The Elder Scrolls Online: High Isle Removes : The Elder Scrolls Online has added the new Firesong DLC to its public test server, allowing players to provide feedback and report bugs as they occur. A number of players flagged dialogue in the Suncleft Grotto main quest in which NPCs refer to sexually assaulting their enemies almost immediately.
In response to the backlash, this dialogue has been removed as players have expressed concern that SA in an unavoidable main quest is inappropriate. There have been changes to a number of dialogues, conversations, and spoken lines in the ‘A Sea of Troubles’ quest, which has been reported to be the triggering content in this patch.
As well as altering the main quest dialogue so that “it smoothly flows from the sealord giving orders to the druid stating that they only need her”, Zenimax has changed a reference to Lady Tianie you would have heard when you first met her. Her new statement is “What is this island coming to? And why isn’t House Mornard taking action?” At first, she had another line that mentioned fear of Sea Elves committing SA.
Firesong will not be available en masse until November 1 on PC and then later on consoles, so unless you have been playing Firesong via the beta, you have not seen any of this in-game. In other words, if you dive in at launch, you will not hear any references to SA as a result of the feedback from players.
You can currently access the PTS on PC if you wish to try it for yourself. You simply need to switch to the new launcher and download the new content. It is important to note, however, that any progress you make will not be retained.