Add-Ons are awesome. They allow for players, developers and members of the ESO community to make and share useful tools which can enhance your ESO experience, make life a little easier, automate some mundane tasks and display a lot of useful information, stats and resources.
themselves are not made by ZOS, the
developers of the Elder Scrolls Online,
but are made by other people, most often other players. ZOS allows the use of
Add-Ons and supplies the API which developers can use to make Add-Ons. Add-Ons
are only available to PC players and at this time no plans are in place to
allow Add-Ons on the console version of ESO. The API that ZOS provides is
designed to allow the use of convenience and display Add-Ons but not
performance enhancing or “cheat” Add-Ons so that players without Add-Ons can
How to install Elder Scrolls Online
by navigating to My Documents\Elder Scrolls Online\live. You'll see an Add-Ons
folder—unsurprisingly, you drop add-ons (in their own folders) into the Add-Ons
folder. When you run ESO, there's a convenient menu called Add-Ons, and
anything you've added to the folder should be enabled automatically. Just keep
in mind every variant of the word "add-on" and you're golden.
can manage all your add-ons and tools from the special Management screen. It’s
easy to find it: go to character select screen and find “Add-Ons” button in the
upper left side (under “Options” button).
screen allows users to enable, disable and remove installed tools. There is
also a special filter that allows the management of add-ons for all characters
or for a specific character. This allows users to create custom tool sets for
different classes and play-types. It’s a comfortable solution. For example you
can enable Alchemist tool for your Sorcerer only and other characters will not
be able to use it.
are a lot of Add-Ons available and they can perform a number of different
functions. It is important to remember that some Add-Ons can harm your game
performance in certain situations. If you are having performance problems you
should first try to disable your Add-Ons to check if they are causing the
problem. Here are some of the best Add-Ons and their functions.