The Elder Scrolls Online (ESO) is a fantasy massively multiplayer online roleplaying game (MMORPG) developed by Zenimax Studios Online and published by Bethesda Softworks. It was released on April 4, 2014 so today marks it’s 5th anniversary, and to celebrate there will be five weeks of in-game events available for players. I remember January 31, 2014 when one of my best mates Johnny “Garbs” Garbin and I were having a bourbon-fueled gaming session at my place. Whilst we were eating lunch we were browsing the net for gaming content and came across a trailer for The Elder Scrolls Online. We had been dreaming about it for many years but finally we would be able to play a multiplayer Elder Scrolls game.
We were blown away with how epic the trailer was and how this game had seemingly come out of nowhere for both of us. Being massive fans of Elder Scrolls and MMORPGs we immediately pre-ordered the digital collector’s edition online and started researching character builds and the lore of the game. Fast forward to today and the game is now 5 years old – how time flies! My wife Heather has been absolutely smashing the game since Summerset released in May last year and I know she has her eyes set on the new mount and pet that’s available as part of these 5-year celebrations.
The ESO 5-Year Anniversary Event begins tonight at 10pm AWST and will run until 10 pm on May 9. To get started, pick up the Jubilee Cake Voucher quest starter from the Crown Store (it’s free) and use it to find the renowned Chef Donolon. Complete his quest and gather the ingredients required to bake and then acquire the new Jubilee Cake 2019 memento. When you place and eat a slice of the cake you’ll immediately receive a two-hour, 100% XP buff and obtain 2 Event Tickets.
Each week for the first four weeks, players will be encouraged to participate in a different activity for special rewards. Each time you complete one of the week’s daily activities, you’ll earn an Anniversary Jubilee Gift Box which contains rare crafting ingredients, recipes and a rare chance to get a Motif Chapter for almost any crafting motif in the game. However, each unique week also has a chance to grant players a specific new Outfit Style. Finally, on the fifth week, all the previous activities and rewards are up for grabs, allowing players to catch up! Here’s a breakdown of the activities:
Week 1 April 4 – April 11
Do your writs! Complete daily crafting writs to earn Gift Boxes that have a chance to also include pages of the Prophet Outfit Style.
Week 2 April 11 – April 18
Clear out Tamriel’s Delves and monsters. Complete daily quests to defeat Delves and World Bosses to earn the Gift Boxes that have a chance to also include pages of the Lyris Titanborn Outfit Style. This includes Delve and World Boss dailies from all of the game’s DLCs and Chapters in addition to the Delve daily offered by the Undaunted (note, not Pledges).
Week 3 April 18 – April 25
Fight your fellow players! Complete Alliance War and Battlegrounds daily quests to earn Gift Boxes that have a chance to also include Abnur Tharn Outfit Style pages. This includes Cyrodiil Town dailies, all Board missions, the Cyrodiil dailies, the Battlegrounds dailies, and Imperial City dailies.
Week 4 April 25 – May 2
Put your team to the test in Dungeons and Trials. Complete daily quests for any of Tamriel’s Dungeons and Trials to earn Gift Boxes that have a chance to include the Sai Sahan Outfit Style pages.
Week 5 May 2 – May 9
Your choice! Complete any of the daily quests found in Tamriel to earn Gift Boxes that can contain any of the above rewards (all four unique styles). This is your opportunity to catch up and choose your own adventure!
If you don’t get lucky and get all the pages you want from your Anniversary Jubilee Gift Boxes, you can also buy the Outfit Styles for each week from the Impresario.
Earn Event Tickets & Acquire New Rewards
Throughout the entire event, you’ll earn two Event Tickets the first time you use the Jubilee Cake 2019 each day, with the timer resetting at 2:00AM EDT. This means by the end of the event, you could have earned a total of 72 tickets! Don’t forget, you’re capped at 12 Event Tickets per account, but you’ll have ample opportunity to spend them with a huge select of new rewards. Here’s all the new and exciting items you can spend your Event Tickets on at the Impresario’s tent during the event.
Luminous Indrik mount berries
Each week, a new Indrik Berry will be added to the Impresario’s stock, starting with the Luminous Berries of Bloom the first week, and then the Luminous Berries of Budding, Luminous Berries of Growth, and Luminous Berries of Ripeness in subsequent weeks. Once you’ve collected all four unique Berries (you only need one of each), you’ll be able to evolve your Nascent Indrik into a Luminous Indrik mount! Keep in mind that this five-week event is your first and only opportunity to pick up the Indrik Berries you’ll need to summon the Luminous Indrik.
Companion Outfit Style pages
During the event, you’ll also be able to spend event tickets on the weekly Outfit Style pages, with pages from the Prophet Outfit Style being available from Week 1, and the others coming available in their subsequent weeks. Note that while a specific week’s Outfit Style pages won’t be available in a week that features a different activity and style, during Week 5, ALL Outfit Style pages will be made available for purchase with Event Tickets again, giving you an opportunity to catch up. Finally, Outfit Style pages purchased with Event Tickets cannot be traded.
Shimmering Indrik pet
During Week 5, the Shimmering Indrik Pet will also be available for purchase with Event Tickets from the Impresario. This adorable companion can be acquired for 10 Event Tickets.
Remember, the next chapter in the Elder Scrolls Online, Elsweyr releases early June and features a new playable class – the Necromancer! Can’t wait for that! You can play through the free Elsweyr prologue quests right now by grabbing the free quest starter item from the Crown Store. This prologue gives us some exciting insight into the Season of the Dragon! Check out the ESO: Elsweyr announce trailer below.