New Life Festival is an event held by The Elder Scrolls Online every December. Players can earn various bonuses during the event and receive holiday rewards that are unavailable at other times of the year. This year’s New Year’s Day will begin on December 15th and last until January 3rd.
Below we explain almost everything there is to know about this event. Including how to participate and what rewards you can earn, as well as some great ways to earn ESO Gold!
How To Unlock New Life Festival Missions?
First, you can earn a 100% XP buff collectible by completing a simple quest called Breda’s Bottomless Mead Mug. You can get this quest from Breda.
This XP boost stacks with any other XP bonus. When your XP buff expires, you can complete this quest again to earn it again. But please note that this is only valid during New Life Festival!
Before the festival begins, you’ll need to get New Life Festival Scroll from Crown Store. This Scroll is free and you don’t need to buy ESO Gold to get it.
Next, you can unlock New Life Festival mission by utilizing New Life Festival Scroll. Once you’ve done this, you’ll need to talk to Breda again.
You can then find New Life Festival tent at Eastmarch, which is close to Kynesgrove Wayshrine. There you can find Breda, who will give you the festival quest. There are 9 different missions that can be completed every day during the event to earn generous Elder Scrolls Online Gold and XP.
If you have trouble traveling to Windhelm, you can use Teleport to reach fellow players or guild members who are already in the area. Alternatively, you can teleport directly to New Life Festival tent via Impresario location’s portal.
Quests & Achievements
New Life Festival quests will take you across the continent of Tamriel, with a quest for each playable race. For example, a Khajiit-themed quest will take you to Reaper’s March. After you complete the task, it will reward you with a New Life Gift Box. These include Provisioning recipes, Skinchanger Motif Pages, and rare hats, costumes, mementos and Charity Writs.
It’s important to note that we can complete these tasks in every character you have. Completing each mission at least once will reward you with “New Life Cerulean” dye.
There are some additional achievements here. Earning all these achievements will earn your character the title “New Life Magnanimous”. For this title, you need to complete special achievements for each mission, including:
- Glory of Magnus Achievement
- New Life Provisioner Achievement
- New Life Celebrant Achievement
- Newly Charitable Achievement
- Skinchanger Style Master Achievement
Crystal Frost Skin
Among them, Crystal Frost Skin can be obtained by completing Newly Charitable Achievement. To earn this achievement, you must complete 12 New Life Charity Writs. These are unique Crafting Writs that can only be obtained during New Life Festival.
Also, when you open New Life Festival Gift Box, you can also get one of two types of Charity Writs. They are Deep Winter Charity Writs and Imperial Charity Writs.
How To Get New Life Festival Writs?
After you complete New Life Festival’s daily tasks, you have a chance to get Writs. You can trade them between players to earn extra ESO Gold.
Also, if you want to get Crafting Writs, you need to make very basic, cheap furniture. The blueprints, patterns, and schematics for these pieces of furniture can be purchased from Crafting NPC for a small amount of ESO Gold.
Note that we can only craft some of this furniture if you have a certain level of the corresponding crafting skill line and put skill points into the required passive skills.
After you complete New Life Festival tasks, you will receive New Life Festival Box, which contains the following rewards:
- Alchemy, Provisioning or Enchanting crafting materials
- Runebox from New Life Festival 2016 or 2017
- 2017 New Life Festival Recipes
- A New Life Furnishing
- Skinchanger style page
- Imperial Writ
- Deep Winter Writ
- Snowball Buddy pet runebox
- Powderwhite Coney pet runebox
- Evergreen Style Page
- Nord Carved Style Page
- Frost Miriam or Bervez Juice
- A bundle of consumable festival toys
- NEW Morningstar Frostwear Outfit Page
It’s worth noting when you complete New Life Festival mission for the first time each day, you will receive three Event Tickets in addition to Gift Box and other rewards. You can purchase the following items at Impresario with Event Tickets:
- Morningstar Frostwear Outfit Pages
- All fragments of Hoardhunter Ursauk mount
- All fragments of Passion Dancer’s Attire costume
- All fragments of Passion’s Muse personality
- All fragments of Meadowbreeze Memories skin
- All fragments of Passion Dancer Blossom pet collectible
- Companion Guild Commendations
- Impresario’s Group Repair Kits
- New Life Festival Grab Bag
You can also use Event Tickets at Indrik Vendor. Items that will be on sale at Nenuluare during New Life Festival include:
- All feathers for Nascent Indrik mount
- All berries for Crimson Indrik mount
- All berries for Pure-Snow Indrik mount
- Frost-Light Indrik pet
- Rosethorn Indrik pet
This concludes our comprehensive guide to New Life Festival in Elder Scrolls Online. Now you know everything about this event. I hope this information is helpful on your Necrom journey. As always, have a glorious adventure!