The Elder Scrolls Online: Dark Brotherhood DLC coming to PC, Mac on May 31

PS4, Xbox One releases will follow in mid-June. 


Hot on the heels of last week's tease, Bethesda and ZeniMax revealed that Dark Brotherhood, the next DLC for The Elder Scrolls Online, will arrive on PC on May 31 and Mac. PS4 and Xbox One owners will only have to wait until June 14 to join in.

"The Dark Brotherhood is looking to make a name for themselves, and they've set their sights on you," per a new blog on the Elder Scrolls Online website. "Do you have what it takes to become Tamriel's deadliest new assassin?"

You can get Dark Brotherhood for free as a subscriber of ESO Plus, a $15/month membership, or for 2,000 crowns—an in-game currency—from the game's marketplace.

The Dark Brotherhood made its debut in 2006's Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, and remains the most popular line of guild quests in the ES universe. In its Elder Scrolls Online incarnation, the Dark Brotherhood will introduce a new line of passive skills, repeat-able assassination quests, and several hours of story content.

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    April 25, 2016 2:45 PM

    David Craddock posted a new article, The Elder Scrolls Online: Dark Brotherhood DLC coming to PC, Mac on May 31

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      April 25, 2016 4:53 PM

      Was anybody else majorly disappointed in this game.

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        April 25, 2016 5:06 PM

        As an MMO it is kind of meh. Frankly I never understood why people wanted a multiplayer anything Elder Scrolls game at all. Immersion in the game world is normally completely lost once multiplayer is involved.

        As a single player game it's pretty fun with all the voice acting, and stories. A lot of that is fueled from Elder Scrolls in general since I was always going out of my way looking for lore and books. IMO they did questing really well.

        The PvP gave me some DAoC RvR vibes. Only spent a couple weekends on it before going back and questing since I enjoyed that more.

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          April 25, 2016 5:41 PM

          At one point in time there was a notion of _____ Online for every property under the sun. A lot of them were bad ideas but for universes with a lot of fleshed out rules and lore it's potentially a very cool deal.

          ESO had a rocky launch but it's pretty good now by most accounts.

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          April 26, 2016 11:18 AM

          I can understand why companies do that though. Look at any SP game's forum, steam or otherwise and it's filled with "Co-op please", or "no MP, no sale". Even here I've seen a fair number of people say they don't do any SP at all. Drives me bananas. You don't need MP in

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        April 25, 2016 5:10 PM

        It's actually very, very good now-a-days. Launch was rocky though.

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        April 26, 2016 12:00 AM

        I play this regularly with my dad and sister. It's actually pretty good in a decent group. They've added a bunch of content since launch - enough to justify the upfront purchase, anyway. I did cancel my subscription as soon as that was an option.

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