Elder Scrolls Online gets free weekend (only on ps4 and pc)

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  1. lcie nimbus
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    lcie nimbus 100th degree asskicker

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    Bethesda is letting anyone with a ps4 or a pc play the Elder Scrolls online free this weekend . starting tomorrow . they are calling it an "extended " weekend . don't know why . but hey who cares . free is free.





    the free play period is Nov 16-20 . the play peiod starts at 12:01 am for ps4 users . steam users can jump in at 1:am ET.

    Bethesda also said a free weekend for the XBOX ONE will be revealed "soon"

    The Elder Scrolls Online does not require playstation plus(yay)

    more random stuff about the free weekend
    • Access to the full The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited base game
    • 500 Crowns to spend in the Crown Store on fun costumes, unique pets, helpful scrolls, and more
    • Any characters created, Crown Packs purchased, or Crown Store items bought, as well as any progress made during the free play weekend, will carry over if the player purchases the game.
     
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  2. Joe88

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    Surprised anyone still plays this
     
  3. lcie nimbus
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    I guess that's the point of the free weekend . to get some publicity
     
  4. Mikemk

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    I have this game. It sortof suffers from the problem of being too massive.
     
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    they overdid it huh? I'm planning to try it out on steam.
     
  6. Mikemk

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    They didn't overdo it, they just still haven't finished it, and as style has changed, there's sortof a disconnect in different areas of the world. And since reach region was built separately, they have huge obvious seems (aka mountains)
     
  7. lcie nimbus
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    Woah . do you have the game? if so any advice for a noob?
     
  8. Mikemk

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    • Make some friends
    • Try to avoid populated areas, treasure chests and resources are publicly harvested and take a while to respawn.
    • Warning: Spoilers inside!
    • Guards are immortal. Don't try to kill them. Or pickpocket them.
    • The main quest lets you advance after set levels, so focus on side quests.
     
  9. gnmmarechal

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    Welp, I already have it anyway.
     
  10. Mikemk

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    Also, it's 40GB downloaded from steam and ~60GB updates, so if you don't have fast internet, you might not get it within the free weekend.
     
  11. raulpica

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    Holy carp, those MMORPGs are getting crazy these days. Better start looking into some Fiber connection ASAP :unsure:
     
  12. SignZ

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    So, 40GB base game + 60GB updates or 40GB base and 60GB after updates?
     
  13. LiveLatios

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    it's also an 80GB download if you want both NA and EU, since you have to download the game twice to have both regions
     
  14. Mikemk

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    Both. Steam downloads the launcher and the original game files from several years ago, the launcher then redownloads the current version of everything.

    Also, really long load times, so I recommend installing on a SSD if you can spare the space.

    Think a Skyrim-sized Elder Scrolls game (Hmm... such as Skyrim!)
    Now multiply the land area by 5. That's about the size of ESO.
     
  15. lcie nimbus
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    currently downloading .....gonna take a while
     
  16. LightyKD

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    Does the Steam Version support controllers?
     
  17. Mikemk

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    Either it does, or it works with joytokey, not sure which.
     
  18. Erion

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    Steam says "Partial Controller Support"
     
  19. LightyKD

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    That's good. Then again I'm learning quickly that Steam can't be trusted when it comes to controllers. The original Skyrim claims it's a keyboard/mouse only game but works perfectly with a controller. That said I'll give this game a shot.
     
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    Yes go ahead if you have steam account then you can grab the Tamarial Unlimited edition