UESP Survey — January 03, 2020
The UESP is currently conducting a survey on how you can support the site, and you can win one of our 2020 calendars by filling it out!
We are, surprisingly frequently, asked by people if they can donate to support the UESP, and the answer to that has been, for many years, a gracious no. Some of them just want to support the site, some of them want to give back in return for blocking our ads, and some just wanted to be able to get their hands on the UESP's custom-made goods (like our calendars, shirts, and pins). After much thought, we think we can create a system that can satisfy all of those desires.
As of today, the UESP is supported by ads, but we are looking at options where we can allow users to disable them, while still being able to support the UESP. Of course, we would also like to give back to you directly if you were to support us, and we'd like to offer several different rewards to our users who would. While we are still considering options, some potential rewards are a special thank you page on the UESP, custom code to disable ads on the UESP, access to exclusive Discord roles and channels, and various goodies ranging from our calendar to clothing to figurines to flash drives.
By supporting the UESP, you will help cover our ever-rising server expenses, help pay the salary of our full-time team and even hire new ones, and develop new tools, apps, and content to support Elder Scrolls fans.
You can find the survey here, and thank you for keeping us as your source for The Elder Scrolls since 1995!
UESP Charity Drive — December 13, 2019
The UESP believes in giving back as much as we can, and in past years we have chosen to support numerous charitable organizations during the holiday season. This year is no different, but we want to do more. This year, we're asking for your help to do even more good than we could on our own. We've chosen to focus our efforts through Extra Life this year in their mission to support children's hospitals.
To help you do even more good, the UESP will match $1,000 dollars worth of donations. We're also going to be doing a number of giveaways available to donors, which will include some of our 2020 calendars.
You can donate directly here, and view our team page here. If you want details about the ongoing giveaways, you can find them during our livestreams on Twitch, along with details on our various social media channels.
Elder Scrolls Online Travels to the Dark Heart of Skyrim — December 13, 2019
Elder Scrolls Online has released the final trailer for the Season of the Dragon year-long story at the Game Awards. The trailer depicts the climactic battle against Kaalgrontiid. In a short scene at the end of the trailer, a Nord was shown overlooking Skyrim, with an ominous green sky, a brief message stating "EXPLORE THE DARK HEART OF SKYRIM", followed by it stating a reveal would occur January 16, 2020.
The full trailer can be seen here.
Blades 1.5 Update Released — December 13, 2019
The Elder Scrolls: Blades has released update 1.5, bringing multiplayer and the removal of chest timers to the mobile game. The update has also increased the rate at which loot drops, compensating for the removal of chests as guaranteed rewards for quests. Additionally, the game now features guilds, allowing you to trade with other players, access their towns (with their merchants having a unique inventory and gold supply for you), and the ability to chat with your guild members. Other changes include snowfall inside of your town, access to emotes, and the option to choose a profile picture.
The full patch description can be seen here, and a highlight video can be found here
The Elder Scrolls Legends Puts All New Content Development On Hold — December 06, 2019
The Elder Scrolls: Legends has put all ongoing content development on hold, with the game only receiving maintenance support for the foreseeable future. In the reddit announcement, it was confirmed that monthly reward cards and in-game events will continue for now, as well as the development of the Asian version of the game.
To thank people for supporting the game, a set of cards called "The Tamriel Collection" was made available to anyone who logged in to collect it. Additionally, Sparky Pants wrote a thank you message to their supporters.
Blades 1.5 Update Details Revealed — November 29, 2019
The Elder Scrolls: Blades has revealed the details of its latest update in the most recent Town Hall news post. Update 1.5 will see the addition of the PVP feature of the game, consisting of one-on-one fights against other players. The update will also see the removal of chest timers, and more common loot drops from defeated enemies. However, the Switch version of the game has been delayed into early 2020, while this update is expected to go live early December of this year.
The Town Hall post can be read in its entirety here.
New Creation Club Content Released — November 29, 2019
Undaunted Event Canceled — November 20, 2019
The Undaunted Event for Elder Scrolls Online has been temporarily canceled, due to performance issues. Zenimax Online Studios revealed that this was most likely due to problems with the Activity Finder, causing unintended degrees of server stress. The event is now expected sometime in December. To read a full summary of what the Undaunted Event was going to be, see the official announcement.
Witches Festival 2019 Now Live — October 24, 2019
The Elder Scrolls Online Releases Dragonhold Prologue — October 10, 2019
The Elder Scrolls Online has released the prologue quest for the final phase of the Year of the Dragon, Dragonhold. The quest sees the return of Sai Sahan, on a mission to respond to the rising dragon threat in Southern Elsweyr. The Dragonguard's Legacy is now available on all versions of Elder Scrolls Online, and is available as part of the base game.
Dragonhold itself will be released on October 21st for PC/Mac players, and November 5th for the console versions. The official announcement can be read here.
The Elder Scrolls: Blades Reveals Update 1.4 — October 03, 2019
The Elder Scrolls: Blades has shown the first details about the upcoming October update to the early access game. Update 1.4 will see the transition of your town to a nighttime setting for the Witches' Festival for the fall season. Four new quests will be included with the update, one of which will see you investigate a mysterious "beast of legend", and another responding to the attacks from previously docile spiders. 1.4 will also feature new decorations and music for the game.
The official announcement can be seen in the Update 1.4 Blades Town Hall article on the official site.
Update, October 10th: The update has been released, alongside a free respec for all players. You can find the full patch notes here.
The Elder Scrolls: Legends Announces Jaws of Oblivion Expansion — October 03, 2019
The Elder Scrolls: Legends has revealed its third quarter card expansion, Jaws of Oblivion. The 75+ card expansion draws inspiration from The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, with numerous cards depicting scenes from the fourth main game in the series, in particular focusing on the Oblivion Crisis. The most notable new feature is the new "Invade" mechanic, which sees the Daedric forces become increasingly powerful, and many of the new cards taking part in this system. The expansion will also feature a new playmat, four new card backs, two new theme decks, new music, and new visual effects.
The official announcement can be seen here, and the trailer can be viewed here.
Update, October 10th: The card expansion has officially been released. You can read the full announcement here.
Blades Gems Sweepstakes and Weekend Event — September 19, 2019
The Elder Scrolls Blades has started a 48-hour event to earn twice the amount of gems normally acquired from enemies and chests. The event also includes a sweepstakes to win an additional 5,000 gems. By sharing a picture of you earning double gems on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag "#BladesBonusEntry", you will be entered into the drawing for the 5,000 gem prize. The contest itself is set to end on the 20th at 6 PM ET, although the initial announcement put the in-game event at a longer time frame. You can read the official rules for the event on the official site.
Imperial City DLC for ESO Free — September 6, 2019
The Imperial City celebration event is now live in ESO. To mark the occasion, the Imperial City DLC will be free for the "foreseeable future", and will be available through the Crown Store. For the course of the event, most of the Imperial City activities will include double drops. The event is set to run from September 5 at 10am EDT, to September 16 at 10am EDT (2pm UTC). For the full details of the event, see the official announcement.
Orsinium Celebration Event and ESO Plus Free Trial Now Live — August 8, 2019
The Orsinium Celebration event is now live in ESO. By returning to Wrothgar from August 8 to August 19, you can earn double drops from the Maelstrom Arena, crafting nodes, daily quests, and bosses. This celebration is also the first opportunity to earn the Onyx Berries of Bloom for the Onyx Indrik evolution. Two Event Tickets per account per day are available for a total of 24 tickets total. In addition, a select group of Orc-themed furnishings are available at The Impresario. Both the DLC and the Orsinium Collector's Bundle are 60% off in the Crown Store. The ESO Plus free trial also now live and will run until Tuesday, August 13th. For the full details of the event, see the official announcement.
Legends Moons of Elsweyr expansion now live — June 27, 2019
A new card expansion for The Elder Scroll: Legends centered around the ESO Elsweyr chapter has been released. It includes 75+ new cards, two new card effects (Consume and Wax/Wane), a new playmat, visual effects, four new music tracks, balance changes, two new theme decks, and more. For the announcement and patch notes, see here and here.
June 13 Creation Club Release — June 15, 2019
Five new additions have been added to the Creation Club for Skyrim Special Edition: Netch Leather Armor, Expanded Crossbow Pack, Dawnfang & Duskfang, and two entries in a new series of "Alternative Armor" releases. These two armor packs, Dwarven Mail and Stalhrim Fur, use armor styles from Blades and are priced at 100 credits each, with at least three more packs due for release in the near future. The Dawnfang & Duskfang Creation also makes use of Blades assets, with the legendary sword Bloodthirst from Blades making its first cameo.
Todd Howard PAX interview — June 03, 2019
The UESP was granted the honor of an exclusive interview with Todd Howard to celebrate 25 years of The Elder Scrolls. We sat down with him at the Bethesda Gameplay Days event in Boston to discuss his career, work, and all things Elder Scrolls. We are delighted to present Todd's first fan interview since 2011. You can read the interview here.
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