Every week I struggle to pick just one story of the day. Typically there is never just one thing that overshadows all the rest that screams, I am the one! Today was no exception. Either one of these two stories could have been the story of the day, World of Warcraft gains 200,000 subs (which for any number of MMOs out there is larger than their entire player base) or tomorrow starts an Elder Scrolls Online beta weekend that could have well north of 500,000 testers in game. Because it is shiny and new, and the most talked about game on this website I went with ESO.
In a call to arms Zenimax online has provide over 500,000 keys to fansites across the internet. They have also invited another wave of players that have registered for beta on their website. This is in addition to all the previous beta participants that have been invited to play the game. In what could amount to a super stress test Zenimax is challenge players to break the servers.
Check your registered email address—we’re sending out more beta invites. Don’t forget to take a peek in your spam folder, and if you use Gmail, remember to look in the “promotions” tab to see if you got invited.
If you don’t get an invite today, there’s still hope! We’ve handed our friends at Curse beta keys to give out, so head over there to see if you can get your hands on one. Best of luck! We can’t wait to see you in-game and get your feedback.
Launch for PC and Mac on 4.4.14 is on the horizon, and the beta is only getting bigger as that date approaches. Make sure you’ve signed up to test if you haven’t yet so you’ll have your chance to join us. More invites will be coming soon, so keep your eyes open!
If you participate in the test, please remember that its contents are still protected under the Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA). You aren’t allowed to share information, media (screens, videos, streams, etc), or anything else related to the test with others. Thank you for testing!
Source: Elder Scrolls Online site
This should finally allow fans and naysayers a like to get in the game and find out if they are right. Is the game great? Good? Meeeeh… Hopefully you’ll get a chance to try it for yourself. Don’t fret if you don’t. We’ll have a ton of coverage coming up tomorrow with everything you’ll need to know about what you can expect to see in this beta weekend and when the game goes live.