Assassination and thievery are two gameplay elements which have been present in The Elder Scrolls franchise for a long time now. It should therefore not come as a surprise that a group of assassins known as the Dark Brotherhood are making residence in the virtual realm of Tamriel, and that they are interested in your character’s abilities. Last week, Bethesda Softworks shared their first teaser trailer for the upcoming “Dark Brotherhood” DLC for The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited. The developer have since then shared further information about the pack.
First of all, it is now known that the pack will launch on May 31st for PC gamers, and a fortnight later on June 14 for console players (PS4 and Xbox One). This pack will be available to those who hold an active ESO Plus membership, or are willing to pay 2,000 crowns via the ESO Crown Store for permanent access.
This pack will see players join the infamous guide of assassins and return to the Gold Coast, a zone not seen since The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. Those who walk among these assassins will have access to a new and exclusive passive skill-line. Players will also be able to defend against a mysterious foe in a new story chain, prove their skill for homicide in repeatable assassination quests and more. Some promoted features of this pack include:
A Covenant of Blood and Shadows: Join the merciless Dark Brotherhood of the Gold Coast, prowling in the shadows cast by the two great powers of the region. Though at the height of their power, the Dark Brotherhood faces a grave threat in the form of a mysterious black-armored warrior capable of bringing down their best agents. Venture forth for another exciting chapter of The Elder Scrolls Online as you carve a bloody swath across Tamriel in the name of the Dark Brotherhood!
Explore the Gold Coast: The westernmost region of Cyrodiil, the Gold Coast, was last seen by Elder Scrolls players in The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. Come explore the cities of Anvil and Kvatch during the Interregnum, when the region is awash in intrigue and deadly conspiracies!
Murder for Profit: Sometimes the best way to deal with a troublesome person is permanent removal. As a Dark Brotherhood assassin, you’ll be tasked to fill that need. From simple assassination contracts to killing sprees on the blood-soaked streets of Tamriel’s sprawling cities, carve your path into the good graces of the Dark Brotherhood. The truly skilled may engage in special missions at the behest of their dark masters and fulfill a Black Sacrament, slaying a victim named by the Night Mother herself.
New Assassins’ Passive Skills: This all-new skill line relates to murdering citizens and allowing the Shadows of Sithis to protect you from suffering consequences. Because those deaths were sanctioned by Sithis, you are the hand of the Void; you are the embodiment of death itself. The rules of Justice are for those bound by Nirn, not those who are directed by the ideals of Sithis.
Dark Brotherhood-Exclusive Rewards and Items: Earn new items through in-game quests and browse Dark Brotherhood-themed items coming to the Crown Store soon.
For those not wanting to wait an extra month until Dark Brotherhood officially launches, PC players can experience this pack via the ESO Public Test Server beginning today.