The UESP and Imperial Library interview Modiphius Entertainment — December 28, 2020
The UESP and The Imperial Library recently had an opportunity to interview Modiphius Entertainment, the team behind the tabletop adventure wargame The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms. During the interview we had a chance to speak with Gavin Dady, Senior Line Manager, and Chris Birch, Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Modiphius. We explored the creative process that goes into new sets, their relationship with Bethesda, their thoughts on other Elder Scrolls games, and much more.
Modiphius also used this interview to do a surprise reveal of their new miniatures based off of familiar characters from Elder Scrolls Online. The new models will also bring with them a series of new scenarios, including ones based off of ESO's cinematic trailers. They are scheduled for release sometime this Spring.
You can see the interview here. You can learn more about Modiphius and their games here. Modiphius Entertainment has also provided an exclusive game scenario for the UESP and TIL, which you can see here. The scenario features a conflict set in Riverwood, starring Ralof and Hadvar in a fight for control of the settlement.
New Life Festival 2020 — December 19, 2020
From December 17 to January 5, the New Life Festival event has returned to Elder Scrolls Online. By completing seasonal event quests, you can earn tickets to spend on any of the four indrik evolutions that have been released in 2020, including the final berry towards the Crimson Indrik mount. This is the last event where indrik feathers will be available, so be sure to purchase an extra set if you wish to keep an unevolved Nascent Indrik. You can also obtain a Rosethorn Indrik pet using tickets.
This year's event introduces the Old Life Observance quest, allowing you to experience the Imperial traditions of the Old Life Festival. Two new quest rewards have been added this year: the Snowball Buddy pet and Imperial Charity Writs. Completing these new writs will reward you with a page from the icy Rkindaleft Dwarven style. These pages can also be purchased with tickets. This event also offers a 100% experience boost.
In addition to the above, a promotion is currently running whereby you will be rewarded with four Akaviri Potentate Crown Crates at the end of January if you gift purchase at least five event tickets from the Crown Store during the New Life Festival.
Saturalia and Survival Mode Creations Currently Free — December 15, 2020
The Elder Scrolls Online: Gates of Oblivion Trailer Revealed — December 10, 2020
A brief teaser trailer for the upcoming year of content for Elder Scrolls Online has been released. The trailer features an Argonian and Eveli Sharp-Arrow unconscious, next to a book with the Daedric Oht being burned onto its cover. With the Oht now present on its cover, the book bears a notable resemblance to the Mysterium Xarxes. As the trailer goes on, various visions of grim locales pass by, seemingly causing Eveli to feel pain, before finally ending on a final shot of Mehrunes Dagon being confronted by Eveli. As Dagon turns to face her, Eveli wakes up, revealing the pupils of her eyes have been transformed into crosses.
You can see the trailer here. A larger preview will be held on Thursday, January 21st at 5PM EST over on Bethesda's Official Twitch. The 21st preview will feature Matt Firor and Pete Hines to officially announce the new chapter, along with Jessica Folsom and Gina Bruno from the ESO Community Team taking over after their presentation. Those who watch live will also receive a Viridescent Dragon Frog pet for ESO if they watch from a linked account. You can learn more about the upcoming preview here.
The Elder Scrolls: Blades Release Patch 1.10 — December 03, 2020
The Elder Scrolls: Blades has released Patch 1.10, just ahead of its New Life Festival event. Patch 1.10 brings with it new Event Quests, alongside a variety of fixes, minor quality of life improvements, and various new items and bundles in the game's store. The update has also revealed that the New Life Festival event will be playable from December 24th to January 2nd.
You can see the full patch notes for this and previous versions here. You can view the official announcement here.
Update: A later update has stated that the New Life Festival will instead be held from December 25th to January 2nd, shortening the event by a day.
Creation Club Holiday Update Postponed — December 02, 2020
After the surprise announcement that the Creation Club will return before the end of the year, Bethesda Softworks has announced that the release window has been pushed back. Cartogriffi, a Community Content Manager for Bethesda has stated that the release of new content for the Creation Club has been postponed, perhaps by a considerable amount of time. Cartogriffi went onto disclose there would not be another early announcement of launch goals in the future, instead waiting for the actual announcement to make an announcement.
This statement was originally posted the official Bethesda Community Forums, and can be seen here.
Elder Scrolls Online Will Not Support New ARM-based Macs — November 17, 2020
The Elder Scrolls Online team has announced that they will not be supporting the new ARM-based Macs in the future. Last summer Apple announced that their new Macs would stop using Intel CPUs, a change that would require all software running on Macs to either be rewritten, or run through an emulator. Matt Firor, the Studio Director for ZeniMax Online Studios has stated that they will not be porting ESO due to the difficulties inherent with that undertaking. At the same time, he has also stated that Intel-based Macs will remain supported for as long as there are enough users to justify it.
While ESO could be run on the new Macs through emulation, this experience is not going to be officially supported by ZeniMax. The official announcement can be seen here.
Undaunted Celebration Event 2020 — November 07, 2020
From the 3rd until the 15th of December, Elder Scrolls Online is holding its annual Undaunted Celebration Event. Don't miss your chance to obtain new and returning Opal Undaunted style pages, as well as the first three berries for the final Indrik evolution, the Crimson Indrik mount.
ESO has also been free to play from the start of this event until the 9th December, with the standard edition of the game currently on offer for 60% off.
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.
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.
Microsoft to acquire ZeniMax Media — September 21, 2020
Elder Scrolls Online: Markarth and Update 28 Details Revealed — September 20, 2020
The Elder Scrolls Online team held a stream to discuss Elder Scrolls Online: Markarth, and with it the conclusion to the Dark Heart of Skyrim storyline. As suspected, Markarth and The Reach will serve as the primary setting for the expansion, alongside another previously unexplored segment of Blackreach. The DLC will feature you forming a tenuous alliance with the Reachmen clans of the area, such as those led by the Despot of Markarth, against the Gray Host and the plans of Rada al-Saran. The developers also teased that a major secret about Verandis Ravenwatch would be revealed.
Another major feature of the DLC was the new Arena, Vateshran Hollows. The Arena will feature three areas:
Unlike previous arenas, you will be traveling through an area with sections restricted by gatekeepers you must destroy, instead of waiting for enemies to spawn. You can enter the areas in any order you desire, and once you clear all three you will unlock the currently unannounced final boss.
The DLC will also feature seventeen new item sets, with that total including the new Arena sets. There will also be twenty new Antiquities, as well as two new Mythic Items. Alongside this, a new Item Set Collection feature was revealed, allowing players to save and recreate collected item sets.
New and upcoming events were also discussed. Of particular note is the upcoming Lost Treasures of Skyrim event, focusing on the Antiquity system, and features community-wide awards for participation. A promotion called Tamriel Together was also announced, although it has only been mentioned that it will involve a sweepstakes, a guild contest, and more unannounced features. The schedule for the remaining events for the year includes:
The expansion will be available on November 2nd for the PC, Mac, and Stadia platforms. Console players will be able to finish the Dark Heart of Skyrim on November 10th. The DLC will be immediately available to any ESO Plus subscribers, or will be available for purchase through the Crown Store. The DLC can be experienced early on the PTS on September 21st.
The official announcement can be seen here. A large post detailing the combat changes in Update 28 can be read on the official forums. Additionally, the Lost Treasures of Skyrim announcement can be seen here.
Witches Festival 2020 — October 22, 2020
Witches Festival 2020 is running from October 22nd at 10:00AM EDT until November 3rd at 10:00AM EST. During this period you can earn 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. This year, you can obtain the Grave Dancer Weapon Style and Rune-Carved Bone Fragment which creates a new runebox collectible. A Dremora Plunder Skull (with a motif page) is rewarded anytime any of the following tasks are competed the first time in a day, with normal Plunder Skulls rewarded for subsequent completions of individual tasks:
- Final Arena Bosses drop Dremora Motif pages for Bows and Legs
- Dark Anchor, Geyser Bosses, Craglorn Focus Points, Harrowstorms, and zone Dragons drop Dremora Motif pages for Daggers and Gloves
- Delve Bosses drop Dremora Motif pages for Staves and Belts
- Final Dungeon Bosses drop Dremora Motif pages for Helmets and Maces
- Public Dungeon, Imperial City Bosses, and Quest Bosses drop Dremora Motif pages for Shields and Boots
- Final Trial Bosses drop Dremora Motif pages for Swords and Chests
- World Bosses drop Dremora Motif pages for Shoulders and Axes
A new addition is The Impresario offering Witches Grab Bags, which contain rewards from previous years that are otherwise no longer available. This includes:
- Apple-Bobbing Fresh Gorapples
- Runebox: Hollowjack Spectre Mask
- Runebox: Pumpkin Spectre Mask
- Runebox: Scarecrow Spectre Mask
- Runebox: Thicketman Spectre Mask
- Skeletal Marionette Parts
- Any page of the Hollowjack Crafting Motif
For more information, you can see the official announcement here, and you can see our article here.
Elven Hunter Creation Temporarily Free — September 20, 2020
Following the observed patterns, the Creation Club has updated its featured list. Currently the Elven Hunter armor is being offered for free during the current sale to anyone who redeems it. By redeeming it during this period, it will be permanently unlocked to your account, even after the current sale ends. Additionally, the Civil War Champions, the Dwarven Bundle, the Expanded Crossbow Pack, Wild Horses, and the Elianora Home Bundle are on sale.
Based on observed trends, Creation Club offers are usually refreshed every two weeks on a Thursday, so be sure to grab these before October 1st.
Elder Scrolls Online: Markarth Confirmed for Fourth Quarter Expansion — September 10, 2020
The Elder Scrolls Online team have announced the name of the concluding chapter of the Dark Heart of Skyrim storyline, Markarth. The name suggests the expansion will focus on the City of Stone itself, and that the expansion will take place in and around The Reach, as previously suspected. While it was announced earlier that the fourth quarter expansion would be named Darkstorm, ZeniMax Online Studios claims that they changed the name for the simple reason that they preferred Markarth over Darkstorm.
On Saturday, September 19th at 3PM EDT the ESO team will host a stream on Bethesda's official Twitch Channel to give a preview of the expansion. Additionally, they will be making announcements about future in-game events, and reveal a new promotion. As a further incentive to watch, those who view the stream live will receive the pet Purple Torchbug pictured in this story.
You can view the official announcement here.
Dragonscale and Nix-Hound Creations Temporarily Free — September 07, 2020
To celebrate the upcoming third anniversary of the Creation Club, the Dragonscale and Nix-Hound creations are temporarily available for free. By redeeming them during this period, they will be permanently unlocked to your account, even after the current sale ends. Additionally, the Civil War Champions, the Survival Bundle, and the Dawnfang & Duskfang are on sale at half 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 September 17th.
Elder Scrolls Online Imperial City Celebration Begins — September 03, 2020
Elder Scrolls Online is currently hosting its Imperial City Celebration Event, the fifth such event in the history of the game. As the Imperial City DLC is still free in the Crown Store, all players can participate if they wish, although players who do not own it yet or do not have ESO Plus must add the DLC to their account. During the event you will receive more Tel Var Stones by killing monsters, have a higher chance of getting the Stonefire Scamp pet and the Soul-Shriven Skin, receive double the number of Key Fragments, and bonus loot from Trove Scamps and Cunning Scamps. Additionally, the first time you complete a daily quest in the Imperial City or defeat a final boss in the Imperial City Prison or White-Gold Tower you will receive a Glorious Legion Zero Strongbox. A Glorious Legion Zero Strongbox can contain some of the previously mentioned rewards, as well as pages for the Xivkyn motif or Legion Zero Vigiles and Tools of Domination styles. Completing more content in the same day will give you a chance of obtaining a more mundane Legion Zero Strongbox.
More information can be seen at the official announcement here, or on our article.
ESO Update 27 and Stonethorn Goes Live — August 24, 2020
The Elder Scrolls Online has just released Update 27 and its latest dungeon pack DLC, Stonethorn on the PC/Mac, Steam, and Stadia platforms. The DLC release brings with it its two eponymous dungeons, Stone Garden and Castle Thorn. These dungeons provide a continuation of the ongoing Dark Heart of Skyrim storyline, and sets the stage for the upcoming conclusion to the story arc. The update also includes new gear sets, achievements, and collectibles to be obtained. Additionally, a series of bug fixes and performance improvements have been included, alongside a new character pathing system for playing housing.
The full official announcement can be read here. Console players will be able to play this new update on September 1st.
Dwarven Mail and Camping Creations Temporarily Free — August 24, 2020
As part of an ongoing sale on the Creation Club items for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition, the Dwarven Mail and Camping creations are temporarily available for free. By redeeming them during this period, they will be permanently unlocked to your account, even after the current sale ends. Based on observed trends, Creation Club offers are usually refreshed every two weeks on a Thursday, so be sure to grab these before September 3rd.
Greymoor's Soundtrack Released — August 19, 2020
The Elder Scrolls Online Confirmed for Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 — August 06, 2020
The Elder Scrolls Online team have shared their release plans for the next generation of consoles. ESO will be available on the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5, although they were unable to provide a release date for the game on those platforms. They also described the new console versions as being "upgraded", although any specifics beyond compatibility with the new consoles are not known at this time. Xbox One and PlayStation 4 players who own ESO on their respective consoles, or purchase it before the release of the next-gen version of the game will receive the upgraded version of the game at no additional cost.
The ESO team additionally stated they are focused on providing backwards compatibility with the next-gen version, highlighting that ensuring your full account transfers over as it is a major priority, without any loss in progression.
The official announcement can be seen here.
QuakeCon At Home Begins — August 06, 2020
QuakeCon's physical show may not be happening this year, but a series of digital events are planned for the 25th anniversary of the event. The scheduled performances are set to run from August 7th to the 9th. Additionally, a series of sales on various Bethesda properties have begun, set to run until the 11th.
The opening performance will be livestreamed on Twitch at 4pm UTC on August 7th, and watching the stream with a linked account will allow you to obtain a promotional Flame Atronach Pony pet and Ouroboros Crown Crate for ESO.
A schedule for QuakeCon can be seen here. A list of sales on most platforms can be viewed here, and GOG's own sale can be found here.
The Elder Scrolls: Blades Releases Update 1.8 — July 28, 2020
The Elder Scrolls: Blades has released Update 1.8 for the game. The update brings with it Events, time-limited quests with unique properties that reward Sigils. Sigils can be used in the new Sigil Shop to buy unique items and various other goods from its constantly-cycling inventory. Update 1.8 also features a series of bug fixes and game alterations, which can be read about here.
The official announcement and patch notes can be seen here.
Elder Scrolls Online Summerset Celebration Begins — July 23, 2020
Elder Scrolls Online is currently hosting its first ever Summerset Celebration Event. Players will be able to obtain extra loot from all daily quest rewards, resource nodes, world and delve bosses, and Psijic Portals (Summerset only) from July 23 until August 4 at 14:00 UTC. Additionally, players will obtain a Glorious Summerset Coffer the first time they complete an Abyssal Geyser, delve, world boss, daily quest, or the Cloudrest trial weekly quest each day. More common Summerset Coffers will be earned by continuous play after receiving a Glorious Summerset Coffer. The event also introduces the new Snowhawk Mage outfit style and the Mossheart Indrik evolution. Additionally, the Summerset Collectors pack has temporarily had its price lowered by half, and the Psijic Vault Crown Crates and a new music box are similarly available.
More information can be seen on the official announcement here, or on our article.
Free Crown Store Bundle — July 16, 2020
The Elder Scrolls Online team is releasing a free in-game Crown Store Bundle to show their appreciation for the ESO community. The bundle includes:
The Bundle will be available until July 30th, and you can see the official announcement here.
Stonethorn Update Preview Released — July 12, 2020
Elder Scrolls Online has announced the first details of the next release for the ongoing Dark Heart of Skyrim year-long arc, Stonethorn. Stonethorn will feature two new dungeons in Western Skyrim, Stone Garden and Castle Thorn. Stone Garden will have the players fight against the evil works of the Alchemist Arkasis in his laboratory. Castle Thorn will have you join forces with Gwendis as she battles against Lady Thorn and her vampire army. The update will also feature new item sets, performance improvements, updates to the Housing Editor, as well as various bug fixes and balance changes.
The announcement can be seen in full here, and the update will be releasing to the Public Test Server on July 13th.
Blades Released on Nintendo Switch — May 15, 2020
The Elder Scrolls: Blades has made its console debut on Nintendo Switch as of May 14, 2020. It can be downloaded for free from the Nintendo eShop. The game supports crossplay, so if you don't wish to lose your progress from mobile you can log into your Bethesda.net account during the opening tutorial where you fight a Thalmor agent.
Blades left early access on May 12, 2020 with the new 1.7 update, which added several new quests including an arena questline. Anyone who played during early access can log in to receive a reward of 150 gems and a unique Emblem decoration for your town.
UESP 2020 Charity Event — May 01, 2020
The UESP is running our charity event earlier to help out with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic through our Patreon page. The rules are simple:
- For each vote we'll give $1 to that charity.
- The winning charity will get a 50% bonus.
- We'll donate the funds from all new patrons in May to the winning charity.
- Right now we're limiting the money donated from votes to $1000 but depending on the community response we may increase that.
- If we receive over 1000 votes we'll use a ratio to split the donations, instead.
- The event will run all of May and we'll update you in early June with the results.
You can find the poll here.
UESP Previews The Dark Heart of Skyrim: Greymoor — March 30th, 2020
The Unofficial Elder Scrolls Team was given the opportunity for a sneak peek at the upcoming Elder Scrolls Online expansion Greymoor, as part of the Dark Heart of Skyrim. In it, we managed to get an early look at Western Skyrim, as well as some of the new mechanics coming to the game.
You can see our full preview over on our Official YouTube Channel.
Support the UESP on Patreon! — February 07, 2020
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Dark Heart of Skyrim Announcements — January 18, 2020
As part of a global reveal event held on January 16, ZeniMax Online Studios has announced two of the upcoming content releases for ESO as part of the year-long "Dark Heart of Skyrim" storyline: the Harrowstorm dungeon pack coming in March 2020, and the Greymoor Chapter due for release in June. Harrowstorm features two new group dungeons named Icereach and Unhallowed Grave, and will be available for public testing sometime next week. Greymoor will be set in Western Skyrim, roughly spanning the holds of Hjaalmarch and Haafingar; in addition, a significant portion of the explorable area is actually located deep underground, in the massive province-spanning caverns known as Blackreach. The story is focused on aiding Lyris Titanborn in stopping a Vampire Lord from invading the surface world and conquering all of Tamriel. The Chapter will also be adding a new treasure hunting "Antiquities" game system.
Information on the latter two content releases for 2020 will be announced later this year and will consist of a second dungeon pack and a zone DLC. It was teased that the zone would be taking place in the Reach. Greymoor and its Collectors Editions are available for pre-order now, and if you log into ESO and kill any enemy before January 22 you will receive a promotional Long-Winged Bat pet as part of the announcement.
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!