ESO – Thieves Guild Launch Details & New Video

Play dirty, get away clean. The life of a thief can be as lucrative as it is thrilling, especially as a member of the infamous Thieves Guild. For the first time in The Elder Scrolls Online, join the Thieves Guild and be swept up in a whirlwind of mischief, subterfuge, and of course, plenty of pilfering. We’ve got all the must-know Thieves Guild DLC game pack details for you, including features, pricing, release dates, and more.

Thieves Guild, the first official DLC game pack of 2016 for The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited, will be available on the ESO PTS (Public Test Server) next week and launches on PC/Mac on March 7, Xbox One on March 22, and PlayStation 4 on March 23. The Thieves Guild DLC game pack – complete with a new Thieves Guild passive skill line, new Justice gameplay, hours of new story content and more – will be accessible at no cost to those who have an active ESO Plus membership. Otherwise, it will cost 2,000 crowns in the ESO Crown Store. The base-game patch, always free to those who own ESO, is chock-full of new features and enhancements including a 64-bit client for PC and Mac, scrolling combat text, grouping improvements and incentives, and tons of combat and gameplay balance changes. We encourage all our PC and Mac players to join us on the PTS for Thieves Guild testing!

Set in a desert peninsula called Hew’s Bane, the Thieves Guild DLC game pack brings you to Hammerfell locations never before seen in an Elder Scrolls game. Abah’s Landing, the opulent jewel of Hew’s Bane, is not only one of the most elaborate cities in The Elder Scroll Online, it’s also home to the Thieves Guild. Be ever aware of your surroundings while in Abah’s Landing – the network of back alleys, narrow catwalks, and secluded alcoves hide more than a few secrets.

Watch our latest developer video, featuring Creative Director Rich Lambert, for an introduction to what awaits you in Thieves Guild:


Much like our previous DLC game packs, Thieves Guild comes in two parts – the DLC game pack and the base-game patch. Below is an explanation of each.

Price Details

The full Thieves Guild DLC game pack will be included with an active ESO Plus membership. If you are not an ESO Plus member, or your membership lapses, the Thieves Guild DLC game pack will cost 2,000 crowns in the ESO Crown Store.

A Thieves Guild DLC Collector’s Bundle will also be available in the Crown Store for 4,000 crowns. It includes the Thieves Guild DLC game pack, the Hammerfell Camel mount, the Kindlespit Dragon Frog, and five Crown Experience Scrolls.

To find DLC game packs in the Crown Store, simply press the “,” key or click on the Crown icon on your menu shortcut bar, and navigate to the “DLC” section. For steps on how to buy DLC game packs on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, please see this article.

Thieves Guild DLC Game Pack Features & Content

With the purchase of the Thieves Guild DLC game pack, you get access to Hew’s Bane in southern Hammerfell, the port city of Abah’s Landing, and The Maw of Lorkhaj, a new 12-player Trial. The DLC includes all of the following:

  • Join the iconic Thieves Guild for the first time in ESO
  • Located in the southern peninsula of Hammerfell, Hew’s Bane, a new zone available to characters of all levels and home of Abah’s Landing, the Thieves Guild headquarters
  • A challenging new 12-player Trial: The Maw of Lorkhaj,
    • The first ESO Trial that is available in Normal and Veteran versions and scales to the group leader’s level
    • Grants powerful new items and item sets obtainable in the Trial or the weekly Trial leaderboard rewards
  • A new passive skill line, exclusive to members of the Thieves Guild
  • Hours of exciting story content and quests that will have you revisiting your favorite areas of Tamriel
  • A new Larceny System that includes repeatable activities such as heists, pickpocketing, stealing, and more
    • Guild Job Quests: Kari, a precise Nord woman who keeps accounts of the guild’s finances, as well as accounts of information and rumors runs the Guild Job Board.
      • Travel all around Tamriel doing jobs for the Thieves Guild. These include pickpocketing, unlocking safeboxes, gathering items for consignment requests, and more.
    • Heist Quests: Find Fa’ren-dar, a tough male Khajiit who works on the far side of the Den, near the sewer drain exit. He runs the Heist Board.
      • Thieves Guild heists require sneaking, avoiding traps, and getting in and out of special instanced heist areas with your prize—earn special bonuses for completing the heists undetected and within the time limit!
    • Reacquisitions Quests: Seek out Spencer Rye, a fancy Breton man who runs the Reacquisitions Board, which is set up just outside the Thieves Den.
      • Kill group bosses and complete delves in Hew’s Bane.
  • Two new delves, Bahraha’s Gloom and Shark’s Teeth Grotto, featuring all-new challenges and rewards
  • Two all-new formidable world bosses
  • Powerful new gear, unique crafting styles, and other rewards inspired by the Thieves Guild
    • 4 item sets that grant unique, group-based PVE bonuses available in the Maw of Lorkhaj Trial and as Trial leaderboard weekly rewards
    • 2 sets available in Hew’s Bane
    • 3 new craftable sets
  • The Outlaw crafting style
  • Assistants, new non-combat followers you can summon that provide a service
  • Brand new in-game musical score, inspired by the Thieves Guild and Hammerfell region


Thieves Guild Base-Game Patch

In addition to the Thieves Guild DLC game pack launch, everyone who owns The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited will receive the base-game patch at no cost. The Thieves Guild base-game patch includes a new 64-bit client for PC and Mac, new item sets and crafting styles, improvements to our Grouping Tool, fixes and improvements to existing game systems and content, and more! Here are some of the highlights:

  • A 64-bit client for PC and Mac
  • Improvements to grouping, including incentives and the ability to queue up via the Group Finder with friends and guild members, regardless of their alliance!
  • Tons of combat and gameplay balance improvements
  • Scrolling combat text (SCT)
  • Improvements and updates to Cyrodiil and its campaigns
  • Access to content from other alliances in any order you choose upon reaching Veteran Rank 1
  • Prioritization of animations during combat
  • Improved facial animations for Mac
  • Six new item sets available from the Alliance War leaderboards and Rewards for the Worthy mails
  • Six new crafting styles
    • Three Alliance Motifs: Found in chests in Cyrodiil and Imperial City
    • Malacath: Received from Orsinium Daily World Boss quests
    • Soul-Shriven: Received from completing the Cadwell’s Silver quest (automatically granted to those who have completed this quest)
    • Trinimac: Received from Orsinium Daily Delve quests
  • …and more!


Grab your lockpicks and prepare for your next daring, treasure-filled adventure—the Thieves Guild will be expecting you this March!

Ready to join the Thieves Guild on PTS? Head to the ESO official site for step-by-step instructions

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