You may remember if you stretch your mindbrains all the way back to E3, that Bethesda announced that there were two upcoming expansions for The Elder Scrolls Online, entitled ‘The Clockwork City’ and ‘The Horns Of The Reach’. Well, it was revealed in a short little blog preview, that Horns of the Reach will become available in August 2017.
This new expansion will bring two new Dungeons to the table, the first of which, Bloodroot Forge, features an ancient forge, that was thought to have been created by the Daedric Prince Hircine. This forge was recently discovered by the Reachmen, also known as the Forsworn if you have played Skyrim, as well as their Minotaur allies. In the classic Daedra fashion, you will need to navigate heavy amounts of vegetation as well as lava! Oh and presumably swarms of crazy, cut-out-their-hearts-and-replace-them-with-plants Reachmen (damn Briarhearts).
That is not all that is coming to The Elder Scrolls Online with this DLC. We will also get to play through a second Dungeon known as Falkreath Hold. For those of you that do not know, Falkreath was a city and a hold in Skyrim, situated on the southern end of the country. Domihaus the Bloody-Horned, which is a great name for a warlord! On your adventure
On your adventure through the two Dungeons, you will encounter dangerous Reachmen (the Briarhearts still freak me out), the giant and overly hostile Minotaurs and a new type of creature that has not been revealed thus far – Nirnblooded creatures.
As for the PVP side of things, there will be a new map coming to the 4v4v4 Battlegrounds mode. Featuring an Imperial City Mages College, this map known as Arcane University will feature teleporters, high platforms and of course, heavy indoor combat.
But that’s not all, there will also be a new PVP mode coming with Horns of the Reach, known as Chaosball. The object of the game is to capture and hold onto a special ball for as long as you can. You get more points the longer your team holds onto it. Sounds simple right? WRONG. The ball gradually deals a health and armour debuff to the team controlling the ball so it eventually damages your entire team if you are not careful.
Horns of the Reach will be free for ESO Plus subscribers but can also be picked up from the Crown Store for Crown Credits when it releases in August.