The Elder Scrolls: Legends Masters Series — June 30, 2018
Bethesda is starting a new tournament series for Legends called the Masters Series. Qualifiers start on June 30th, and will be held each weekend in July. The top sixteen players will be invited to compete at QuakeCon in August for a share of a $50,000 prize pool, with the first place player getting $20,000. For more details, see the Bethesda.net article.
The Elder Scrolls: Blades and The Elder Scrolls VI announced at #BE3 — June 11, 2018
During the Bethesda conference at E3, Todd Howard announced The Elder Scrolls: Blades, a free-to-play mobile-based first-person RPG which features procedurally generated dungeons, rebuilding a destroyed town, and PvP in an arena. Just before wrapping up the conference, a teaser trailer was presented for The Elder Scrolls VI, showing a mountainous landscape and a hilly coastline with a fort and distant settlement.
Matt Firor also confirmed the next two DLC game packs for ESO: a werewolf-themed dungeon pack named Wolfhunter, and the long-awaited Black Marsh zone of Murkmire. Additionally, the voice-based Skyrim Very Special Edition is surprisingly a real text adventure game and can be enabled as an Alexa Skill (but only in the US).
A full recap of the Bethesda presentation can be read on the UESP blog.
ESO Summerset Official Release — June 5, 2018
Bethesda changes developers for The Elder Scrolls: Legends — May 31, 2018
Bethesda has announced that the development of The Elder Scrolls: Legends will be handed from Dire Wolf Digital to Sparkypants Studios. Bethesda stated that all the current core mechanics will remain, and players will not lose any of their collection or any progression they have made in the game. The stated reasoning for this change is to help move the game in a new direction, building on Bethesda's creative vision as well as the playerbase's wishlist for features. Pete Hines and Legends community manager CVH held a live Q&A about the change the following day, which is summarized on the UESP blog.
Several members of the UESP traveled to Boston for PAX East and the Bethesda Gameplay Day event, where we interviewed ESO's game director Matt Firor and lead content designer Rich Lambert about the upcoming Summerset chapter. The interview can be read here, and Alarra's write-up about PAX East 2018 can be read on the UESP blog: Part 1 (Thurs/Fri) & Part 2 (Bethesda Gameplay Day).
Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset Chapter Announced — March 21, 2018
The much-anticipated next chapter for Elder Scrolls Online was revealed today: The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset. This chapter takes place in a new zone, Summerset Isle, and involves Razum-dar and the Psijic Order, and introduces a new skill line and trial. It will be released for all platforms on June 5, 2018, though PC/Mac will have an advanced release on May 21.
Elder Scrolls Legends: Houses of Morrowind Expansion Announced — March 17, 2018
The next expansion for Legends has been announced: Houses of Morrowind. This expansion adds roughly 150 new cards based on Morrowind and its appearances in the games, particularly the Great Houses. It introduces three-attribute cards and new mechanics, and raises the deck size from 70 to 100. The expansion will be released March 29.
UESP Merchandise Available — March 11, 2018
Planning to meet fellow users at events like PAX, or just interested in wearing the site logo? The UESP has a Spreadshirt store set up here.
Thieves Guild and Dark Brotherhood Celebration Event — March 1, 2018
As teased on our social media yesterday, a Thieves Guild and Dark Brotherhood DLC event has now begun in ESO. The Thieves Guild and Dark Brotherhood Celebration Event runs from now until 2pm GMT/10am EDT on the 12th March. Rewards for playing content from both DLCs have been increased; see our event page for a full breakdown of the increased drops. If you don't already own the Thieves Guild or Dark Brotherhood DLCs, they are currently discounted at 500 each for the duration of the event. Both Collector's Bundles have also returned and are 1,600 each.
Pete Hines Legends Interview — February 13, 2018
UESP has conducted an interview with none other than Pete Hines, Senior Vice President of Marketing at Bethesda and an avid player of The Elder Scrolls: Legends. The interview offers behind-the-scenes info on the game's development, including lore clarifications and the possibility of a future art book release. Read the entire interview here.
Music of Tamriel, Vol. 2 Available — January 20, 2018
Win a 2018 UESP Calendar — December 6, 2017
Make sure you enter our Random Draw for a chance to win one of many 2018 Tamriel calendars featuring screenshots submitted by our fans. Take a look at the Calendar Preview for an idea of what it looks like. Drawing will take place on Dec 18th so don't wait!
We've choosen 62 lucky winners today for a calendar from the random draw and have notified them by e-mail. If you didn't win one we will do one last draw sometime in January with any remaining calendars left over.
Free ESO Nix-Ox Mount — November 17, 2017
A free nix-ox mount will be given to all players that own ESO's Morrowind Chapter who log in before November 26. The mount will be given out in two batches, on November 22 and November 28. Players who don't currently own the Chapter can avail of this promotion by purchasing it in the interim. Morrowind is currently on sale in the Xbox Store.
In other news, ESO's second anniversary event celebrating the release of Orsinium is currently in full swing. The DLC is on sale at a significant reduction in the Crown Store and Orsinium rewards have been doubled for the duration of the event.
Julian LeFay Interview — November 6, 2017
Julian LeFay, who has been called the "Father of The Elder Scrolls" took part in a three hour interview with Indigo Gaming a week ago. In the interview, he talks about his involvement with Bethesda Softworks as their chief engineer, his departure from the company, and his current projects, among other things. As one of the first employees of Bethesda, Julian saw the company grow from a small operation to a company with seventy employees.
The full interview can be found here.
Clockwork City expansions for The Elder Scrolls Online and The Elder Scrolls: Legends — November 1, 2017
The Clockwork City DLC for ESO was released for PC and Mac players on October 23, 2017, with console players getting it on November 7, 2017. This DLC gives players access to a new zone and trial as well as new quests, and introduces Transmutation to the crafting system.
Now it has been announced a new premium story is coming to Legends on November 30, 2017, called Return to Clockwork City, a nod to the recently released ESO DLC. The story will add Factotum cards, as well as new Treasure Hunt and Assemble game mechanics. The full bundle will be available for $19.99, complete with alternate card art and a title; or in-game gold can be used to purchase three separate acts. For more information, read the official announcement. Clockwork City, here we come!
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- ... that Argonians prefer to call themselves Saxhleel, meaning "People of the Root" in Jel, their native tongue?
- ... that The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind was originally planned to be called The Elder Scrolls III: Tribunal, and was to be set in the Summerset Isles?
- ... that the First Era lasted 2920 years, the Second Era lasted 897 years, and the Third only lasted 433 years?
- ... that Oblivion is the first TES game in which the player's magicka regenerates on its own?
- ... that "The Elder Scrolls" didn't mean anything when it was chosen as the series title?
- ... that the Bosmer people can invoke the Wild Hunt, turning themselves into an everchanging horde of feral, supernatural beasts?
- ... that Daggerfall is the only main Elder Scrolls game that gives the player multiple choices for the end of its main quest?
- ... that over 1,000 Non-Player Characters are defined in Morrowind, Oblivion, and Skyrim?
- ... that The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall was originally planned to be called The Elder Scrolls II: Mournhold, and was to be set in Morrowind?