Imperial City on PTS — July 29, 2015
Imperial City Announced — July 15, 2015
New ESO Creative Director — June 29, 2015
Bethesda's E3 Showcase — June 15, 2015
ESO Console Preload — June 5, 2015
The Elder Scrolls Online
is now available to download on PS4
and Xbox One
for anyone who has preordered the digital version of the game from the console's marketplace (PSN and Xbox Live respectively). There are two downloads at 16GB and 40GB, so start the download early to make sure you have it done by June 9! Those who have purchased an account copy
will need to wait until June 8 to receive the game code.
ESO Crown Store Riding Lessons — June 4, 2015
Riding lessons have been added to ESO's Crown Store today with relatively little fanfare. Stacks of ten can be bought for 1,000 —the equivalent of ten days' worth of upgrades and 2,500 gold.
Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Free on Steam Until the 26th — April 24, 2015
On the coattails of the recent announcement of purchasable mods becoming available on the Steam Workshop for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Bethesda has announced a free weekend for the game. Skyrim can be played for free by anyone who does not already own the game until Monday at 1PM EST. Additionally, Skyrim and its expansions are also on a deep discount, making this a good time to try out the game, if you haven't already.
Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Mod Workshop Now Allows Purchasable Mods — April 23, 2015
Following an update to allow the mod workshop for the PC version of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim to allow mods of any size to be uploaded, Valve and Bethesda have announced that modders will now be able to sell their mods in the workshop. Similar to Bethesda leading the way for previous updates to the Steam client, such as the Workshop itself and Steam trading cards, this service will also be the first test of a non-curated mod service on Steam, with the creator of the mod setting the price for the mod, and not needing approval from Bethesda or Valve to sell it.
Purchasable mods will come with a 24-hour grace period, during which the mod can be returned for a refund in case it is not performing as advertised. Additionally, free mods will still be available from the Workshop, and modders will not be required to sell their mods if they are not interested in the service. The modders who do take up this opportunity will receive 25% of the profits, as described in the FAQ for the Steam Workshop. The first 17 mods to take advantage of this can be found in this bundle on the Workshop.
Update: Due to severe community backlash, paid Skyrim mods have been removed from Steam and full refunds have been offered.
Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited Enters Beta for Consoles — April 22, 2015
After a number of delays, the console beta for Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited is set to begin tomorrow. Unlike with the PC beta, there will be only a single beta test for the console version, with the invites for it being sent out today. If you signed up for the beta, check your email inbox to see if you got in. The beta will go from April 23rd at 10AM EDT until the 27th of the same month, at the same time. Additionally, there will be no NDA for the console beta, so you can freely share your experiences. The beta will be split across the platforms, with the PS4 and Xbox One versions having separate megaservers for North America and Europe. The choice of which megaserver you wish to play on is up to you, so be sure to coordinate with any friends you have in the beta. Finally, once the beta has concluded, all character data will be wiped.
The console version of the MMO is set to be released on June 9th, so if you miss out on the beta, you will just need to wait a few more weeks for the official commercial release. In a small note revealed alongside this, the console version of the game will require a large patch, somewhere around fifteen gigabytes, upon release, due to the game's file size greatly exceeding the storage capacity of a Blu-ray disc.
Tales of Tamriel: Vol. 1: The Land Released — April 21, 2015
ESO's Welcome Back Weekend — April 13, 2015
The Elder Scrolls Online
is holding a "Welcome Back Weekend" from Thursday, April 16, at 10AM EST to Monday, April 20, at 10AM EST. Players who participated in beta weekends
who have not purchased the game will be able to play for free during this time. Anyone who plays for at least two hours during the weekend will be entered in a drawing for various physical and in-game prizes, and a special mount
will be on sale in the Crown Store
only during this time.
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Did you know...
- ... that you can be crowned Emperor in ESO?
- ... that Arena was originally going to be played entirely in a single arena, hence the rather irrelevant title and original box art?
- ... that the month of Morning Star was not present in Morrowind, most likely omitted by accident?
- ... that there are 61 different kinds of glyphs on the Elder Scrolls, as well as a star map of the real world southern polar region?
- ... that Daggerfall is the only main Elder Scrolls game that gives the player multiple choices for the end of its main quest?
- ... that, in Vivec's absence, the Ingenium was used to keep Baar Dau from crashing into Vivec City?
- ... that the three Daedric runes on the cover of Morrowind are A S V, which stand for Almalexia, Sotha Sil, and Vivec, respectively?
- ... that Nirn's two moons, Masser and Secunda, vanished from 4E 98 until 4E 100, an event that is now called the Void Nights?
- ... that Eyevea was a part of the Shivering Isles for thousands of years, because Shalidor traded it to Sheogorath for the Folium Discognitum?
- ... that the Howling Halls were built from the rubble of the Temple of Kynareth where Pelagius Septim III died?