Grab your Nightingale Bow and Daedric Armour, The Elder Scrolls Online is free to play for a limited time.

11:46, 02 Apr 2021

The Elder Scrolls series, which kicked off back in 1994 with the release of Arena, has seen a massive influx of fans thanks to the single-player classics Morrowind, Oblivion, and most recently Skyrim. With a huge fan base amassing more than 58 million copies, Bethesda made the decision to take the series online in 2014, capturing nearly a fifth of their overall players.

With the title The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited being prepared for release on next-generation consoles like the Xbox Series X | S in June, and a newfound relationship between Bethesda and the tech giants, the developers have decided to make the game free to play for a limited time.

Players on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, PC, and Google Stadia will be able to dive into Tamriel as their favourite one-handed Khajit or stealthy elvish archer free of charge.

The free to play offer is already live and will continue until Tuesday, April 13 at 3pm BST.


Upon downloading the free to play version, players will be granted access to four of The Elder Scrolls Online's original classes and 23 different locations in the landscape. Being able to build up your inventory and hone down specific skills, the trial will allow more than enough wiggle room to get a true taste of the game.


With the conclusion of the free game, players will be able to continue from where they left off if they choose to purchase the full game.

Most recently, The Elder Scrolls Online added a Skyrim-related expansion pack titled Greymoor, which will allow the newer members of the Bethesda fan base to enjoy a sense of familiarity in a multiplayer setting.



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