ESO Patch Notes v10.0.5 Gold Road Chapter & Update 42

ESO released a new trial, scribing features, class balance changes, and more to Patch Notes v10.0.5 Gold Road Chapter & Update 42.

ESO Patch Notes v10.0.5 Gold Road Chapter & Update 42

The Elder Scrolls Online v10.0.5 Patch notes are out for PC/Mac, and it’s coming to Xbox and PlayStation on June 18.  The Gold Road Chapter brings scribing, the ability to modify one of 11 new spells. Moreover, you can expect a new massive zone, new trial, many new gear sets, and more. Let’s explain the top 10 changes coming in the next update.

Top 10 Changes in ESO Patch Notes v10.0.5

Here are the 10 highlights from ESO Patch Notes v10.0.5 Gold Road Chapter & Update 42:

  1. Scribing –  new system gives you access to 11 new unique customizable skills that you can make your own!
  2. Skill Styling – select new color variations on popular existing skills from the Weapon, Guild, and World Skill Lines.
  3. New Zone West Weald – Located just west of Cyrodiil and east of the Gold Coast, West Weald remains a stronghold of Imperial prosperity.
  4. Lucent Citadel New Trial – 12-player trial with the portal located in northern West Weald, with new gear and achievements.
  5. New Gear Sets – overland, crafting, trials, and mythics.
  6. Limited Class Balance – few class balance adjustments this testing cycle.
  7. HDR Support – Windows HDR Color Settings adjust various brightness settings.
  8. Mail Improvements – many changes to player, system, and system alert mail functions.
  9. New Achievements – many new achievements were added to the chapter and base game Update 42.
  10. Health Bar Changes – added a new state to health bars for healing immunity, which will display on a target that is immune to your heals. 

Complete Notes – ESO Patch Notes v10.0.5 Gold Road Chapter & Update 42

Below are the complete patch notes for the live server of ESO Gold Road Chapter and Update 42:


Welcome to The Elder Scrolls Online v10.0.5 and our latest Chapter: Gold Road! Investigate the return of Ithelia, a Daedric Prince never seen before in the Elder Scrolls series. Uncover the schemes of her most devoted followers and protect Tamriel from the chaos of unbridled change.

Venture into West Weald, home to the wealthy Colovian Imperials and the city of Skingrad. Encounter a bountiful region first seen in The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, now beset by Daedric incursions and the encroaching jungles of Valenwood. Or you can play with the nature of magic itself with Scribing, an all-new game system unique to Gold Road. Collect and customize skills to tailor your builds, granting you the power and freedom to truly play your way.

New Features

There’s a variety of new things to collect including new item sets, Mythic items, mounts, pets, even 22 new Skill Styles which are new color variations of popular existing skills. And you won’t want to miss the new 12-player Trial, Lucent Citadel, which has some surprises along the way.

The base game adds improvements for NPC and remote player character resolutions, several updates to game mail, and added a new state to health bars for healing immunity. We’ve also joined the Xbox initiative to make steps toward a more sustainable gaming future by introducing some environmental sustainability features.

We look forward to welcoming you to Gold Road, which is approximately 5.6GB in size. Thanks and enjoy!

New Zone – West Weald

Prepare for adventure as you enter West Weald, a rich, Colovian Imperial territory ruled by Count Calantius of Skingrad. Located just west of Cyrodiil and east of the Gold Coast, West Weald remains a stronghold of Imperial prosperity. Vineyards, lumber camps, and strong trade routes contribute to the wealth of the region as the Imperial Legions protect its borders. But life is suddenly less quiet under the autumn eaves shading the Gold Road, and nothing will ever be the same…

To begin your adventures in West Weald, you can choose from among the following:

  • Create a new character and play through the Tutorial
  • Use the Wayshrine located in Skingrad
  • Travel to your alliance capital and take the caravan to West Weald

After you arrive in West Weald, an old friend, Leramil, greets you with news of the Forgotten Daedric Prince you discovered at the end of Necrom. She needs your help to investigate unusual activity in West Weald and discover its ties to Ithelia as part of the Zone Story.

New Activities

In addition to the Zone Story, the Gold Road chapter includes the following activities:

  • Nine full-length Objectives, some tied directly to the Zone Story but completable in any order
  • Six delves, each with its own Skyshard and delve boss
  • Two Public Dungeons: Silorn, an ancient Ayleid Ruin and Leftwheal, a coastal trading post under attack by Mirrormoor forces
  • New world events – Mirrormoor Incursions
  • Six world bosses throughout West Weald
  • The Lucent Citadel 12-player trial
  • Three new set crafting locations
  • Many additional quests and discoverable activities
  • A special “capper” quest, available to those who have completed both Necrom and West Weald storylines

Mirrormoor Incursions

As the followers of the Forgotten Prince search desperately for her, her forces in Mirrormoor do not lie dormant. They have found a means to enter Tamriel in the hopes of reuniting with Ithelia. These Incursions from Mirrormoor dot the landscape of West Weald spreading Ithelia’s minions as they pour forth from her realm. You can seek out the generals and leaders of the Mirrormoor forces before ultimately defeating the stalwart champions bursting from the lands beyond.

Seek out Mirrormoor Incursion sites within West Weald and first defeat the leaders powering the Incursions before fighting the powerful champions. Mirrormoor Incursions will appear with an icon on your map when they are active.

Earn special rewards and achievements for defeating the Incursion leaders and champions both and keep West Weald safe from the emerging forces.


We’re very excited to introduce you to Scribing, a new system focused around combat that gives you the ability to customize 11 new skills to suit your playstyle. Go on an exciting adventure with the Mages Guild and learn how to scribe your own customizable skills. As you explore the Scholarium beneath Eyevea and plumb the secrets of the past you’ll earn new skills, new Scripts, Skill Styles, and a wide variety of Scribing benefits thanks to some very powerful friends. To get started, seek out Adept Irnard Rirnil near the Mages Guild in Skingrad if you have access to the Champion System or if you have reached level 30 on your character.

To Scribe a new Skill, you must visit the Scribing Altar in the Scholarium, under Eyevea, and complete the tutorial quest “The Second Era of Scribing”.

Scribing Continued

First you will select a Grimoire.

Grimoires contain the base behavior of the Skill. For example, Wield Soul’s Grimoire launches a concentrated blast of Soul Magic at a single target.

Then, select a Focus Script.

These add the main function of the Skill. They also determine the Skill’s name, Resource Type, and Resource Cost

For example, if you select the Magical Focus Script for the Wield Soul Grimoire, it makes a concentrated blast of Soul Magic deal Magical Damage to the enemy. It will also change the name of the completed Scribed Skill to Magical Soul.

Next, select a Signature Script.

These add unique effects to the skill. For example, if you select the Damage Over Time Signature Script, Magical Soul will now also deal 9000 Magic Damage over 10 seconds to the enemy.

Finally, select an Affix Script.

These add a final benefit to the skill, usually from the Major and Minor Buff and Debuff system. For example, if you select the Breach Affix Script, it will add Major Breach to Magical Soul, now afflicting the enemy for 10 seconds reducing their Physical and Spell Resistance.

In general, single target Grimoires have access to Major buffs and debuffs, and Area of Effect Grimoires have access to Minor buffs and debuffs, since those have the potential of applying to more targets.

Scribing Currency

Scribe your new Skill by paying Luminous Ink.

After completing the quest “The Wing of the Indrik”, Luminous Ink will rarely drop from defeated enemies, and after completing the quest “The Wing of the Netch” Luminous Ink will rarely drop from harvesting crafting materials.

Place your new Scribed Skill on your Ability Bar from the Skills Menu.

If you have a blank spot on your Skill Bar, it will populate there when completing the Scribe. If you do not, you can find it in the Skills Menu under its parent Skill Line.

For example, Vault will live underneath the Bow Skill Line.

There is also a Scribing Tab inside the Skills Menu, which allows you to understand what Grimoires and Scripts you own, have scribed, as well as what combinations are possible when you are away from the Scribing Altar in the Scholarium. 

Full access to the Scribing Altar comes after you have completed the Wing of the Indrik quest.

For your ease, there is a training room in the West Wing of the Scholarium where you can test your new Scribed Skills against Training Dummies.

There are also beautiful achievement furnishings available in the East Wing from Firandil’s Scamp and sales associate, Caal.

After completing the Scribing questline, when using alt characters, you will only have to complete the Second Era of Scribing to take full advantage of the Scribing System.

This includes purchases of Grimoires and Scripts being greatly discounted after you have acquired them from a vendor on another character.


There are 11 New Grimoires (customizable skills) that you can unlock on a per character basis.

Weapon Skill Line- These require at least rank 25 in that skill line and the requisite weapon to use.

  • Vault (Bow)
  • Shield Throw (One Hand & Shield)
  • Smash (Two Hand)
  • Elemental Explosion (Destruction Staff)
  • Mender’s Bond (Restoration Staff)
  • Traveling Knife (Dual Wield)

Soul Magic Skill line

  • Wield Soul – Earn during the Scribing Tutorial.
  • Soul Burst – Earn by completing the Scribing questline.

Mages Guild, Fighters Guild, and Assault Skill Lines – These require at least rank 5 in the parent Skill Line to use.

  • Ulfsild’s Contingency (Mages Guild)
  • Torchbearer (Fighters Guild)
  • Trample (Assault)

To acquire Grimoires, visit Chronicler Firandil in the East Wing of the Scholarium after completing the quest “Wing of the Indrik” and purchase with gold after meeting the above requirements.

Grimoires are customized by adding one of each script type, then paying the cost in Luminous Ink.


Every Grimoire has three Script Slots: one each for a Focus Script, Signature Script, and Affix Script. Scripts are how you customize your Grimoires and turn them into Scribed Skills, and are unlocked on a per character basis.

Focus Scripts set the Main function of the Scribed Skill, and also determine its name and resource type and cost.

Focus Scripts also determine if the ability is Enemy-Targeted or Ally/Self-Targeted and if any following buffs will only apply to you or also apply to your allies.

Signature Scripts give the skill unique effects.

These unique effects often lean into the mechanics and passives from the parent Skill Line. For example, the Passive Master Signature Script when used on Vault will give you the Hawkeye passive from the Bow Weapon Skill Line.

Affix Scripts give the skill a final benefit of known buff and debuffs, largely from the Major and Minor system.

Not every combination of scripts can be Scribed to every Grimoire.

Scripts that share the same name may do slightly different things depending on the Grimoire they are applied to, but the same theme will apply. Mix and match and discover what works for you!

You can acquire Scripts by having them rarely drop in the world; However, you can unlock new sources by completing their associated Wing Quest.

Focus Scripts become available from various daily coffers after completing the Wing of the Gryphon.

Signature Scripts become available from various daily coffers after completing the Wing of the Dragon.

Affix Scripts become available from various daily coffers after completing the Wing of the Netch.

After completing these quests, these will unlock account-wide benefits, such as the ability to purchase them from the Scribing and Infinite Archive Vendors.

Additionally, after completing the Wing of the Dragon, you will be able to find Scripts hidden at certain Mages Guilds across Tamriel.

There is also a special kind of Signature Script, known as the Class Mastery Script.

This script gives access to special mechanics and passives unique to your class.

This script is applicable on all Grimoires.

To acquire this script, you must collect 50 Class Script Scraps via a number of in-game activities such as Trials, Master Writs, Infinite Archive, Dungeons, Arenas, and more.

After acquiring the Class Mastery Script on a single character, you can purchase it on other characters from Chronicler Firandil.

Luminous Ink

Luminous Ink is Scribing’s crafting resource. The ink cost to Scribe a Skill is based on the number of Scripts added or changed.

When Scribing a Skill for the first time, it will always require three Scripts, and therefore cost three Luminous Ink.

However, if you are changing out only a single script on a previously Scribed Skill, the Luminous Ink cost to scribe will only be 1.

Ink Drops from enemies in the world at a low rate after you have completed the quest “Wing of the Indrik”.

After completing the quest “Wing of the Netch”, you can also gain ink via harvest nodes.

Skill Styling

ESO has countless ways for you to customize your character’s appearance and skills, and with Gold Road, we’re excited to introduce a new type of customization collectible called Skill Styles! Skill Styles are select new color variations on popular existing skills from the Weapon, Guild, and World Skill Lines, helping you further stand out on the battlefield. There are 22 earnable Skill Styles that you can earn via Scribing quests, completing dailies, discovering Skyshards, defeating Mirrormoor Incursions and more.

New Trial – Lucent Citadel

On the outskirts of Fargrave City District there is an old vault known as the Lucent Citadel. Most well-travelled scholars have never heard of this vault or believe it exists but Keshargo, being the former leader of the Scribes of Mora, is not like other scholars. His research has lead him to the Citadel looking for a powerful object known as the Arcane Knot. But he is not the only one. With his expedition in tatters thanks to being ambushed by a Daedric force, he now needs help retrieving the Knot and ensuring it does not fall into evil hands.

Lucent Citadel is a 12-player trial with the portal located in northern West Weald.

The trial includes a Normal version in addition to a challenging Veteran version.

There are unique item sets within the trial including Perfected versions only found in Veteran difficulty.

Unique achievement awards are available for completing the trial including the following:

Unique body and face marking

Unique mount

Several titles

Unique housing items

New Item Sets

We’ve added 10 new item sets in this update! Details and sourcing can be found below:


Symmetry of the Weald – Light

2 – Adds 129 Weapon and Spell Damage

3 – Adds 129 Weapon and Spell Damage

4 – Adds 129 Weapon and Spell Damage

5 – Adds 200% Status Effect Chance while your Health is above 50%. Adds 10% Healing Done while your Health is 50% or less.

Macabre Vintage – Medium

2 – Adds 129 Weapon and Spell Damage

3 – Adds 129 Weapon and Spell Damage

4 – Adds 129 Weapon and Spell Damage

5 – Adds 150 Weapon and Spell Damage

5 – When you kill a monster they burst with blood magic, dealing 50% of their Max Health to enemies within 6 meters as Bleed Damage, up to 24096 Bleed Damage. This damage cannot critically strike. This effect can occur once every 0.5 seconds.

Ayleid Rufuge – Heavy

2 – Adds 1096 Max Stamina

3 – Adds 1206 Max Health

4 – Adds 1206 Max Health

5 – Blocking an attack reduces your Damage Taken by 11% for 3 seconds.


Highland Sentinel

2 – Adds 657 Critical Chance

3 – Adds 657 Critical Chance

4 – Adds 657 Critical Chance

5 – While in combat, each second you stand still grants you a stack of Sentinel’s Eye every 1 second, up to 10 stacks. Each stack increases your Critical Chance by 357. Each second you move removes half of your stacks of Sentinel’s Eye, rounded up. Exiting combat removes all stacks of Sentinel’s Eye. Using charge and teleport abilities do not remove stacks of Sentinel’s Eye.

Tharriker’s Strike

2 – Adds 129 Weapon and Spell Damage

3 – Adds 129 Weapon and Spell Damage

4 – Adds 129 Weapon and Spell Damage

5 – Dealing damage with a fully-charged Heavy Attack grants you Major Berserk for 4 seconds, increasing your damage done by 10%. This effect can occur once every 1 second.

Threads of War

2 – Adds 1487 Offensive Penetration

3 – Adds 129 Weapon and Spell Damage

4 – Adds 657 Critical Chance

5 – Your Light and fully-charged Heavy Attacks gain 100% Status Effect Chance. The Status Effect is based on the damage type of your weapon.


Mora Scribe’s Thesis – Light

2 – Adds 657 Critical Chance

3 – Gain Minor Slayer at all times, increasing your damage done to Dungeon, Trial, and Arena Monsters by 5%.

4 – Adds 129 Weapon and Spell Damage

5 (Perfected only) – Adds 657 Critical Chance

5 – Increase your Critical Chance by 128 for every Major Buff active on you, up to 1536 Critical Chance. Increase your Critical Damage done by 1% for every Minor Buff active on you, up to 12% Critical Damage done.

Slivers of the Null Arca – Medium

2 – Adds 657 Critical Chance

3 – Gain Minor Slayer at all times, increasing your damage done to Dungeon, Trial, and Arena Monsters by 5%.

4 – Adds 657 Critical Chance

5 (Perfected only) – Adds 129 Weapon and Spell Damage

5 – Dealing Critical Damage gives you a stack of Sliver for 10 seconds. You can only gain one stack of Sliver every 0.5 seconds. When you gain your third stack, the stacks are consumed and the crystals launch at the last enemy you damaged, dealing Physical Damage. This damage scales off your Weapon or Spell Damage. Once you launch the crystals, you cannot gain Sliver for 5 seconds.

Xoryn’s Masterpiece – Light

2 – Adds 1096 Max Magicka

3 – Gain Minor Aegis at all times, reducing your damage taken from Dungeon, Trial, and Arena Monsters by 5%.

4 – Adds 129 Magicka Recovery

5 (Perfected only) – Adds 1096 Max Magicka

5 – Increases your Max Magicka and Max Stamina by 1667 for you and up to 11 other group members within 28 meters of you. This bonus persists through death.

Lucent Echoes – Heavy

2 – Adds 4% Healing Taken

3 – Gain Minor Aegis at all times, reducing your damage taken from Dungeon, Trial, and Arena Monsters by 5%.

4 – Adds 1206 Max Health

5 (Perfected only) – Adds 1206 Max Health

5 – While you have more than 50% Health, increase the Critical Damage and Healing of your group members by 11%. Group members wearing Lucent Echoes cannot benefit from this effect. While you have 50% or less Health, reduce your Damage Taken from monsters by 20%.

New Mythic Items

We’ve added three new Mythic Items in this update, available to discover through Antiquities.

Rourken Steamguards – Heavy Hands

Activating Block while in combat grants you Steam Guardian for 0.5 seconds, reducing your damage taken by 99%. This effect can occur once every 10 seconds.Blocking an attack while Steam Guardian is active reduces its cooldown by 5 seconds.

The Shadow Queen’s Cowl – Light Head

While Crouched, you can see Witnesses and Guards through walls.Successfully pickpocketing a Witness or Guard applies Distracted to them for 10 seconds, stunning your target. Decreases your detection radius in Stealth by 30 meters against Distracted targets.

The Saint and the Seducer – Neck

While in combat, you gain one of five random major buffs which changes every 10 seconds. Enemies within 12 meters of you gain one of five random minor debuffs depending on which buff you have. The available buffs and debuffs include:

Major Berserk and Minor Maim

Major Resolve and Minor Breach

Major Force and Minor Brittle

Major Evasion and Minor Vulnerability

Major Courage and Minor Cowardice

New Antiquities

In addition to the three new Mythic items, a Mirrormoor Music Box and an Ayleid Blacksmithing Station can also be discovered through Antiquities.

New Collectibles


The Refulgent Mirrormoor Steed is obtained by earning the “Knot Worthy” achievement.

A Wildburn Tiger-Lynx is obtained by earning the “Savior of West Weald” achievement.


A Prism Wasp is obtained by earning the “In Memory of.” achievement.


Nantharion’s Regalia pages are awarded to adventurers who complete various achievements associated with the exploration of West Weald.

Gold Road Dragoon pages come from the Impresario or Zenithar’s Sublime Parcel during the “Zeal of Zenithar” event.

Ayleid Lich pages come from the Impresario or Pelinal’s Boon Box during the “Whitestrake’s Mayhem” event.


“True-Sight Lens” is obtained by completing the final quest in the Scribing questline.


The “Abolisher Memento” is obtained by earning the “Echo of the Abolisher” achievement

The Echonir Memento” is obtained by finishing the quest “The Untraveled Road”


“Fractured Glory” is a special skin earned by completing the “Adventurer Across a Decade” achievement.

Face and Body Markings

“Ithelia’s Threads” is earned by completing the “Lucent Citadel Conqueror” and “Retrieval Specialist” achievements.

“Veteran’s Homage” is earned by completing the “Veteran of the Infinite” and “Archival Veteran” achievements.


The West Weald Autumnal Orange dye is obtained by completing the “Hero of the Gold Road” achievement.

The Scholarium Cerulean dye is obtained by completing the “Pen is Mightier than the Sword” achievement.

The Lucentshard Azure dye is obtained by completing the “Lucent Citadel Vanquisher” achievement.

New Tales of Tribute Deck: Saint Alessia

We’ve added a new Tribute patron deck to earn during your adventures through West Weald! Saint Alessia brings an army to the table and rewards smart tactical choices that lead to strategic victory. You’ll unlock fragments of the Saint Alessia patron deck by completing a wide range of activities but remember that in order to the unlock the ability to play Tales of Tribute (and your new deck) you’ll need access to the High Isle Chapter.

New Homes

The zone of West Weald welcomes its new visitors with options to earn two new homes!

Rosewine Retreat

Once a favorite of wine merchants seeking to acquire the area’s best vintages, this inn room can serve as a convenient refuge for any hoping to sample Skingrad’s best food and drink.

This inn room is earned by completing the “Room to Spare” quest, which can be found in Skingrad’s tavern, The Fertile Respite. Alternatively, it can be purchased for 3,000 gold if you’ve already completed that quest elsewhere.

Merryvine Retreat

Merryvine’s wines once rivaled those of the nearby Valente Vineyard, but misfortune sent its former owner fleeing. This sun-kissed estate features fertile grapevines, a house suitable for entertaining, and facilities that would please any vintner.

This home is available to purchase for 1,300,000 gold upon completion of the “Gold Road Grand Adventurer” achievement.

New Furnishings

A variety of new furnishings can be found in West Weald, including:

101 new furnishing plans, which can be obtained from monsters, containers, and more across West Weald.

7 new furnishing plans exclusive to the World Event.

10 new achievement furnishings, which can be purchased from Gathareth in West Weald once you’ve completed the associated achievements.

13 new antiquity furnishings, including a music box and a blacksmithing station!

10 new paintings, which can rarely be found in treasure chests across West Weald.

20 new stealable furnishings, which include a variety of tools and foods.

21 new Home Goods furnishings that can be purchased from Mahei-Jekka in West Weald, including an array of fall foliage that can be found across West Weald.

4 new tapestries featuring the art from two new different Tales of Tribute cards, which can be earned as rare rewards from Tales of Tribute matches.

12 new Skill Scribing furnishings, which can be acquired by completing quests and purchasing from Caal in the Scholarium.

New Achievements and Titles

This update introduces 140 new achievements and 8 new titles, including a number of Mythic and Scribing-related achievements.

The “Hero of Gold Road” title can be obtained by completing the “Hero of the Gold Road” achievement.

The “Pathfinder” title can be obtained by completing the “Champion of Gold Road” achievement.

The “Luminous” title can be obtained by completing the “Lucent Citadel Vanquisher” achievement.

The “Crystal Sharp” title can be obtained by completing the “Lucent Citadel Conqueror” achievement.

The “The Unshattered” title can be obtained by completing the “Retrieval Specialist” achievement.

The “The Unstoppable” title can be obtained by completing the “Arcane Stabilizer” achievement.

The “Arcane Stabilizer” title can be obtained by completing the “Knot Worthy” achievement.

The “Inheritor” title can be obtained by completing the “Inheritor of the Scholarium” achievement.

Mail Improvements

We have made a number of interface and system improvements to Mail. All changes apply to both Keyboard & Mouse and Gamepad interfaces.

Added a new “System Alerts” category to the Mail screen.

Messages from non-player sources that do not include attachments are now sorted into the System Alerts category.

Messages from non-player sources, as well as Customer Support, continue to be sorted into the System Mail category.

System Mail and System Alerts are sorted based on expiration with the soonest-to-expire message displayed at the top.

Player Mail sorting remains unchanged.

Mail headers now display the icon of their first attachment if there are any attachments.

The Mail screen now displays how many inventory slots are available on the current character.

Added a new “Delete After Claim” option to the mail screen.

This option is enabled by default and causes any System Mail to be automatically deleted after you claim the attachments.

This option does not affect Player Mail.

Added a new “Take All” button to the mail screen.

This button claims all attachments from all mail in the current active category (Player Mail or System Mail).

Mail is processed based on the currently sorted order and starts with the mail soonest to expire.

Note that Player Mail and System Mail have different sorting rules, explained above.

COD Player Mail and Customer Support mail are not affected by “Take All”.

If an attachment is unable to be claimed for any reason, such as unavailable inventory space, the process halts and no further attachments are claimed.

Note the “Delete After Claim” option, if enabled, applies to every System Mail affected by “Take All” that no longer has an attachment.

Upon logging in, you now receive alerts if:

You receive new mail that includes an attachment.

You have existing mail with attachments that are about to expire.

You receive a new Hireling Correspondence mail.

You can now delete non-returnable mail that still has an unclaimed attachment.

A confirmation screen is displayed to ensure this is the intended action.

Hireling Correspondence

Mail messages received from Hirelings associated with various crafting disciplines are now automatically recorded in a new section of the Lore Library called Hireling Correspondence.

Hireling Correspondence is sorted by crafting discipline and the order the mails were received.

Hireling Correspondence is character-specific and entries into the Lore Library occur the moment your character receives the Hireling mail (not when the mail is opened).

Any Hireling mail a character received prior to this update have been retroactively added to that character’s Hireling Correspondence.

Mail Expiration Changes

As part of our continuing efforts to improve server performance and stability, we have reduced the expiration times of certain types of system mail.

These changes only affect mail you receive going forward. Expiration times for mail received prior to this update have not changed, with the following exception:

A small number of information-only system mails that were previously set to never expire now have expiration timers.

Below are the updated expiration timers based on mail type:

Information-only System Mail: 7 days

Hireling Mail: 7 days

Activity Finder Rewards: 7 days

Rewards for the Worthy: 7 days

Guild Trader Purchases: 7 days

Guild Trader Sales/Expirations: 14 days

Weekly Leaderboard Rewards: 14 days

Promotional rewards, such as Twitch Drops: 14 days to a maximum of 180 days

Mail with rewards generated by direct purchases made outside the game, such as Chapters and the Newcomer Pack, continue to never expire.

As a reminder, the expiration timer for most mail types does not begin until the mail is received while your character is logged in. There are, however, several exceptions where the timer begins when the mail is sent:

Player mail

Guild Trader mail – Includes item purchased, item sold, kiosk bid result, etc.

Guild Finder Listing expired

Customer Support mail

Guild Trader Timers

Guild trader item sale timers have been reduced from 30 days to 14 days. Note that existing item listings will not be affected by this change.

Character Resolution

Building off of the Min Spec changes in Update 41, we have made additional adjustments to how the game handles the resolution of other characters (both NPC and other remote players) that appear near you.

As has always been the case, characters that are closest to you will appear at the highest resolution we offer and as characters move further away, their resolution will decrease. That said, we have increased the distance before the resolution drops so you will now be able to see high resolution characters from farther away.

Additionally, the max number of characters that we show at this highest resolution was previously capped at a low number. We have added a new graphics setting on PC, “Character Resolution”, which allows you to control the presets for the number of higher resolution characters.

By default, Character Resolution is set to “Low”, so you will not see immediate changes to nearby characters. Increasing the preset to Medium/High/Ultra increases the number of higher resolution characters you can see and the distance at which you can see them.

The Graphics Presets adjust the new Character Resolution setting in the following ways:

Minimum Graphics: Low Character Resolution

Low Graphics: Low Character Resolution

Medium Graphics: Medium Character Resolution

High Graphics: High Character Resolution

Ultra Graphics: Ultra Character Resolution

Maximum Graphics: Ultra Character Resolution

New Environmental Sustainability Features

ESO is joining the Xbox initiative making steps toward a more sustainable gaming future. Our mission as part of Team Xbox is to bring the joy and community of gaming to everyone, but it’s critical we do so while taking care of our planet. We are working to reduce our environmental impact and creating opportunities for gamers to reduce their environmental impact while gaming. To do so, we have added the features below to ESO. For more information on environmental sustainability efforts at Xbox, visit this page..

Reduced GPU use during player inactivity (PC, Xbox Series X|S, and PS5): There’s no reason for your device to be working so hard when you aren’t doing anything. The game already checks that after 20 minutes of being inactive, our servers will kick players out to the main menu, where power consumption is minimal. Until that happens, though, it can be wasteful. The game client will now drop the resolution in half if it has not detected any input for 5 minutes. It will also impose a 30fps cap while inactive. This results in our power consumption going from 65% down to 24% when in Performance Mode when you are AFK.

Screen dimming while inactive (PC):  All major consoles have an OS level setting to do this but there is no PC counterpart, so ESO now includes one built in for PC. At the same time your resolution drops, we will dim the screen on a PC client. We felt it worthwhile since the data we found shows that screens that are not as bright will consume less power, especially for LED/OLED screens.

Reduced GPU use in Contextual Menus (Xbox Series X|S and PS5): When viewing most menus, (eg. managing inventory, achievements, quest journal, etc) framerate is now capped to 30fps. Some menus are exempt on a case-by-case basis (eg. conversations, various mini-games). Testing in Performance Mode while in these menus shows a 50% reduction in GPU consumption, resulting in overall power consumption going from approximately 63% of the maximum possible on a console down to 37%.

Healing Immunity on Health Bars

We’ve added a new state to health bars for healing immunity, which will display on a target that is immune to your heals. For example, with Ring of the Pale Order, other players will see you as healing immune, but since you can heal yourself your own health bar will display normally. Group Frames and Nameplate health bars will now also display absorb shields, healing absorbs (trauma), and healing immunity.

New Achievements

In addition to the new achievements found in the Gold Road Chapter, we’ve also added several new achievements listed below, including something special for our 10 year anniversary!

There’s a new set of achievements that are awarded for an account’s rank in a given skill line.

Weapon Skills, which can be found under the Character achievements section, check for weapon skill lines at ranks 25 and 50:

One Handed

Two Handed


Dual Wield


Destruction Staff

Restoration Staff

Fighters and Mages Guild, found under the Guild achievements section, of at least rank 5.

Alliance War Assault and Support Skills, found under the Alliance War section, both of at least rank 5.

There is also a new achievement that is awarded for completing a decade’s worth of Tamriel main storylines.

Becoming a Hero of the Aldmeri Dominion, Daggerfall Covenant, and Ebonheart Pact, as well as triumphing against Molag Bal




Hew’s Bane

Gold Coast


Clockwork city



Northern Elsweyr

Southern Elsweyr

Western Skyrim

The Reach


The Deadlands

High Isle



Gold Road

These achievements (and their components) will be automatically rewarded to those who have already accomplished the appropriate feats.

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