UESP 25th Anniversary Coins Finished! — September 25, 2020
We just received an image of the finished coins for the 25th anniversary of the Unofficial Elder Scrolls Pages. We are pleased to announce that all of our current Patrons will receive one! Additionally, anyone who supports our Patreon before December 31st with any of the annual tiers (lowest priced one starting at $21.60 per year) will also receive a coin, along with the other benefits of that tier.
You can learn more about these coins, and how to support this site, over at our Patreon.
ESO Holds Explorer’s Celebration — November 12, 2020
Elder Scrolls Online is holding a minor event they have dubbed the Explorer's Celebration. With this event you will be able to harvest double the normal resources from nodes. Additionally, you will also receive double the normal experience from every single source that also stacks with any other active experience boost. Lastly, you will receive twice the normal amount of gold from monsters, quests, and similar sources for the duration of the event.
Unlike other events, the Explorer's Celebration does not grant Event Tickets, nor does it have its own quests, achievements, or collectibles. The Impresario will also not be available.
The event will run from 10AM ET on November 12th until 10AM ET on November 16th, and you can see the official announcement here.
Ebony Plate Creation Temporarily Free — November 12, 2020
After the previous delay, the Creation Club has returned to its usual schedule, and has updated its current sales. The Alternative Armors - Ebony Plate Creation is being offered for free for the current sales period. By redeeming it during this period, it will be permanently unlocked to your account, even after the current sale ends. Additionally, the Mad God Bundle, the Survival Bundle, the Elianora Home Bundle, the Sunder & Wraithguard, and Crossbow Collection are on sale, with discounts ranging from 20 to 50 percent off normal price.
With this return to the normal update schedule of every two weeks, we expect that these offerings will remain at their current price until November 26th.
Free Upgrade for ESO Players to Next Console Generation — November 09, 2020
With the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X and Series S succeeding the PlayStation Four and Xbox One, Elder Scrolls Online console players who are considering upgrading are being given a little deal. Bethesda has announced that there will be free upgrades made available for players making the jump to the next generation of consoles. This comes with some stipulations, however. If you own a physical copy of ESO for your chosen console, you cannot get a digital-only console if you want to receive the ESO upgrade, as it will still require your disc to play. Additionally, you cannot switch from a PlayStation 4 to an Xbox Series X or Series S or an Xbox One to a PlayStation 5 and receive the upgrade.
The upgrade will also be made available to DOOM Eternal. While Bethesda has promised that these upgrades are coming, they have not announced when they will be available. They have also stated that while they do not have a time to end the free upgrades in mind at the moment, their wording also left it open for them to later announce a cutoff on free upgrades. You can read the official announcement here.
Elder Scrolls Online: Markarth Released — November 02, 2020
The final chapter of the year-long Dark Heart of Skyrim story arc has finally released on the PC, Mac, and Stadia platforms. Elder Scrolls Online: Markarth takes you to its titular city and the surrounding Reach for a final confrontation against Rada al-Saran and his Gray Host by you and your assembled allies. The DLC also includes the release of Vateshran Hollows, a new solo arena with new rewards to be earned and challenges to be conquered. Markarth's release also brings with it Update 28, including the new Item Set Collection system and UI improvements for Crafting Writs.
With Markarth released, the fourth Elder Scrolls Online story arc has been concluded. Last year ZeniMax Online Studios switched to having year-long story arcs with the Season of the Dragon, which it continued this year with the Dark Heart of Skyrim. It is expected that ZeniMax will stick to the format for the currently unannounced expansions coming in 2021.
You can see the official announcement here. Markarth is set to launch on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on November 9th.
Asian Market Version of The Elder Scrolls: Legends Shutting Down — October 29, 2020
In what has been a year of bad news for The Elder Scrolls: Legends, the Asian market version of the game has announced that it is shutting down on December 31st. With just two months left before final shutdown, the developers have provided a simple timeline for the closure:
- Until December 30th existing players can access the game as before.
- Hero Pass Season 5 will start on October 29th. This Hero Pass will be available to all existing players for free.
- Beginning October 29, existing players will receive more rewards in game.
- Beginning October 29 players will no longer be able to download the game client in the App Store and Google Play Store, buy in-game currency, or register new accounts.
- The server will be shut down on December 31, 2020, at this point players will no longer be able to access The Elder Scrolls: Legends (Asia).
- After December 31st they will accept refund requests for unused Crown Coins acquired via purchases.
- The refund processing time is from December 31, 2020 to January 31, 2021 (a one month time window)
- Only unused Crown Coins bought after March 12, 2020 can be refunded. Crown Coins obtained as in-game rewards cannot be refunded.
As Legends Asia was the only version of the game still receiving active development, this may indicate that the main version of Legends, which has only been receiving maintenance support since December 6th of of 2019, may soon face a similar shutdown. As Legends requires an online connection to play the game, this will likely result in the end of Legends whenever they do end official support.
Daedric Mail Creation Temporarily Free — October 26, 2020
After a surprise delay, the Creation Club is offering the Alternative Armors - Daedric Mail Creation for free during the current sale period. By redeeming it during this period, it will be permanently unlocked to your account, even after the current sale ends. Additionally, the Mad God Bundle, the Goblin Creation, the Plague of the Dead, and Dead Man's Dread are on sale, with discounts ranging from 25 to 40 percent off normal price. Notably, these are the exact same sales as the previous period, just with a change in the free offering.
The previous update to Creation Club was October 1st. Normally the Creation Club updates every two weeks, but for reasons unknown the Skyrim Creation Club remained the same for October. Notably, the Fallout 4 Creation Club was updated mid-month. However, assuming that the previous trends will restart, the Creation Club offers are usually refreshed every two weeks on a Thursday, so be sure to grab these before November 12th.
Creation Club Set to Return by End of Year — October 02, 2020
After nearly a full year absent of releases, it has been announced that the Creation Club will be returning soon, with the current goal being to have a release before the end of the year. Originally there was an expected release scheduled for sometime in March, but all of the new Creations were delayed due to Bethesda transitioning to remote work in the face of the COVID-19. While everything was ready, including the patch, the transition made it impossible to release it as is for reasons that were not disclosed, according to Cartogriffi, Bethesda's Community Content Manager.
Additionally, while Bethesda is planning on having a release of some of the Creations before the year is over, they claim that they did not stop development of Creations over this year, and that they will most likely have to have multiple releases due to the quantity of work done. While specific details about most of the content was not provided at this time, the Community Content Manager mentioned that an experimental Creation for both The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Fallout 4 was approved that would have solely focused on a quest, instead of an item or location reward. However, with the delay, the scope of both of those experiments were raised to also feature notable item rewards.
Bethesda has chosen not to provide a solid release date at this point due to the previous delays, but we will update you when we have more information. You can read the initial announcement here. You can read a response from Cartogriffi discussing the delay here.
Call to Arms News — October 02, 2020
The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms, the tabletop adventure wargame created by Modiphius Entertainment released earlier this year, has continued to release new products as part of the Chapter 1: Civil War wave. The Adventurer Allies and Adventurer Followers sets bolstered the Adventurer faction with some familiar faces such as Mjoll, Derkeethus, and Lydia, giving the Dragonborn a proper team to lead on dungeon-delving adventures. This month, pre-orders have opened for Imperial Officers and Stormcloak Chieftains, which means Hadvar and Ralof will soon have reinforcements from the likes of Legate Rikke, Ulfric Stormcloak, and even Heimskr.
Also up for pre-order is the Chapter 1 Card Pack. This set provides all of the materials for the units, quests, equipment, traps, and more to support all releases throughout this chapter. This will cover sets planned through January 2021: Draugr Ancients, Draugr Guardians, and a powerful Master level Dragon Priest planned for November; Imperial Legion Reinforcements, Stormcloak Skirmishers, and a massive Dragon intended for December; Skeleton Horde set to arrive in January.
There are several other releases planned to expand how the game is played. Alongside the Draugr sets in November, new faction rules will be released allowing you to use Draugr as a player-controlled faction, rather than as AI Adversaries. They will also be releasing a random dungeon generator system. Come December, in addition to the supplement to support the new dragon model, Modiphius will release the biggest pieces of the chapter: Histories of the Empire: The Stormcloak Rebellion and Tales of Tamriel: The Thanehold Saga. The first is a series of linked campaign missions to reenact the war for Skyrim. The latter is a narrative campaign, featuring both character progression and settlement building.
In February, we move on to the next page in the story; Chapter 2: Steam and Shadow. Check out more here.
Lost Treasures of Skyrim Event Successfully Completed — October 02, 2020
The Lost Treasures of Skyrim event has successfully been completed by the Elder Scrolls Online community. For those who were not familiar with the event, players had between September 23 until October 5 to dig up an undisclosed number of antiquities, in return for various rewards. Earlier today the ESO team announced that players had already reached the goal, with three days to spare. Players who own the Greymoor chapter have from now until October 15th at 10AM ET to claim the rewards through a free bundle in the Crown Store. Players who claim the bundle will receive:
- Horror Within Face and Body Markings
- Orchidfall Vale Fawn pet
- Antiquarian’s Alpine Gallery player house and the Antiquarian Phedre Houseguest
You can read the official announcement of the event here. While the antiquity goal has been reached, players can still receive bonus rewards for various activities in Western Skyrim until the event officially expires on October 5th at 10AM ET.
Bone Wolf Creation Temporarily Free — October 01, 2020
Marking the arrival of the spookiest month of the year, the Creation Club is offering the Bone Wolf Creation for free during the current sale period. By redeeming it during this period, it will be permanently unlocked to your account, even after the current sale ends. Additionally, the Mad God Bundle, the Goblin Creation, the Plague of the Dead, and Dead Man's Dread are on sale, with discounts ranging from 25 to 40 percent off normal price.
Based on observed trends, Creation Club offers are usually refreshed every two weeks on a Thursday, so be sure to grab these before October 15th.
Microsoft to acquire ZeniMax Media — September 21, 2020