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The Elder Scrolls Online update 4 welcomes you to the Dragonstar Arena

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Do you make a habit of walking blindly into strange and dangerous places? Then I have good news, my adventurous friends, for the fourth update to The Elder Scrolls Online is now live.

The latest major content update to ZeniMax Online's Elder Scrolls MMO opens the upper region of Craglorn to exploration. In it, you'll find the new Sanctum Ophidia trial, a battle against the deadliest warriors of the Scaled Court and the Celestial Serpent itself, and the Dragonstar Arena, a deadly, multi-stage fighting pit. To help players power through all that hot new danger, the Veteran Rank cap has been raised to VR14.

The Update 4 patch notes also state that grouping improvements to PvE objectives have begun, and the Bangkorai, Reaper's March and Rift delves are now larger and filled with more monsters and loot. A new Nirnhorned crafting trait has been added, as have new ability-altering enchantments on weapons found in the Dragonstar Arena, the Sanctum Ophidia trial (in difficult mode) and the Alliance War leaderboards. Various other fixes, tweaks and improvements have been made, and a number of visual upgrades have also been put in place.

The full list of updates is actually quite huge, so I'll just note that the update is live now on both the North American and European megaservers, and point you toward the appropriate link at elderscrollsonline.com .

Andy Chalk
Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.