Critical Chance
        • 3 – Adds 129 Stamina Recovery
        • 4 – Adds 129 Weapon and Spell Damage
        • 5 – You and group members within 28 meters of you gain Major Fortitude, Major Intellect, and Major Endurance, increasing your Health Recovery, Magicka Recovery, and Stamina Recovery by 30%.
      • Abyssal Brace – Heavy
        • 2 – Adds 1096 Maximum Stamina
        • 3 – Adds 1096 Maximum Stamina
        • 4 – Adds 1206 Maximum Health
        • 5 – Adds 1710 Maximum Health
        • 5 – While you are Bracing, you and group members within 12 meters of you gain Minor Evasion, reducing damage from area attacks by 10%.
      • Ozezan the Inferno – Monster Mask
        • 1 – Adds 129 Magicka Recovery
        • 2 – Overhealing yourself or an ally grants them 4272 Armor for 1 second. Healing yourself or an ally grants them Minor Vitality for 1 second, increasing their healing received by 8%.

    New Collectibles & Dyes
    • Emotes
      • “Sailor’s Sextant” can be obtained by completing the “Fate’s Secrets” achievement.
      • “Lost in the Woods” can be obtained by completing the “Scribes of Fate Scout” achievement.
    • Mementos
      • The “Iterative Onyx Glyphic” can be obtained by completing the “Scrivener’s Hall Conqueror” achievement.
      • The “Unstable Emerald Glyphic” can be obtained by completing the quest “Eye of Fate”.
    • Skin
      • “The Taskmaster’s Banner” can be obtained by completing the “Bal Sunnar Conqueror” achievement.
    • Dye
      • The Scrivener’s Ultramarine dye can be obtained by completing the “Scribes of Fate Delver” achievement.

    New Furnishings
    We’ve added new Bust and Trophy furnishings to commemorate victory in Bal Sunnar and Scrivener’s Hall. In addition, completing these dungeons on any difficulty unlocks purchase of two new achievement furnishings from Undaunted Quartermasters:
    • Dark Elf Archway, Stone
      • Originally designed for use in Mournhold to honor Almalexia, grand archways like this one stand in other locations as well. The one in Bal Sunnar purportedly served to remind the Telvanni Dark Elves of their reverence for Mother Morrowind.
    • Craglorn Podium, Filled
      • Though it currently holds a delicate scroll that the scholars of Scrivener's Hall studied, this wooden podium from Craglorn may serve you well for other forms of written knowledge.

    New Achievements and Titles
    This update introduces 49 new achievements and 6 new titles:
    • The title “Temporal Tempest” can be obtained by completing the eponymous achievement.
    • The title “Scourge of Sunnar” can be obtained by completing the “Telvanni Tormenter” achievement.
    • The title “Shadow Blessed” can be obtained by completing the “Bal Sunnar Champion” achievement.
    • The title “Curator’s Champion” can be obtained by completing the “Magnastylus in the Making” achievement.
    • The title “Weaver’s Bane” can be obtained by completing the “Inflammable” achievement.
    • The title “Scribe Savior” can be obtained by completing the “Scrivener’s Hall Champion” achievement.
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    In this Update, we’re providing two character templates for you to utilize. The first is a max-level CP3600 template that offers all the item sets and template goodies, and the other being a level 25; both templates will place you just outside Scrivener’s Hall in The Rift. Additionally, we’ve made several adjustments to the templates, outlined below:
    • Moved Whorl of the Depths from the Medium Trial Sets container to the Light Trial Sets container since it is a Light Armor set.
    • In addition to new collectibles, we have found several older collectibles that were not present in the Costumer's Wardrobe box. In this update, we’ve added the following collectibles to this testing box:
      • Skins
        • Deadlands Scorcher
        • Seaborn Silver
        • Sunspire Ice-Fire
      • Hats
        • Ayleid Royal Crown
        • Mask of Alkosh
        • Oblivion Explorer’s Headwrap
        • Reach-Mage Ceremonial Skullcap
      • Costumes
        • Antiquarian Field Garb
        • Antiquarian Robes
        • Covenant Scout
        • Lion Guard Knight
        • Mages Guild Formal Robes
        • Master Field Cartographer
        • Za'ji's Dragonguard Uniform
      • Personalities
        • Beast
        • Deadlands Firewalker
      • Emotes
        • Alinor Allemande
        • Bull Horns
        • Cardsharp
        • Daggerfall Covenant, Aldmeri Dominion, and Ebonheart Pact Banners
        • Guar Stomp
        • Marshmallow Toasty Treat
        • Wickerman Mishap
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    Companions
    • Companions currently have VO lines about dragons when referring to the Cartoklepts in Scrivener’s Hall.

    Quests
    • Several VO lines from Leramil in the Chapter Prologue quest are not currently working properly and will be fixed in a future PTS patch.

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    Abilities
    • There is currently an issue with the Concentrated Barrier passive not functioning properly in some cases with the new rules to block and bar swap. This is in the process of being fixed.
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    Quests
    • The Ghostwriter of Giovesse: The alternate bestowal note for this quest is no longer visibility-gated, so you can reference it any time at its original locations.
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    Quests
    • Born of Grief: Fixed issue where Rynkyus did not animate the shield ability correctly during the Storm Incarnate battle.
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    General
    • Daring Corsair Shield Master Writs now guide you to the Daring Corsair Woodworking station rather than the Clothing station.

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    Quests
    • The Dark Aeon: Fixed an issue where you were unable to target Joorahmaar after a flight phase.
    • Uneasy Alliances: Fixed an issue where Nahfahlaar could disappear mid-conversation in certain situations.  
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    General
    • Fixed an issue where some Dragons were not properly using their strafe run ability.

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    Quests
    • Cadwell the Betrayer: Fixed an issue where the eponymous Cadwell the Betrayer could turn invisible during the fight.
    • Room to Spare: Fixed an issue where the “Seeking Tenant” flier disappeared before you had the chance to read it upon interaction.
    • The Hungry Cat's Favor: Fixed an issue where the altar interactions required you to smush up against them when you began interaction.
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    General
    • Fixed some issues where High Isle books could continue to glow after being read.

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    NPCs
    • NPCs "Trivura Dalen" and "Tariran" no longer have evil twins in their vicinity.

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    General
    • Fixed issue where the area name was not consistent across Ghost Haven Bay Cavern in Amenos.
    • Some deer in High Isle will no longer animate strangely when panicking.

    Quests
    • Escape from Amenos: Fixed an issue where Emeric wouldn’t respawn if he somehow got stuck.
    • Green with Envy: The door to the tomb now properly fades to black on use.
    • Race for Honor: Grouped players will no longer share the tablets with one another without actually picking them up.
    • Spire of the Crimson Coin: Fixed an issue where Dame Madach would give you an incorrect greeting.
    • The Missing Prowler
      • Fixed an issue where, if you didn't follow a very specific path to the cove overlook, the quest would not advance.
      • You now receive the whistle to signal Oblan after speaking to Jimila, rather than randomly pooping out a whistle from nowhere a couple steps later.
      • The door Oblan enters now has a proper unusable door prompt.
    • Tower Full of Trouble: Fixed an issue if you ran around the western side of the hill before ascending to the Ritual Circle, the quest would not advance.

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    General
    • Tales of Tribute NPCs are now even smarter when playing against them.
    • Tales of Tribute First Win of the Day now grants an experience bonus.
    • Added a Tribute quest starter to the Crown Store.
    • Fixed a rare crash that could occur if a connection to the server was lost during a Tribute match.
    • Fixed an issue with a Hidden Master's special patron using an older version.
    • Fixed an issue where /reloadui would cause issues if used during a Tribute match.
    • Tribute players returned to the queue when their opponent declines a match will now be placed at the top of the queue.
    • Fixed an issue where declining a Tribute duel while in a menu could not actually decline it and show the incorrect prompt.
    • Druid Braigh’s self-describing text now aligns with his vocal lines.

    Gameplay
    • When using the Refresh ability, cards will now be placed on top of your play deck in the order selected, so the last selected card will be on top.
    • Adjusted the item quality of the Tribute Premier Club Coin and Tribute Cardsharp Club coin from Epic to Legendary.
    • Fixed an issue where NPC opponents would sometimes not use the Duke of Crows optimally.
    • Fixed an issue during NPC matches that prevented the Druid King Chimera from counting as a combo if the Druid King patron was chosen by the NPC.

    UI
    • The Warrior Wave card now displays the gold choice on left and power choice on right, to match the choice pattern of resources on other cards.
    • Updated the text of several patron power for language consistency and clarity. Their functionality remains unchanged.
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    Dungeons
    • Earthen Root Enclave
      • Druid Laurel will now always summon the correct number of Stone Walls during the encounter with the Corruption of Stone.
    • Graven Deep
      • You can now always use Dhulef’s diving portal when intended.
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    Quests
    • Kingdom of Ash: Fixed an issue where Rada could remain present and targetable for around 90 seconds after his actual defeat.
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    Dungeons
    • Frostvault
      • Icestalker
        • Frenzied Pummeling will now correctly knock the target back and stun them.
        • Boulder Toss will no longer knockback and stun targets hit.
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