PSA: The Elder Scrolls Online kicks off its free play week today

If you don’t yet own The Elder Scrolls Online but want to see if it’s worth owning ahead of the Morrowind update, you’ll get your chance today. Starting at 10:00 a.m. EDT everyone can download the game and log in for free. You’ll have full access to the base game, although you won’t be able to hop into the various DLC areas or quest lines. Unless, of course, you purchase them, which is a bit more doable at this point since the game is currently knee-deep in its anniversary sale.

If you’ve participated in a previous free week, you’ll be happy to know that your characters and progress have all been retained, so you won’t have to start over from the bottom. And you’ll get 500 Crowns for free just for logging in, so you have even more reason to be tempted by cash shop shinies. The free week lasts until April 18th at 10:00 a.m. EDT, so go ahead and jump in as soon as you’re ready.

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CasualSlacks

It’s a very good time to buy Crowns, the ESO currency, on Steam. If you’re getting a discount on Crowns then everything in the cash shop is on-sale. This includes the DLCs, costumes, pets, mounts and riding lessons, housing and furniture, and character name, race, and appearance changes. I am just a casual player, but I recommend getting the 5500 Crown DLC pack. Normally, it’s about $50 worth of Crowns, but with the sale on Steam, you can get the same amount of Crowns for $24. You’ll get the Dark Brotherhood, Thieves Guild, Orsinium, and the Imperial City content. You don’t get the Shadows of Hist content though.

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Alexandre Caron

Funny, I was looking at the crown prices and thinking they were so expensive (the 5 DLC together are 11000 crowns). I had no idea that they were half price right now.

So in other words, they are really making their money with the DLC and not really the base game.

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CasualSlacks

Well, the base game is only $20 regularly price and it’s been out for a while. I wouldn’t say that either the Base game or the DLC are the primary revenue stream for ESO, since they’re all buy-it-once-own-it-forever purchases. I’d speculate that the subscriptions and the lootboxes are what bring in the money.

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Salmoneo

Is it possible to avoid Steam?

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Alexandre Caron

yes you can buy the game directly from bethesda:

https://account.elderscrollsonline.com/store?_ga=1.209243474.1147774225.1491927796

Gold Edition is actually cheaper than on Steam

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Schlag Sweetleaf

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John Mynard

Excepting the monkeys that looks like a good way to lose your entire load…

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