ESO Patch Notes v.6.0.5 (Greymoor / Update 26) – Highlights

“Welcome to The Elder Scrolls Online v6.0.5 and our next Chapter: Greymoor! Explore the icy mountains and wild forests of the Nords as you venture forth into Western Skyrim. The land is harsh and unforgiving, much like many of its people and its lords. High King Svargim welcomes you to the capital city of Solitude gruffly, but you’ll have the opportunity to earn the respect of the Jarls and the swordthanes of Western Skyrim—if you survive.” Size: ~6GB.

Here is a mobile-friendly summary.

Highlights

New Features / Updates / Big Changes

  • Greymoor Chapter
    • New Introduction Cinematic
    • New Tutorial quest
    • New Zone(s) – Western Skyrim / Blackreach
      • Access with Wayshrine, Carts in capital cities, or travelling to friend / guildie already there.
      • 6 delves,6 world bosses, and 2 public dungeons
      • Harrowstorms (dolmen / geyser events)
      • New set crafting stations
        • Stuhn’s Favor
        • Dragon’s Appetite
        • Spell Parasite
    • New Trial: Kyne’s Aegis
      • A unique Skin
      • A new and unique multi-player Memento awarded by completing all achievements within the Kyne’s Aegis
      • Several Titles
      • Unique housing items
    • Antiquities
      • The new Antiquities system allows you to scour all of Tamriel for lost relics and treasures. 
      • Mythic Items – each Mythic Item is split into five fragments.
      • Dwarven Ebon Wolf mount – the first time a canine mount has been earnable in-game
        • This mount is split into 17 fragments, found throughout the base game and Western Skyrim.
        • Antique Map furnishings of nearly all zones in the game
        • Companion’s Coronet (Adorment) 
      • Ysgramor’s Chosen Body Marking 
      • Ysgramor’s Chosen Face Marking 
      • Dwemer Crown (Adornment) 
      • Dwemer Body Markings 
      • Dwemer Face Markings 
      • The Aldmeri Symphonium, a new Music Box furnishing – split into three Fragments (requires Thieves Guild) 
      • Over fifty new, highly impressive Furnishings for your home
    • New Item Sets
      • Overland
        • Winter’s Respite – Light Armor
        • Venomous Smite – Medium Armor
        • Eternal Vigor – Heavy Armor
      • Mythic
        • Bloodlord’s Embrace – Heavy Chest
        • Thrassian Stranglers – Light Hands
        • Snow Treaders – Medium Feet
        • Ring of the Wild Hunt – Ring
        • Malacath’s Band of Brutality – Ring
        • Torc of Tonal Constancy – Necklace
        • more info
    • New Collectibles
      • Pets
        • Solitude Silver Wolf: Acquired by completing the quest “The Vampire Scholar”.
      • Momentos
        • Miniature Dwarven Sun: Acquired by completing the quest “The Tones of the Deep”.
        • Kyne’s Tablet of Storms: Complete the quest “The Fading Fire”.
        • Ritual Circle Totem: Earn the “Shield of the North” achievement.
      • Costumes
        • Antiquarian Robes: Acquired by completing the “Master of the Eye” achievement.
        • Master Field Cartographer: Acquired by collecting and combining all of the Cartographer Fragments found in the Nchuthnkarst public dungeon.
        • Antiquarian Field Garb: Acquired by completing the “Master Antiquarian” achievement.
      • Hats
        • Reach-Mage Ceremonial Skullcap: Combine 20 Arena Gladiator’s Proofs with a Reach Mage’s Ferocity, available for purchase from War Researchers in Cyrodiil.
      • Adornments
        • Wolfcrown of Solitude: Complete the “Daughter of the Wolf” quest.
      • Skins
        • Seaborn Silver: Complete the “Kyne’s Aegis Conqueror” achievement.
      • Outfit Styles
        • Antiquarian’s Pickaxe: Acquired by earning the “Master of the Spade” achievement.
        • Wolf of Solitude Replica Sword: Complete the quest “Greymoor Rising”
        • Karthwatch Sigil Shield: Complete the quest “The Vampire Scholar”.
  • New Achievements, Dyes, and Titles
    • Dyes
      • Blackreach Blue: Obtained by completing the Savior of Western Skyrim achievement. 
      • Marble White: Obtained by completing the Excavation Virtuoso achievement.
    • Titles
      • Shieldthane of Morthal: Obtained by completing the Shieldthane of Morthal achievement.
      • Harrowstorm Hero: Obtained by completing the Harrowstorm Chaser achievement.
      • Savior of Western Skyrim: Obtained by completing the Savior of Western Skyrim achievement.
      • Kyne’s Chosen: Obtained by completing Kyne’s Aegis on Normal difficulty.
      • Kyne’s Wrath: Obtained by completing the Kyne’s Deliverance achievement.
      • Thane of Solitude: Obtained by completing the Champion of Solitude achievement.
      • Expert Excavator: Obtained by completing the Mater of the Spade achievement.
      • Sagacious Seer: Obtained by completing the Master of the Eye achievement.
      • Master Historian: Obtained by completing the Master Antiquarian achievement.
      • The Dawnbringer: Obtained by completing the Stainless Siege-breaker achievement.
      • Shield of the North: Obtained by completing the Kyne’s Aegis Vanquisher achievement.
  • New Homes
    • Snowmelt Suite (apartment)
    • Proudspire Manor (requires the Western Skyrim Grand Adventurer achievement)
  • New Furnishings
    • A wide range of recipes for Solitude style furnishings can be obtained from monsters and containers across Western Skyrim.
    • Recipes for Vampiric furnishings can be found in the caverns beneath Western Skyrim, and from Harrowstorms.
    • A selection of new conservatory furnishings and other offerings can be purchased from Masela, the Home Goods Furnisher in Solitude.
    • A set of new achievement furnishings are available for purchase from Netinndel, the Achievement Furnisher in Solitude, after completing achievements in Greymoor.
    • New Vampiric paintings can rarely be found in treasure chests in the caverns beneath Western Skyrim, while new Western Skyrim themed paintings can be found in treasure chests in Western Skyrim.
    • A brand new music box for recovering all of the missing instruments for the Bards College in Solitude!
  • New Motifs
    • Blackreach Vanguard Motif chapters, can be obtained from completing delve and world boss dailies in Blackreach: Greymoor Caverns and Western Skyrim. 
    • The Ancestral High Elf, Ancestral Orc and Ancestral Nord Motif chapters, are sourced via the Antiquity system. 
  • New Crafting Ingredients
    • All three new reagents carry the new effect trait of Minor Timidity.
      • Crimson Nirnroot is a new herb that can be found in the world throughout Blackreach areas.
      • Vile Coagulant can be found by dispersing Harrowstorms.
      • Chaurus Egg can be found occasionally by defeating Chaurus monsters. 
    • Added a new Essence Rune, known as Indeko, which can occasionally be obtained as bonus loot from the Antiquity system. This rune can be used to make two new types of jewelry Glyphs, Prismatic Recovery and Reduce Skill Cost. 

Base Game

  • Vampire Updates
    • Refunded all skill points spent in Vampire abilities.
    • All Vampires have been set to Stage 1.
    • Vampire Stages have been significantly refactored
    • Feed now plays unique cut scene animations when you feed on an unsuspecting victim, similar to Blade of Woe.
    • Some Vampire abilities have been designated CRIMINAL ACTS, and will trigger a kill-on-sight amount of bounty on you if cast near townsfolk and witnesses.
      • Most merchants in the game will refuse to deal with you if you are Stage 4 Vampire, though you may be able to convince them otherwise…
    • Priests of Arkay have moved to more prominent cities throughout Tamriel, and are more readily available to cure those wishing to remove the affliction of Vampirism.
    • Made improvements to the quest “Scion of the Blood Matron” to better teach you how to use some of the new Vampire skills.
    • Vampire abilities have changed
  • Performance Improvements
    • Server Optimization & Stability
      • Non-combat pets and their behaviors have been rewritten
      • The player character loading process is now multi-threaded on the server to improve performance
    • Client Optimization & Stability
      • the fixture creation process on the client is now multi-threaded. 
      • Optimized how characters are drawn on the client, spreading work out over multiple cores
      • Further improved performance in situations with lots of effects 
      • Made numerous small optimizations to reduce memory usage by the client
      • Improved caching for animation sets to reduce memory usage
  • Housing Precision Editing Mode
    • To use this new mode, simply point at a previously placed furnishing in the Housing Editor, and select Precision Edit.
  • New Achievements
    • 7 new specific achievements for Vampires and Werewolves have been added to the base game for you to obtain.
  • Updated Character Select Screen
    • The character select screen has been updated to reflect the snowy environment of Greymoor.
  • Crown Store Additions
    • Vampire and Werewolf Skill Lines
    • Alliance Change Token
      • These tokens are used from the character select screen to change the alliance of a single character to either of the other alliances. Upon using the token, you will be logged into the game at the capital city of your new alliance.
    • Some quests will have their progress reset or removed and replaced entirely with the appropriate quest for that alliance.
    • You will also be removed from your current Home Campaign in Cyrodiil, and your leaderboard progress removed.
      • Note that you will have to wait 12 hours until you can select a new alliance locked home campaign.
  • Alliance War & PvP
    • Updated Alliance War sourced potions to reflect the power level of max level crafted and Crown potions, resulting in increases in their resources restored and durations across the board. 
  • Crafting and Economy
    • Davon’s Watch has upgraded their facilities and added an Outfit Station to the city!
    • Hollow City now has a jewelry station behind the Exceptional Enchants building.
    • Using Dragon Rheum to learn its first alchemy trait now properly consumes an item.
  • Dungeons and Group Content
    • Banished Cells II
      • You will no longer be awarded credit for the Survivor achievement when a group member perishes.
  • Events and Celebrations
    • The Impresario and her assistant are now located near every capital city in Chapter zones, including Vivec City for Vvardenfell, Alinor for Summerset, Rimmen for Elsweyr, and Solitude in Western Skyrim.
  • Exploration & Itemization
    • Adjusted the names of “Ancient Dragonguard” quest rewards to “Venerable Dragonguard” to avoid confusion with the Ancient Dragonguard item set.
    • Renamed Double Bloody Mara to Purifying Bloody Mara to support the Vampire changes in this update.
    • Renamed Disastrously Bloody Mara to Corrupting Bloody Mara, also in support of the Vampire changes.
    • Adjusted the glossiness of the Frozen Blood dye.
  • Housing
    • Moderately reduced the chance of acquiring paintings from treasure chests. However, when acquiring a painting from a treasure chest in an area that has its own paintings, you now always get a painting specific to that area.

DLC’s and Chapters

  • Dragonhold
    • Fixed an issue that resulted in the Dragonguard supply chest inadvertently giving a guaranteed motif chapter with every interaction. Note the updated rate is still significantly higher than most other motif sources.
  • Elsweyr
    • Elsweyr-themed paintings can now be found in treasure chests in Northern and Southern Elsweyr.
  • Harrowstorm
    • Fixed an issue where the Pyre Watch and Icereach Coven motif achievements were incorrectly categorized under Greymoor > General. They are now correctly sorted under Harrowstorm > General.
  • Imperial City
    • The Imperial City repeatable daily quests (available at the tops of the ladders leading out of your alliance base) underwent significant changes for this update
    • Sewer patroller minibosses are now properly tagged as such for the drops of future event rewards
    • District-based patrolling bosses and sewer-based treasure scamps now respawn more quickly during associated events
    • All daily quests are now ungated from needing to complete the main story of Imperial City.
  • Morrowwind
    • Delve and group boss dailies available in Vivec City no longer require that you complete the quest “Divine Conundrum” and the associated quest to the daily quest givers.
      • Ashlander dailies are unchanged, as there is a greater fictional justification for their gating.

Combat & Gameplay