Elder Scrolls Online is kicking off a free-play event on PC, PS4, and Mac starting tomorrow

Earlier this week, ZeniMax announced a new dungeon event for The Elder Scrolls Online with pretty nifty cash-shop related giveaways for everyone who queues up for dungeon LFG and can hang in there through a run. Today, the company has added to the fun by announcing a free-to-play week coinciding with that event, meaning you can take part in the whole event on any platform – except Xbox One – even if you’ve never paid a penny into the game.

“From November 30 to December 6, gamers will have seven full days to explore Tamriel for free, to build and grow their characters, run quests and dungeons with friends, and truly create their own story within the largest Elder Scrolls experience to date,” ZeniMax announced this morning, noting that the free-play week grants access to the base game (but not Morrowind). New players will pick up 500 free cash-shop currency and keep any progress from past free-play events. There’s a new trailer too!

Source: Press release
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Slaasher

I bought this game last weekend. I am having a lot of fun. They have an amazing quest/ story line. Good fun.

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ernost

I thought about giving this a shot, but when I looked up the download size I realised it would take me more than a week just to download it, and by then the free period would be over.

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Slaasher

Took me about 2 hours to download it this past week.

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ernost

Unless you also live in the same village, in the same third world country as me, and also use the same ISP as me, how the fuck is what you said at all relevant?

Or did you just want to brag about what a great internet connection you have?

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Bruno Brito

While i absolutely adored ESO and i didn’t had the money to spend on it ( country taxation, gaming prices and all ), i wouldn’t install again. I’m not huge on playing timed free stuff then having to uninstall.

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Johnnyt305

ESO was in last months humble bundle, full game for $2 or so considering the bundle was $12 and included 6-7 games. They even gave you a free pet, 750 crows(which you can buy orsinium last week with it) and 15 days ESO plus membership too. Super cheap and great deal.

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hoylegu

I’ll give it a go on my PS4. Free is free.

I’ve been playing it on and off since beta on the PC, and though I enjoy it, there are three things about ESO that keep me from going all in on it:

1. The color palette. I know it’s canon, but good lord every zone looks alike and they’re all shades of brown and purple. Ugh. I just find the overall art design lacking. What they DO do, they do well. But it feels like a one trick pony.

2. The controls. I really wish I could play ESO using a traditional WoW/tab-targeting, and didn’t have to worry about mouselock/freelook options constantly. I just want to play with my mouse back!

3. The inventory system is heinous. If you’re not a subscriber (I’ve paid money for each xpac separately), you’ll spend 75% of your time in game messing around with your inventory. The devs have created 1,000,000,000 different and useful items, yet give you 5 inventory slots to manage them all? It’s just inexcusable.

If the devs ever address all three of these, I think I’d be a lifetimer.

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Phubarrh

Hm, wonder if this will be worth dropping in for. My playthrough of the game trailed off basically because I could almost never find an LFG party for the dungeons I wanted to explore, and once I did get one my pasty casual-play elf butt would quickly be left behind by the ubergeared speed running kids.

Dantos
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Dantos

The dungeon finder system was one of my major turnoffs at launch. Its vastly improved since then, it just works now. So many dungeons though, so many…..

But if you are looking to poke around in the nooks and crannies, well yea, you are going to be left behind, alot of the people at this point have run those things hundreds of time, and are just trying to get dailies done, but they do seem patient with people learning some mechanics.

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Johnnyt305

Dungeon finder gets me a party within 5-10min any time of day form LVL 10- 50 on all my characters. They do speed run the 4 man dungeons because they are not too hard and you usually have at least 1 veteran player that knows what to do and wants to go fast, but its great fun anyway. Do world bosses, those are fun and have people running them all day in many maps too always looking to add people to the raid party for them.

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