Bethesda just announced that Elder Scrolls Online will be free to play on Playstation and PC. Players will also get 500 free Crowns. Here is the official announcement:
“We’re thrilled to announce that The Elder Scrolls Online is offering an extended Free Play Weekend starting tomorrow for Playstation 4 and PC/Mac players, running through November 20th. There has never been a better time to discover the award-winning online Elder Scrolls game and the incredible updates that have made it one of the best MMOs on PC and consoles. And, with the recent One Tamriel update introducing worldwide level-scaling, this is a perfect opportunity for existing players to introduce friends and family to Tamriel and play together from the start – no “alts” required.
The North American Playstation 4 Free Play Weekend will begin at 12:01 am US eastern time tomorrow. PlayStation Plus is not required to participate. The PC and Mac Free Play Weekend on Steam will begin at 1 pm eastern time tomorrow. Information on a Free Play Weekend for XBOX One will be revealed soon.
As always, there is no subscription required to play The Elder Scrolls Online. Players simply need to download the game, create an account, and begin their adventures in Tamriel. The Free Play Weekend will include:
- No Restrictions: Access to the full The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited base game
- Free Crowns: 500 Crowns to spend in the Crown Store on fun costumes, unique pets, helpful scrolls, and more
- Progress Retention: Any characters created, Crown Packs purchased, or Crown Store items bought, as well as any progress made during the Free Play Weekend, will carry over if the player purchases the game
- Win a “Trip of a Lifetime”: Free Play Weekend players will also qualify to enter the Trip of a Lifetime Giveaway, which offers the chance to win one of five incredible trips to exotic locations around the world, with full accommodations, meals, and exciting adventure excursions with expert local guides. To enter, all that’s required is to play the game and register. For more information and to register, players can visit the official Giveaway site.
All Versions of The Elder Scrolls Online, Crowns On Sale
In celebration of the Free Play Weekend on Playstation 4 and PC/Mac, Bethesda will offer discounts through November 28 in North America on Crown Packs as well as all versions of the game, including The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited base game and The Elder Scrolls Online: Gold Edition, which includes all four major DLC game packs: Imperial City, Orsinium, Thieves Guild, and Dark Brotherhood.
How to Get into the Free Play Weekend
PlayStation 4 players should navigate to The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited on the PlayStation Store to download the game starting at 12:01 am US eastern time tomorrow. Players on PC and Mac should download the game via Steam at http://store.steampowered.com/app/306130/ starting at 1 pm eastern time tomorrow. Once the game is downloaded and players have created an account, they can login and play immediately.”