Update 13 (Player Housing) On PTS

Update 13, the patch which includes player housing, is now on the Public Test Server. This update is expected to come to the live servers in early February 2017.

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The biggest new feature in Update 13 is Homestead the player housing system for Elder Scrolls Online.

Homestead features 39 homes spread throughout many zones in the base game. Homes can be found in a variety of interesting locations across Tamriel, and each is available for purchase.

You may own one of every home, all the way up to all 39 available at launch! All 36 homes can all be purchased with either gold or Crowns and homes are shared across all characters on your account.

Homes are split into several tiers, by size.

  • Apartments
    3 total, 1 for each Alliance.
  • Small Homes
    10 total, 1 for each of the 10 playable races.
  • Medium Homes
    10 total, 1 for each of the 10 playable races.
  • Large Homes
    10 total, 1 for each of the 10 playable races.
  • Manors
    3 total, 1 for each Alliance.

Homes have limits on the number of items, collectibles, and visitors that may be present, with larger homes having higher caps.

  • The number of objects you can place in your home is doubled for those with an active ESO Plus membership.
  • In the event your ESO Plus membership lapses, you won’t be able to add any additional items to your home until you drop below the regular item cap. You will be able to remove items in order to do so.
  • Dueling is allowed in homes, but is disabled inside inn-rooms or apartments.
  • Pets, Assistants, and Mounts cannot be summoned inside of homes, but can be placed inside homes as decorations. Once placed, Assistants can be used as normal.

Getting A Home

Find homes scattered across Tamriel, make sure you have the prerequisites, and purchase them for in-game gold.

  • You must find the home in-game, click on the door, and follow the purchasing instructions.
  • Most homes require you to complete certain prerequisites before you can purchase them for gold. For example, to purchase the Daggerfall Covenant Manor, you must have previously completed the Hero of the Daggerfall Covenant achievement.
  • You must own the Imperial Edition version of ESO in order to purchase any Imperial homes.
  • Homes can be purchased for Crowns at any time, bypassing the above requirements.

Find Canthion the Housing Broker to acquire a quest that grants you a free apartment.

The Housing Editor

The housing editor contains multiple tabs and categories for ease of asset selection.

  • The Place tab allows you to place furnishings and collectibles from a categorized list of available options.
  • The Purchase tab contains a large list of furnishings available for a la carte Crown purchase.
    • Nearly every item in the Purchase tab is also available via crafting or from other in-game sources with a few exceptions for items found exclusively in Crown Store bundles.
  • In addition to directly selecting any placed items in editor mode, you may also retrieve placed furnishings from a list of placed items in the Retrieve tab of the editor, without needing to locate them in the home.
  • You can also search each tab by item name to further filter your results.

Furniture Crafting

You can now craft furnishings for yourself, your friends, or to sell to others!

  • To craft a furnishing, you will need to obtain a specific furnishing plan, similar to the way existing Provisioning recipes work.
  • Plans can be found in containers across the world, purchased from certain merchants, dropped from monsters, or even obtained from pickpocketing (or murdering) Tamrielic citizens.
  • Each plan is unique, and certain special plans may require custom ingredients be located and included.
  • All plans, ingredients, and output items are tradeable.

Update 13 Sneak Peak

This sneak peak of some changes in Update 13 is from this thread of the forums posted by Rich Lambert.

Proc Sets

We are going to be making some changes to these sets to balance out their burst potential. When the update hits, any set that has a damage or heal proc component to it will no longer crit in PVE or PVP. We chose this direction as we like the concept of these sets and still want them to be interesting and viable, we just wanted to tone down their overall burst potential.

AoE Caps Change

AoE caps are there to help keep single-target abilities effective in PvP. In addition, they allow players the chance to survive some of the larger-scale battles a bit longer. We are going to modify the damage caps so that players take more damage. This will have an adverse effect on the newer players in Cyrodiil – and will make AoE more effective, but will help combat the balled-up “stack on crown” groups and spread players out more.

  • The first 6 players hit always take 100% damage.
  • The next 7 to 30 players take 75% damage, for reference on live this is currently 50%.
  • The next 31 to 60 players take 50% damage, for reference on live this is currently 25%.
  • Players past 60 take 0 damage, for reference on live this is also currently 0%.

We are starting fairly conservatively with this initial round of changes and once we have had a chance to see how they affect things in Cyrodiil on a large scale, we will evaluate further changes.


All poisons now share the same global cooldown and no longer have individual cooldowns. This means that when Update 13 goes live, it will no longer be possible to proc a poison more than once every 10 seconds.In addition, we’ve been able to track down and fix a separate issue where poisons could sometimes double proc.

Cydoriil Stuck In Combat

This has been an ongoing issue in Cyrodiil for a long time now – due to the nature of combat in Cyrodiil there were cascading threat issues between players. We’ve changed how threat is transferred between players and when Update 13 goes live, you should always drop combat properly after 6 seconds of ending a battle. Note: If you are grouped with other players and they are actively in combat, you will still be considered in combat as well.

Charging into Load Screens in Cyrodiil

We think we have a fix! It’s been really, really hard for us to repro this one internally, and therefore really difficult to fix. A huge thank you to everyone who has submitted locations and videos of how to reproduce the issue. If you get it again after Update 13, please let us know.

PVP Alliance Points

We’ve been working on ways to add more things that you can purchase with AP. With Update 13, we are updating the PVP vendors in your home keeps and adding a new item called Zone Bags. These Zone Bags contain a set item from an overland zone and will scale to your level. For example the Auridon Zone Bag will only have Queen’s Elegance, Twin Sisters and Veiled Heritance item sets in it. The bags will cost 5K AP and always contain one green or blue quality item in them.

Class Balance

Rich Lambert didn’t mention Class balance changes but we know there are a few changes to Class Skills coming in Update 13!


Of course the big feature of Update 13 will be player housing called Homestead. We have an image gallery of homes going on at the Homestead Homes page.

New Life Festival 2016/17

The New Life Festival promises entertaining quests that will take you all across Tamriel and offer plentiful rewards! For every one of the nine daily festival quests you complete, you’ll receive an exclusive New Life Gift Box that could contain rewards such as a new Skinchanger Motif Chapter, a collectible Memento, costumes, hats, and more!

To get involved, track down Breda outside of Windhelm and accept the first quest called The New Life Festival. Once complete, you’ll be able to accept up to nine different daily quests that will take you to different locations across Tamriel. In addition, drinking Breda’s Magnificent Mead (located in a keg near Breda) will net you double XP for two hours.


You can complete all of these race themed quests.

  • Castle Charm Challenge (Breton)
  • Fish Boon Feast (Argonian)
  • Lava Foot Stomp (Dunmer)
  • Mud Ball Merriment (Bosmer)
  • Signal Fire Sprint (Redguard)
  • Snow Bear Plunge (Nord)
  • Stonetooth Bash (Orc)
  • The Trial of Five-Clawed Guile (Khajiit)
  • War Orphan’s Sojourn (Altmer)


Upon completion of each quest, you’ll be given a New Life Gift Box which contains a random assortment of New Life Festival-themed goodies.

You will always get the following items.

  • A random crafting material like a provisioning ingredient, alchemy reagent, or health glyph.
  • A consumable version of a New Life themed Memento.
  • A Skinchanger style item – Wolfsbane Incense.

In addition, you will also receive ONE of the following.

  • A Skinchanger Motif Chapter
  • A New Life recipe of either green, blue or gold-quality.
  • A special New Life collectible item.
    • Mud Ball Pouch (Memento)
    • Nordic Bather’s Towel (Costume)
    • Colovian Filigreed Hood (Hat)
    • Colovian Fur Hood (Hat)

New Life Festival

If you’re able to complete all the quests that Breda has for you, you’ll receive a special new dye – New Life Cerulean – and the New Life Celebrant achievement. Completing all the New Life related achievements will grant the “Magnanimous” title as well! In addition, drinking Breda’s Magnificent Mead (located in a keg near Breda) will net you double XP for two hours. Be sure and complete each quest before the New Life Festival concludes on Wednesday, January 4 at 15:00 GMT.


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