Player housing isn’t an uncommon sight in MMORPG’s or even single-player Elder Scrolls games for that matter. But after years on the market, Bethesda Softworks have confirmed that their newest update to The Elder Scrolls Online has finally brought homestead functionality to the world of Tamriel… at least on the PC and Mac as of today.
Available as part of a free update to The Elder Scrolls Online, this update will allow anyone to buy their own apartments, homes, manors or even islands across the world of Tamriel. In total there are around 40 different instanced home styles to choose from, with each styled after one of the game’s ten playable races. The first home players can earn is unlockable through an introductory quest, with others being subsequently available for acquisition following the tutorial.
Players are not limited to just one homestead, and they can be shared across all your in-game characters rather than being locked to just one.
Of course, you can add your individual flair to these homes through decorations. More than 2,000 decorative items are currently available for purchase (either through in-game gold, the Crown Store, or crafting), with items available including: tables, chairs, chests, beds, bars, counters as well as decorating items like books, food, barrels, paintings, light fixtures, plants, trees, and more. There are also some functional items such as combat dummies and crafting dummies available for acquisition as well.
Playing on console? The homestead update will go live on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One editions of The Elder Scrolls Online starting February 21st 2017.