Videogaming: Buying DLC in Elder Scrolls Online

DLC Types

  1. Chapters: These are big PvE areas released once a year for retail purchase via Steam and other online sales portals. If you buy the game as a Elder Scrolls Collection bundle, it includes all of the previous years’ Chapters for free. So if you are buying for the first time, that’s a great deal. Otherwise you can get chapters individually in the Crown Store for 3500 Crowns each.
  2. Zone DLC: These are smaller zones that are not available at retail but can be bought only in the ESO Crown Store. These normally cost 2000 Crowns each.
  3. Dungeon DLC: Dungeons are released in packs of 2 dungeons for 1500 Crowns per pack.

DLC Order

  1. Base game story quest, Mages Guild, Fighters Guild
  2. Imperial City
  3. Orsinium, Thieves Guild, Dark Brotherhood
  4. Morrowind
  5. Clockwork City
  6. Summerset
  7. Murkmire
  8. Elsweyr
  9. Dragonhold
  10. Greymoor
  11. Markarth
  12. Blackwood
  13. High Isle

Imperial City

Guilds & Glory: The 4-DLC Mega-Pack

  • Orsinium: A classic-style PvE questing zone. If you like the base game, this is pretty much more of the same, and that’s not a bad thing at all. It’s also a pretty large zone, with lots of interesting quests and good gear drops. Recommended, especially if you like Orcs. Bought individually this costs 3000 Crowns.
  • Thieves Guild: One of my favourite RPGs from years back was the Thief series. This DLC basically turns ESO into that, with lots of sneaky stealth-oriented quests and repeatable heist missions. If you like stealth and stealing stuff, you’ll love this DLC. Contains the Hew’s Bane quest area, which is a bit small compared to some of the others — it’s definitely not worth buying this DLC if you just want a new questing area. Also contains a new 12-person Trial, which is handy if you like going on big raids. Bought individually this costs 2000 Crowns.
  • Dark Brotherhood: Basically Assassins Creed in Tamriel. The ability to brutally assassinate NPCs by sneaking up behind them is a ton of fun (and has great animations). Like Thieves Guild it comes with a small but nice quest area (Gold Coast). I really had a lot of fun with this DLC, it’s one of my favourites. Bought individually this costs 2000 Crowns.
  • Imperial City: See above. Since this is now free anyway, it’s basically irrelevant.

Year Two Mega-Pack

  • The Clockwork City: This is a medium-sized PvE adventuring zone, nowhere near as good as Orsinium is in the first pack. It’s still quite fun though, and if you are into steampunk you will love it. Also includes a 12-player Trial. Costs 2000 Crowns when bought individually.
  • Shadows of the Hist: This was the first of the dungeon DLC packs, and contains two dungeons: Ruins of Mazzatun & Cradle of Shadows, based on Argonian themes. Like all dungeon packs, it costs 1500 Crowns when bought individually.
  • Horns of the Reach: The second dungeon DLC, which contains the Bloodroot Forge and Falkreath Hold dungeons, based on Nord themes. Also costs 1500 Crowns when bought individually.





Season of the Dragon DLC Bundle


High Isle



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