The Elder Scrolls Online: Stonethorn

The Elder Scrolls Online: Stonethorn and Update 27 Now Live on Xbox One

The Stonethorn DLC game pack and Update 27 is now available on Xbox One and brings a host of new stories, challenges, tools, and improvements to The Elder Scrolls Online, including:

  • Two new four-player dungeons: Castle Thorn and Stone Garden
  • The continuation of the Dark Heart of Skyrim year-long storyline
  • New rewards, including unique gear sets, Achievements, and collectibles
  • The new Character Pathing tool for the Housing System
  • Performance improvements and bug fixes
  • And more!

This DLC game pack is available free for all current ESO Plus members or purchase crowns and download from the ESO in-game Crown Store.   

Stonethorn DLC Game Pack

The threat of the Gray Host did not end with the events of Greymoor, and new dangers arise from ancient holds and deep, hidden places. In The Elder Scrolls Online: Stonethorn, you can challenge yourself and your team with two exciting new dungeons: Castle Thorn and Stone Garden. As part of the Dark Heart of Skyrim, Stonethorn leads into the events of the upcoming Q4 DLC and final part of this year-long adventure!

Stone Garden

What horrifying new evils is the mad alchemist Arkasis crafting within the hidden laboratory of Stone Garden? Venture into Blackreach, discover the terrible creations of the twisted genius, battle your way through his empowered minions, and put a stop to his dread experiments before he births a new terror for the people of Western Skyrim.

The Elder Scrolls Online: Stonethorn

Castle Thorn

Isolated within the mountains of Western Skyrim, Lady Thorn raises a fearsome new vampire army behind the strong walls of her keep and prepares to march on Tamriel. You must infiltrate Castle Thorn, seek out the horrifying secret behind this rising force, and confront the ancient Vampire Lord at its heart.

These two new dungeons will challenge your team in exciting ways and provide rewards in the form of unique gear sets, monster masks, collectibles, and achievements.

The Elder Scrolls Online: Stonethorn

Both can be completed in Normal and Veteran Difficulties, and should you truly wish to challenge your party’s skills and teamwork, Stone Garden allows you to attempt a Hard Mode version of each of its three bosses—good luck!

How to Get Stonethorn

The Stonethorn DLC game pack is free for all ESO Plus members and available for purchase within the in-game Crown Store for 1,500 crowns. Purchase your crown back from the Microsoft Store.

Stonethorn Collector’s Bundle

The Stonethorn Collector’s Bundle is also available for 4,000 crowns. This includes access to the DLC game pack, the Durzog Mangler mount, the Snowsnarl Durzog pet, and five Crown Experience Scrolls. You can find and purchase the Stonethorn Collector’s Bundle from the Featured section of the in-game Crown Store.

The Elder Scrolls Online: Stonethorn

Take on Stonethorn & Get a Unique Pet

Once you have access to the Stonethorn dungeons, you can continue your Dark Heart of Skyrim adventure by the following methods:

  • By teleporting directly into the two dungeons from your map
  • By using the Dungeon Finder tool
  • By walking up to the dungeon entrances in Western Skyrim (Castle Thorn) and Blackreach (Stone Garden)

By simply entering these two new dungeons, you receive the Energetic Dwarven Shock-Spider pet!

The Elder Scrolls Online: Stonethorn

Update 27

Releasing with Stonethorn, Update 27 brings new features and improvements for all ESO players, free!

Character Pathing

With the new Character Pathing tool added to the Homestead System, you can now give your pets, mounts, and assistants unique paths for them to follow throughout your home, helping it feel more alive than ever. By simply assigning your companions nodes, you can have them move all around your home along a set path. You can even define speed, set wait times, and choose whether you want them to return along the same path or loop.

The Elder Scrolls Online: Stonethorn

Performance Improvements

The team has been working hard on various performance improvements in this update. These include improvements to how persistent AoEs work (starting with the Dragonknight Standard), an item set scripting update, new Critical Memory systems, physic engine improvements, server load handling improvements, database caching, and some intermittent load screen fixes—phew! With these updates, you’ll see fewer crashes, improvements to overall server stability/performance, and fewer random load screens.

For everything arriving in Update 27, check out the Patch Notes section on the ESO official forums.

Delve into Skyrim’s Dark Heart

Continue your Dark Heart of Skyrim adventure with Stonethorn and put a stop to two deadly new threats before they are unleashed upon the Nords of Western Skyrim. Shut down a terrible experiment and defeat an unholy army with two exciting and challenging dungeons that expand upon the year-long narrative that began with Harrowstorm and will continue throughout the rest of 2020!