Update 30 Blackwood Chapter introduces the Ability Bar Timers that is inspired by the popular addon “Action Duration Reminder” as a function ingame without having to install an addon. Now available ingame, this also means console finally has a way to track their ability durations, which is a huge quality of life improvement.
ZOS: “Inspired by the popular PC addon “Action Duration Reminder”, a new setting has been added to the Combat Settings menu for Ability Bar Timers. When enabled, using an ability will display a timer over that ability’s icon corresponding to the duration of its effect; this includes abilities cast on enemies as well as friendly targets. You can also enable timers for the back bar which will display smaller timers for abilities on the ability bar that isn’t currently active. These options are available in both the Keyboard and the Gamepad UI and are OFF by default.”
How to activate the Ability Bar Timers on PC?
By default the option is set to “OFF”, you will have to go into the Combat Settings menu and search for the section Ability Bar Timers and Ability Bar Back Row that you need to swap to “ON”.
How to acticate the Ability Bar Timers on Console (PS/XBOX)?
By default the option is set to “OFF”. To activate the Ability Bar Timers on both the Playstation and XBOX you will have to navigate to the Options menu to Combat, then you have to find the Ability Bar Timers and Ability Bar Back Row and swap the setting to “ON”.
Conclusion Ability Bar Timers
The PC community already had access to such a reature via the Action Duration Reminder addon, but for console this will be the first time that they can track their ability duration. This is a huge quality of life improvement. The new Ability Bar Timers and Ability Bar Back Row tracking will have a big impact especially in the ESO endgame community where having a good rotation is key to success. This will make it way easier to track your rotation and improve your gameplay.