Bethesda Softworks announced this week that The Elder Scrolls Online is going to receive an extended Free Play Weekend. The event starts tomorrow (November 16) for the PlayStation 4 and Windows PC/Mac players. The free play weekend will run through October 30. Players can get started by downloading the game on PlayStation 4 or on PC via the Steam website.
In terms of times for PlayStation 4, the North American Free Play Weekend starts at 12:01 am US eastern time tomorrow. Players do not need PlayStation Plus to participate. The PC and Mac Free Play Weekend is on Steam (the above link) starting at 1:00 pm eastern time tomorrow. Also, Bethesda has confirmed that the Free Play Weekend will indeed happen for Xbox One, and more details on that will be announced soon.
Additionally, gamers do not need a subscription to play The Elder Scrolls Online. The Free Play only requires the game download and creation of an account to get started. Here’s the breakdown for the Free Play Weekend:
- No Restrictions: Access to the full The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited base game
- Free Crowns: 500 Crowns to spend in the Crown Store on fun costumes, unique pets, helpful scrolls, and more
- Progress Retention: 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
On top of that, Bethesda has revealed that there will be discounts for all versions of The Elder Scrolls Online through November 28 in North America on Crown Packs. This includes The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited base game and The Elder Scrolls Online: Gold Edition, which includes all four major DLC game packs: Imperial City, Orsinium, Thieves Guild, and Dark Brotherhood.
The Elder Scrolls Online is available now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows PC and Mac OS.