'The Elder Scrolls: Blades' update: 'Oblivion' voice cast Wes Johnson returns as PvP Arena feature goes live
Bethesda released update 1.5 for “The Elder Scrolls: Blades” this week, and the developers are not overstating it when they said it is the biggest patch for the game yet. The release notes are undeniably filled with gameplay adjustments and new features based on what players have been demanding for some time. Meanwhile, some players are celebrating the update for something that is not listed in the patch notes or was even mentioned in the trailer.
‘The Elder Scrolls: Blades’ update: Wes Johnson reprises voice cast role in v1.5
Gamers who have been following the video game series easily recognized Wes Johnson’s return to the series. Only avid fans who have been following the video game series might be able to recognize it. Those who may have not noticed it yet, the voice actor’s comeback is confirmed at the one-minute mark of the “The Elder Scrolls: Blades” update 1.5 trailer.
It is understandable for avid fans to be excited about Johnson’s inclusion in the “The Elder Scrolls: Blades” update. He has been part of the series and voiced several characters in “TES 3: Morrowind” and “TES 5: Skyrim.”
However, his most recent work for the TES universe is mostly associated with one of his roles in “TES 4: Oblivion” because he reprises the role of the Arena announcer in “The Elder Scrolls: Blades.” Aside from TES titles, Johnson also worked on other Bethesda games such as “Fallout 3,” “Fallout 4,” and “Fallout 76.”
‘The Elder Scrolls: Blades’ update 1.5 highlights: Arena PvP, Chest timers removal, more loot
The addition of Arena alone is worth celebrating because it means PvP combat is now live on “The Elder Scrolls: Blades.” Players will be able to access it as soon as they reach level 5 where they can join best-of-3 matches. Potion or poison can be used in PvP combats but only once in every round while players can change their abilities, equipment, and spells in between rounds.
Another much-appreciated update in “The Elder Scrolls: Blades” is the removal of timers on all chests. Bethesda also promises that update 1.5 brings in more loot every time enemies are defeated and by simply finding new breakable objects.