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The Elder Scrolls Online Extended Free Play Weekend is here!

In a push to bring players to Tamriel, Bethesda has just announced a free play weekend for The Elder Scrolls Online. The weekend play will allow gamers to spend some time on the game, purchase items from the in-game shop, and also enter their “Trip of a Lifetime” contest.

The free play weekend for ESO will run from Wednesday, November 16th, until Sunday, November 20th, and can be accessed by PC & Mac gamers via Steam, as well as by PS4 gamers. Bethesda has said that there will be a free play weekend for Xbox One users, but there are no details yet on when that will occur. Every gamer who joins The Elder Scrolls Online during the free play weekend will also be granted access to the complete base game of Tamriel Unlimited, as well as receive a bonus of 500 crowns to spend in-game on scrolls, pets, or costumes. Anyone who upgrades to a paid account by the end of the free play period will also have their progress & purchases saved.


If you’ve been itching to get into The Elder Scrolls Online, this may be a great opportunity for you to get your feet wet on the game. Since the One Tamriel update applied worldwide level scaling, that means you can get together with a friend who is an existing player, and have them show you the ropes.

Downloads of the game from Steam (for PC & Mac players) will be available starting at 1:00pm EST on Wednesday, November 16th, while anyone playing on PS4 will be granted access to download the game from the PlayStation Store beginning at 12:01am EST. Those players in North America who already own the game will be offered discounts on all Crown packs & all versions of the game (including the Gold Edition, which includes all of the major DLC) until November 28th.

Will you be jumping on this opportunity, dear readers? Let us know your thoughts on the free play weekend, and/or on the Elder Scrolls franchise!

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A lifelong gamer, disabilities advocate, avowed geek, and serious foodie. Doug was born in South America, currently resides in Northern VA, and spends the majority of his time indulging in his current passions of gaming & food, while making sure not to take life or himself too seriously.
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