The Elder Scrolls Online is a fantasy MMORPG from Zenimax Online Studios and Bethesda Softworks based on the popular Elder Scrolls series. The game takes place during the Age of Heroes, 1,000 years before the events of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, and will feature classic regions of the Tamriel game world, including Morrowind, Daggerfall, and Skyrim. The Elder Scrolls Online will have solo and group questing, public dungeons, guilds, and massive PvP warfare that sets the game's three player factions against one another for control over the region of Cyrodiil and the throne of Tamriel.
Group play is going to be one of the hallmarks of Elder Scrolls Online when One Tamriel goes live later this fall. Dungeons are key to that goal. We had the chance to speak to Rich Lambert about how dungeons fit into One Tamriel and much more.
The Elder Scrolls Online public test server has been updated with an incremental patch that brings, among other things, the hotly debated Crown Crates into the game for testing. This gives interested players a look at how the crates will function and what items may be included in them.
The Elder Scrolls Online forum has a brief, but gloomy, message indicating that megaservers across all platforms and regions are offline " in order to prevent further rollbacks and loss of character progress." The message came after regular weekly maintenance and there is no word when servers will come back online.
Dueling is coming with Update 12 along with One Tamriel and a plethora of other exciting features, all of which will be entirely free. However, let us focus on dueling. Dueling isn't just about poking friends with pointed objects or hurling magical balls of energy at people, but that is a very fun aspect of it. It's about character improvement and advancing your character in ways you probably would have never thought of.
During PAX West, the Elder Scrolls Online team reserved a big presentation room that basically served as "ESO Haven" for the entirety of the show. It had costumes, weapons, flags, banners, and a swanky presentation space to show off bits of Update 12: One Tamriel. During the event, I sat down with Creative Director Rich Lambert to discuss the free update and its many bits and pieces.
Bethesda and Zenimax have announced the release of Elder Scrolls Online: Gold Edition for PC, PlayStation 4 and XBox One. The Gold Edition includes all four released DLC, a Palomino horse and 500 Crowns for use in the Crown Store.
During yesterday's PlayStation 4 Pro announcement 'party', Bethesda and Zenimax revealed a brand new Elder Scrolls Online trailer to announced that it would be one of the first titles to fully support the Pro's 4K. The trailer is best viewed on a 4K monitor, but is a great one to see regardless. Check it out!
The Elder Scrolls Online is going back to its roots. Before the game was Buy to Play, it was Pay to Play and all the major updates were free. With update 12, everything will be completely free. While this update does not include any new zones or storylines, it does change the core aspect of the game as a whole. It is a new way to play ESO, especially if you are a new or returning player to Tamriel.
Elder Scrolls Online players can take part in an unusual event beginning today. In celebration of the first anniversary since the release of Imperial City, the team has unveiled a new event that will run through September 6th and includes a new Collector's Bundle, double drop rates on Imperial City items (Stonefire Imp pet, Soul-Shriven skin and Tel Var Stones), and a 50% off the Imperial City DLC.
During Gamescom last week, it was announced that Crown Crates would be coming to Elder Scrolls Online with the One Tamriel update. The announcement sparked a lot of discussion so we went straight to the source to ask Matt Firor for more details. See what he had to say in our exclusive interview.