The New Life festival has begun in ESO, bringing with it a 100% XP boost to celebrate the holidays!
The event was originally set to end January 3rd. But ZOS has heard the complaints on the forums and extended the event to January 9th, giving you ample time to catch up with this year’s ticket items.
Introductory Quest & How To Join The Event?
To join the event, pick up the New Life Festival quest from the Crown Store and use it to locate the New Life Herald Breda, found south of the city of Windhelm in Eastmarch close to the Kynesgrove Wayshrine.
There is also a portal at all impresario tents that will teleport you directly to the New Life festival tent. The intro quest simply tasks you with talking to Breda.
Breda’s Bottomless Mead Mug
Once complete, you will unlock the Breda’s Bottomless Mead Mug collectible, which used to provide a 100% XP boost, but this has changed!
100% XP Boost!
You can enjoy the XP boost automatically every time you sign in throughout the entire event period. And its benefits stack with other XP bonuses!
How To Get Rewards?
There are a total of 10 daily quests. And when you complete 1, you’ll be rewarded with a New Life Festival Box.
Reward Box Contents
Within them, you will have a chance to receive the following goodies.
You can complete the dailies and collect these boxes on each of your characters.
New Life Daily Quests & Achievements Information
The New Life Festival Quests will send you all over Tamriel.
There’s a quest for each playable race in the game. For example, the Khajiit themed quest will send you to Reapers March.
There are achievements tied to each quest that you pick up from Breda, a few of which are straightforward.
Fish Boon Feast Achievement
In Shadowfen at the fish boon feast, catch 5 of each fish to get Fish Boon Angler.
You can do this over the time of the event or across multiple characters. This one will probably take the longest since RNG plays a part.
You can use any bait as long as you are at a New Life fishing hole, even the junk bait.
Lava Foot Stomp & Castle Charm Challenge Achievements
For the Lava Foot Shuffle and Castle Charm Challenges, it’s as simple as waiting for a second player to come along and performing your actions at the same time.
Snow Bare Plunge Achievement
The Snow Bare Plunge achievement says all you need to know.
Drop down to your knickers and jump in the water. Just one time is needed.
Stonetooth Bash Achievement
At the Stonetooth Bash, have some of the event recipe Betnikh Twice Spiked Ale ready to drink after you eat your meal.
The recipe comes from the reward crates, but you could ask other players as well.
War Orphan’s Sojourn Achievement
The War Orphans Benefactor achievement requires you to make a ESO Gold donation, and then complete the optional objective to kill the encroaching wildlife also in one trip.
The last couple can be a little more challenging, but you can remedy it by working in a team!
Signal Fire Sprint Achievement
Signal Fire Sprint requires you to light all of the braziers within 35 seconds.
You’ll want to start at the Brazier next to the Skyshard in town, then work your way around to the others.
You can use spells to run faster, like Rapid Maneuvers in the PvP skill line. Or, you can just work with someone else and they can light some of the Braziers.
The Trial Of The Five-Clawed Guile Achievement
And the Trial of Five-Clawed Guile in Reapers March challenges you with unlocking 3 chests in 35 seconds or fewer.
Again, work with someone else, if they have the ability to force lockpicks even better.
Mud Ball Miscreant Achievement
The final achievement is Mudball Miscreant.
Throwing a Mud Ball is easy. When the quest is active, you simply need to have the leader in-front of you to use a Mud Ball on them. You could also use the collectible Mud Ball Pouch reward from the event drops when the quest isn’t active.
The challenge here can be finding the Alliance leaders. The locations listed here are in order based on quest progress in the base game.
New Life Celebrant Achievement
Completing all of Breda’s quests once will award the New Life Cerulean dye.
And completing all of these quests, plus learning all 9 New Life crafting recipes and the full Skinchanger motif that drop from reward chests, will unlock the Magnanimous title.
And finally, there’s one more achievement, Newly Charitable. This achievement rewards the Crystalfrost skin.
To unlock it, complete 12 of the New Life, Deep Winter, or Imperial Charity Writs that drop from reward crates.
Completing one of these holiday writs awards you with a Refugee Gift box. These contain a tradeable page of the Rkindaleft Dwarven weapon style.
Old Life Observance - No Achievement
There are no achievements tied to the Old Life Observance daily.
Simply go to the shrine on the map, write a message and burn it for a reward box.
How Many And How To Get Tickets?
In addition to the event boxes, you get 3 tickets per day of the event for completing 1 of the New Life daily, equaling out to a total of 60 tickets!
Remember that you can only hold 12 at one time.
During New Life, the Impresario offers all fragments of the Passion Dancer Blossom, and all of the fragments for each morph of it released this year.
So, if you’re missing things that you wanted, you can use this event to catch up!
You can also pick up bound style pages for the new Morningstar Frostwear set, or a New Life Festival Brab Bag.
New Life Grab Bag - What’s In The Bag?
The New Life Festival Grab Bag can contain these items if you don’t already have them in your collection.
If you already have everything in the grab bag, you won’t be able to buy one.
Other Ticket Merchant Inventory
And you have some other options for spending your tickets, so use the large amount of them that this event provides wisely!
Snowglobe House Is For Sale!
This event is also the only time to pick up the Snow Globe House.
It is a Crown Store exclusive, but it is a great value. And it will provide you with an instant, free fast-travel to Breda throughout the entire event period.…