The Elder Scrolls Online Is Free To Play Thanks To QuakeCon

The Elder Scrolls Online Is Free To Play Thanks To QuakeCon
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Joseph Kime


18th Aug 2021 16:53

The Elder Scrolls’ foray into the multiplayer world, The Elder Scrolls Online, didn’t quite work for everyone who’d played any of the series’ prior instalments - but for those it worked for, it worked. It’s an infectious and addictive exploration of wider Tamriel and serves as a grand extension to the mythos of the epic fantasy series.

And now, the MMORPG is spreading its wings once again to find new fans, with a free-to-play event is on its way. And it’s all thanks to QuakeCon.

Why is the Elder Scrolls Online going Free To Play?

ESO Gets A QuakeCon Free-To-Play Event
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A free-to-play event has been announced via the Elder Scrolls Online website, with the intention of garnering new fans as a part of the QuakeCon celebrations. The event is currently live and welcoming new visitors to Tamriel and will last until Monday August 30.

Thankfully the free-to-play week is offering good news to both new and old players too. If you’ve played the game in a previous free-to-play event you’ll be able to pick up where you left off without having to lose any of your kit or abilities.

And, if you’re brand new to ESO, you’ll be able to claim 500 crowns for free to get you started on your quest.

What Consoles Is The ESO Free-To-Play Event On?

ESO Gets A QuakeCon Free-To-Play Event
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Luckily, The Elder Scrolls Online has ducked the typical frustrations of a free-to-play event that is limited to a specific console. You’ll be able to play ESO completely for free on PC, Mac, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and Stadia.

Plus, if you’re on Xbox Series X|S or PlayStation 5, you’ll have full access to the game’s console enhanced version for free, for the first time ever.

The free-to-play event is set to welcome a lot of new players to ESO, and give many fans of the series a closer look at the wider world of Tamriel. Jump in, and who knows, maybe it’ll hook you too.


Joseph Kime
About the author
Joseph Kime
Joseph Kime is the Senior Trending News Journalist for GGRecon from Devon, UK. Before graduating from MarJon University with a degree in Journalism, he started writing music reviews for his own website before writing for the likes of FANDOM, Zavvi and The Digital Fix. He is host of the Big Screen Book Club podcast, and author of Building A Universe, a book that chronicles the history of superhero movies. His favourite games include DOOM (2016), Celeste and Pokemon Emerald.
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