|The next event is the Undaunted Celebration which runs from December 3 until December 15, 2020|
- 1 Current
- 2 Upcoming
- 3 2020
- 3.1 Undaunted Celebration 2020
- 3.2 Midyear Mayhem 2020
- 3.3 Murkmire Celebration 2020
- 3.4 Jester's Festival 2020
- 3.5 Anniversary Jubilee 2020
- 3.6 Vampire Week
- 3.7 Midyear Mayhem 2020 Mark II
- 3.8 Summerset Celebration Event 2020
- 3.9 Imperial City Celebration 2020
- 3.10 Lost Treasures of Skyrim
- 3.11 Witches Festival
- 4 2019
- 4.1 Midyear Mayhem 2019
- 4.2 Morrowind Celebration Event
- 4.3 Thieves Guild and Dark Brotherhood Celebration Event 2019
- 4.4 Jester's Festival 2019
- 4.5 Anniversary Jubilee 2019
- 4.6 Thieves Guild and Dark Brotherhood Celebration Event 2019
- 4.7 Orsinium Celebration Event 2019
- 4.8 Imperial City Celebration Event 2019
- 4.9 Dragon Rise
- 4.10 Witches Festival 2019
- 4.11 Undaunted Celebration 2019
- 4.12 Dawn of the Dragonguard
- 4.13 New Life Festival 2019
- 5 2018
- 5.1 ESO Plus Bonus Events
- 5.2 Thieves Guild and Dark Brotherhood Celebration Event 2018
- 5.3 Jester's Festival 2018
- 5.4 Anniversary Jubilee 2018
- 5.5 Morrowind Last Chance Event
- 5.6 Psijic Vault Crown Crate Preview
- 5.7 Midyear Mayhem 2018
- 5.8 Orsinium Celebration Event 2018
- 5.9 Imperial City Celebration Event 2018
- 5.10 Summerfall
- 5.11 Witches Festival 2018
- 5.12 Clockwork City Celebration Event
- 5.13 Undaunted Celebration Event 2018
- 5.14 New Life Festival 2018
- 6 2017
- 6.1 Cyrodiil Performance Test and Double AP Event
- 6.2 Thieves Guild Anniversary Event
- 6.3 Jester's Festival 2017
- 6.4 Anniversary Jubilee 2017
- 6.5 Free Play Week
- 6.6 Morrowind Early Access
- 6.7 ESO Plus Bonus Event
- 6.8 Midyear Mayhem 2017
- 6.9 Imperial City Anniversary Event 2017
- 6.10 Reaper's Harvest Crown Crate Preview
- 6.11 Witches Festival 2017
- 6.12 Xbox ESO Free Play Days
- 6.13 Orsinium Celebration Event 2017
- 6.14 Ten Million Stories
- 6.15 New Life Festival 2017
- 7 2016
- 8 2015
- 9 2014
- 10 Future Events
This page lists all limited-time events which have taken place in The Elder Scrolls Online. Events can be special occasions that only occur once, or can be recurring every year. Recurring events include:
- Anniversary Jubilee
- New Life Festival
- Jester's Festival
- Midyear Mayhem
- Witches Festival
- Undaunted Celebration
- DLC anniversary celebrations: held around the anniversary of the release of one or more Zone DLCs, such as the Imperial City Celebration, Thieves Guild and Dark Brotherhood Celebration and Orsinium Celebration. These typically involve additional rewards for playing DLC content, including double drops from certain quests, bosses and resource nodes.
- New DLC celebrations: held some time after the release of a new chapter or DLC, such as Summerfall for the Summerset chapter, Dragon Rise for the Elsweyr chapter, and Dawn of the Dragonguard involving the Elsweyr chapter along with the Scalebreaker and Dragonhold DLCs. These sometimes give additional rewards for playing DLC content, often with added rewards based off the number of players participating in the event that are distributed to all participants once the event has concluded.
The Crown Store usually has special offers coinciding with these events, such as discounts on relevant DLCs and cosmetics, and can include the temporary return of limited availability items such as DLC Collector's Editions, Player Houses and Crown Crates. Sometimes the Crown Store also has additional sales corresponding to various real-world cultural events not otherwise celebrated in-game, such as Valentine's Day ("Heart's Day"), St Patrick's Day, Friday the 13th, a combined dye sale for Canada Day, US Independence Day & Bastille Day, and the annual Black Friday ("Black Fredas") sale.
For this weekend only, you can get double XP, resource node drops, and gold in any zone in Tamriel during the Explorer's Celebration! The limited-time Explorer's Celebration begins Thursday, November 12th, and runs through November 16th, 2020. Players will receive additional rewards for the following in-game activities:
- Double drops from harvest nodes (excluding fishing holes, crafting surveys and insects such as torchbugs)
- Double XP gains from every source (This stacks with other XP boosts such as scrolls or group multipliers)
- Double gold earned from monster kills, quest rewards, and similar sources
These bonuses are available to all players in any zone in Tamriel—including Markarth's two new zones, the Reach and Arkthzand Caverns!
Note that the Explorer's Celebration doesn't grant Event Tickets and doesn't have its own unique quests, Achievements, or collectibles associated with it. Additionally, the Impresario isn't available during this limited period.
Here’s a complete lineup and dates (note that some might change) for 2020’s remaining events:
Are you Undaunted? Help test the Undaunted Celebration and defeat challenging dungeons for bonus rewards! The first final dungeon boss you defeat in a day will drop 3 Event Tickets and a special Glorious Undaunted Reward Box.
- This box contains an assortment of valuable goods, motif pages, and a guaranteed chance for one of the new style pages for this event’s Opal weapons, themed for specific bosses in Direfrost Keep, the Imperial City Prison, Elden Hollow II, or Spindleclutch.
- Defeating those bosses on Veteran Hard Mode has a chance to drop the Opal shoulder style page for those bosses as well!
- Subsequent dungeons you complete will continue to award slightly-less-valuable Undaunted Reward Boxes, which still have a chance to drop those weapon style pages.
- The Impresario offers the style pages for the Opal equipment for 5 tickets each, as well as the first three berries from the Crimson Indrik.
New Life Festival
The New Life Festival returns for testing! This year, however, we have some special treats for you…
- First, we’re introducing the long-requested Imperial New Life Quest, celebrating the Imperial tradition of the Old Life Remembrance.
- As always, the first New Life quest you complete each day will award you Event Tickets (3, this year), and any completed New Life quests will award you a New Life Festival Box.
- This box contains an assortment of valuable and flavorful items, along with a chance for motif pages, style pages, furnishings, or special charity writs.
- The charity writs from years prior to 2019 are now sunset; if you have those writs, you can still complete them, they just won’t drop anymore. However, this year there are several new Imperial Charity Writs which, along with the Deep Winter Charity Writs that still drop, all count toward prior achievements involving these writs.
- Completing an Imperial Charity Writ will reward you a random page from this year’s wintry weapon selection, the Rkindaleft Dwemer style.
- Lastly, the Impresario has brought back ALL of 2020’s Indriks berries and feathers for your pursuit, and will sell Rkindaleft Dwemer weapon style pages for 5 tickets each.
Each of these events features their own rewards and allows you to collect the Event Tickets you need to acquire the final Indrik evolution: the Crimson Indrik—more on that and these events in the future!
The 2020 Undaunted Celebration event was identical to the cancelled event in late 2019. Notable was the addition of Opal Undaunted Style pages, reskins of Undaunted Styles with a opalescent sheen and blue particle effects, which can drop from dungeons or bought from The Impresario.
You also can earn three Event Tickets and a Hefty Undaunted Reward Box the first time you kill the final boss in any Group Dungeon each day, for a total of 15 Event Tickets. Subsequent dungeon runs on the same day will drop Undaunted Reward Boxes. This event features no new Indrik berries.
The Midyear Mayhem encore allowed players to earn rewards by participating in the Alliance War, Battlegrounds, and the fight to control the Imperial City. Throughout Midyear Mayhem players could also earn Event Tickets and purchase the first two Indrik Berries required to evolve the Nascent Indrik mount into a Spectral Indrik mount.
The first Murkmire Celebration Event which will take place in Murkmire, where players can earn rewards such as Murkmire Strongboxes by participating in certain activities, such as defeating monsters and bosses, looting containers or harvesting crafting nodes. It was also the first chance to obtain the Spectral Berries of Growth.
A maximum of three Event Tickets can be earned a day per an account during the event by defeating zone monsters and bosses, for a total of 39 Event Tickets.
The Jester's Festival Stupendous Boxes has new prizes which include the Fragments for the Sovereign Sow pet, the first Stupendous Box obtained each day is guaranteed to drop a fragment. In addition to this, the boxes also can contain "Jokey Stealies" which could be sold to vendors.
The 2020 festival is the last chance to purchase the Spectral Berries of Ripeness, which can be used to transform a nascent Indrik into its Spectral form, as well as the accompanying Haunting Indrik non-combat pet. Players can receive three Event Tickets each day for the first event quest completed, with a total of 24 possible tickets by the end of the event.
During the event, complete any of the game's daily quests to Anniversary Jubilee Gift Boxes.
The Jubilee Cake, in addition to the XP buff, also grants three Event Tickets per day. You can earn two additional tickets per day by defeating any boss in the game. This means you can earn a max of five tickets per day, for up to 65 tickets total. New additions this year include Icebreath Indrik Berries, Jephrine Paladin Style pages, and replica Jubilee Cake furnishings.
- It's Vampire Week! Sink your fangs into Greymoor's most bloodthirsty monsters with Vampire-themed content on elderscrollsonline.com and social channels all week. Keep an eye out for into on Dark Heart of Skyrim's new villains, the updated Skill Line, and more!
Vampire Week was an event held to promote the rework of the Vampire skill line and the release of Greymoor, which was held over social media and promoted in-game. A competition with the hashtag #VampireWeekVote was held to determine the top Vampire of the series. Meet the Character - Fennorian was also released during the event. The final poll was held between Serana and Count Verandis Ravenwatch, with Serana ultimately winning the vote. The event ended with a Vampire Closet Cosplay where participants would use whatever they had laying around that could pass as Vampire gear.
A second Midyear Mayhem event for 2020, the event will allow you to earn rewards from participating in PVP activities. This event introduces the Second Legion Outfit Style and brings back the Legion Zero Style Pages which can be earned by killing Imperial City bosses in the sewers and above ground. Standard-Bearer Emotes can be earned by collecting 10 Standard-Bearer’s Emblems from the first Pelinal’s Midyear Boon Box opened a day and combining them.
During this event you can earn up to 4 tickets a day by completing two PVP activities, one of the Alliance War or Battleground daily quests and one of the Imperial City daily quests. The Impresario will stock two new berries, the Icebreath Berries of Growth and Icebreath Berries of Ripeness as well as the Rimedusk Indrik pet. She will also sell bound pages from the Second Legion and Legion Zero Styles, as well as the Standard-Bearer Emotes.
Finally, resource nodes within Cyrodiil and the Imperial City will drop double and Adhazabi Aba-daro will be at your alliance headquarters for the entire event.
This year was the first instance of the Summerset Celebration Event, which was held in Summerset. The following was available during the event:
- Earn Glorious Summerset boxes from daily quests in Summerset
- Double rewards from Daily Quests, World and Delve Bosses, and Psijic Portals
- Resource Nodes and creature crafting drops are doubled on Summerset and Artaeum
- Will include an the Snowhawk Mage style, obtained from Summerset Coffers during the Summerset Celebration.
Events Tickets were also available, with a maximum of three tickets per day. Along with Alinor themed furnishings, the Impresario also sold the first two berries for the latest Indrik Mount, the Mossheart Indrik.
The 2020 Imperial City Celebration event introduces Legion Zero Strongboxes as rewards or loot during the event's duration. A Glorious Legion Zero Strongbox can be earned daily after your first time completing an Imperial City district daily quest or defeating the final boss within the Imperial City Prison or White-Gold Tower dungeons; these have a guaranteed chance to contain a page for the Xivkyn motif or the new Legion Zero Vigiles and Tools of Domination styles. After this, you can earn regular Legion Zero Strongboxes as random loot or from dungeon chests; these have a rare chance to contain a style page, mainly containing Tel Var Stones and other minor rewards.
Three Event Tickets can be earned per day, after completing an Imperial City daily quest or defeating the final boss from the two Imperial City dungeons. The Impresario will sell bound pages for the Legion Zero Vigiles and Tools of Domination styles as well as the Indrik feathers and three of the berries needed for the Mossheart Indrik mount.
Lost Treasures of Skyrim is a Greymoor-based event available to players who own the Greymoor Chapter. Various rewards can be earned by completing activities in Western Skyrim. Double rewards for all Dailies and Trial quests, Bosses and Resource Nodes will be made available during this event.
Much like with Summerfall and Dragon Rise, there are tiered rewards which can be earned by the community. In this event, unearthing Antiquities around Tamriel earns points towards the rewards ladder. These community rewards will include the Horror Within Face and Body Markings, the Orchidfall Vale Fawn pet and the Antiquarian's Alpine Gallery along with the House Guest Antiquarian Phedre.
While this is going on, Boxes of Gray Host Pillage can be earned from completing daily quests as well as other sources. The first Daily or Trial quest completed a day will earn you 3 Event Tickets also with the Bulging Box of Gray Host Pillage.
The Impresario will be selling the entire set of Mossheart Indrik Berries, the Sapling Indrik pet and bound pages of the Sovngarde Style which is also introduced during this event.
The Witches Festival 2020 began on October 22 at 10:00AM EDT, and will run until November 3 at 10:00AM EST. Throughout this terror-filled term, you can receive repulsive rewards in the form of spoopy Plunder Skull containers, a 100% XP boost, Event Tickets, and collectibles. This event is similar to the previous year, but with the addition of a new style and memento.
The 2020 festival was also the first chance for players to buy the first two Crimson Indrik Berries (Crimson Berries of Bloom and Crimson Berries of Budding) from The Impresario, used to mutate the Nascent Indrik into a Crimson Indrik. Players can receive three Event Tickets each day for after killing a boss, with a total of 39 possible tickets by the end of the event.
The drops from Dremora Plunder Skulls in the 2020 event are identical to the 2019 event drops, but with the addition of Grave Dancer Weapon Style pages. These past drops include festival writs, Glenmoril Wyrd Style armor pages and treasure maps for the weapon pages, and Dremora motifs.
The Midyear Mayhem encore allowed players to earn rewards by participating in the Alliance War, Battlegrounds, and the fight to control the Imperial City. Throughout Midyear Mayhem players could also earn Event Tickets and purchase the first of the Indrik Berries required to evolve the Nascent Indrik mount into a Dawnwood Indrik mount. This event's berries were called Dawnwood Berries of Bloom.
The Morrowind Celebration Event took place on the island of Vvardenfell. During the event players could earn double the rewards for certain activities, including double drops from resource nodes, bosses (including the Halls of Fabrication Trial) and double reward boxes from all Daily Quests.
Throughout the Morrowind Celebration Event you could also earn Event Tickets from World Boss and Delve dailies each day, and purchase the second of the Indrik Berries required to evolve your Nascent Indrik mount into a Dawnwood Indrik mount. This event's berries were called Dawnwood Berries of Budding.
The first Thieves Guild and Dark Brotherhood Celebration was similar to the events of previous years, but with a few additions. Throughout the event you could earn Event Tickets from first Sacrament and the first Heists completed each day, and purchase the third of the Indrik Berries required to evolve your Nascent Indrik mount into a Dawnwood Indrik mount. This event's berries were called Dawnwood Berries of Growth. You could earn a total of two Event Tickets per day per account, with a possible total of 24 tickets by the end.
The Jester's Festival 2019 ran from March 21 to April 2, 2019. The festival included the addition of a new Stupendous Jester's Festival Box that could contain two new Mementos or the new Cadwell's Kitchen Style motif. The 2019 festival was also the first chance for players to buy the Dawnwood Berries of Ripeness from The Impresario, used to mutate the Nascent Indrik. Cadwell's Kitchen Style weapon pages could be purchased from The Impresario for 5 event tickets each. Another new addition was the Jester's Festival Revelry Pie which could be thrown at players and NPCs alike. Players could receive two Event Tickets for the first event quest completed each day, with a total of 24 possible tickets by the end of the event.
The Five Year Anniversary Jubilee ran from April 4 to May 9, 2019. This event was similar to the previous year (including the XP buff and a new 2019 Jubilee Cake Memento) but ran for five weeks - one week to represent each year since launch.
The activities players partook in to earn a Anniversary Jubilee Gift Box were more varied, with a different one for each week of the event. The first week players earned Gift Boxes by completing crafting writs. The second week was by completing Delve and World Boss Dailies. The third week was by completing Alliance War or Battlegrounds daily quests. The fourth week was by completing daily Pledges for Dungeons and Trials. Finally, the fifth week players could complete any of the previous weeks activities to earn Gift Boxes. In addition, the contents of Gift Boxes were altered slightly each week, giving a chance to drop a different Companion Style page for four of the Five Companions.
Throughout the entire event two Event Tickets could be obtained by interacting with the Jubilee Cake 2019 each day. By the end of the event a total of 72 tickets were obtainable. As such, The Impresario sold a large number of items during the event, included the aforementioned Companion style pages and all four Luminous Berries required to evolve the Nascent Indrik into a Luminous Indrik mount.
A second Thieves Guild and Dark Brotherhood Celebration Event took place in the summer of 2019. The event was almost identical to the one earlier in the year. Event Tickets could be earned from Sacraments and Heists, limited to two tickets per day per account. A total of 28 Event Tickets were available during this event. This celebration was also the first opportunity to earn Onyx Berries of Budding for the Onyx Indrik evolution.
This event has held as a stand-in for the originally planned Midyear Mayhem (the second for the year, but in its usual midyear timeslot), which was cancelled due to performance concerns surrounding the Activity Finder, required to play Battlegrounds. Similar problems forced the premature ending of the 2019 Undaunted Celebration, though later fixes allowed both events to run successfully in January 2020.
To celebrate the Orsinium DLC release, a celebration was held in Wrothgar. During this event, the rewards from both Wrothgar daily quests and Maelstrom Arena were doubled. Regular nodes found in Wrothgar also provided double the items. Both the DLC and the Orsinium Collector’s Bundle was 60% off in the Crown Store. This celebration was also the first opportunity to earn Onyx Berries of Bloom for the Onyx Indrik evolution. Two Event Tickets per account per day were available for a total of 24 tickets total. In addition, a select group of Orc-themed Furnishings are available at the Impresario, with prices varying between one or two Event Tickets each.
To celebrate the free release of the Imperial City DLC, a celebration was held in the Imperial City districts, Imperial Sewers and both Group Dungeons. During this event, numerous drops were doubled including: Tel Var Stones, Key Fragments, items dropped by Trove Scamps and Cunning Scamps and all boss loot.
This celebration was also the first opportunity to earn Onyx Berries of Growth for the Onyx Indrik evolution. Two Event Tickets per account per day were available. In addition, a select group of daedric-themed Furnishings, the Stonefire Scamp pet and the Soul-Shriven skin were available at the Impresario.
The Imperial City Collector's Bundle was also discounted in the Crown Store. Other items available in the Crown Store at this were the Coldharbour Arcanaeum Furnishing Pack, Molag Bal Furnishing Pack, Mind-Shriven Wolf, Imperial War Horse, Mind-Shriven Scamp, Imperial War Mastiff and the Mind-Shriven Skin.
Dragon Rise was an Elsweyr-based event available to players who own the Elsweyr Chapter. The event ran from October 3 until October 14 and various rewards could be earned by adventuring in Northern Elsweyr and completing certain activities.
The primary activity was geared towards players earning the Northern Elsweyr Pathfinder achievement, which requires visiting all of Northern Elsweyr's striking locales. When that total reaches one of three thresholds, a new reward was unlocked. Players who have already unlocked the achievement will be counted towards the grand total. See the main page for full details of the loot boxes.
The event was also the first chance for players to buy the Onyx Berries of Ripeness from The Impresario, used to mutate the Nascent Indrik. Event Tickets could be earned by killing a boss monster or rarely from a regular enemy - limited to two tickets per day per account. A total of 24 Event Tickets were available during this event.
The event will also serve as a charity drive, where Zenimax pledges to donate $1 to the #SlayDragonsSaveCats charity campaign for every five Dragons defeated - up to a maximum of $200,000. During the event, the Elsweyr Chapter will also be on sale at up to 50% off.
The Witches Festival 2019 was similar to the previous year, but with the addition of some new style pages, mementos, recipes and collectibles. The drops from regular Plunder Skulls in the 2019 event were identical to the 2018 event drops.
The 2019 festival was also the first chance for players to buy the Pure-Snow Berries of Bloom from The Impresario, used to mutate the Nascent Indrik into the Pure-Snow Indrik. Players could receive two Event Tickets each day for killing a boss for the first time in that day, with a total of 38 possible tickets by the end of the event.
The 2019 Undaunted Celebration event was similar to the previous year, but with the addition of Opal Undaunted Style pages - reskins of Undaunted Styles with a opalescent sheen and blue particle effects.
Mysterious Reward Boxes from previous years were also retired, and replaced by Undaunted Reward Boxes and Hefty Undaunted Reward Boxes. Undaunted Style shoulder pages were available for certain sets from Undaunted Vendors during the event. You also can earn three Event Tickets the first time you kill the final boss in any Group Dungeon each day, for a total of 15 Event Tickets. It will be the first opportunity to earn the Pure-Snow Berries of Budding for the Pure-Snow Indrik evolution.
The event was due to run until November 18, 2019, but was cancelled hours after it started due to problems with the Dungeon Finder system which helps form groups for dungeon exploration. Fixes to the Dungeon Finder were applied and a replacement event was successfully held on January 9-13, 2020.
Dawn of the Dragonguard
Event tickets can be earned by defeating a dragon in the Elsweyr chapter, or one in either the Scalebreaker or Dragonhold DLCs. A total of 28 Event Tickets will be available. Killing dragons also counts towards the ongoing SlayDragonsSaveCats event. It will be the first opportunity to earn the Pure-Snow Berries of Growth for the Pure-Snow Indrik evolution.
Killing Dragons will earn you event tickets, up to two per day. One ticket can be received from killing Dragons at Dragonscours in Northern or Southern Elsweyr. If you kill one Dragon in each zone, you will reach your two ticket limit. You can earn two tickets at once by defeating the last boss of Sunspire (Nahviintaas) or Lair of Maarselok (Maarselok). The quest for this event can be bought from the Crown Store for free, and will net you a Robust Heavy Sack.
A total of 75 Event Tickets were available. It was the first opportunity to earn the Pure-Snow Berries of Ripeness for the Pure-Snow Indrik evolution, alongside all older berries from this year. The event also included the new Skaal Explorer Style that is obtained from the Deep Winter Charity Writ.
ESO Plus Bonus Events
The ESO Plus Bonus Event allowed non-subscribers the option of activating a free trial of ESO Plus from the Crown Store, which included all subscription benefits such as increased Gold and Experience and full access to DLC content for the duration of the event except for the subscription Crowns. Current ESO Plus members could earn a Crown Crate for each day logged in.
- The first event took place from January 9 to January 15, 2018, during which Flame Atronach Crown Crates were earned and were delivered on January 18.
- The second event took place from April 24 to April 30, 2018, during which Scalecaller Crown Crates were earned and were delivered on May 16.
- The third event took place from July 10 to to July 16, 2018, during which Psijic Vault Crown Crates were earned and were delivered on July 20.
The Thieves Guild and Dark Brotherhood Celebration Event allowed players to earn rewards from Thieves Guild and Dark Brotherhood DLC content. Specifically, double drops were available from group bosses, delve bosses, and regular nodes in the Hew's Bane and Gold Coast zones. Defiled Whiskers drops from Maw of Lorkhaj bosses were also doubled. Rewards for completing daily Heists and Sacraments were increased for the duration of the event. Players would receive two coffers for completing a Sacrament or Heist, and one of those was always of the highest possible reward. The two DLCs were available at a discounted price, and both Collector's Bundles temporarily returned to the Crown Store at a discount.
The Jester's Festival 2018 allowed players to complete various daily quests for a Jester's Festival Box. Each Gift Box contained a selection of items related to the Jester's Festival. This included unique recipes, furnishings, or collectibles. Several new items were introduced in 2018, including the Jester's Scintillator memento and more. Players were also able to gain two new titles, Lord/Lady of Misrule and Royal Jester.
The Four Year Anniversary Jubilee was identical to the previous anniversary, including a new 2018 Jubilee Cake Memento, XP buff and Anniversary Jubilee Gift Box. One notable addition this year was the chance to obtain rarer motif chapters previously only available in Vvardenfell, Horns of the Reach dungeons and the Clockwork City. In addition, this year introduced the chapters from the Worm Cult Style which can only be found in the Anniversary Gift Boxes.
Morrowind Last Chance Event
The Morrowind Last Chance Event took place to promote the fact that pre-orders of Summerset included free copies of the soon-to-be-retired Morrowind Chapter. During this event, all owners of Morrowind could obtain a free Dozen-Banded Vvardvark pet by logging in, to be delivered by May 29. Dwarven Crown Crates were also temporarily brought back to the Crown Store, including the option to purchase individual items from the Dwarven Crate season using Crown Gems.
Psijic Vault Crown Crate Preview
- The Psijic Vaults: for millenia the mages of the monastic order have been storing items rare and mysterious in their subterranean strong rooms, some strange, some dangerous, all valuable. Now, it seems a time breach was open in these vaults for an unknown period, spilling Psijic Vault Crates out into the wider world, and their weird contraband is beginning to appear on Tamriel's open market. They're going fast, because a Psijic Vault Crate might contain almost... anything.
This was a short preview event for the Psijic Vault Crown Crate Season. During this event, players could log in each day and kill any creature or enemy in order to earn a free Psijic Vault Crown Crate, to be delivered on June 20. Up to three free Crates could be earned in this manner. Psijic Vault Crates became available purchase from the Crown Store one day later, on June 21.
The Midyear Mayhem event gave players bonus rewards and XP while fighting in Battlegrounds, Alliance War, and Imperial City. These bonuses include double AP, unique collectibles, and special reward boxes only available during Midyear Mayhem.
To celebrate the three-year anniversary of the Orsinium DLC release, a celebration was held in Wrothgar. During this event, the rewards from both Wrothgar daily quests and Maelstrom Arena were doubled. Regular nodes found in Wrothgar also provided double the items. Both the DLC and the Orsinium Collector’s Bundle was discounted in the Crown Store.
To celebrate the anniversary of the Imperial City DLC, a celebration was held in the Imperial City districts, Imperial Sewers and both Group Dungeons. During this event, numerous drops were doubled including: Tel Var Stones, Key Fragments, items dropped by Trove Scamps and Cunning Scamps and all boss loot.
The Summerfall event allowed owners of the Summerset Chapter to participate in a special event activity that involved visiting all ten of the Striking Locales across both Summerset and Artaeum and unlocking the Summerset Pathfinder Achievement.
Each Summerset Pathfinder achievement unlocked by a player (counted once per account, per server) contributed to a running total, which was updated each day of the event. When that total reached one of three thresholds, a new reward was unlocked: the Psijic Mascot Pony pet at 33%, the Psijic Escort Charger mount at 66%, and the Grand Psijic Villa house at 100%. All goals were achieved before the event ended, and players who earned the Summerset Pathfinder achievement, as well as anyone who purchased Summerset and logged in at least once before October 7, was eligible to receive the rewards.
The Witches Festival 2018 was similar to the previous year's event. In addition to previous rewards, 2018 introduced the new Dremora Motif and Dremora Plunder Skulls alongside a new memento, style material, treasure items and furniture items.
The festival was also introduced a new currency called Event Tickets, and was the first opportunity for players to begin working towards obtaining the Nascent Indrik mount by purchasing event-specific Indrik feathers with them. The first feather available was the Emerald Indrik Feather, which was available to buy from The Impresario.
Clockwork City Celebration Event
The Clockwork City Celebration Event allowed players to earn double drops from crafting nodes, reward boxes from daily quests, and bosses in the Clockwork City zone. Two Event Tickets per account per day dropped from Group Boss daily quests in Clockwork City, with a total of 24 Event Tickets were available by the end of the event. The Clockwork City DLC was also on sale in the Crown Store, alongside a temporary free trial of ESO Plus to access the DLC completely for free.
The event was the second opportunity for players to work towards obtaining the Nascent Indrik mount by purchasing event-specific Indrik feathers with Event Tickets. During this event, the Gilded Indrik Feather was available to buy from The Impresario.
The Undaunted Celebration Event allowed players to earn Mysterious Reward Boxes by completing random Group Dungeons from the Activity Finder. A Mysterious Reward Box had a chance to include consumables, collectibles, style pages, costumes, pets, mounts, and even homes. An ultra-rare jackpot prize was also available which granted 130 mounts at once, including mounts from previous Crown Crate seasons.
The event was the third opportunity for players to work towards obtaining the Nascent Indrik mount by purchasing event-specific Indrik feathers with Event Tickets. During this event, the Onyx Indrik Feather is available to buy from The Impresario.
The New Life Festival 2018 was similar to the previous year. During this event players could obtain a 100% XP buff, an ice-themed skin and the opportunity to acquire a collection of New Life Festival-themed items. A notable feature of the event was the introduction of the New Life Gift Box — special reward containers that granted players various items.
Players could receive one Event Tickets for the first event quest completed each day, with a total of 21 possible tickets by the end of the event. The event was the fourth opportunity for players to work towards obtaining the Nascent Indrik mount by purchasing event-specific Indrik feathers with Event Tickets. During this event, the Opaline Indrik Feather was available to buy from The Impresario.
Cyrodiil Performance Test and Double AP Event
A double AP event was held on all platforms in early 2017. During this event, the rate at which players earned Alliance Points was doubled, but Champion Point bonuses were disabled in all PvP Campaigns. This was done to incentivize participation in a large-scale performance test, so that the developers could evaluate whether or not the Champion system was contributing to lag within Cyrodiil on the live servers. Players were also encouraged to post constructive feedback on the official forums about Cyrodiil performance during the event.
To celebrate the one year anniversary of the Thieves Guild DLC release, a celebration was held in Hew's Bane and the Maw of Lorkhaj. During this event, the rewards from Heists were increased: flawed Heists gave the reward for perfect Heists, while perfect Heists gave double the crates. The rewards for killing World Bosses and delve bosses in Hew's Bane were also doubled, as were the number of Defiled Whiskers dropped in Maw of Lorkhaj. Regular nodes found in Hew's Bane yielded double the items.
The inaugural Jester's Festival allowed players to obtain a 100% XP buff and the opportunity to acquire a collection of Jester-themed items. The festival also has a special quest associated with it, named The Jester's Festival, which repeats every year. A notable feature of the event is the inclusion of the Jester's Festival Box — special reward containers that grant players various event-themed items, including unique recipes, furnishings, or collectibles.
The Three Year Anniversary Jubilee was identical to the previous year, but with the introduction of the Anniversary Jubilee Gift Box. These gift boxes could be obtained by completing daily or weekly quests during the event and had the chance to contain a vast number of items, including Crafting Motif chapters, Provisioning Recipes, Furnishings Plans and Crafting Materials. In addition, a new Jubilee Cake Memento for 2017 was granted to players.
Free Play Week
The Free Play Week allowed players on all platforms to log in and play ESO without purchasing a copy of the game. During the event, the Tamriel Unlimited and Gold Edition versions of ESO were available at a discounted price, along with Crown packs and some items in the Crown Store. DLC content was still locked without purchasing.
Morrowind Early Access
Before Morrowind's official launch on 6 June 2017, PC/Mac players who pre-ordered were given early access to the Chapter's content (i.e. the Vvardenfell zone, the Warden class, and various digital bonuses). This began on May 22, 2017, when Update 14 went live on the PC/Mac megaservers. Early access was available immediately to players who purchased Morrowind digitally; for those who ordered a physical edition, proof of purchase needed to be submitted via an online form. Players who availed of the form still needed to use the code that comes with the physical edition, or they would lose access to Morrowind 72 hours after launch.
ESO Plus Bonus Event
The ESO Plus Bonus Event granted ESO Plus subscribers a free Dwarven Crown Crate for each day they logged in, to be delivered on July 17. Non-subscribers had the option of activating a free trial of ESO Plus from the Crown Store, which included all subscription benefits such as increased Gold and Experience and full access to DLC content for the duration of the event. However, purchasing full ESO Plus membership was required to earn the Crates or obtain subscription Crowns.
The inaugural Midyear Mayhem event took place in celebration of a conflict known as Pelinal's Midyear Massacre. The event also has a special quest associated with it, also named Midyear Mayhem, which repeats every year. Upon completing this quest players receive the Scroll of Pelinal's Ferocity, which doubles Alliance Points gained for two hours. Another notable feature of the event is the inclusion of Pelinal's Midyear Boon Box, which have a chance to contain Transmute Crystals, PvP consumables, Alliance Motif chapters, Akaviri style items, Prismatic Runestones, Reagents, and Songs of Pelinal book furnishings. Alongside Midyear Boon Boxes, this event introduced a new collectible hat and title which could be earned by completing all the achievements associated with the event.
To celebrate the two year anniversary of the Imperial City DLC release, a celebration took place in the Imperial City. The DLC was available at 50% off, and the Imperial City Collector's Bundle was made available again for 40% off. Drop rates were doubled for Tel Var Stones, Key Fragments, sacks from Cunning Scamps and Trove Scamps, and collectibles from the Simulacrum of Molag Bal.
Reaper's Harvest Crown Crate Preview
This short event served as a preview for the Reaper's Harvest Crown Crate Season. During this event, players could log in each day of the event and kill any enemy (excluding PvP) in order to earn a free Reaper's Harvest Crown Crate, to be delivered on September 27. Up to three free Crates could be earned in this manner. Reaper's Harvest Crates became available purchase from the Crown Store one day later, on September 28.
The Witches Festival 2017 was similar to the previous year. The event featured the chance to earn Plunder Skulls by defeating delve bosses, dungeon bosses, World Bosses, and dolmen bosses. Drops from Plunder Skulls included Hollowjack Motif chapters, special themed recipes, and furniture. New additions this year included two new hats and a selection of furnishing schematics and items.
Xbox ESO Free Play Days
ESO was free to play on Xbox One from November 2 to November 6, 2017 as part of the Free Play Days event.
To celebrate the two year anniversary of the Orsinium DLC release, a celebration was held in Wrothgar. During this event, the rewards from both Wrothgar daily quests and Maelstrom Arena were doubled. Regular nodes found in Wrothgar also provided double the items. The DLC was 75% off in the Crown Store, and the original Orsinium DLC Collector's Edition was made available again at a discounted price.
The Ten Million Stories event took place to celebrate ESO reaching the 10 million players milestone. It introduced Mysterious Reward Boxes, which were rewarded for completing Random Dungeon Groups. Rewards from theses boxes included Dye Stamps, Crown Repair Kits, or Crown Mimic Stones, Treasure Maps, Transmute Crystals, or Crown Experience Scrolls. Rarely, Costumes, Pets and even Mounts from a curated selection of both past and new Crown Store collectibles were possible. Jackpot prizes were bundles of 20 homes or 20 mounts. The following year the event was re-branded as the Undaunted Celebration Event.
The New Life Festival 2017 featured double experience points, the chance to earn Skinchanger Motif chapters, furnishings and other features from the previous year. New additions this year included new furnishing items and runebox mementos.
Heart's Day was celebrated in the form of a mass wedding ceremony held in front of the Temple of Auri-El in Vulkhel Guard, Auridon. During the event, Lead Loremaster Lawrence Schick performed a special reading which was broadcast on Twitch. The event was restricted to the Dominion instance on the Public Test Server. In addition, a Crown Store Heart's Day sale was also held between February 11 and February 17, with 50% off the Wedding Dress, Wedding Suit, and Pledge of Mara.
The inaugural Anniversary Jubilee celebrated the game's two year anniversary. The event introduced the quest Ache For Cake, which involved helping Chef Donolon bake his new Jubilee Cake recipe. The 2016 Jubilee Cake Memento was given as a reward, and would result in a 100% Experience bonus for you and your group when activated during the event.
Japanese Free Trial Campaign
DMM ran a free trial campaign (無料体験キャンペーン) of the Japanese version of the game in late 2016. This promotion was only available to players with DMM accounts. New players who purchased the game during this period would receive the Explorer's Pack pre-order bonus, despite the game officially launching in Japan almost two months prior. This event occurred only on the NA megaserver for PC/Mac, since it's the only server accessible with the Japanese edition.
- Dark Anchors Aweigh! The struggle against the forces of Coldharbour has caused a "Planemeld Palpitation" that is skewing the odds and outcomes of events in and around the Imperial City! Time folds, reality shivers, and opportunities that have passed are available again. But this warp event won't last, so act now, and grab your chance while you can!
To celebrate the one year anniversary of the Imperial City DLC release, a "Planemeld Palpitation" event was held in the Imperial City. The drop rate of Tel Var Stones was doubled, as were the chances of obtaining the Soul-Shriven Skin and Stonefire Scamp collectibles from defeating the Simulacrum of Molag Bal. The DLC was 50% off in the Crown Store, and a new Imperial City Collector's Bundle was made available for the duration of the event. The event was originally to end on September 6 but was extended for a day.
The inaugural Witches Festival event was celebrated around Halloween 2016. During the even a free whistle was available from the Crown Store, which began the quest The Witchmother's Bargain when used. A Witchmother's Whistle Memento was rewarded for completing the quest, and could be used to obtain a 100% Experience bonus. With the buff applied, many different types of bosses would begin to drop Plunder Skulls containing unique recipes, Hollowjack motif chapters, and even two rare hats. Unlocking all of the achievements for this event would unlock the "Sun's Dusk Reaper" title.
To celebrate the one year anniversary of the Orsinium DLC release, a celebration was held in Wrothgar. During this event, the rewards from both Wrothgar daily quests and Maelstrom Arena were doubled. Regular nodes found in Wrothgar also provided double the items. The DLC was 75% off in the Crown Store, and the original Orsinium DLC Collector's Edition was made available again at a discounted price.
Free Play Weekend 2016
The 2016 ESO Free Play Weekend took place from November 16 to 21 on PC/Mac and PlayStation 4, and November 23 to 27 on Xbox One. During this time, players could log in and play ESO without purchasing a copy of the game. DLC content was still locked without purchasing.
The inaugural New Life Festival was celebrated in late 2016. Based on the festival of New Life, players could complete a variety of daily quests during this festival to earn the newly introduced Skinchanger motif chapters, New Life Festival recipes, participate in parties for each Alliance race, and obtain exclusive collectibles. A 100% Experience bonus could also be obtained during this event.
Welcome Back Weekend
The Welcome Back Weekend allowed players who participated in the beta to log in and play without purchasing a copy of the game. Players could also enter a giveaway by logging in during the event, and an orienteering challenge was hosted on the official forums with a chance to win a Bristlegut Piglet pet. The Senche-Leopard Mount was first made available throughout this event, and was the first limited time Crown Store release.
Free Play Weekend
The Free Play Weekend allowed players to log in and play the PC/Mac and Xbox One versions of ESO without purchasing a copy of the game. Free play was not made available on PS4. Various discounts were also offered during the event.
Before ESO's official launch on 4 April, 2014, the game's megaservers were opened early as part of the pre-order bonuses. This began on March 30 for players with 5-day early access, and April 1 for those with 3-day early access. This period was free play and did not detract from players' remaining subscription time, and was followed by a surprise 2-day grace period of additional free play after release.
Thieves Guild & Dark Brotherhood Event, 2020
Tribunal Celebration Event, 2020
"As you earn glory in PvP, you can receive Pelinal's Midyear Boon Boxes in addition to your regular Rewards for the Worthy containers. This year, you can also earn the Boon Boxes from the repeatable Town, Battle, Bounty, Conquest, Scouting, Warfront, and Imperial City District quests in Cyrodiil as well as the Battlegrounds repeatable quests. These unique event boxes contain Tel Var Stones and a chance to receive one of these items:\n\n• Transmute Crystals\n• Alchemy reagents\n• PvP consumables such as repair kits, forward camps, and siege weapons\n• Motif pages for the Alliance and Akaviri styles\n• Style items for your Alliance\n• Akaviri style items\n• Coldharbour siege weapons\n• Prismatic Runestones\n• Books of Pelinal housing items\n• Breton Terrier Mammoth Bones, used to create a runebox to grant a Breton Terrier pet based upon your alliance.\n\nIn addition, Style Pages for the new Ebonsteel Knight Outfit Style occasionally drop from bosses in Imperial City and the Imperial City Sewers. You can also find Second Legion Outfit Style pages on these bosses, but at a reduced rate.\n\nDuring the event, all nodes in Cyrodiil and the Imperial City drop double their regular resources, and the Cyrodiil PvP merchant Adhazabi Aba-daro (known as ""The Golden"") stocks Alliance War Legendary-quality jewelry. During the first weekend of the event, you can purchase necklaces, and during the second weekend, you can acquire rings. You can find Adhazabi in the Western Elsweyr Gate, Northern High Rock Gate, or Southern Morrowind Gate once you enter Cyrodiil.\n\nEvent Tickets\n\nDuring Midyear Mayhem, you can earn two Event Tickets per day from any Cyrodiil or Battlegrounds daily quest, and one Event Ticket per day for completing an Imperial City District daily quest. These can be traded for special items at the Event Merchant (The Impresario)."