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The Elder Scrolls Online

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
Developer: ZeniMax Online Studios
Release Date: April 4, 2014

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'The Elder Scrolls Online' Kicks Off Two Week Long Free Play Event Across All Platforms

by Rainier on April 14, 2022 @ 10:57 a.m. PDT

The Elder Scrolls Online is the first Elder Scrolls game to allow gamers to explore the legendary Elder Scrolls world with others.

Explore a rich, living world with friends or embark upon a solo adventure. Enjoy complete control over how your character looks and plays, from the weapons you wield to the skills you learn – the choices you make will shape your destiny. Welcome to a world without limits.

Battle, craft, steal, siege, or explore, and combine different types of armor, weapons, and abilities to create your own style of play. The choice is yours to make in a persistent, ever-growing Elder Scrolls world.

Discover the secrets of Tamriel as you set off to regain your lost soul and save the world from Oblivion. Experience any story in any part of the world, in whichever order you choose – with others or alone.

Using ZeniMax Online’s Megaserver technology, players will join one connected world with a built in social network that lets them stay up-to-date with everything their friends are doing.

Megaserver technology avoids the hassle of shard selection and makes The Elder Scrolls Online one of the most socially enabled games ever created.  Whether playing alone, or with hundreds of friends, players can develop their own style of play as they embark upon an epic quest across Tamriel.

The Elder Scrolls Online Free Play Event is now live and runs until Tuesday, April 26 at 10AM EDT.

During the free-play period, anybody on PC/Mac, Xbox consoles (Xbox Live Gold required), PlayStation consoles, and Stadia can download and play The Elder Scrolls Online for free!

If you’d like to join over 20 million players and explore Tamriel for free, visit the Free Play page and select your platform. This event will give you access to the ESO base game (including four classes, 23 story zones, Battlegrounds and Alliance War PvP, and more) and the Morrowind DLC (Vvardenfell zone).

Even better, because the Free Play Event grants you access to the base game, you can play the High Isle Prologue questline and begin your Legacy of the Bretons year-long adventure—setting the scene for this year’s big Chapter release, The Elder Scrolls Online: High Isle (coming for PC/Mac and Stadia on June 6, and for Xbox and PlayStation consoles on June 21). If you’d like to continue your story beyond the Free Play Event, pick up The Elder Scrolls Online Collection: High Isle from our Buy Now page to get immediate access to the game and previous Chapters.

If you’ve already played ESO during a previous event, you can continue your adventures as normal. Even better, all new ESO accounts created also receive 500 crowns to spend in the in-game Crown Store.

Base Game & Blackwood Sale

During the Free Play Event, we’ve also put The Elder Scrolls Online Standard Edition on sale at up to 70% off and The Elder Scrolls Online: Blackwood on sale at up to 67% off.

This sale is now live and, depending on your platform, will end on different dates:

  • Elder Scrolls Online Store—April 27
  • Steam—April 27
  • Stadia—April 27
  • Xbox—April 27
  • PlayStation—April 28

Note that sale end times might differ by platform, so be sure to check your preferred retailer to confirm. Visit our Buy Now page now to ensure you make the most of these offers and don’t miss out.

Crown Pack Sale

In tandem with the game, Crown Store Crown Packs are also on sale for a limited time. Right now, when you stock up on crowns, you will enjoy the following discounts:

  • 21,000—40% off
  • 14,000—35% off
  • 5,500—30% off
  • 3,000—25% off
  • 1,500—20% off

Crowns allow you to acquire many different types of items from the in-game Crown Store, such as mounts, pets, costumes, consumables, Crown Crates, and more. This Crown Packs sale will only be available on all platforms from now until April 20. Note that as with the game, the Crown Pack sale end times might vary by platform, so visit our Buy Crowns page to check your preferred retailer and don’t miss out!

With hundreds of hours of quests, characters, and worlds to explore, and a brand-new saga just on the horizon, there’s never been a better time to jump into The Elder Scrolls Online—we’ll see you in Tamriel!

The Elder Scrolls Online is currently available for PS5, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC

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