ESO Guide: How To Get To The Clockwork City DLC

Can't figure out how to reach the Brass Fortress? We show you several ways to start the new Clockwork City quests in Elder Scrolls Online!

The freshly unleashed Update 16 brings with it a host of new content for those exploring Tamriel and Morrowind -- as well as any number of the thousands of other adventurers in The Elder Scrolls Online. 

The Clockwork City DLC (available in-game for 2,000 crowns or in a deluxe edition with extras for 4,000 crowns) provides access to a completely new zone with additional dungeon delves, bosses, equipment, an extra trial, free pets for all players, and even a new transmutation system to swap item traits.

There's a pretty big question to answer before you can dive into all that awesome new content though: where exactly is the Clockwork City and how the heck are you supposed to actually get there?

If you're scratching your head staring at the map with a blank expression on your face, we've got you covered with a guide on how to actually find the Clockwork City's Brass Fortress area.

How To Start The Clockwork City DLC

If you want to dive straight into the new quest line, you can do so directly at the Collections page without having to talk to any quest-giving characters. Navigate over to the Stories tab and then expand the DLC drop-down menu to see all the expansions you have installed.

Just choose the Clockwork City entry and then click "Accept Quest" to get started. This leads you to the Brass Fortress area and starts your investigation into shadow assassins skulking about the bizarre mechanical city.

If you prefer to get the quest the old fashioned way and actually talk to NPCs in the game, go find Divayth Fyr's messenger in the building with the bank at Mournhold's City Center. There you can properly begin the quest line and get instructions on accessing Clockwork City.

Either way does the same thing: it's just up to you whether you want to travel to Mournhold first and talk to someone before starting the new DLC quests.

 Starting the Clockwork City DLC quest

There are other ways to access the new zone directly, without starting the quest, however, which you'll need later if you want to return to the Clockwork City content.

After the update downloads, the Clockwork City zone will actually show up directly in the list of locations on your map, even if you haven't found it through any quests yet. You can recall straight to the wayshrine near the Brass Fortress for some gold just like with any other area.

Last up, its also possible to travel there if anyone you know has already found the new location. If anyone on your friends list or even a fellow guild mate is currently in the area, you can also just access the friends list or guild roster and travel directly to them that way. If you haven't done this before, you need to right-click the player's name and choose the travel option.

That's all you need to know to start the Clockwork City DLC and get exploring new dungeon delves and trying out new quests (special thanks to YouTuber Miss Bizz for the screenshots).

Don't forget to download your free Brassilisk pet that comes with the expansion (the pet is different on all three platforms), and let us know when you manage to finish the new trial and get yourself some awesome Ayslum weapons!


Now that you've finally found the Clockwork City expansion, there's a whole lot of new content to discover and characters to meet. Be sure to check out our other guides covering every aspect of the new zone so you know where to go and what to do:

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Published Nov. 8th 2017

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