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Elder Scrolls Online crosses $2B in customer spending, revives Jester’s Festival for April Fools’ day

When you look at the high risk of making and running MMORPG, a reasonable question arises: Why would any studio undertake such a project?...

Necrom and EGS propelled nine-year-old Elder Scrolls Online to its highest MAUs since 2015

ZeniMax Online Studio's Matt Firor has closed out the week with a dispatch for Elder Scrolls Online fans. While talking up ESO's achievements on...

Elder Scrolls Online says it won’t punish players using gifting to swap gold for crowns

At the top of the month, ZeniMax Online Studios annoyed Elder Scrolls Online players with a "pause" of in-game gifting, a decision it attributed...

The Elder Scrolls Online sends Scribes of Fate to the PTS, sets EU datacenter upgrades for April

While Elder Scrolls Online fans are understandably buzzing about the launch of Necrom late this spring, the game's first big arrival of the year...

Tamriel Infinium: Elder Scrolls Online faces an uphill battle in 2023

Let me tell you, it is a strange time to be returning to Elder Scrolls Online. After a strong stint in the game last...

Elder Scrolls Online nixes year-long story arcs for 2023 roadmap – here’s what to expect

If you thought the Elder Scrolls Online's 12-month-long storyline arcs were getting a little bit stale after the last several years, well, ZeniMax Online...
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Global shortages have delayed Elder Scrolls Online’s much-needed EU hardware upgrade well into 2023

It's no secret that The Elder Scrolls Online's weakness has been its server and client performance, and over the last few years, ZeniMax Online...

Elder Scrolls Online’s stability mess was caused not by account-wide achieves but by a hardware failure

The Elder Scrolls Online has been struggling with console and PC stability ever since The Ascending Tide DLC and its associated patch rolled out...

Elder Scrolls Online looks ahead to quarterly content cadence in 2022, laments extended datacenter hardware refreshes

ZeniMax Online Studios' Matt Firor penned a letter to The Elder Scrolls Online community last night, checking in on the state of the game,...

The Elder Scrolls Online’s Year One Celebration event grants new rewards for visiting old zones on August 26

Sometimes it's good to circle back around to old regions in an MMORPG and reminisce on your character's advancement through the area on to...

The Elder Scrolls Online promises ‘a peek at what is on the horizon’ at digital QuakeCon 2021

Bethesda will be hosting the digital QuakeCon 2021 event on its Twitch channel next week, and fans of The Elder Scrolls Online are apparently...

Elder Scrolls Online launches Console Enhanced today, addresses ‘ESO 2’

Elder Scrolls Online's Console Enhanced patch rolls out to console folks today, as downloading began at the crack o' dawn this morning. As ZeniMax...
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Tamriel Infinium: Elder Scrolls Online’s Rich Lambert on Blackwood, companions, lore, and more

Elder Scrolls Online PC fans are in for a treat today as the MMORPG is dropping its biggest content blast of the year in...

ZOS director says The Elder Scrolls Online will keep releasing content for as long as players stick around

What's the life expectancy of any MMORPG? Certainly there are games that have been around for decades, but those are edge cases at best....
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Elder Scrolls Online and Fallout 76 launched on Xbox Game Pass as ESO celebrates 18M total players

Yesterday's Xbox and Bethsoft roundtable dropped a bit of information about the merger and the future of the games as well as the current...

The Blackwood chapter will headline Elder Scrolls Online’s Gates of Oblivion year, launching in June

Here we go, folks: Tonight we're finally getting some hard details on what The Elder Scrolls Online is up to in 2021, courtesy of...

Elder Scrolls Online looks back at ‘a year of contrasts,’ says fewer new game systems in 2021

Before Elder Scrolls Online calls it a wrap on 2020, Studio Director Matt Firor has a few words to say. Hey! Pipe down, stop...
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Elder Scrolls Online won’t directly support play on the new ARM-based Macs

Bleeding-edge, early-adopting Mac gamers who happen to play Elder Scrolls Online definitely need to point their eyeballs at Bethsoft's latest missive to players, as...

Microsoft just bought ZeniMax, Bethsoft, and Elder Scrolls Online’s ZOS for $7.5B

Here's your Monday bombshell: Microsoft announced this morning that it has acquired ZeniMax Media - and therefore Bethesda Softworks and ZeniMax Online Studios and...

The Elder Scrolls Online shows off a Stonethorn gameplay trailer, goes free-to-play for a limited time

The all-digital Quakecon at Home event has come and gone for The Elder Scrolls Online, and along with all of the planned events for...