UESP 25th Anniversary Coin Rough Proof — September 13, 2020
In preparation for the upcoming 25th anniversary for the Unofficial Elder Scrolls Pages, we have been working on creating coins to mark the occasion. We've recently gotten back rough proofs of the coin design, which you can see pictured here.
Thank you all for supporting us for a quarter of a century, we are looking forward to being your source for The Elder Scrolls for the years to come. You can learn more about these coins, and how to support this site, over at our Patreon.
Microsoft to acquire ZeniMax Media — September 21, 2020
Elder Scrolls Online: Markarth and Update 28 Details Revealed — September 20, 2020
The Elder Scrolls Online team held a stream to discuss Elder Scrolls Online: Markarth, and with it the conclusion to the Dark Heart of Skyrim storyline. As suspected, Markarth and The Reach will serve as the primary setting for the expansion, alongside another previously unexplored segment of Blackreach. The DLC will feature you forming a tenuous alliance with the Reachmen clans of the area, such as those led by the Despot of Markarth, against the Gray Host and the plans of Rada al-Saran. The developers also teased that a major secret about Verandis Ravenwatch would be revealed.
Another major feature of the DLC was the new Arena, Vateshran Hollows. The Arena will feature three areas:
Unlike previous arenas, you will be traveling through an area with sections restricted by gatekeepers you must destroy, instead of waiting for enemies to spawn. You can enter the areas in any order you desire, and once you clear all three you will unlock the currently unannounced final boss.
The DLC will also feature seventeen new item sets, with that total including the new Arena sets. There will also be twenty new Antiquities, as well as two new Mythic Items. Alongside this, a new Item Set Collection feature was revealed, allowing players to save and recreate collected item sets.
New and upcoming events were also discussed. Of particular note is the upcoming Lost Treasures of Skyrim event, focusing on the Antiquity system, and features community-wide awards for participation. A promotion called Tamriel Together was also announced, although it has only been mentioned that it will involve a sweepstakes, a guild contest, and more unannounced features. The schedule for the remaining events for the year includes:
The expansion will be available on November 2nd for the PC, Mac, and Stadia platforms. Console players will be able to finish the Dark Heart of Skyrim on November 10th. The DLC will be immediately available to any ESO Plus subscribers, or will be available for purchase through the Crown Store. The DLC can be experienced early on the PTS on September 21st.
The official announcement can be seen here. A large post detailing the combat changes in Update 28 can be read on the official forums. Additionally, the Lost Treasures of Skyrim announcement can be seen here.
Elven Hunter Creation Temporarily Free — September 20, 2020
Following the observed patterns, the Creation Club has updated its featured list. Currently the Elven Hunter armor is being offered for free during the current sale to anyone who redeems it. By redeeming it during this period, it will be permanently unlocked to your account, even after the current sale ends. Additionally, the Civil War Champions, the Dwarven Bundle, the Expanded Crossbow Pack, Wild Horses, and the Elianora Home Bundle are on sale.
Based on observed trends, Creation Club offers are usually refreshed every two weeks on a Thursday, so be sure to grab these before October 1st.
Elder Scrolls Online: Markarth Confirmed for Fourth Quarter Expansion — September 10, 2020
The Elder Scrolls Online team have announced the name of the concluding chapter of the Dark Heart of Skyrim storyline, Markarth. The name suggests the expansion will focus on the City of Stone itself, and that the expansion will take place in and around The Reach, as previously suspected. While it was announced earlier that the fourth quarter expansion would be named Darkstorm, ZeniMax Online Studios claims that they changed the name for the simple reason that they preferred Markarth over Darkstorm.
On Saturday, September 19th at 3PM EDT the ESO team will host a stream on Bethesda's official Twitch Channel to give a preview of the expansion. Additionally, they will be making announcements about future in-game events, and reveal a new promotion. As a further incentive to watch, those who view the stream live will receive the pet Purple Torchbug pictured in this story.
You can view the official announcement here.
Dragonscale and Nix-Hound Creations Temporarily Free — September 07, 2020
To celebrate the upcoming third anniversary of the Creation Club, the Dragonscale and Nix-Hound creations are temporarily available for free. By redeeming them during this period, they will be permanently unlocked to your account, even after the current sale ends. Additionally, the Civil War Champions, the Survival Bundle, and the Dawnfang & Duskfang are on sale at half off normal price.
Based on observed trends, Creation Club offers are usually refreshed every two weeks on a Thursday, so be sure to grab these before September 17th.
Elder Scrolls Online Imperial City Celebration Begins — September 03, 2020
Elder Scrolls Online is currently hosting its Imperial City Celebration Event, the fifth such event in the history of the game. As the Imperial City DLC is still free in the Crown Store, all players can participate if they wish, although players who do not own it yet or do not have ESO Plus must add the DLC to their account. During the event you will receive more Tel Var Stones by killing monsters, have a higher chance of getting the Stonefire Scamp pet and the Soul-Shriven Skin, receive double the number of Key Fragments, and bonus loot from Trove Scamps and Cunning Scamps. Additionally, the first time you complete a daily quest in the Imperial City or defeat a final boss in the Imperial City Prison or White-Gold Tower you will receive a Glorious Legion Zero Strongbox. A Glorious Legion Zero Strongbox can contain some of the previously mentioned rewards, as well as pages for the Xivkyn motif or Legion Zero Vigiles and Tools of Domination styles. Completing more content in the same day will give you a chance of obtaining a more mundane Legion Zero Strongbox.
More information can be seen at the official announcement here, or on our article.
ESO Update 27 and Stonethorn Goes Live — August 24, 2020
The Elder Scrolls Online has just released Update 27 and its latest dungeon pack DLC, Stonethorn on the PC/Mac, Steam, and Stadia platforms. The DLC release brings with it its two eponymous dungeons, Stone Garden and Castle Thorn. These dungeons provide a continuation of the ongoing Dark Heart of Skyrim storyline, and sets the stage for the upcoming conclusion to the story arc. The update also includes new gear sets, achievements, and collectibles to be obtained. Additionally, a series of bug fixes and performance improvements have been included, alongside a new character pathing system for playing housing.
The full official announcement can be read here. Console players will be able to play this new update on September 1st.
Dwarven Mail and Camping Creations Temporarily Free — August 24, 2020
As part of an ongoing sale on the Creation Club items for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition, the Dwarven Mail and Camping creations are temporarily available for free. By redeeming them during this period, they will be permanently unlocked to your account, even after the current sale ends. Based on observed trends, Creation Club offers are usually refreshed every two weeks on a Thursday, so be sure to grab these before September 3rd.
Greymoor's Soundtrack Released — August 19, 2020
The Elder Scrolls Online Confirmed for Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 — August 06, 2020
The Elder Scrolls Online team have shared their release plans for the next generation of consoles. ESO will be available on the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5, although they were unable to provide a release date for the game on those platforms. They also described the new console versions as being "upgraded", although any specifics beyond compatibility with the new consoles are not known at this time. Xbox One and PlayStation 4 players who own ESO on their respective consoles, or purchase it before the release of the next-gen version of the game will receive the upgraded version of the game at no additional cost.
The ESO team additionally stated they are focused on providing backwards compatibility with the next-gen version, highlighting that ensuring your full account transfers over as it is a major priority, without any loss in progression.
The official announcement can be seen here.
QuakeCon At Home Begins — August 06, 2020
QuakeCon's physical show may not be happening this year, but a series of digital events are planned for the 25th anniversary of the event. The scheduled performances are set to run from August 7th to the 9th. Additionally, a series of sales on various Bethesda properties have begun, set to run until the 11th.
The opening performance will be livestreamed on Twitch at 4pm UTC on August 7th, and watching the stream with a linked account will allow you to obtain a promotional Flame Atronach Pony pet and Ouroboros Crown Crate for ESO.
A schedule for QuakeCon can be seen here. A list of sales on most platforms can be viewed here, and GOG's own sale can be found here.
The Elder Scrolls: Blades Releases Update 1.8 — July 28, 2020
The Elder Scrolls: Blades has released Update 1.8 for the game. The update brings with it Events, time-limited quests with unique properties that reward Sigils. Sigils can be used in the new Sigil Shop to buy unique items and various other goods from its constantly-cycling inventory. Update 1.8 also features a series of bug fixes and game alterations, which can be read about here.
The official announcement and patch notes can be seen here.
Elder Scrolls Online Summerset Celebration Begins — July 23, 2020
Elder Scrolls Online is currently hosting its first ever Summerset Celebration Event. Players will be able to obtain extra loot from all daily quest rewards, resource nodes, world and delve bosses, and Psijic Portals (Summerset only) from July 23 until August 4 at 14:00 UTC. Additionally, players will obtain a Glorious Summerset Coffer the first time they complete an Abyssal Geyser, delve, world boss, daily quest, or the Cloudrest trial weekly quest each day. More common Summerset Coffers will be earned by continuous play after receiving a Glorious Summerset Coffer. The event also introduces the new Snowhawk Mage outfit style and the Mossheart Indrik evolution. Additionally, the Summerset Collectors pack has temporarily had its price lowered by half, and the Psijic Vault Crown Crates and a new music box are similarly available.
More information can be seen on the official announcement here, or on our article.
Free Crown Store Bundle — July 16, 2020
The Elder Scrolls Online team is releasing a free in-game Crown Store Bundle to show their appreciation for the ESO community. The bundle includes:
The Bundle will be available until July 30th, and you can see the official announcement here.
Stonethorn Update Preview Released — July 12, 2020
Elder Scrolls Online has announced the first details of the next release for the ongoing Dark Heart of Skyrim year-long arc, Stonethorn. Stonethorn will feature two new dungeons in Western Skyrim, Stone Garden and Castle Thorn. Stone Garden will have the players fight against the evil works of the Alchemist Arkasis in his laboratory. Castle Thorn will have you join forces with Gwendis as she battles against Lady Thorn and her vampire army. The update will also feature new item sets, performance improvements, updates to the Housing Editor, as well as various bug fixes and balance changes.
The announcement can be seen in full here, and the update will be releasing to the Public Test Server on July 13th.
Blades Released on Nintendo Switch — May 15, 2020
The Elder Scrolls: Blades has made its console debut on Nintendo Switch as of May 14, 2020. It can be downloaded for free from the Nintendo eShop. The game supports crossplay, so if you don't wish to lose your progress from mobile you can log into your Bethesda.net account during the opening tutorial where you fight a Thalmor agent.
Blades left early access on May 12, 2020 with the new 1.7 update, which added several new quests including an arena questline. Anyone who played during early access can log in to receive a reward of 150 gems and a unique Emblem decoration for your town.