Update 13 (Player Housing) On PTS

  3 Comments   January 4, 2017

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.


  • Nightcire
    Feb 4, 2017

    I think this is still a really good update it was just overshadowed, and by the way when does it go live on console?

  • Toberious
    Feb 8, 2017

    Kinda crazy im wondering if prices will be different on xbox it seems a bit easier to make money on pc

  • jason swinbirne
    Apr 11, 2017

    I would love if u can make it were we can use the beds and be able to place are items in are houses like in chest like skyrim also it would be nice if you can update the marriage so that the married couple could kiss and hug there lover it would be more realistic and fun for every one


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