Zenimax Online Studios have provided an update on their decision to leave Proc sets disabled in Cyrodiil, the PvP space for Elder Scrolls Online.
This most recent forum post arrives as a follow-up of sorts to the original post on the matter. In that original announcement, a recent test had disabled all proc sets in Cyrodiil. Community Manager, Gina Bruno, noted that disabling those sets did not actually adversely affect performance in PvP. The team measured a “slight” degradation, but nothing drastic or impactful.
To that end, Gina noted that proc sets would remain disabled until Update 31 in Q3. In this recent follow-up forum post, Gina returns to the subject and notes that the team will instead leave the proc sets disabled until Update 30, and not Update 31. They still plan to introduce more flexibility and customizable campaign rules in Update 31.
If you’re on console, you’ll see the disabling of proc sets on March 16 (tomorrow) when Update 29 launches on those platform. Gina notes,
“With the Update 30 launch, we will then re-enable all item set bonuses in Cyrodiil alongside some additional planned proc set work (we'll provide details in the Update 30 Combat Preview).”
Elder Scrolls Online has seen a highly successful 2020. In the recent Bethesda Joins Xbox roundtable, Studio Director Matt Firor noted that they saw 3 million new players to the MMORPG in 2020. This brought the total accounts for the seven year run of ESO to over 18 million.
Meanwhile, if you’re on PC, Mac, or Stadia, Update 29 went live last week bringing with it the Flames of Ambition DLC which includes two dungeons as it kickstarts the year-long Gates of Oblivion adventure. Note, this brings with it the skill points and champion points respec.