When Murkmire launches into Elder Scrolls Online, it will come with a brand new 4-player arena called Blackrose Prison. The game's official site has been updated with a preview of the new cooperative content that includes a bit of lore behind it. In addition, the team offers some strategies that players can utilize as they take on ever-increasingly difficult enemies, environmental mechanics and a final boss taking place over the course of five rounds.
“With Blackrose, we wanted to incorporate the kind of environmental traps or dangers that Maelstrom Arena has, but at the same time, we didn’t want to use the same ones players had already experienced,” says Finnigan. “So, we varied the ways you can avoid or mitigate their effects while also integrating some of them mechanically into the boss battles, too.”
In each of its five arenas (and in addition to the hordes of monsters and tricky bosses) you’ll contend with unique, deadly environmental elements, and while you can simply avoid some, you can also find ways to use others to help you survive the fight.
As always, with risk comes reward, most notably in the form of pieces of the three zone quests in Murkmire.
Check out the full preview on the Elder Scrolls Online site.