The ESO Anniversary occurs in early April and it is an event you do not want to miss. In addition to bonus experience, any daily that is not immediately repeatable will offer a bonus anniversary gift box.
The Elder Scrolls Online turns four! Join us in celebration of this amazing milestone by taking part in our in-game event and enjoying XP buffs, unique rewards, and cake!
The anniversary event begins on Wednesday, April 4 at 10:00AM EDT and runs until Monday, April 16 at 10:00AM EDT. To join the event, visit the famous Chef Donolon in Vulkhel Guard, Daggerfall, or Davon's Watch and complete his Anniversary quest “Ache for Cake." You can get directions to Chef Donolon's location by obtaining a Jubilee Cake Voucher free of charge from the in-game Crown Store.
Note: This article has been updated for 2018 version.
- Obtain quest
- Double Experience
Obtain the Anniversary Quest
- Open the crown store and obtain your free Jubilee Cake Voucher.
- Use the scroll to obtain the quest “Ache for Cake“.
Find Chef Donolon on his barge in one of the follow locations:
- Davon’s Watch, Stonefalls
- Vulkhel Guard, Auridon
- Daggerfall, Glenumbra
- Gather Chef’s ingredients
- Gather Bananas (1)
- Gather Flour (3)
- Gather Honey (2)
- Give Chef ingredients and wait for cake
Tip: The items you need are in containers (Banana box, Flour Sacks, and Honey Barrels) near the chef or on his boat. The items can be looted without bounty.
How to Get to the Chef
There are a few options on how to get to the Chef. The chef will be marked with the special event marker (a box with a star) on your map.
- The starter town wayshrines are unlocked to all players, use a wayshrine and travel to one of the towns listed: Davon’s Watch (Stonefalls), Daggerfall (Glenumbra), or Vulkhel Guard (Auridon)
- If you have completed the initial Aldmeri Dominion Homestead quest, you can recall to your house (Mara’s Kiss Public House) in Vulkhel Guard.
- If you have completed the initial Daggerfall Covenant Homestead quest, you can recall your house (Rosy Lion Inn) in Daggerfall.
- Use the Navigator system that is made up of Caravans (Cart Icon) or Ferries (Anchor Icon) located in the main city of each zone to get you to one of the zones listed above
When you start the event, you will need to complete the chef’s quest, Ache for Cake, get a special cake momento.
Note: Use the momento to make cake appear and use cake to turn on the experience bonus.
Tip: Full Training Set + Mythic Ambrosia + Event Boost = 300% Exp gain from kills.
Notes: The Adventurer's Almanac, 1st Edition offers hints to all of the available dailies originally added to the game that will earn anniversary rewards: crafting writs, guilds, Cyrodiil, and regions of interest: Gold Coast, Hew's Bane. The Adventurer's Almanac, 2nd Edition offers hints to all of the available dailies recently added to the game that will earn anniversary rewards: Vvardenfell, Clockwork City, and Pit Fights
Dailies and Weekly
- Crafting Writs (6 Max)
- Crafting Writs (6 Max)
- Craglorn 17
- Lower Craglorn
- Upper Craglorn
- Dragonstar Arena
- Clockwork City 19
- World Bosses
- Blackfeather Court*
- Wrothgar 12
- World Bosses
- Gold Coast 4
- Vvardenfell 27
- Halls of Justice*
- The War Effort 5,
- Towns 49
- Imperial City 6
*Notes: Guild membership or minor quest lines needed to unlock quests.
- 3rd Anniversary Cake Momento
- Anniversary Gift Box
- Raw Materials (10)
- Enchanting Runes (5)
- Reagents (20)
- Fishing Bait (25)
- Rarer Style Items and Components
Alliance (5), Telvanni (5), Thieves Guild (5), Bervez Juice (5), Rekuta (2), etc.
- Furniture Component (5)
Bast, Clean Pelts, Decorative Wax, Heartwood, Mundane Runes, Regulus, etc.
Purple Provisioning Recipes, Blue Furniture Recipes, etc.
- Motif Chapters
- Rare Crafting Items
- Worm Cult Motif Chapter / Book
- Transmute Crystal
Note: The crafting material obtained matches the character's proficiency passive.
These reward boxes contain crafting materials (ore, ingredients, runes, etc.) and a single rare crafting item (Nirncrux, style items, motif pages, etc.) Note: Gift Boxes cannot be earned by completing infinitely repeatable quests.
Rarer rewards include hard-to-get motif pages previously only available in Vvardenfell, the Horns of the Reach dungeons, and the Clockwork City. Even rarer, you could receive a motif page for the brand-new Worm Cult style, a look that can only be found in the Anniversary Gift Boxes!
- Adventurer’s Almanac, 1nd Edition
- Adventurer’s Almanac, 2nd Edition
- Donolon Bakes
Note: this section relates to lore discovered during the event.
Note: No event specific recipes for event but you can get provisioning and furniture recipes from the boxes.
Event furniture can be obtained two ways: From event loot boxes and the special event achievement furniture vendor.
Heralda Garscroft (Events)
Located in each of the Capital cities (Elden Root, Mournhold, and Wayrest) there is an achievement vendor that sells Event-based items.
Crown Store Items