The new DLC takes players to the city of Orsinium, the ancestral home of the Orcs, where the Orc king is looking for adventurers to assist in the rebuilding of the city. It offers many hours of new gameplay and content, making it the biggest game pack so far.
You read more about “Orsinium,” find out how much it will cost you and when it will be released, and watch the trailer below.
For the first time in The Elder Scrolls series since Daggerfall, embark on an unforgettable journey to Orsinium, the majestic ancestral home of the Orcs located deep within the mountains of Wrothgar. Read on to learn more about the Orsinium DLC game pack features, pricing, and more.
Orsinium, the second official DLC game pack for The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited, will be available on the ESOTU PTS (Public Test Server) today and launches on PC/Mac on November 2nd, Xbox One on November 17th, and PlayStation®4 on November 18th. The Orsinium DLC game pack, which boasts over 20 hours of story content and quests, will be accessible at no cost to those who have an active ESO Plus™ membership. Otherwise, it will cost 3,000 crowns in the ESOTU Crown Store. The base-game patch includes long awaited features such as gamepad support for PC, subtitles, LFG system improvements, and more. We encourage everyone who owns the PC/Mac version of The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited to join us in Orsinium for testing!
Orsinium, the once-great capital city of the Orcs, has long lain abandoned and in ruin. King Kurog, reigning monarch of the Orcs, has sent invitations far and wide to enterprising adventurers. Join him in rebuilding the city and returning it to its former glory. Your efforts and actions while in Orsinium and the mountains of Wrothgar have a direct impact on the reconstruction effort—the city will visibly transform.
The largest ESOTU DLC game pack to date, Orsinium takes you to the mountains of Wrothgar, and to the Orc capital itself, to unravel plots and counter-plots, and encounter all-new enemies and allies. Whether you choose to strike out and explore this vast new zone on your own, play through the quests, face the challenges of the Maelstrom Arena, or team up with friends to take on the new public dungeons and world bosses, there’s something here for everyone.
As with the Imperial City, Orsinium comes in two parts—the DLC game pack and the base-game patch. Below is an explanation of each.
The full Orsinium DLC game pack will be included with an active ESO Plus™ membership. If you are not an ESO Plus™ member, or your membership lapses, the Orsinium DLC game pack will cost 3,000 crowns in the ESOTU Crown Store.
We’ll also have an Orsinium DLC Collector’s Bundle available in the Crown Store for 5,000 crowns that includes the Orsinium DLC game pack, the Cave Bear Mount, the Cave Bear Cub, and five Crown Experience Scrolls.
To find DLC game packs in the Crown Store, simply press the “,” key or click on the crown icon on your menu shortcut bar, and navigate to the “DLC” section. For how to buy DLC game packs on Xbox One and PlayStation®4, please see this article.
ORSINIUM DLC GAME PACK FEATURES & CONTENT
With the purchase of the Orsinium DLC game pack, you get access to the full city of Orsinium and zone of Wrothgar. That includes the following:
Over 20 hours of captivating story content and quests
A long-awaited exploration of the culture of Tamriel’s Orcs
A colossal new zone available to characters of all levels
A new single-player progressive challenge, The Maelstrom Arena
-Available in Normal and Veteran versions
Quests and objectives that contribute to rebuilding the city of Orsinium, returning it to its former glory
Two large public dungeons, Old Orsinium and Rkindaleft, featuring all-new challenges for both solo and group play
Special harvest nodes that scale to the most advanced material type your character can use for crafting
Six all-new, challenging world bosses
Powerful new gear, unique crafting styles, and other rewards inspired by the history and denizens of Wrothgar
-Grants special rewards only obtainable by completing arenas
-Includes class-specific leaderboards, so you can see how you match up against your fellow combatants
-Four new Provisioner recipes, only available in Wrothgar
Over an hour of brand new in-game musical score
-18 powerful new item sets including 6 ability-altering weapons, 9 sets obtained by participating in activities in Wrothgar, and 3 new craftable sets
-The Ancient Orc crafting style
-Six new collectible costumes only available in Wrothgar
ORSINIUM BASE-GAME PATCH
In addition to the Orsinium DLC game pack launch, everyone who owns The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited will receive the base-game patch at no cost. The Orsinium base-game patch includes gamepad support for PC, subtitles for all platforms, shield dyeing, improvements to battle-leveling, fixes and improvements to existing game systems and content, and more! Here are some of the highlights:
LFG improvements – cross-alliance dungeons
Champion Point cap & catch-up system
Improvements to battle-leveling
Akaviri crafting style
Ability balance and bug fixes
New ways to spend Alliance Points
Increased item drop rates
For those of you joining us on the ESOTU PTS, you can get to the city of Orsinium and zone of Wrothgar in a few simple steps.
USING AN ORSINIUM TEMPLATE CHARACTER
If you plan to use a pre-made template character on the PTS, you’ll want to choose the Orsinium-specific ones.
1. While on the character creation screen, click on the drop-down in the upper-left corner of your screen.
2. Select one of the six Orsinium character templates—there are two for each alliance: one that is VR14, and one that is level 35.
3. When you enter the game, you will be in the Daggerfall, Davon’s Watch, or Vulkhel Guard, depending on your alliance. You will be approached by an Orc messenger who will deliver a letter to you from Forge-Mother Alga.
4. Finish speaking to the Orc messenger to begin the “Invitation to Orsinium” quest.
5. Seek out Ambassador Lazgara in Daggerfall, Davon’s Watch, or Vulkhel Guard. Talk to her to progress the Wrothgar questline and travel to the Merchant’s Gate in Wrothgar.
USING A NON-TEMPLATE OR COPIED CHARACTER
1. First, create a character on the ESOTU PTS and purchase the Orsinium DLC game pack from the Crown Store. (Both template characters and those copied over from the live megaservers will have enough crowns to buy the DLC game pack.)
2. After you purchase the Orsinium DLC game pack, travel to Daggerfall, Davon’s Watch, or Vulkhel Guard, depending on your alliance. You will be approached by an Orc messenger who will deliver a letter to you from Forge-Mother Alga.
3. Finish speaking to the Orc messenger to begin the “Invitation to Orsinium” quest.
4. Seek out Ambassador Lazgara in Daggerfall, Davon’s Watch, or Vulkhel Guard. Talk to her to progress the Wrothgar questline and travel to the Merchant’s Gate in Wrothgar.
MANUALLY ENTERING WROTHGAR
After you purchase the Orsinium DLC game pack, there are a few other paths to Wrothgar. They include the gates in the neighboring territories of Stormhaven and Bangkorai, and you can also use the Wayshrine network to fast travel to Wrothgar and Orsinium.
Whether you’ll be joining us on the PTS or eagerly awaiting launch on console, everyone can participate in the Orsinium pre-launch festivities. We’ll have a full schedule of events leading up to the DLC game pack’s launch in November, including articles and guides, Q&As, live Twitch broadcasts, a contest, and official screenshot and concept art releases. Speaking of live broadcasts, join us on Twitch for our first Orsinium special on 10/05 at 1PM EDT!
If you’ll be livestreaming your Orsinium adventures on the PTS, we want to hear from you! Share your livestream with us on Twitter @TESOnline with #Orsinium. We’ll share livestreams throughout the Orsinium testing period on our official Twitch and social media channels, and may even drop in to hang out and watch.
Get amped up for Orsinium with this commemorative new wallpaper, featuring three adventurers preparing for action in Wrothgar.
Orsinium and the fate of all who are involved in its rebirth await you, hero. Prepare for your greatest adventure in ESOTU, coming this November!