Here’s a look at the eyecandy coming in tomorrow’s Elder Scrolls Online Xbox One (X) update

Elder Scrolls Online players on Xbox One are due for a fun patch tomorrow, and it’s not just a hand-me-down from PC (although there’s a little bit of that too!). Specifically, you can expect some hefty graphical upgrades as the game launches for the Xbox One X.

Water reflections should look significantly better, screen space ambient occlusion will become toggleable, and view distance will be cranked up to 11, meaning “environments will load in at a farther distance than before and higher-quality models will appear sooner.” Best of all,

“If you’re connected to a 4K display, ESO will run at true native 4K resolution without resorting to upscaling or checkerboarding techniques (methods many games must use to achieve near-4K resolution).”

The graphical upgrades are part of the Xbox One version of update 16, which launches tomorrow alone with the Clockwork City DLC already live on PC.

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Herro Mongorian

All of my friends play ESO on consoles, consoles get a better HUD than PC, no Miat’s on console, and now consoles are running the game better than PC. How is this even fair?

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Chris Walker

Are you being sarcastic?

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Melissa McDonald

just waiting for the Christmas sale/bundle for Xbox One X and I’m getting one. It will be my media hub and replace my venerable, ancient PS3.

Xijit
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Xijit

MS’s naming process for the Xbox is like the slow decay of unoriginal gamers adding gibberish letters and nunbers onto “Naruto.”

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shear

So is there a noticeable difference between the checkerboarding vs native? I haven’t seen both up close.

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Melissa McDonald

for enthusiasts? perhaps. mostly it’s nerd-penis thumping.

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shear

Very elegantly put together. :D

rahkeesh
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rahkeesh

So is the XboneX running high-fidelity 4K in glorious 30 FPS or something?

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Melissa McDonald

4K @ 30fps or 1080p with all graphic candy enabled at 60fps

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Space Captain

I just triple dipped on a XBox copy to go with my X coming tomorrow. it helped that it appears to be only £7.50 on XBox.com at the moment. I have a bit of a soft spot for the game since the play anywhere patch. It’s nice and relaxing.

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Matthäus Wey

I’m still sad they’ll probably never really upgrade the engine :/

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