Crown Crates Introduced — December 2, 2016
"Crown Crate" loot boxes have been introduced to ESO's Crown Store
. These crates contain consumables and have a chance to contain exclusive or retired collectibles
. The Crates also have a currency system which allows for specific rewards to be purchased directly. For more information on the current rewards and their price range, see our article
Oblivion on Xbox One — November 29, 2016
Elder Scrolls Autumn Sales On Now — November 25, 2016
The Steam Store
, as part of their ongoing Autumn Sale, has Elder Scrolls
franchise on sale. Most of the games are on discounts between 50 to 73 percent off base price. The only notable exception being The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition
, which is not discounted at this time, most likely due to its relatively recent release.
Additionally, this sale marks the introduction to the Steam Awards, with the winner being decided in December, in time for the Winter Steam Sale. Consider nominating some of your favorite Elder Scrolls games for these honors while doing your shopping. The sale shall continue until the 29th of November at 1pm, and can be found here.
An additional sale from the Bethesda Store, which includes Elder Scrolls products, is going on until the 27th.
Update: A sale on Skyrim Special Edition, alongside a number of other recent titles, is going on at the PS4 Store until the 29th at 8am. Another sale is being held on Amazon for the Skyrim Special Edition
: Skyrim Special Edition
is now on a 25% discount on the Steam sale, most likely to match other sales presently going on.
Skyrim Special Edition Now Available — October 28, 2016
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition
is now available on the PC, PS4, and Xbox One. With this update to the series latest main installment, graphical enhancements have been added, including volumetric god rays and new shaders. Additionally, newly integrated mod support through Bethesda.net
allows for official supports for mods on the console versions of the games. For PC players who owned the original release of Skyrim
with its three add-ons, Hearthfire
, and Dragonborn
, the Special Edition has been added to your Steam library for free, acknowledging the minor advantages this version has on PC. For more information about the release, see the official announcement
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition Now Available for Preinstall — October 26, 2016
If you already own the Steam version of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
alongside its three official DLC, Hearthfire
, and Dragonborn
, you will now find a copy of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition
available for installation in your game library, free of charge. The preinstallation will require 12.8 GB of disk space, and the download size is 9.8 GB. The Skyrim
remaster is set to release officially on the 28th. For those still needing some time off to enjoy the updated version of the game, a general purpose medical letter written by one "Dr. Agon Born" has been made available for your use here
Skyrim on Nintendo Switch — October 21, 2015
The upcoming Special Edition of Skyrim was featured in the first reveal video
of the new Nintendo Switch
home/portable console. However, Bethesda has since clarified
that they have not made any official announcements regarding which of their titles will be available on Switch, instead referring only to a "partnership with Nintendo" in support of the new console. That said, their collaboration on the video would seem to imply that a Skyrim release is likely.
Witches Festival Now Live — October 15, 2016
The 2016 Witches Festival event is now live in ESO. From October 13 to November 1, this limited time event offers double XP and lots of exclusive loot. For more information see the walkthrough. Various Halloween-related items will also be available from the Crown Store over this period, including the game's first cash shop-exclusive equipment style, the Grim Harlequin motif.
Update Oct 26: The event achievements for Plunder Skulls were broken by an incremental patch on PC/Mac, with a fix tentatively scheduled for October 31, effectively freezing achievement progress until then. The event has therefore been extended on PC/Mac until November 8.
Update Oct 31:
The bug with the Plunder Skull achievement has now been fixed, and this achievement can be gained normally.
Sony Allows Mods, One Tamriel PC Release — October 6, 2016
In a recent update from Bethesda Softworks, it's been announced that Sony will allow mods for Skyrim, and the Special Edition will launch with mod support for the console. Skyrim will also support native 4k resolution on the PlayStation 4 Pro.
In other news, ESO's Update 12 was released on PC and Mac yesterday. This update introduces One Tamriel
, removing almost all level and alliance restrictions from the game world. The update also includes dueling
ultimates, huge itemization changes, and an overhauled solo-friendly Craglorn
. The update will release on Xbox One and PS4 on October 18.
PS4 Mod Support Blocked by Sony — September 9, 2016
In a recent update
from Bethesda, it has been reported that Sony is currently blocking the distribution of mods on its console. Bethesda has stated that the PS4 version
of the Skyrim
Special Edition will be without mod support until Sony allows this feature.
ESO Update 12 News — August 23, 2016
Details on ESO
's twelfth major update were revealed over the weekend at Gamescom
in Cologne. In addition to One Tamriel
, ZOS have revealed their plans to overhaul Craglorn
and the alliance zones, add more daily guild quests, separate old Group Dungeons
by story and release the remaining 17 Monster Masks
, and introduce PvP dueling and Crown Store
loot boxes. Two holiday events
, Witches Festival and New Life Festival, were also announced, as was a discounted Crown Store bundle for the first four DLC
to coincide with the release of the Gold Edition
. It appears that Update 12 will not introduce a new DLC for the coming quarter.
Legends Starts Open Beta— August 4, 2016
Alongside the ongoing sales for ZeniMax titles for QuakeCon, The Elder Scrolls: Legends
has just lifted the invitation requirement to join in the beta, allowing anyone to join. The beta can be downloaded here
. Additionally, an accompanying announcement and description of some of the game mechanics, written by Pete Hines
, can be found here
QuakeCon 2016 Sales Start— August 4, 2016
To kick off QuakeCon 2016, sales on ZeniMax Media
have been launched for the convention, including discounts on The Elder Scrolls
franchise. An official listing of related sales can be found here
. The sales are scheduled to run until August 8th – the day after QuakeCon ends.
Legends NDA Lifted — July 27, 2016
The NDA placed on the closed beta for Elder Scrolls Legends
has been lifted. Experiences from the current beta version of the game may now be freely shared.
Shadows of the Hist Release Date — June 28, 2016
Details on the pricing and release date of ESO
's Shadows of the Hist
DLC have been revealed today. The dungeon pack will cost 1,500
for non-subscribers and will launch on August 1 for PC/Mac and August 16 for Xbox One and PS4. The DLC will be part of Update 11, which was released on the PTS
yesterday for testing.
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- ... that The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall was originally planned to be called The Elder Scrolls II: Mournhold, and was to be set in Morrowind?
- ... that The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind was originally planned to be called The Elder Scrolls III: Tribunal, and was to be set in the Summerset Isles?
- ... that Necromancy is only illegal in the province of Morrowind?
- ... that the Skyrim town of Dawnstar was once besieged by Ice Tribes, because Governor Cyril Vinticae foolishly let a traitor infiltrate his court?
- ... that The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind is the first TES game in which the player's stamina regenerates on its own?
- ... that the continent of Yokuda, the original home of the Redguards, sunk around 1E 792?
- ... that the Bosmer made a Green Pact with Y'ffre, in return for his patronage and protection, that prohibits their use of any plant matter from Valenwood?
- ... that The Black Horse Courier, Cyrodiil's only newspaper, is funded by the Elder Council and distributed for free to the population?
- ... that The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall is the only main Elder Scrolls game that gives the player multiple choices for the end of its main quest?
- ... that when going through an Oblivion Gate in The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, you're usually going to one of seven random worlds?