ESO PTS October Patch Notes Not-So Secret Secrets Revealed

In this article, I look at the October 2020 PC|Mac| PTS (Public Test Servers) patch notes and highlight some of the changes and events coming to the Elder Scrolls Online soon™.

These notes indicate the Elder Scrolls Online™ is going to have a busy event schedule between late December and late February, and confirm that the Indrik pets will be retired with the end of the New Life Festival.

October 5 – 6.2.2


New Life Festival

  • Adding a new quest for the Imperial Race
  • 3 Event Tickets for the first New Life Festival Quest completed each day during the event and a New Life Festival Box
  • New Life Festival Boxes
    • Imperial Charity Writs replace the Previous Charity Writs.
      • Reward a random page from the Rkindaleft Dwemer Style
    • Existing Charity Writs can still be completed and turned in for rewards.
    • Deep Winter Charity Writs will still drop.
    • Impresario will have all of the 2020 Inkdrik berries and feather for purchase and the Rkindaleft Dwemer weapon Styles.
    • More Information (Previous Event)

The dates for this event are known.
December 17th to January 5th, 2021.

Combat and Gameplay

  • Item sets and passives that generate Ultimate now require you to be in combat to activate, to help reduce their ability to continuously enter a fight at full Ultimate.

October 12 – 6.2.3


Midyear Mayhem

  • You can earn a total of 3 Event Tickets per day during this event. The first 2 come from completing any daily quest that focuses on Cyrodiil or Battlegrounds. You may earn an additional ticket by completing an Imperial City District daily quest.
  • this year’s new outfit style is the Ebonsteel Armor. Style pages for this armor have a chance to drop from bosses in the Imperial City, but are also available from the Impresario for 5 tickets each.
  • More Information (Previous Event)

This event was previously held January 23 – February 4th 2020 and June 25th to July 9th 2020.

October 19 – 6.2.4


Tribunal Celebration (NEW)

  • A dual DLC celebration that allows you engage with content from Vvardenfell (Morrowind) or the Clockwork City, offering rewards themed for all three of the Tribunal deities.
    • You may earn 2 Event Tickets each day.
      • One of these tickets comes from completing any Vvardenfell daily quest (delve, world boss, Ashlander, etc.) and the other comes from any Clockwork City daily quest (delve, world boss, Slag Town, etc.).
  • The first daily quest you complete each day (which can be from either zone) rewards you a Glorious Tribunal Box.
    • This valuable reward contains an assortment of tantalizing Tribunal treasures, treasure maps, item set pieces from those two zones, and a guaranteed motif chapter, runebox, or pet fragment for one of this event’s rewards.
    • Additional completed dailies will reward a slightly-less-valuable Tribunal Box, which has a smaller chance to contain that last category of items rather than a guarantee.
    • Tribunal Boxes can also drop from engaging in all sorts of zone activities, from looting monsters to opening chests or harvesting resources.
  • Trial bosses from Halls of Fabrication and Asylum Sanctorium have a chance to drop extra loot.

The Morrowind Celebration previously took place February 7 to February 18th 2019. The Clockwork City anniversary took place last November 2018.


  • Patch suggest that the next mount was going to be the Rimedusk Indrik which was to be offered during Midyear Mayhem. However, it was removed from the Impresario.