Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) Game The Elder Scrolls Online has been kicking around for a while now, and though it has constantly released new content such as the Thieves Guild and Dark Brotherhood DLCs, most players requested some form of player housing. And developers Zenimax and Bethesda have heard their prayers, and launched Homestead, a free DLC that has rolled out on PC, and comes to PS4 and Xbox One on the 21st of February.
With this update, players will be able to purchase and customize their own homes in the game world of Tamriel. The homes are instanced, so you won’t find a random stranger rooting around in your stuff and nicking your prized possessions – it will feel much like homes in other Elder Scrolls titles, like TESV: Skyrim. Each home is themed around one of the Elder Scrolls’ 10 races, though there aren’t any restrictions on who can buy which one. You can own more than one, but only one of each type, and they’ll all be shared across your account. Check out how some of the look in the trailer below:
Veteran players might be intrigued by the final home featured in the trailer, the Craglorn Cavern. When Homestead launches, there will be around 40 different housing options, ranging from “a small room at an inn” to “huge manor estates with vast outdoor areas.” The developers say that you can even buy an island. Catch me with a sunset island view and some of the finest skooma where I shall relax after my Wood Elf Templar has done carrying people through dungeons. I won’t lie, I think ESO has been deleted from my PS4 because I played it to death, but I’m intrigued to check out homestead and get a nice pad for my fully-specced-out god healer.
2,000 different pieces of furniture and decorations are available to players, including chairs, beds, books, paintings, lights, and more. Furnishings can be purchased, sold or crafted, and though most items can be purchased with gold, some can be bought with Crowns, the premium currency that costs actual money.
The good news is it won’t take you ages to get a house in ESO. All you need to do is complete the tutorial and you’ll recieve a small house just like that to get started, which is awfully kind of Zenimax, especially considering how long players have waited for this patch.
ESO’s Morrowind expansion will drop on June, and we covered the trailer for that one in our Superbowl Ads article. ESO is already an absolutely huge game and is definitely worth checking out if you, like me, are busy re-playing Skyrim Special Edition whilst waiting for The Elder Scrolls 6 to come along.