Celebrate Witches Festival On Elder Scrolls Online Starting October 20th
The ghostly spectre of the Witches Festival has returned to Tamriel! Want to take part in this spooky celebration, enjoy a bonus to XP gains, and earn terrifying rewards? Read on to find everything you need to know about this ghoulish gala.
The Witches Festival begins at 10:00AM EDT on Friday, October 20. It will run until Wednesday, November 1 at 10:00AM EDT. During this time, you can enjoy a 100% XP buff, obtain a polymorph to become one of the walking dead. There’s also plenty of unique Witches Festival-themed items to earn.
To participate in the festivities, follow the steps below:
- Navigate to the Crown Store’s Holiday section to acquire the “Crow Caller” free of charge.
- Complete the quest “The Witchmother’s Bargain” by gathering a pumpkin and some guts, defeating any delve boss for its Essence of Death, and delivering them to the Witchmother to receive the “Witchmother’s Whistle” memento.
- If you completed the quest during last year’s event, you won’t need to acquire the Crow Caller or complete the quest again – you can simply use the whistle found in your Collections menu from last year.
- Use the whistle to summon the “Witchmother’s Cauldron” and grant you and your party a two-hour 100% XP buff that stacks with all other XP.
- Use the Witchmother’s Cauldron to polymorph your character into one of the undead. Don’t worry—this isn’t permanent!
- Note that you do not have to use the Witchmother’s Cauldron in order to gain the XP buff.
In addition to the XP buff, throughout the festival you can earn some Witches Festival-themed loot by helping to keep Tamriel’s numerous monsters at bay.
During the event, all boss monsters (such as World Bosses or those found defending Delves, Group Dungeons, Public Dungeons, Trials, Arenas, and Dark Anchors) will drop Plunder Skulls. You do notneed the XP buff or the undead polymorph active in order for them to drop.