The Elder Scrolls: Blades var kanske inte så bra som vi hoppades – och är dessutom försenat till Switch – men anledningen var att version 1.5 tog så mycket tid och energi. Och det är kanske inte så konstigt, för nu öppnar arenan, det blir stöd för guilds, och – lite mindre svårt rent utvecklingsmässigt kanske – alla timers på kistor är borta. Kanske är det här vad The Elder Scrolls: Blades behöver för att locka tillbaka spelarna?

Här är 1.5-trailern:

Alla nyheter från pressmeddelandet följer:

Arena mode PvP is here – Instantly available for everyone, Arena mode allows players to battle one-on-one against others for loot and glory once they reach level 5. Each victory in the best-of-three battles will help players advance up the in-game leaderboards

Major Loot Overhaul – Update 1.5 brings with it the removal of Chest timers, one of the most highly-requested changes. All rarity levels of Chests will now open immediately, and players will no longer have to wait to see what’s inside. The update also offers increased loot from enemies as well as a boss fight at the end of every job that will provide players with greater rewards than usual upon their defeat

Build your guild – In addition to Arena mode, players can now experience Blades with friends through the brand-new guild system. Create guilds to trade items with guildmates, visit their towns and represent them by making a name for yourself in the Arena

Holiday Content – Finally, update 1.5 spreads holiday cheer to players with a new winter theme for towns along with holiday decorations, special bundles and discounts in the store through December