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Elder Scrolls Online Lag and Crashes Persist, ZeniMax Holding Downtime Today to Try Again to Resolve Them

Christina Gonzalez Posted:
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Downtime is happening today for The Elder Scrolls Online in order to address ongoing issues that arose as part of last week’s update 33 and Ascending Tide. After several days of attempts to address issues with the Activity Finder and issues with crashes, loading hangups and lag for some, the server is getting some more extended care today.

There have been some maintenance periods dedicated to trying to address these issues, which were first most prominent on the PC-North American megaserver, but were also reported by some players on the European server as well. There was a maintenance period yesterday that also created another issue that needed to be addressed outside the existing ones frustrating players. 

The team has continued working on the main issues of lag, long loading times, Activity Finder issues, latency, and crashes but yesterday’s additional maintenance didn’t successfully address them. One of the puzzling issues is the way that these issues heavily affect one server but are only mild on another, if they happen at all. After logging into the server themselves and finding the issues there, ZeniMax is still working on them.

These issues have been affecting many since the Ascending Tide DLC released last week on PC, Mac, and Stadia. With an update that features story but also raids, dungeons, and new territory to visit, it’s particularly frustrating to have the Activity Finder not working and stability issues.

Today’s maintenance is now ongoing, and they hope to be able to resolve the issues and get everyone back to being able to enjoy the new content if they have it, or at least, all of the massive changes that arrived in update 33 to the base game.

The team anticipates the maintenance to end around 4pm EDT, so it’s not clear yet if these extended fixes will be able to resolve everything.

See the update over at The Elder Scrolls Online.


Christina Gonzalez

Christina is MMORPG.COM’s News Editor and a contributor since 2011. Always a fan of great community and wondering if the same sort of magic that was her first guild exists anymore.