Every year Elder Scrolls Online runs its annual New Life Festival event, but this one feels extra-special after the dumpster fire of 2020. The event began in-game a couple of weeks ago and is running until January 5, 2021 at 7AM PT. Just hop online before then and grab the New Life Festival quest from the in-game Crown Store to find Herald Breda in the city of Windhelm in Eastmarch.
Starting this quest line will unlock an introductory quest followed by a series of 10 New Life-themed daily quests that send you out on inter-province missions across all of Tamriel. Notably, there’s even a brand new quest called Old Life Remembrance that serves a very topical purpose of memorializing the past year.
New Life Festival Gift Boxes
Each time you complete one of the New Life quests Breda will give you a New Life Festival Gift Box, which can include one of several different goodies:
Skinchanger Motif chapters
New Life recipes
New Life collectibles (packaged in Runeboxes and tradeable):
- Sword-Swallower’s Blade memento
- Juggler’s Knives memento
- Fire-Breather’s Torches memento
- Mud Ball Pouch memento
- Nordic Bather’s Towel costume
- Colovian Filigreed Hood hat
- Colovian Fur Hood hat
- NEW Snowball Buddy pet
A selection of lights, lamps, and lanterns for your home to celebrate the Signal Fire Sprint
Draughts of Stealth and Escape to celebrate the Trial of Five-Clawed Guile
Additionally, the first time you complete one of the New Life Festival quests each day you’re granted three Event Tickets, plus the aforementioned Gift Box. You can use these Event Tickets to purchase any of the Nascent Indrik Feathers, all of the 2020 Indrik berries, various pets and weapon styles, repair kits, and more.
As expected you can also enjoy bonus XP as well during this time period. Plus, the Holiday Sale features steep discounts such as the full Greymoor Chapter for ESO (which includes all existing major expansion chapters) is on sale for up to 67% off. Crown packs are discounted as well if you want to top up on your in-game currency.
And finally, if you want to get in the giving spirit, you can earn free Akaviri Potentate Crown Crates by gifting Event Tickets to ESO friends during the New Life Festival as well.